Our History. Established 1888. Scroll to Begin zoom_inzoom_in To 1888 1879-1882 On April 23, 1879 at the age of 25, Herman Schoel boarded the S.S. Frisia bound for New York, New York from Hamburg, Germany with plans of travelling to South America.
From New York City, he travelled to Chicago and worked as a street car driver before he arrived in Birmingham in 1882. zoom_inzoom_in1888 To 1892 After settling in Birmingham, Schoel started working for the Elyton Land Company. His involvement created one of the first detailed maps of Birmingham. Soon after, Schoel left the company to pursue his own business venture that would become Schoel Engineering. zoom_in1892 To 1900-1912 In 1892, Herman Schoel produced one of the first maps of Jefferson County, Alabama. zoom_in1900-1912 Projects: St. Vincent's Town of Thorsby Sewage Plant Farley Building St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Ingalls Iron Works Shelby County Clairmont Land Co. Birmingham Water Works Company Vestal Heights Milner Property for Elyton Land Company To 1913 zoom_inzoom_in1913 Projects: Ridgely Apartments for Jemison & Tutwiler Calhoun County Surveys American Cast Iron Pipe Company CW Mills Company Birmingham Realty Co - location of RR Tracks Lakeview Avenue in Forest Park Highland Avenue/Maiden Lane Scarlet Town Milner Heights Ingalls Iron Works To 1914-1919 zoom_in1914-1919 Projects: Frisco RR- Landslides - ran from Kansas City to Birmingham Stockham Pipe & Fittings L&N Railroad for Ingalls Iron Works Cotton Mills Sylacauga Woodlawn American Bolt Company ACIPO Trolley Park Birmingham Steel Standard Oil Montevallo Road Milner Heights Birmingham Southern To 1920 zoom_inzoom_in1920 Walter Schoel Sr. enters the business.
Projects: Bessemer Ice & Coal Company. 1st Addition to Forest Park Ensley Alabama Packing Co. Ice Cold Storage American Trust & Savings Bank Children's Hospital To 1923 zoom_inzoom_in1923 Original map of Lake Purdy is created and signed by Herman Schoel.
Projects: Buffalo Rock Elmwood University To 1925 zoom_in1925 Map of 1st Addition to Fairfield by Walter Schoel Sr. To 1927-1929 zoom_in1927-1929 Projects: Ramsey High School Hunter Street Baptist Church Survey 1-5 Blocks City B'ham/1st Ave. No. & Morris Ave. Hays International Aircraft Survey of Adamsville To 1930 zoom_inzoom_in1930 To 1931-1933 First drawing made of the American Cast Iron Pipe Company. 1931-1933 Wine recipe by Walter Schoel Sr. found on back cover of field book.
Projects: East Lake Park To 1939 1939 Walter Schoel Sr. takes over leadership of the Company. To 1940 zoom_inzoom_in1940 Walter Schoel Jr. & Joseph D. Schoel enter the business.
Projects: Housing Project - Selma, Alabama Warrior River Terminal R.R. To 1920 zoom_inzoom_in1941-1945 Projects: Howard College Estates U.S. Defense Housing Project - Talladega, Alabama Birmingham Southern Property To 1949 zoom_in1949 Road layout for W.S.G.N. To 1950-1954 1950-1954 Projects: Catholic Cemetery Roebuck & Fairfield Drive In's Radio Tower for "WILD" Southern Research Building John Harbert III Property VA Hospital Quarry for Southern Cement - Calera, AL Redstone Arsenal - Huntsville, AL To 1956-1957 zoom_inzoom_in1956-1957 Projects: Huffman High School Site W.A.P.I. on Red Mountain Paving Lloyd Nolan Hospital Barber Dairy Dawson Memorial Baptist Church W.B.R.C. TV Tower The Club To 1958-1959 1958-1960 Projects: Shelby Co. Hospital Bessemer Super Hwy. For Radio Station W.J.L.D. Essex House Eastwood Shopping Center Cascade Plunge - East Lake Highland Office Park To 1961 zoom_in1961 Projects: University of Alabama Medical Center Shades Mountain Baptist Church Proposed Football Stadium at Fairgrounds Green Springs Hwy. Shopping Center To 1965-1967 zoom_in1965-1967 Company was incorporated with Walter Schoel Jr. as President and Secretary; Walter Schoel Sr. as Vice President; and Joseph D. Schoel as Treasurer.
Projects: O'Neal Steel Liberty Super Market Children's Hospital To 1968-1969 1968-1969 Projects: Barber Pure Milk Company Driveway Layout for Dewberry Engraving - Hwy. 280 Trussville City Hall Roebuck Chrysler Dealer Site Country Club of Birmingham Tennis Courts Vestavia Hills Fire Station Site To 1971-1972 1971-1972 Projects: Elmwood Cemetery Wild Flower Garden Lane Park Samford University Lakeshore Topographic Survey Thompson Tractor Brookwood Mall To 1974-1978 1974-1978 Projects: St. Vincent's Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Southern National Bank Topo Century Plaza Birmingham Botanical Gardens UAB School of Dentistry To 1980-1984 zoom_in1980-1984 Projects: Golden Flake Mountain Brook Club Poolhouse Liberty Park To 1985-1989 1985-1989 Walter Schoel III joined the Company full time.
Projects: New Federal Courthouse Meadowbrook Children's Hospital Southern Progress Corporation Headquarters The Colonnade Amsouth Harbert Plaza O'Neal Steel Phase II UAB West Pavilion To 1990 zoom_inzoom_in1990 Greystone To 1993 zoom_in1993 Walter Schoel III named Vice President of the Company.
Projects: Liberty Park Urban Center To 1994-1996 zoom_inzoom_in1994-1996 Projects: Protective Life St. Vincents Facility Expansion The Summit To 1997-1998 zoom_in1997-1998 Walter Schoel III named President of the Company.
Projects: Colonial Brookwood Mall Renovations Highland Golf Course Renovation To 1999 zoom_in1999 Honda Plant in Lincoln, Alabama To 2000-2004 zoom_in2000-2004 Projects: Greystone Legacy The Preserve Subdivision Barber Motorsports UAB North Pavilion Samford University Science Building St. Vincent's Facility Expansion Vulcan Park Renovations Ross Bridge Subdivision UAB Women's and Infants Hospital To 2005-2007 zoom_in2005-2007 Walter Schoel Engineering Company Inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame
Projects: Mountain Brook Village Honda Manufacturing Plant - Tallapoosa, GA Railroad Park The Shops of Grand River To 2008 zoom_in2008 Children's Hospital Expansion To 2009-2012 zoom_in2009-2012 Projects: UAB Steam System Talladega Super Speedway Grandstand Renovation Uptown at BJCC Honda Plant - Lincoln, Alabama St. Paul's Cathedral To 2013 zoom_inzoom_in2013 Regions Field To 2019 zoom_in2014 The Preserve Phase XII & XIII Masonry Arts (AM3) To Year zoom_in2015 The Manning Venue at the Ballpark The Overlook at Liberty Park Honda CC Expansion To Year zoom_in2016 Tattersall ServisFirst Bank HQ Lakeshore Foundation Fairhaven Baker's Row BJCC 4-Block Utility + Storm Relocation To Year zoom_in2017 Vulcan Park Top Golf, Birmingham Encompass Health, HQ The Waites Grandview Cancer Center UAB Xeno UAB Central Utilities Top Golf, Huntsville To Year zoom_in2018 Loveman Village Liberty Parkway Expansion Longleaf at Liberty Park To Year zoom_in2019 Schoel Engineering acquired 4Site Inc., and expanded market into Huntsville, Alabama.
Projects: Children's Office Building CBD Bridges The Bell Center Grand River Residential Phase 1 To Year zoom_in2020 Protective Stadium Red Mountain Theatre To Year zoom_in2021 UAB SEC Grandview MOB 2 To Year zoom_in2022 Tributary Multi-Family To Year zoom_in2023 Text To Year zoom_inYear Text To Year To Top