“It is with great pleasure and excitement, that I officially announce that ARIS Engineering, Inc. has merged with Miller Engineering, P.C. This merger, officially beginning July 6, 2015, brings together two of the top structural and forensic engineering firms in the area, enabling us to provide all our existing services, while adding a broader set of services to help greater serve all our valued clients. Both firms are extremely proud of the quality of engineers, employees, services and work product and are excited to bring it all together in one complete package.

In merging with Miller Engineering, ARIS will now operate under the name “Miller Engineering, P.C.”. All current ARIS projects will be completed through ARIS Engineering, Inc, in addition to all ongoing expert witness services. ARIS Engineering contact information and phones will be forwarded automatically to the appropriate contacts at the new location. We have made every attempt possible to ensure this transition is as seamless as possible for our clients. On behalf of ARIS Engineering, I would like to personally thank you for all your continued business. We hope you will join us in celebrating this major milestone as it provides an exciting opportunity for you, our clients, and ourselves. If you have any questions and/or comments, please feel free to contact us.”

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.

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3827 S. Timbercreek Ave Suite A
Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: 417-866-6664
Fax: 417-866-6667


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Martin Capages

Martin Capages

Founder and Chairman of the Board

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Martin Capages

Ph.D., P.E.

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Martin Capages, Jr. founded American Residential Inspection Systems, Inc. (ARIS, Inc.) in August 1993. This company originally developed and supported a home inspection franchise system with offices in several southwest Missouri cities. The predecessor company, Tate, Crocker & Capages, Inc., originally founded by Ralph D. Tate in 1980, specialized in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering services. Mr. Capages became a co-owner in 1992. While consulting on residential and commercial building system designs and performing over 1000 home inspections, he developed the ARIS,Inc. residential Inspection system and detailed inspection procedure. This system and procedure were components of the 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. in 1995. On August 1,2000, the franchisor component of the Corporation was sold to ARIS Home Inspectors of the Ozarks, Inc., In January 2001, American Residential Inspection Systems, Inc. filed amended Articles of Incorporation with the Missouri Secretaryof State changing the name of the Corporation to ARIS Engineering,Inc. The amended articles were approved January 25, 2001.

Mr. Capages, a registered professional engineer licensed to practice in Missouri, Texas (inactive), and Louisiana(inactive),is a Professional Member of the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers. 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, homebuyers and building inspectors. Mr.Capages also performs limited forensic analysis of building related accidents, construction defects and serves as an expert witness as part of these engineering services.

Past Project Experience

Prior to founding ARIS Engineering, Inc., Dr. Capages had over 23 years of engineering and management experience in world-wide operations for two major oil companies, (Exxon 1969-84, Kerr-McGee 1984-92). His last position with Kerr-McGee was as the Manager of Exploration and Production Engineering Services. 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 receiving his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rolla in 1967, Dr. Capages initial industry experience began with the Boeing Corporation in Wichita, Kansas where he was employed as a structural engineer in the 737 Jet Body Empennage Group. The following 2 years he served over seas as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army. He joined Exxon in Baytown, Texas in 1969.



BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1967, University of Missouri-Rolla, now MS&T

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

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

Professional Registrations
Professional Engineer, Missouri, E-026227

Professional Affiliations
Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri


National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers(Professional Member)

Southwest Missouri Code Officials of ICC (Associate Member)

National Society of Professional Engineers-NSPE Missouri Society of Professional Engineers-MSPE

Professional Engineers in Private Practice-PEPP-Chairman 2007-2008

American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE Mid-MIssouri Section-Member

Missouri State University Engineering Advisory Board-Member

American Society of Home Inspectors, ASHI(Certified Member)-Retired

Society of Petroleum Engineers(Retired)

American Petroleum Institute(Retired)

Industry Tenure
45 Years

Jason Williams

Jason Williams


Jason Williams



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, homebuyers and building inspectors. 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 2016.

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.