Benchmark Civil Engineering Services, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Peter Terry to provide personal, professional engineering and survey services to the local Lehigh Valley/Eastern Pennsylvania Region. The firm originally offered services in land development, traffic and transportation design, topographic survey, construction stakeout, and boundary survey. As the staff has grown and developed, municipal and expert witness services were added, while the traffic and highway services became a particular strength of the firm. We value our staff and our clients as revealed in our corporate values:

Licensed Professionals

All of our engineers and our surveyor are licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. Benchmark also has professionals that hold licenses for engineering in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Florida and our surveyor is also licensed in New York. Our staff holds specialty certifications including Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE), Project Management Professional (PMP), Roadway Safety Professional (RSP), and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.

Continuous Learning

We are learners and teachers who never stop exploring the latest methods, technologies, and policies. Benchmark staff is involved in numerous professional societies including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Transportation Research Board, Institute of Transportation Engineers and Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors. Several on our staff have gone on to obtain advanced degrees.


We strive to understand the regulations and requirements so that we can get approvals for our clients efficiently and cost effectively. We strive to remain updated on pending litigation and often find out the new requirements before they are officially published.


As professionals, we adhere to codes of ethics in order to uphold the trust of our clients, other professionals, officials, and the public. We strive for honesty in all our interactions.


Our team understands the importance of clear and correct plans and reports. This is not just drafting or typographical errors; this is the focus on the core elements of the design to ensure both approval and constructability.

Community Involvement

Benchmark’s staff is committed to both their profession and the community. Benchmark is actively involved with the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce on several committees and regularly attends their events. Our staff is also involved with our professional societies, the Boy Scouts of America, the Lehigh Valley Pediatric Cancer Foundation, our church congregations, and the Lehigh County Community College.

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Professionals dedicated to your project success.

Recognized by the Chamber of Commerce as a winner of their 2003 Excellence in Business Award.

Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce American Society of Civil Engineers Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors Institute of Transportation Engineers Transportation Research Board

Benchmark Civil Engineering Is

Focused On Your Success

You want a civil engineering firm that will lead and guide you through the process of design, approval and construction. You want a team approach focused on the success of your project. You want pros to make the process as smooth as possible. At Benchmark Civil Engineering, we can do all of that and more.

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