About Us

Schwanewede/Hals Engineering is a full-service civil engineering, planning and land surveying firm in Oakland, New Jersey. We provide a variety of comprehensive services for site development projects and municipal governments.

David Hals founded Hals Engineering Company in 1988. The firm provided civil engineering and land surveying services to private clients and developers in Northern New Jersey. In 1995, the company combined with William H. Schwanewede Associates, to form Schwanewede/Hals Engineering. Schwanewede Associates brought 50 years of Municipal Engineering experience to the newly formed company. Schwanewede/Hals Engineering has been providing Municipal Engineering to numberous towns in Bergen County and continues to provide extensive services for land development projects.

 

Our Timeline

1930’s – Fraleigh & Schwanewede was established in Teaneck, NJ, and provided professional engineering and land surveying services to municipalities throughout Bergen County, NJ.

1950’s – Mr. Fraliegh retired and Fraleigh & Schwanewede became William H. Schwanewede Associates. The company remained in Teaneck and continued to provide professional engineering and land surveying services to municipalities and private clients throughout Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. Municipalities made up the majority of its client base.

1970’s – William O. Schwanewede took control of William H. Schwanewede Associates. The company continued to provide professional engineering and land surveying services to municipalities and private clients throughout Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. Municipalities remained as the majority of the client base.

1988 – David Hals founded Hals Engineering Company. Hals Engineering Company provided professional engineering and land surveying services to private clients and developers throughout Northern New Jersey.

1995 – David Hals purchased William O. Schwanewede Associates and founded Schwanewede/Hals Engineering. Combining the two companies allowed Schwanewede/Hals Enginerring to provide a wide range of professional engineering, land surveying, and planning services to municipalities and private clients throughout the entire state of New Jersey

1997 – Schwnewede/Hals Engineering relocated to its current office in Oakland, NJ and continued to serve municipalities, commercial developers and residential clients in Northern New Jersey.

Present – Schwanewede/Hals Engineering continues to provide the same exceptional services that its long history and reputation has been based on. Schwanewede/Hals Engineering is consistently investing in its employees and technological resources in order to allow the company to undertake a broader range and complete more challenging projects.

 

Our Clients

Schwanewede/Hals Engineering serves a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors. Our general client base includes the following:

  • Municipalities
  • Community Associations
  • Public and Private School Boards
  • Golf Courses
  • Churches
  • Residential Property Owners
  • Commercial and Industrial Property Owners
  • Business Owners
  • Developers
  • Contractors
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Property Managers
  • Realtors
  • Buyers & Sellers of Properties
  • Attorneys
  • Public Adjusters
  • Insurance Companies
  • Title Companies

A specific client list and references can be provided upon request.