Five Rules of Land Development

August 5, 2015 by Matthew Stewart

At BIG RED DOG, we have five rules that we teach our new team members about the land development business. Many of us have worked together for over a decade, and we’ve developed these rules over that time. Our inspiration has been our clients, mentors, and former colleagues. Enjoy!


1. Always check your email and voice mail

2. What goes up must come down

3. You must add value to the deal

4. Relationships matter

5. There is no crying in land development


BIG RED DOG is a Texas-based civil and MEP engineering firm specializing in civil and MEP engineering, permitting, and land use consulting for real estate and natural resource development. Our team has market-leading experience in the successful delivery of hundreds of land development projects throughout Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.


Written by Matthew Stewart

Matthew Stewart

Matthew Stewart received his B.S. in Civil Engineering fromThe Ohio State University and is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas. As a Vice President in our Houston office, Mr. Stewart has been the Principal in Change for hundreds of site development projects throughout the Houston area. He is responsible for managing our Raving Fans and prospective clients, overseeing the performance of our project design teams, and spearheading our community outreach and volunteer efforts.