SMS Engineering

provides structural design and building science solutions to both residential and commercial projects. We serve residential clients as well as engineers, architects, contractors and builders.

Located in downtown Katy Texas we serve the greater Houston area along with surrounding cities: Katy, Fulshear, Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sealy, Bellville, Columbus, La Grange, Round Top, Chappell Hill, Schulenberg, Brenham and others.

Also serving Fort Bend County, Harris County, Waller County and other surrounding counties: Austin, Colorado, Wharton, Fayette, Washington, Montgomery, etc.


Hello, my name is Steve Schilder. I am a licensed professional structural engineer in the State of Texas. For the past thirty-five years I’ve gained experience and knowledge as a design engineer, field engineer, project manager, and builder/remodeler in the construction and building industry.

A practical approach to design and construction along with attention to detail provides our clients with the best value possible.


  • University of Texas, BS in Architectural Engineering
  • Masters level course work
  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • State of Texas Licensed Professional Engineer #67203
  • State of Texas Engineering Firm #1625


  • Post Tension Institute
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Structural Engineering Institute
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Architectural Engineering Institute
  • Cold Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI)
  • Foundation Performance Association (Board Member & Past President)
  • International Code Council
  • International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
  • Structural Engineering Institute
  • Timber Framers Guild
  • The Masonry Society