About Us

Formed in 1985, incorporated in 2003, Freitas + Freitas, Engineering and Planning Consultants, Inc. offers engineering and planning services to the Central California coastal area. Freitas + Freitas is a family owned corporate business. The owners of the business are Michael J. Freitas, Civil Engineer and Melanie Shaffer Freitas, Urban Planner.

Since its founding, Freitas + Freitas has purposely decided to be a small firm with the owners/principals providing hands-on services for their clients. Unlike many of the large engineering and planning consulting firms in practice today, clients of Freitas + Freitas benefit from the individual expertise and attention of the owners/principals, Michael and Melanie Shaffer Freitas.

The firm has worked for a large number of California cities, counties and special districts as well as individuals and businesses.


  • Atascadero
  • Capitola
  • Cupertino
  • Fremont
  • Gilroy
  • Greenfield
  • Hillsborough
  • Hollister
  • King City
  • Los Gatos
  • Monte Sereno
  • Morgan Hill
  • Palo Alto
  • Union City
  • Santa Cruz
  • San Jose
  • Scotts Valley
  • Soledad
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Watsonville


  • ICF, Inc. (Virginia and California)
  • Gizdich Ranch
  • Learning Services Corporation
  • Sobrato Development Company
  • VoVu Buddhist Monastery
  • Habitat for Humanity, Santa Cruz County
  • Xstrata Copper Corporation
  • Kirgen Winery


  • San Benito

  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz
  • Monterey

Special Districts/Governmental Agencies

  • Aromas Water District
  • Central Water District
  • East Palo Alto Park Mutual Water District
  • Lompico Water District
  • San Lorenzo Valley Water District
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Scotts Valley Water District

  • Soquel Creek Water District
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development