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At Watkins Development Corporation

We make it our business to find the perfect fit for yours!

Watkins Development is an engineering and construction company providing complete services to our clients. Since 1978, Watkins Development has been successfully providing remarkable projects – large and small to businesses around Corsicana, Texas and Navarro County.

We focus on the overall project delivery to create cost-effective solutions. Watkins offers experience in the pre-construction process that gives us the ability to hand the customer a completed project.

Loran Seely

Professional Engineer / Owner & President

Loran, a registered professional engineer, came to work at Watkins Development in 1987 as the first in-house engineer. In 2015, Loran purchased the company becoming the Owner & President. He oversees all designing, engineering, estimating, and construction projects.

Chris Valek

Professional Engineer

Chris Valek, P.E. rounded out the engineering team in 2021 after earning his engineering degree in 2014. Chris also assists with design, engineering, and estimating. His addition to the team brings engineering knowledge with a positive feel for customer service.

Phil Seely

Engineer / Project Manager

Phil Seely, followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the company in 2015 after earning his engineering degree in 2009. Phil assists with designing and estimating projects, as well as coordinating OSHA requirements and training.

John Douglas

Operations Manager

John has been fabricating and erecting metal buildings for over 45 years, making him a valuable and knowledgeable member of the team. In addition to overseeing the daily operations of multiple ground crews, John is responsible for conducting OSHA approved safety training for forklift and aerial lift operators.

Angela Grant

Office Staff

Angela came to Watkins Development in 2015. She is the first friendly smile you will see when coming to the office. Angela handles communication between the office and our various ground crews as well as organizing all safety documentation. Angela is a vital part of ensuring the daily office operations run smoothly.

Jody Dragoo

Office Staff

Jody joined the staff in 2022. She handles the financials including invoicing and bill payment at Watkins Development as well as ensuring all insurance and tax requirements are followed.