Decades of Experience

Robert E. Lee & Associates, Inc. is a full-service engineering firm founded in 1956 by the late Robert E. Lee.  Bob Lee, as he was known, was born in De Pere, Wisconsin in 1924. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. In 1959, Bob surveyed the layout for Lambeau Field. He served as president of the firm until 1986.

In 1986, Richard Swiontek was elected president of Robert E. Lee & Associates. Rich served in this position until 2003. At that time, the Company’s Board of Directors elected Lee Novak to replace him as president. Lee served until 2012, when Mark Larson was elected to the position of president.


In its early years, Robert E. Lee & Associates provided civil engineering and surveying services in an office facility located on the northwest corner of Broadway and Dousman Streets in Green Bay. The firm outgrew its first site by the mid-1980s, and in 1986, 26 employees made the move to the southeast corner of Highway 172 and Webster Avenue. REL remained at 2825 S. Webster Avenue until 2002. In November 2002, Robert E. Lee & Associates and its 50 employees relocated to a newly constructed office at 1250 Centennial Centre Boulevard in the Village of Hobart, where we remain today.


Robert E. Lee & Associates acquired Northern Environmental Services (NES) in 1999. This association offers clients a comprehensive resource management approach to natural resource planning and management projects, that integrates land use planning, engineering, surveying and ecological services offered by our firm.

Robert E. Lee & Associates has grown and has established itself as a leader in providing engineering, environmental, and ecological services. The firm has an outstanding record of providing superior quality services to its clients. The growth and reputation of the firm are the direct outcome of individual efforts and close cooperation by all of the employees. The future success of the firm depends upon the continuation of these efforts and adherence to the highest professional standards and ideals.

  • Professional Engineers
  • Underground Storage Tank Site Assessors
  • Tank System Site Assessor
  • Grade III and IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
  • Licensed and Registered Land Surveyors
  • Professional Geologist
  • Certified Hydrogeologist
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
  • Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Act (PECFA) Consultants
  • Asbestos Inspectors
  • Storm Water Pollution Prevention Manager
  • OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Workers
  • Lead Supervisor
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Ecologists
  • Geologist
  • Assured Wetland Delineators
  • GIS Specialist
  • Aggtec/I/P/IPP
  • PCC Tec-1
  • Profilograph
  • Asphtec-I
  • Asphtec-II
  • Asphtec-III
  • Grading

REL believes that a strong relationship and partnership with other professionals and societies helps strengthen the services we are able to provide. We are pleased to affiliate with the following groups:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Brown County Home Builders Association (BCHBA)
  • Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (FWWA)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Northeast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium (NEWSC)
  • National Society of Professional Surveyors
  • Wisconsin League of Municipalities
  • Wisconsin Rural Water Association
  • Wisconsin Towns Association
  • Wisconsin County Highway Association
  • Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association
  • American Water Works Association
  • National Ground Water Association
  • American Society for Testing and Materials

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a “QUALITY FIRST” service company dedicated to long-term relationships with our clients. We pride ourselves in having a “can-do” attitude when dealing with our customers’ requests. Our goal is to be known as the firm that consistently satisfies our clients by providing a quality and timely product.

We achieve these goals by employing and retaining hard working, dedicated, highly skilled professionals. We are a company that invests in new technology and education to provide our clients with the highest quality product and to continually challenge employees. We view ourselves as a partner with our clients, the community, and the environment. We believe that through this philosophy our company will steadily expand and maintain profitability.

Meet Our Firm Principals

Meet Our Staff

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Move Your Career Forward with Robert E. Lee & Associates

Thank you for your interest in working with Robert E. Lee & Associates, Inc. (REL). We’re looking forward to getting to know you. If you are interested in an open position with our company, please email us your cover letter, resume, and REL’s self-identification form (see link below).

Robert E. Lee & Associates Inc. (REL), being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, request the self-identification form be filled out by all applicants. This form is voluntary on your part, but it allows us to meet reporting requirements and evaluate the effectiveness of our recruitment efforts. The information will be kept confidential and when reported, data will not identify any specific individual. Refusal to provide this information will not subject you to any adverse treatment in accordance with REL policies, which forbids discrimination based on this information.

Self-Identification Form
Self-Identification Form

Open Positions

Full-time Civil Engineer

  • Full-time Civil Engineer
  • 3-15 years experience
  • P.E. or E.I.T. in Wisconsin required
  • Construction observation experience a plus