Joseph Laps, PE

Vice President and Office Principal
Joe Laps Client Development Leader S&ME

With over 19 years of experience in the engineering field, including 10 years in management, Joe Laps, PE, builds and supports great teams and relationships that drive the success of our company and exceed client expectations. Joe’s experience involves civil engineering, consulting, geotechnical and field exploration, and construction testing/inspection industry with skills in various Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections, Deep Foundations, and Pavement Analysis. As Office Principal based in Asheville, NC, Joe is responsible for overseeing project execution while collaborating with fellow S&ME leadership to enhance current and new business opportunities.

During his career at S&ME, he has developed a passion for our company, employees, and clients. Joe applies his mantra when building and maintaining internal and external relationships at S&ME; “It’s not just about the journey that we are on, but also the lessons learned along the way, and the relationships we have had the opportunity to develop. And hopefully, in the end, we can make a difference to leave people better than before we met.” Joe is a proud Clemson Tiger where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Muskingum College.  Joe loves finding the humor in life, often referencing funny scenes from Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, or comedy movies. Outside of the office, you will find Joe laughing and enjoying time with his wife of 12 years and their three children, Harper and twins Owen and Parker.