In 1961, Robert Butler, Ned Fairman and Clifford Seufert achieved their vision of organizing an engineering firm with the highest level of integrity and excellence. The Butler, Fairman & Seufert partnership initially focused on providing survey, design and construction services for bridge and road projects.

BF&S has since expanded the professional services to include water resources, environmental, site development, aviation, right-of way, GIS and trails, parks and greenways. In addition to our Indianapolis Headquarters, we have added five offices throughout Indiana and one in Louisville, KY.

Our perseverance demonstrates that we have been able to manage leadership and ownership transitions while keeping our commitment to the fundamental values of honesty, professionalism, consideration, dedication and accountability. As a result, we are recognized in the industry for our commitment to client service and excellence in delivering "Civil Engineering Solutions for Better Communities".


Founded by Robert F. Butler, PE; Ned R. Fairman; and Clifford E. Seufert, PE, LS. Initially specialized in bridge and road engineering. Services include survey, design and construction


Environmental, water and wastewater services added


National Bridge Inspection Program Initiated, assest management services added


Second office in Merrillville opened


Site development engineering services added


Design and construction engineering services for the aviation industry added


Trails and Greenways specialty added


Third office in Fort Wayne opened


Fourth office in Jeffersonville opened. A partnership with Hawkins Environmental formed HE-BFS in Lafayette.


Fifth office in Plainfield opened


The purchase of Hawkins Environmental was finalized creating the Lafayette Office of BF&S