History

1954

Kenneth C. Mock and Edward J. Roos decided to create a company committed to providing superior engineering solutions with personalized client service. On October 11, 1954, in Lake Worth, Florida, they founded K.C. Mock & Associates, Inc.

1957

The company moves from its Lake Worth location to Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach.

1967

The company changes its name to Mock, Roos & Searcy, Inc.

1969

Dale Zimmerman, Mock•Roos' current president, starts his career at Mock•Roos on February 3, 1969.

1972

Mock•Roos purchases its first electronic calculator. The HP-35

1979

The company changes its name to Mock, Roos & Associates, Inc. (aka Mock•Roos)

1982

Mock•Roos moves to 5720 Corporate Way in West Palm Beach.

1982

Mock•Roos purchases its first computer, the IBM XT.

1985

The Florida legislature dedicates an expanse of State Road 80, from the Town of Palm Beach to the City of South Bay, as the Kenneth C. Mock Memorial Highway, in recognition of his ongoing commitment to serving the western communities of Palm Beach County

1986

Mock•Roos purchases its first CADD system, a dual screen 80286 computer with digitizing table and AutoCAD 2.18.

1986

A Digital Equipment Corporation MicroVAX II computer is used for project management. Terminals are installed on nearly every desktop. Text-based engineering programs are delivered to the terminals through a networked x86 server.

1987

CAD software is upgraded to DiGiCad. All drawing stations and select engineering offices are equipped with 80286 PC Workstations.

1988

An Ultrix Server from DEC is used to create a centralized CAD system running InfoCAD software. Large-format pen plotters are replaced by HP ink jet plotters for printing CAD.

1988

Dale Zimmerman appointed member of the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE) in 1988, reappointed in 1992, by both a Republican and Democratic Governor, becoming the first Agricultural Engineer to serve as a member of the FBPE.

1992

Apple Macintosh systems are installed for all administrative users to produce “desktop published” quality reports and documents.

1994

Mock•Roos updates its logo.

1994

Mock•Roos' survey field crews switch to collecting survey data using Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.

1995

CAD Workstations are upgraded from x386 and x486 to 60 MHz Pentium processors. Windows Server replaces VAX server duties.

1999

Mock•Roos transition to AutoCAD as its primary CAD platform.

2000

SUN Microsystems Workstation is acquired to support the use of ESRI ArcInfo GIS and development of Mock•Roos custom Hydrology applications.

2004

Mock•Roos turns 50!

2016

Mock•Roos starts using drones to capture aerial images and site data.

2022

As Mock•Roos celebrates its 68th anniversary, we are proud to continue our founders' long-standing commitment to provide superior engineering solutions with personalized client service.