Craven Thompson & Associates, Inc. was founded with one engineer, Mr. Warren S. Craven, P.E., as a Partner. He provided quality service based on his knowledge of local regulatory requirements from his background as Assistant City Engineer for the City of Fort Lauderdale, and his sensitivity to environmental factors.  Building over the years on the same fundamental quality professional service, the firm has expanded to a large group of Professional Engineers, graduate Engineers, Designers and CAD Technicians.

The activities of the company over the past 50 years originated in the area of land development and gradually evolved to include transportation, land planning, utility construction and building construction. It can best be exemplified by the development within the City of Tamarac, for which the firm provided the engineering services to the Behring Corporation/Leadership Housing, Inc. In eleven years, 5,500 acres of Florida cattle land were transformed into a community of 40,000 residents.  Major projects soon followed, comprising drainage systems of canals, roads, sewers, water systems, sewer plants and the site development for major subdivisions. The subdivisions include the 17 section Mainland's Development with Sabal Palm and Mainland’s Executive 18-hole golf courses; followed by Woodmont Country Club Community, a single-family development with two championship golf courses. Then, Woodland Villas; Woodland Villas addition, Vangard Village, Heathgate; and Sunflower I and II.  Also included were commercial and industrial sectors at Lyons Industrial Park and Tamarac Industrial Center.

The Tamarac story was repeated in a number of other developments. The Broward County Convention Center, Sawgrass Mills Mall, Chapel Trail and the BankAtlantic Center are projects in Broward County, as well as CityPlace in West Palm Beach, which are major, flagship developments requiring the full services of the company. The Neighborhood Improvement Projects are redevelopment projects for Broward County, which require the replacement or addition of all infrastructure for over 6,000 acres. These complicated projects require detailed coordination, project management and design, all provided by CTA.

The firm has been involved in major highway planning and the design of roads and bridges. The skills and know-how of the firm resulted in the completion of hundreds of miles of highways and roadways throughout the Tri-County area.

We offer a wide range of Civil Engineering capabilities that we closely coordinate with our Planners, Surveyors and Landscape Architects, to provide total capability, from site evaluation to the completed project.  We take pride in our ability as "Problem Solvers".

We provide Engineering Services in the following fields:

  • Site Engineering
  • Lift Stations
  • Canals and Culverts
  • Roadway Design
  • Subdivision Design
  • Construction Management
  • Sewage Collection
  • Coastal Construction
  • Drainage and Retention
  • Sewage Treatment
  • Water Distribution
  • Water Treatment
  • Stormwater Master Plans
  • Due Diligence Reports