BELS was established May 1984 by Ronald N. Brixey and Mark E. Baker for the purpose of providing land planning services, surveying services, and coal mining engineering services.

Our company serves a wide variety of clients in both the public and private industry. BELS is based in Fort Smith, Arkansas with a current span of operations covering the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma. We have considerable experience in preparation of plans and specifications for streets, drainage, water, and sewer improvements for residential subdivisions. We have performed drainage studies for municipalities to insure that downstream effects of land development are minimized and we have provided drainage studies & construction plans for municipal drainage improvement projects. We have also provided design and construction plans for municipal street, water, and sewer improvement projects. We have performed topographic surveys, drainage calculations and design where necessary, and completion of forms and applications resulting in revisions to FEMA Flood Maps.

Over the years our company has improved and expanded the services offered to include the following types of projects:
Subdivision planning, layout, and inspection of construction.
Flood Plain studies and FEMA applications for map revisions and amendments.
Drainage studies and construction plans.
Street Improvement design and Construction Plans.
Water distribution systems.
Sewage collection and treatment systems.
Environmental assessments.
Gas and Oil well location, pipeline location, construction layout, property and topographic surveys.
Surface coal mining permit applications including all phases of design and feasibility studies.

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Contact Details

  Person Ron Brixey
  City Fort Smith, AR
  Zip Code 72906
  Address 5223 East Highway 45
  Phone Number (479) 646-6394

Business Representative

Ron Brixey

President & Owner

Experience: 38+ years

B.S. Civil Engineering from University of Arkansas

Professional Engineer (Licensed)

Professional Land Surveyor (Licensed Arkansas & Oklahoma)

Products & Services

Engineering & Land Surveying

Engineering & Land Surveying

Surveying Services Provided in Arkansas and Oklahoma

Boundary Surveys
Gas-Well Location, Pipeline Route, Topographic, ALTA / ACSM, Flood-Elevation Certificate and Mortgage Surveys
Construction Stakeout
Plot Plans
Property Corner Relocation Surveys
Other miscellaneous services available

Engineering Services Provided Arkansas & Oklahoma

Subdivision Design
Drill Fluid Disposal, Surface Coal Mine and Quarry Permitting
Municipal Planning
Water, Sewer & Street Design
Administrative Plats
Industrial & Commercial Site Design
Other miscellaneous services available

From Our Website

Ron works directly with our Clients and local government to be sure your development project meets their criteria and stays on track. Chad is licensed in Oklahoma and Arkansas as a Registered Civil Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor. Chad designs Streets, Drainage and Grading plans for development projects. He is well versed in Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans. David is ready to consult with you to determine your property survey needs and to prepare you an estimate of cost. David also oversees the field crews to coordinate scheduling of actual work in the field.