Chrisland Engineering, Inc. was founded by Josh Weaber in January 2017. When he opened, the office consisted only of Josh and his bulldog, Goose. They worked out of the upstairs offices of the family business, Miles T. Weaber & Son, on State Drive in Lebanon.
Josh has worked as a Civil Engineer in Lebanon County since graduating from Villanova University in 2003. A lifelong resident of Lebanon, Josh knew he wanted to keep his business in the area and starting above the family’s steel fabrication business in South Lebanon was the perfect solution. When it came time to decide on a name, Josh chose to incorporate his two sons, Christian and Landen, into the business and so, Chrisland Engineering was started.
In September 2020, Josh’s wife, Valarie, made the move to work with her husband and his four full-time employees. With limited space in their current location, Josh and Valarie started looking for a new office location. They wanted to stay in the county and preferably within the city. In November 2020, they found the perfect location in their vet’s old office at 602 Cornwall Road. With the help of family, friends, and local contractors, the office building was renovated and Chrisland Engineering officially moved to its new location on August 30, 2021.
Today, Chrisland Engineering employees three Professional Engineers, one Assistant Engineer, two Drafters, an Office Administrator, and Goose, the bulldog, continues to serve as the Office Manager.
Chrisland provides land development planning, structural engineering services, municipal consulting, aerial imaging, and stormwater management.
Chrisland Engineering was founded with a desire to offer quality engineering services to local churches and non-profit organizations. To help these organizations stretch their budgets further, Chrisland Engineering offers discounted rates. In addition, Chrisland Engineering strives to help the community financially by setting aside 10% of its profits for local schools, non-profits, and community organizations. In 2020, Chrisland donated almost $30,000 to the Lebanon community through these organizations.
Josh Weaber, P.E.
Josh is the co-owner of Chrisland Engineering. He is a lifelong resident of Lebanon and graduated from Cedar Crest High School in 1999. Josh graduated from Villanova University in 2003 with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. Since that time, Josh has worked primarily in land development, subdivision, stormwater management, and municipal consulting.
Josh is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Lebanon Valley and currently serves as a committee member. He lives in Cornwall with his wife and two sons where he can often be found coaching youth soccer and baseball programs. Josh is also a member of Church of the Good Shepherd where he has previously served as the SPR Committee Chair and a member of the Security Team.
Michael Thorley, P.E.
Valarie is co-owner of Chrisland Engineering. She grew up in Mt. Gretna and graduated from Cedar Crest High School along with her high school sweetheart, Josh, in 1999. Valarie went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Lebanon Valley College.
After taking time away from the business world to raise their two sons, Valarie pursued opportunities to help the community in which she was raised. Valarie served as Advisory Board Secretary for the Lebanon Salvation Army before taking a position at Jubilee Ministries. From there, Valarie went on to work at the Lebanon County Conservation District. In 2020, Valarie made the move to work alongside her husband at Chrisland Engineering.
Valarie attends Church of the Good Shepherd with her family where she currently serves on the Youth Committee.
Daniel Culbert, P.E.
Goose has been with Chrisland Engineering since its inception in 2017. Goose is a 7 year old English Bulldog and Office Manager at Chrisland Engineering. He can often be found taking a nap underneath Valarie's desk or behind Josh's desk. Although not always seen by clients, Goose can usually be heard snoring his day away. To be honest, his work ethic is often lacking and his attitude, along with his farts, often stinks. But Goose is a loyal companion and he looks cute, so we keep him around.