Our History and Values

Cristina Criado, a Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, has been practicing Civil Engineering design for over 20 years, Cristina is the president and founder of Criado & Associates, Inc.

Cristina Criado came from El Ferrol, Galicia, Spain to the USA to pursue her dream of becoming a civil engineer. Cristina holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Criado also holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas.

With her education complete, Ms. Criado practiced as a professional, civil engineer for two large engineering firms before embarking on her dream of founding her own company. She managed a diverse project portfolio, including highway, roadway, drainage and utility design, as well as private land development.

In 2001, with her recently acquired technical expertise and her strong will and determination, Ms. Criado embarked on the path of starting her own civil engineering firm. She remains genuinely and consistently committed to being involved in the day-to-day operations of the company and is true to her roots in developing a family-oriented business that truly expresses her spirit of a creating a positive work environment.

Some of the challenges Cristina faced early on in developing her business helped to shape CRIADO’S ultimate business model. Ms. Criado attributes the growth and success of the company to always being true to her original passion for maintaining the relationships built early on by continuing to provide excellent one-on-one customer service while being ever-mindful of the company’s commitment to excellence.

As a small but steadily growing firm, CRIADO follows its guiding principles of continuously building a company founded on respect and trust. Each and every member of our team is encouraged to be the best they can be, both professionally and personally – so as to create a healthy and happy work life balance.

CRIADO has grown organically to become a multi-disciplined company with a culture of recognition and appreciation for not only getting the job done, but for finding ways to create a true team spirit where all team members are recognized for their contributions. Fostering this culture and the resultant environment, encourages CRIADO employees to speak their minds and to feel a part of a transparent company where their voices are not just heard but noticed and acknowledged. This form of open communication has helped to establish trust and respect by each and every employee and allows our team members to feel like an integral part of the company’s goals and vision.

Our mission is to be the go-to resource for our clients by providing creative, resourceful and reliable engineering and surveying services of the highest caliber and integrity.
Our goal is to contribute to the success of every project by carefully measuring the intricacies of each assignment, listening to our client’s needs, and clearly communicating practical solutions that align with the client’s budget and timeline. We intend to create a sustainable firm that not only adapts to current industry conditions, but thrives in such an environment. It is our mission to maintain integrity and accountability while adding value to the community.