50th Anniversary

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Joseph T. Davis

Joseph T. Davis, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, MBA, Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Custom Engineering, Joseph T. Davis manages the firm's human resources and support services to complete each project on time and within budget. He is responsible for fee negotiations, quality of product delivery and overall client satisfaction. Since he assumed leadership of Custom Engineering, the company has earned recognition as one of the industry's top small businesses.  Before joining Custom Engineering, Mr. Davis served for over 13 years with the 3M Company in sales and engineering. His responsibilities also include new business development. Mr. Davis has served as principal in charge of numerous design projects, including the City of Kansas City Parks and Recreation, KCMO School District, Public Works, Aviation Department, and KCMO Water Services. His experience encompasses federal contracts with the Veterans Administration, US Fish and Wildlife, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Department of Defense, and the State of Missouri Design and Construction.  He invites all to apply and join our team.

Professional Certifications

When you need a minority business partner for your project, Custom Engineering is the right choice. We hold a wide variety of local and national Minority Business Enterprise certifications, which help you stay in compliance and meet the goals of your project. Our certifications include:

  • United States Small Business Administration (SDBE)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • State of Missouri — Division of Design and Construction
  • State of Missouri — Department of Transportation (DBE)
  • State of Kansas — Department of Transportation (DBE)
  • State of Illinois — Department of Transportation (DBE)
  • City of Kansas City, Missouri (MBE)
  • City of St. Louis, Missouri (MBE/DBE)
  • City of Denver Office of Economic Development (MBE/DBE)
  • Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (DBE)
  • Illinois Central Management Services
  • Illinois Capital Development Board
  • North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
  • Colorado Department of Transportation (DBE)
  • City of Tulsa Bridge (MBE)
  • National Minority Supplier Council
  • Mountain States Supplier Development Council


Custom Engineering is licensed in 38 states plus the District of Columbia. Chances are, we are currently designing an HVAC, electrical, plumbing, or lighting system for a building in your state. No matter where you are, we'll leverage technology and be just as responsive as if we were in your city.


Custom Engineering is the proud recipient of numerous awards for business leadership and excellence in design. We are grateful to the community organizations that have recognized our work. Most recently, we have won the following awards:

  • Community of Inclusion Award, Burns and McDonnell
  • Executive Excellence Award, NSBE
  • STEM VANGUARD AWARD, Engineering Leader Award, NSBE
  • African American STEM Leader, the Black Family Technology Awareness Assoc of KC.
  • High Performing Supplier, Kansas City Procurement Roundtable
  • Lighting Design Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Honor Award, Design-Build Institute of America, Mid-America Chapter
  • Merit Award, Design-Build Institute of America, Mid-America Chapter
  • Top 25 Under 25, Kansas City Small Business Monthly
  • Top 10 Small Businesses, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
  • Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year, Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City
  • Professional Services Firm of the Year, MED Week/Small Business Administration

Firm Experience 

Click on the booklet to open a PDF of our past projects and clients. 

Custom Engineering Projects

Firm Overview