To Our Friends and Valued Clients:
Founded in 2000, WestLAND Group, Inc. (WLG) is an award-winning, certified women-owned, full-service civil engineering, geospatial, and land planning firm providing creative and innovative solutions to public and private clients in various markets. WLG is known as an industry leader and a pioneer in the adoption of state-of-art technologies while providing professionalism, innovation, and a commitment to quality to ensure a project’s success.
With over 20 years of experience and a proven track record of successful projects, WLG understands what it takes to keep every project organized and moving forward efficiently and effectively to achieve the cost, schedule, quality, sustainability, and safety goals for every client.
Whether a developer, utility agency, local or federal government entity, architect, or contractor, WLG has the depth of experience and skills from a diverse and talented group of people to help plan, design, and successfully complete a project. We provide exceptional service, timely deliverables, and unmatched quality at a fair price. To that end, WLG ensures long-term value to our clients and friends.
WLG embraces our client's vision while integrating engineering feasibility, economic viability, and sustainability. WLG team members live for the team spirit and are guided by the values that define and connect us to our clients’ success. The firm's management structure facilitates a personalized approach to each project ensuring clients direct principal and staff access.
WLG’s mission is to provide quality and responsive services in a safe, professional, and ethical manner while enhancing the communities and environment in which we live. WLG maintains a high level of satisfaction across its client base by providing top-quality, professional services at competitive rates. WLG promotes teamwork with an emphasis on meeting project objectives and deliverables while balancing engineering innovation, feasibility, safety, economic viability, and environmental sensitivity. We strive to "Lead The Way Through Superior Client Service, Innovation, and a Commitment to Excellence."
WLG's employees are at the forefront of our success and are the firm's most valued resource. The firm's diverse team includes registered, educated individuals as well as highly-experienced technicians and administrative specialists. WLG has outstanding professionals who are leaders in their field while providing them with the training, resources, and freedom to succeed. WLG strives to put team members in an environment that encourages creativity and innovation.
WLG provides land use planning, site development, design, and entitlement services for clients throughout California. WLG has extensive technical expertise and can provide comprehensive, cost-effective solutions to address a number of potential project development issues to build projects successfully.
Our goal is to help organize, analyze, manage, and express complex ideas spatially involving land, buildings, infrastructure, assets, population, or natural resources. With GIS technology, we offer a full range of mapping, data collection, and information management services to assist in achieving project objectives
UAVs have now become another technology tool in WLG's survey engineers toolbox, such as the Robotic Total Station and GPS. WLG has introduced the use of UAVs in the site development and utility industry providing real-time analyses, cost reductions, and safety enhancements. WLG has developed techniques and policies using UAVs in its engineering and mapping process
Scanning Technology has transformed the Industry and the way geospatial data is collected and represented. This technological explosion has produced some very tangible improvements, a higher-quality work product, increased productivity, and a wider variety of services at significant cost savings. WLG is at the forefront of these advances including 3D Laser Scanning.
WLG is made up of four principals, including founders Richard and Mary Josenhans as well as Glenn M. Chung, PE, QSD/P, and Matthew H. Okubo, PLS, who were brought on board as Principal partners in 2017. Together, they oversee employee relations, daily operations, client relations, and special department oversight ensuring that the company's resources and assets are aligned strategically for growth and financial expectations.
Glenn Chung, PE, QSD/P | President / Principal: Mr. Chung has been newly designated as the firm’s President and Principal partner at WLG overseeing the land development and pipeline engineering business practices, business development/marketing, information technology, corporate operations, and development/implementation of the firm’s strategic and financial growth plan. Mr. Chung has over 25 years of experience providing engineering services for public and private-sector clients. He is a native of Southern California and was born and raised in Hacienda Heights where he began his career working at his father’s company as a survey chainman and engineering designer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from California State University, Long Beach and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California. Over the years Mr. Chung has served in various leadership positions at previous firms including California Regional Manager, Vice President, and Principal for their commercial/industrial business units.
Matthew H. Okubo, PLS | President / Principal: Mr. Okubo has been newly designated as the firm’s President and Principal partner at WLG overseeing all aspects of public utility and geospatial operations, business development/marketing, advanced/remote sensing technology, corporate operations, financial compliance/growth, and development/implementation of the firm’s strategic plans. Mr. Okubo has over 25 years of geospatial experience spanning across multiple industries. He is a native of Lahaina, Hawaii and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the field of civil engineering before later discovering his passion in land surveying and business. Over the years, Mr. Okubo has excelled in both field and office capacities and served in various leadership positions at previous firms including California Regional Manager, Vice President, and Principal. He is well known in the professional community and has been a speaker at various industry events.
Mary Josenhans | Retired: Mrs. Josenhans, former Principal and co-founder of WLG, is responsible for the financial strength, human resources, overall profitability and performance of the firm. Mrs. Josenhans, a native of Southern California, has over 40 years of experience in finance and business development. After attending Sawyer school of business and administration in the early seventies she began her career managing a collection service company before taking over the accounting helm for Kaplan-Smith, a financial consulting firm for the savings and loan industry. Mrs. Josenhans went on to become the key analysist for K.P.M.G. Financials, before becoming Vice-President of Smith Banking, where she was responsible for government analyses on the Fair-Lending Act. After several years with Smith Banking she decided to establish MSJ Consulting Corp., where she continued providing financial analysis and consulting for the major banks and lending institutions throughout the United States. Under Mrs. Josenhans watchful eye towards company performance the firm has become recognized for its excellence receiving numerous awards as top 100 firms in North America.
Richard Josenhans, PLS | Retired: Mr. Josenhans, former Principal and co-founder of WLG, is responsible for structuring and implementing WLG’s strategic business direction. Mr. Josenhans, a native of Southern California, career spans over 50 years in the engineering and geospatial industries managing major projects while effectuating technologies. Before co-founding WLG he spent 29 years managing various sectors for one of the nation’s largest utility company and through his collaboration with JPL in the early 80’s helped introduce GPS technology into the Geospatial industry, proving large scale GIS projects were a reality through his work on “Project America”. He also developed the first pipeline/earth quake alert system with his collaboration with Caltech. He has been a published co-author of several articles on UAV and Scanning technology with the scientific community and has been a keynote speaker for the California Council of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, Pacific Coast Gas Association, and the Futurists Conference with Caltech. Mr. Josenhans holds degrees in business, engineering/surveying, and mapping.