VEI Consultants is an Anchorage-based firm that offers professional civil engineering and land surveying services for roads, water and wastewater systems on public and private projects. 

We use the latest in computer technology, with 7 fully-equipped computer workstations, an extensive technical library, and sufficient office equipment to produce reports, studies, plans and specifications.  Our field equipment includes a fleet of pickup trucks, survey van, and ATV’s.

The firm has been in operation since 1981 and has worked in communities state-wide—from Yakutat to Anchorage to Barrow.  VEI employs a core staff of 3 professional engineers, a licensed surveyor, drafters and supporting clerical and technical personnel.   There is very little turnover among our employees, which serves to enhance our reputation as a stable and solid engineering company.  Among our repeat clients are the State of Alaska Department of Transportation, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the Municipality of Anchorage, and oil and oil service companies.  We have also worked for the Cities of Valdez, Homer, Wasilla, Seward, Deering, Seldovia and Kodiak.

Company History

VEI was founded in 1981 in Valdez, Alaska. It was incorporated under the name Valdez Engineering. The firm had three original partners with offices in Valdez and Palmer. In 1985 Valdez Engineering joined forces with Entech Engineers owned by Vern Roelfs and an Eagle River office was added. In the late 1980's Valdez Engineering consolidated its operation to a single office in Anchorage with two partners, Robert Eder and Vern Roelfs. In 2003 Mr. Eder retired to part-time status. Today, VEI is operated by the remaining partner, Vern Roelfs. VEI's main office is located near the intersection of Bragaw and DeBarr, where it has been for the past 30 years.

Vern Roelfs, the current owner, is both a professional engineer and a licensed surveyor registered in Alaska. He actively participates in and oversees all of the firm's projects. Vern has more than 40 years of experience, with 37 of those years in Alaska.


Mayor's Commendation for Eagle River Town Square Park; Presented by Mayor of Anchorage

Urban Design Merit Award, for Eagle River Town Square Park; Presented by the Urban Design Commission

Urban Design Merit Award, for Van Water Rogers Warehouse and Railroad Spur; Presented by the Urban Design Commission

Pro Patria Award, presented to the City of Valdez for the National Guard Armory and Motor Vehicle Storage Building; Architectural Design and Engineering by VEI Consultants.

Excellence in Construction, Architect/Engineer Award; for Mill Bay Road, Phase II, Kodiak, AK; presented by Associated General Contractors

Urban Design Merit Award, for Abbot Road Realignment, Anchorage AK; presented by the Urban Design Commission