About Us

Our Staff
DBS & Associates was first chartered as David B. Smith Engineering, Inc. in August of 1988. The company began in the basement of David B. Smith’s home in Clarksville, Tennessee. That same month, the corporation was licensed by the State of Tennessee to practice Professional Engineering and Land Surveying.

Since opening our doors, DBS & Associates Engineering, Inc. has grown into a multi-disciplinary professional Engineering firm having over 25 years of design experience.  The company is headquartered in the Old Coca Cola building at 330 North 2nd Street in downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Additionally, we have offices that are located in Nashville, Tennessee and Cadiz, Kentucky.

Our diverse design team which consists of over 35 staff members and includes Professional Engineers, Planners, Registered Land Surveyors, Engineering Technicians, Geologists and an array of other technical and administrative support staff. We strive to provide exceptional service to all of our clients. Our Engineers and technicians will work with you one-on-one to produce designs that are both practical and functional offering developers a maximum return on your investment. Whether your project consists of a small scale apartment development or a large scale subdivision layout, our team of is ready to help develop your vision. From preliminary planning through project completion, DBS understands the importance of delivering our projects on time and within budget to help meet the needs of all the stakeholders and end users.

Our company maintains and utilizes the latest and most current state-of-the-art equipment, software packages for designing sites, roadways that aid in providing accurate design outcomes. Our engineering staff utilizes the Terramodel, AUTOCAD Civil 3D, Microstation, and Geopak software packages, which offer site, roadways, and other design modules as well as optional 3D renderings of projects. Our field surveying crews are equipped with the latest technology that includes global Position System Equipment (GPS).  We use ESRI Geographic Information System (GIS) software for asset collection that includes data collection, planning, construction, and overall project management.

DBS & Associates’ Professional Engineers and Geologists are licensed and registered to practice in the States of Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi and licensed Land Surveyors in the States of Tennessee and Kentucky. Additionally, we have Engineers registered with the National Council of Examiners and Engineers and Surveyors. DBS has completed numerous transportation, industrial, commercial, utility, and residential projects throughout the southeast region.