Sanchez & Associates

Civil Engineering & Design  //  Community Development & Planning  //  Municipal Services




Do you have questions or inquiries about community development & planning, civil engineering & design or municipal services?

We can help!

Civil Engineering & Design

Water/Wastewater Master Plans
Stormwater/Drainage Plans
Development Plan Review
Engineering Review
Preliminary Planning
Infrastructure Design
Development & Facilities Agreements


Community Development Planning

Thoroughfare Master Plans
Future Land Use Plans
Zoning /Subdivision Ordinances
Policy & Code Development
Comprehensive Plans
Parks Master Plans

Municipal Services

Strategic Planning Retreats
Elected Official & Staff Training
Capital Improvement Plans
Organizational Development
Financial Management Plans
Economic Development
Adjunct (staffing) Services
Municipal Facilities Master Plans


Who We Are

We are team of experienced, highly skilled and passionate professionals who care deeply about what we do.  We want to make a difference with our work and do this by understanding your goals and developing a strategy with a plan of execution.  We keep our promises and we do it with honesty, integrity and quality.

Sanchez and Associates, LLC has been in business since 2005 and our staff has worked in both the public and private sectors.  We have planned, designed and built hundreds of projects for the private sector throughout the country.  We have worked as community development planners and city managers in local governments.  The projects we have worked on and the cities we have worked in are some of the most innovative and progressive in the country.  We have more than 100 years of combined experience among the three core team members. 

What We Do

We are in the business of creating high quality, sustainable communities by working as partners with you to accomplish your goals and vision.


Our capabilities range from designing a small water line, street or sidewalk to designing major parks to master-planned and mixed-use communities.  


We are supported by a strong, in–house team of professionals including engineers, planners, technical staff, strategic thinkers and problem solvers.

Why Choose Us

We aspire to develop long-term partnerships based on mutual trust and respect and by being reliable and doing the right thing for our clients.  We work hard to add value and to provide cost-effective services. 


Simply stated:  we keep our commitments and we deliver results.  

Our Core Team

Our team has all the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities and experience to be a successful partner with you.  Beyond that, what make us different is that we embody a passion and a love for our work.  We take great pride in helping you become successful. We are innovative, progressive, and visionary, yet grounded in practicality.


Development & Planning

J. Martin Sanchez, MUP, AICP

  • President and Chief Executive Officer

  • 26 years directorial experience in planning, land development and consulting on city, regional and national levels

  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning - Texas A&M

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics (Minor in Ethics/Spanish) - Texas A&M

  • American Institute of Certified Planners

  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, INC. Practice Leader

  • Local Government Senior/Long Range Planner - Cities of McKinney and Plano

  • Community and Economic Development Coordinator—Texas A&M

Martin has worked with numerous cities and agencies around the state including: Plano, McKinney, Weston, Frisco, Mesquite, McLendon Chisholm, El Paso, Lancaster, Brownsville and Carrollton to list a few. His experience is wide and diverse with a focus on municipal planning and community development.

He has been recognized as a leader in planning and land development by receiving a number of awards and recognitions. Some of the awards include: Outstanding Project of the Year, Development Project of the Year - Craig Ranch, Texas Community of the Year and Planning Excellence Recognitions just to name a few.

Martin is a strong believer in supporting his community and has served by volunteering on a number of community boards and committees. Some include North Collin County Habitat for Humanity, Board Member for Richardson Child Development Center, Tree Preservation and Transportation Committee in McKinney and Board Advisory for Project Utility in Bryan.

He has authored numerous studies and reports such as comprehensive plans, tree preservation ordinances, over- lay districts, traffic management plans, zoning and sign ordinances just to list a few. He has written several articles on planning and land development and has been a keynote speaker at local, state and national conferences on a variety of topics. He has significant experience in working with elected officials in developing various plans along with an execution strategy and implementation plan.

Martin is married to Kim, Chief Operating Officer of Sanchez & Associates, LLC,  and has two beautiful daughters, Zoie and Eva. In his spare time, Martin enjoys quiet evenings at Lake Cypress Springs where he boats, fishes and enjoy water sports with his family.

Municipal Services

Rick Chaffin, MUA

  • Director of Municipal Services

  • 25 years of city government; management, planning and development, capital improvements programming. financial management and organizational development

  • Master of Urban Affairs - Virginia Tech

  • Bachelor of Science Political Science - The University of Texas at Tyler

  • Senior Executive Institute - The University of Virginia

  • The Economic Development Institute - The University of Oklahoma

Rick has served as a city manager and deputy city manager in small towns to larger suburban cities. Some of these cities include McKinney, Corinth, and Celina, Texas and Roswell, Georgia. He has managed all  facets of city government. His focus areas are organizational development - building organizations to meet current and future needs, particularly high growth cities - capital improvement projects, financial management, strategic planning, leadership and community relations.


Rick is a member of the ICMA (International City/County Member’s Association) and the TCMA (Texas City Manager’s Association) and past President of TCMA Region 5. He has served as chair and member of several professional organizations such as Chair of Leadership Mount Pleasant, Chair of the Business Development Committee of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and Chair of an Economic Development Study Committee which included MISD, Collin County, Collin College, Chamber of Commerce, MEDC, MCDC and local businesses.

Rick is engaged to be married to Melissa and he has two daughters; Taylor and Lauren. Taylor is a 2017 graduate of The University of Arkansas and Lauren is currently a sophomore at Texas State University. He enjoys exercising, traveling, golfing, live music events and watching college and pro football.

Engineering & Design

Casey Gregory, P.E.

  • Director of Engineering

  • 8 years of civil engineering design and project management

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

  • Specialization in land development and transportation

Casey has served as an engineer and project manager on a wide range of projects including single family neighborhoods, multifamily projects, commercial developments, roadway construction, landfill, and utilities. In addition to design, Casey has represented clients throughout the entitlements phases of their projects including annexation, zoning, and easement acquisition.


Casey is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and has worked on projects through- out the state and in close coordination with city and county governments, the North Texas Tollway Authority, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Texas Department of Transportation among others.

Casey has been married to his wife Bobbi since 2007 and they have two sons: Ian and Oliver. They live in Princeton, Texas and Casey’s hobbies include reading, exercise, music and sports.

Planners, Engineers and Landscape Architects

Built on Integrity, Quality and Vision

Some of our Projects

Recent civil engineering roadway design projects:
2018 - Honey Creek 36" Sewer Trunk Line - McKinney - $1.5mm
2015 - Collin McKinney Pkwy - McKinney - $2.1mm
2015-2016 - Mahard Pkwy - Prosper - $750,000
2012-2016 - Long Cove (Cedar Creek Lake) - $5.5mm
2008 - Silverado Trail - McKinney - $1.6mm
2007 - Ridge Road - McKinney - $2.2mm
2006 - Stacy Road - McKinney - $4.5mm
Recent civil engineering design projects:
2018 - McKinney Parking Garage - McKinney - $7.6mm
            (Public/Private Partnership)
2018-2019 - GSA-Census Bureau - McKinney - $1.9mm
2018 - Ridge Commons - McKinney - $1.5mm
2015-2016 - Conley Commons - McKinney - $750,000
2012 - Conservatory - Plano - $5.5mm
2010 - RaceTrac - McKinney - $2.1mm

Get in Touch

The Sanchez Group

2000 N. McDonald Street

Suite 100
McKinney, TX  75071

Phone: 469-424-5900


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