Company

About Haag

Haag Global, Inc., is a multi-faceted forensic engineering and consulting company. Haag provides professional services to the legal industry, the insurance industry, corporations, manufacturers, private companies, and individuals. Since 1924, our growth has resulted directly from our long-standing commitment to quality while expanding our technical knowledge and services. Haag has built a reputation for excellence through the efforts of past and present personnel, and we are proud to continue that tradition today.

  • Haag Engineering performs forensic engineering throughout the world in the fields of civil, structural, architectural, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
  • Haag Research & Testing operates an IAS Accredited, state-of-the-art laboratory which specializes in product and material testing services, including desaturation, hail impact testing, pressure chamber and wind machine testing.
  • Haag Education presents our expert engineers’ scientifically-based approach to damage assessment in our publications and tools, and live and online seminars, including the Haag Certified Inspector programs. 
  • Haag Construction Consulting assists our clients with onsite damage assessments, litigation support, clerk of the works, and restoration consulting following a loss.
  • Haag Technical Services provides laser scanning & 3D documentation, geographic information systems (GIS), and fire origin and cause analysis to our insurance and legal clients.
  • Haag Firensics is a our fire investigation division, specializing in commercial and complex losses. Our fire O&C team is dedicated to providing the highest quality forensic investigations of fires and explosions in the industry.

Charles Wayne Parish and Walter G. Haag, founders of Haag Engineering Co.

Our History

Building on a tradition of excellence since 1924

Forensic engineering was still an emerging discipline in 1924 when veteran civil engineer Walter G. Haag founded his consulting company in Dallas, Texas, to appraise or value properties for a sale of the business.  As his reputation grew, so did the forensic engineering field, and Mr. Haag began valuing properties after losses. By the time Mr. Haag retired from the company shortly before his death in 1956, forensic engineering was a full-fledged profession and Haag Engineering was ready to expand from North Texas to the world.

The man who set that expansion in motion was Charles W. Parish. A chemical engineer who came of age serving with the Army Air Force in the Pacific in World War II, Parish had come to work for Walter Haag in 1946. Taking over for his mentor 10 years later, he soon opened the company’s first satellite office, in Houston — just in time for Hurricane Carla. In 1982, John Stewart, P.E., took over as president and has been a Haag engineer for 50 years (and still going). Justin Kestner, P.E., became Haag's president in 2014. Haag has steadily grown its national presence, expanding from just our original location in Dallas to more than 23+ locations nationwide today. 

For over 96 years, Haag's purpose has been to find and communicate the facts. With our reputation for scientific rigor, precision, and the clarity with which we communicate with our clients, Haag's engineering and consulting professionals have become a vital resource for clients in the legal, insurance fields, architecture, construction, manufacturing, and many other fields.

Our Mission - Vision - Values

Haag Global is an employee-owned company committed to fostering a culture of service and respect. We take pride in adhering to the mission, vision, and values that have helped Haag grow and thrive for almost 100 years.   

Our Mission

To deliver industry leading engineering and consulting services with uncompromising integrity and time-tested expertise, from a dedicated team of empowered employees.

Our Vision

To set the industry standard for superior quality, high-value failure and damage consulting services.

Our Values
  • Integrity 
  • Quality
  • Service focus
  • Employee growth and recognition