ARIS Engineering, Inc is Southwest Missouri’s leading provider of Structural Engineering in Residential and Light Commercial construction, since 1994.

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ARIS Engineering, Inc is Southwest Missouri’s leading provider of Structural Engineering in Residential and Light Commercial construction, since 1994.

Our Services

We are Qualified and Experienced to handle any project. Here is a list of our professional services. Please contact us for more details.


5501 N. 17th Street,
Ozark, MO 65721


Mon-Thurs 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Sat-Sun Closed
Or by appt.













Martin Capages

Martin Capages


Martin Capages

Ph.D., P.E., SECB

Founder and Chairman of the Board

MartinCapages,Jr.foundedAmericanResidentialInspectionSystems, Inc. (ARIS, Inc.)inAugust 1993. This company originally developed and supported a home inspection franchise system with offices in several southwestMissouricities. Thepredecessorcompany, Tate, Crocker & Capages, Inc., originallyfoundedby Ralph D. Tate in 1980, specialized in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering services. Dr. Capages becameaco-ownerin1992. While consultingonresidentialandcommercial buildingsystemdesignsandperformingover1000homeinspections,hedevelopedtheARIS,Inc.residential Inspectionsystemanddetailedinspection procedure. Thissystem andprocedurewerecomponentsofthe franchise offering and are still in active use in the Greater Springfield Area, Joplin and Branson. ARIS Engineering was established as a separate, wholly owned division of American Residential Inspection Systems,Inc.in1995. OnAugust1,2000,thefranchisorcomponentoftheCorporationwassoldtoARIS Home Inspectors of the Ozarks, Inc., In January 2001, AmericanResidential Inspection Systems, Inc. filed amended Articles of Incorporation with the Missouri Secretaryof State changing the nameof theCorporationtoARISEngineering,Inc. Theamendedarticles wereapprovedJanuary25, 2001.

Dr. Capages,      a registered professional engineer licensed to practice in Missouri, Texas (inactive), and Louisiana(inactive),is aProfessional MemberoftheNational Academy ofBuildingInspectionEngineers. He is a Certified Member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) now retired, and a charter member of the Southern Missouri Regional Inspectors Group of ASHI which is now the Greater Ozarks Chapter of ASHI. ARIS Engineering Inc. provides professional engineering services to builders, lending institutions,   real estate professionals (commercial and residential), insurance companies, adjusters, appraisers,homeowners,homebuyersandbuildinginspectors. Mr.Capagesalsoperformslimitedforensic analysisofbuildingrelatedaccidents,constructiondefectsandservesasanexpertwitnessaspartofthese engineeringservices.

Past Project Experience

Priorto founding ARIS Engineering, Inc., Dr. Capageshad over 23yearsof engineering and management experienceinworld-wideoperations fortwomajoroil companies, (Exxon1969-84, Kerr-McGee1984-92). His lastpositionwithKerr-McGeewas as theManagerofExplorationandProductionEngineeringServices. With Exxon he served as the North Sea Development Planning Manager, the Division Supervising Engineer for Gulf of Mexico Operations, the Midland District Engineering Manager, and Western Division Supervising Engineer for Alaska Facilities and Financial Planning.

After receivinghisBachelorofScienceinMechanicalEngineeringfromRollain1967, Dr.Capagesinitialindustry experience beganwiththeBoeingCorporationinWichita,Kansaswherehewasemployedasastructural engineer in the 737 Jet Body Empennage Group. The following2yearsheservedoverseasasaFirstLieutenantintheUnitedStatesArmy. He joinedExxoninBaytown, Texas in1969.



BS, MechanicalEngineering, 1967, UniversityofMissouri-Rolla, now MS&T

MSCE-Contemporary Structural Engineering Design Certificate-MS&T in progress

Ph.D., EngineeringManagement, 2002, Kennedy-Western (private university)

Professional Registrations
Professional Engineer, Missouri, E-026227

Professional Affiliations



Southwest MissouriCode OfficialsofICC (AssociateMember)

NationalSocietyofProfessionalEngineers-NSPE MissouriSocietyofProfessionalEngineers-MSPE

ProfessionalEngineers inPrivatePractice-PEPP-Chairman2007-2008

AmericanSocietyofCivilEngineers, ASCEMid-MIssouriSection-Member

Missouri State University Engineering Advisory Board-Member

AmericanSocietyofHomeInspectors, ASHI(CertifiedMember)-Retired



Industry Tenure
45 Years

Jason Williams

Jason Williams


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Jason Williams

E.I., BSCE, BSCM President

Jason Williams was employed as Engineering Technician with ARIS Engineering, Inc in 2003. ARIS Engineering Inc. provides professional engineering services to builders, lending institutions,   real estate professionals (commercial and residential), insurance companies, adjusters, appraisers,homeowners,homebuyersandbuildinginspectors. Prior to employment with ARIS Engineering, Mr. Williams owned and operated the Branson, Missouri area franchise of ARIS Home Inspections of the Ozarks, a subsidiary of American Residential Inspection Systems, which was originally founded by Martin Capages Jr., Ph.D. PE SECB. Mr. Williams performed an average of 150 to 200 home inspections per year during his franchise ownership while providing additional subcontract field services for ARIS Engineering. During this time, Mr. Williams obtained certification from the National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI), as well as CertainTeed Master Applicator certification.   In 2003, the home inspection franchise operation was shifted to ARIS Engineering and in 2005, ARIS Engineering released the franchise to the franchisor.

As Engineering Technician for ARIS Engineering, Inc., Mr. Williams performed structural assessments, roof damage assessments, moisture analysis and assessments, as well as contract and project management for 300+ structural evaluations completed by ARIS Engineering each year.   In 2005, he was promoted to Senior Engineering Technician and was responsible for conducting field inspections in conjunction with Dr. Capages on all engineering inspections.   In 2006, he entered the B.S. Construction Management program at Missouri State University, where he maintained a 4.00 GPA throughout the degree curriculum. Mr. Williams graduated from the Missouri State University Construction Management program on December 17, 2010. Mr. Williams continued his engineering education following graduation at MSU, by enrolling in the cooperative Civil at Missouri State University. On May 18, 2013, Mr. Williams graduated Summa Cum Laude from Missouri S&T in conjunction with Missouri State University with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering.

As of July 10, 2013, Mr. Williams is a Registered Engineer Intern in the State of Missouri, enrolled as #EI-2013024385. In the fall of 2013, He was formally accepted into the Masters of Civil Engineering Program through Kansas State University, with an emphasis of Structural Engineering. Expected completion of the Master’s program is May 2015.

Mr. Williams was promoted, in 2007, to Operations Manager, and in 2011, to President, for ARIS Engineering, Inc. Responsibilities include construction management services, structural damage assessments, storm damage assessments, roof assessments, employee training, as well as daily business operations. Mr. Williams has numerous continuing education certificates in code compliance and building construction methods and continually attends educational seminars to expand his building construction knowledge. He has over 10 years experience in residential construction inspections and alsoperformslimitedforensic analysisofbuildingrelatedaccidents,constructiondefects, and moisture analysis.



BS December 2010 –        BS, Construction Management, Missouri State University

May 17, 2013 -              BS, Civil Engineering (Summa Cum Laude)

Expected May 2015 -       MS, Civil Engineering, Structural Emphasis

Professional Registrations
Engineer Intern, Missouri, EI-2013024385

Professional Affiliation
National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers

International Code Council

American Concrete Institute

National Society of Professional Engineers

Missouri Society of Professional Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE

Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization – Member

National Association of Home Inspectors, NAHI (Certified Member) –Non Active


Industry Tenure
11 Years

Forensic Structural Analysis

  • Residential and Commercial Structural Analysis
  • Residential and Commercial Structural Analysis
  • Load Path Analysis
  • Floor Level Surveys
  • Moisture Penetration Analysis
  • Storm Damage Assessment
  • Foundation Settlement
  • Expert Witness Services

Engineered Steel Building Design

  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Agricultural
  • Cold-Formed Steel
  • Main Frame

Engineered Residential Floor Plans

  • Foundation Plans
  • Retaining Walls
  • Framing Plans
  • Roof Plans
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing

Engineered Truss Design

  • Timber Truss
  • Wood Truss Repair
  • Bar Joists
  • Steel & Cold-Formed Trusses

Structural Design

  • Retaining Wall Design
  • Foundation Design
  • Foundation Repair Design
  • Floor Level Surveys
  • Beam Design & Specifications


  • Large Format Copies
  • Large Format Print
  • Large Format Scans
  • Large Format Plotting
  • Scan to File - Email, CD, Flash Drive
  • Enlargements
  • Reductions
  • Floor Plan Prints & Copies
  • Pick-up & Delivery Available

Manufactured Home Foundation Certification Inspections

  • HUD / FHA
  • VA
  • 203K Consulting

ARIS Engineering, Inc., established in 1994, is a consulting and forensic engineering firm that provides structural engineering services to private and public clients in several areas of emphasis including residential and commercial inspection services, forensic engineering analysis, structural design, and expert witness service. We strive to conduct our business in a professional manner, ensuring public safety throughout the design process, and to provide professional inspection services, based on the changing industry standards, with emphasis on remaining the area’s leading forensic engineering inspection firm.

ARIS Engineering is also determined to help protect our natural environment through environmental conscience design and testing services. ARIS Engineering will provide a positive work environment, while emphasizing employee growth and development through education, instruction, experience, and support. ARIS Engineering also strives to create an exciting, challenging and rewarding work environment that allows employees to flourish. As a dynamic company, we offer many career opportunities and levels of employee training. We want all levels of employees to build a long and successful association with ARIS Engineering, Inc and be a happy and productive member of our team, as we work to promote a healthy work and life balance.

ARIS Reprographics, established in 2006 as an internal division of ARIS Engineering, provides high quality large format b/w and color copies up to 36” wide in b/w and 42” in color. Large format scanning allows clients to archive design plans for later reproductions and most formats, including PDF, TIFF, JPG, and DWG, are supported.