About Us


Founded in 1961, Forte & Tablada, Inc. is a consulting engineering and land surveying firm specializing in civil, structural, environmental, and electrical engineering and land surveying.

Our History

Forte and Tablada, Inc. was formed in 1961 by Vincent A. Forte, P.E., and Julian Tablada, P.E. For almost 60 years F&T has been a part of the local and state landscape, always striving to maintain our brand as a leader in the industry and in our community. 

In what would become a prime example of the company’s potential, in the late 80s F&T began to explore the idea of hydroelectric power on the Mississippi River. Forte and Tablada would become the Owner’s Engineers on the $550 million, 192 MW Hydro Project. Completed in 1990, a momentous project was chosen as one of the National Society of Professional Engineer’s (NSPE) Top 10 Engineering Projects in the Country in 1991.

The firm has also grown a loyal following of clients in the public and private sectors including LA DOTD, Department of Corrections, and PCS Nitrogen.

After Mr. Forte became ill and passed away his daughter,  Ann Forte Trappey, P.E. became CEO and continued the legacy of leadership and excellence in engineering. Under her leadership, and with the help of Mr. Badeaux and others, Forte and Tablada has continued to expand its infrastructure services in all four areas of engineering: civil, structural, environmental and electrical. The firm has also grown a loyal following of clients in the public and private sectors including LA DOTD, Department of Corrections, and PCS Nitrogen, as well as many parish governments including Iberville, Livingston, Caddo and Bossier Parishes.

The company has also grown to better accommodate the needs of these clients: Baton Rouge Land Surveying was acquired by Forte and Tablada, Inc. in 2007. BBC Engineering, Inc. of Shreveport, LA became a division of Forte and Tablada, Inc. in 2010.  In 2013, Engensus, LLC and Engensus Measurements were acquired by Forte and Tablada, Inc to include structural and advanced measurements to our menu of services and adding Russell “Joey” Coco, Jr., P.E., MBA as a firm principal and present CEO.