When Dean Gordon and Louis Meyer founded SGM in 1986, they envisioned their small company of 15 employees would one day be a leading engineering firm on the Western Slope. Today, having grown to more than 80 employees, SGM has achieved that goal through diligence, commitment and a common vision for mountain communities throughout western Colorado. This growth has been made possible by SGM’s commitment to quality service and long term client relationships.

  • Warren Swanson, PE
    Warren Swanson, PE President, Glenwood Springs

    Warren is President of SGM. Warren has worked for SGM since 2002, most recently as SGM’s Water Services Sector Leader, providing comprehensive design and consulting services for municipal water systems. Warren is a professional engineer with nearly 20 years of experience, the last eight of which have been in leadership roles at SGM. Warren received a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.

  • Louis Meyer, PE
    Louis Meyer, PE Co-founder, Durango

    Louis is a civil engineer with 30+ years experience in municipal water, wastewater, and general engineering. Louis has served as the Town Engineer or District Engineer for many municipalities and special districts on the Western Slope of Colorado. Louis is particularly passionate about Western Slope water issues, and places a high value on ensuring the public’s views and needs have a voice in ongoing water issues.

  • Dean Gordon, PE
    Dean Gordon, PE Co-founder, Glenwood Springs

    Dean is co-founder of SGM and has over 35 years of engineering experience focused on serving the needs of the growing communities of western Colorado. His practice has ranged from acting on the client’s behalf as their public involvement specialist to the siting and design of water/wastewater facilities. Dean’s success has been based on quality control, client satisfaction, and project management.

  • Jay Hammond, PE
    Jay Hammond, PE Principal, Glenwood Springs

    Jay has worked for SGM since 1989. He has been involved in the design, construction, and project management of a wide range of civil infrastructure projects and private development projects from the land use approval process through construction. He has a strong background in municipal land use regulations and growth impact issues, as well as design and long-term operation of a wide range of Public Works projects and improvements.

  • Jeff Simonson, PE, CFM
    Jeff Simonson, PE, CFM Principal, Glenwood Springs

    Jeff is a native of Western Colorado and his professional career is focused on serving municipal and private sector clients in small towns and rural settings, resulting in his keen understanding of working within rural communities. Jeff provides a diverse, multi-disciplined approach spanning over 30 years of project and construction management. He joined SGM in 1986.

  • Chad Paulson, PE, CWP
    Chad Paulson, PE, CWP Public Sector Leader, Glenwood Springs

    Chad has over 20 years of experience in the design, construction and management of municipal and special district projects. Since 2000 Chad has served as project manager, process engineer and lead design engineer on numerous wastewater treatment facilities, water treatment facilities, municipal pump stations and system infrastructure projects. His professional career is focused on rate studies, comprehensive/capital improvement plans, infrastructure master plans, project permitting and SRF funding.

  • Dan Cokley, PE, PTOE
    Dan Cokley, PE, PTOE Civil Services Sector Leader, Glenwood Springs

    Dan has worked for SGM since 1989. Dan’s diverse and multi-disciplined approach makes him well-suited to lead the traffic and transportation, land development, and CAD teams at SGM. His 25 years of project and construction management spans roadway design, district and municipal infrastructure improvements, resort and subdivision development, dam design and permitting.

  • Ron Mittleider
    Ron Mittleider CAD Production Team Leader, Glenwood Springs

    With SGM since 1986, Ron has been involved in a wide variety of design projects, always bringing a multidisciplined approach to project design and management. This experience allows Ron to understand the relationship between the engineer’s design concept and the site conditions and stakeholders, eliminating unnecessary expense for clients as well as building a better product for the end-user.

  • Jerry Burgess, PE
    Jerry Burgess, PE Gunnison Office Manager

    Jerry has been with SGM since 2006. He has a broad and diverse background in all facets of civil engineering, construction, facilities management, project management and infrastructure rehabilitation. Jerry’s engineering and construction experience has included private development design and construction as well as extensive governmental work. The bulk of his experience has been serving the National Park Service and municipalities such as Salida and Buena Vista, and Gunnison County.

  • Dave Kotz, PE, CFM
    Dave Kotz, PE, CFM Project Manager, Glenwood Springs

    Dave has over 25 years of experience as a project manager/engineer for municipal and private projects, focusing on drainage and water system analysis and design. While hydrology and hydraulics have been his specialties, his expertise includes all facets of drainage engineering and floodplain administration, water distribution modeling, civil infrastructure design and construction management. He joined SGM in 1993.

  • Troy Feese
    Troy Feese CFO, Office Services Sector Leader, Glenwood Springs

    Troy brings over 20 years of accounting and finance experience to SGM, focusing on the daily management of accounting functions and the preparation of accurate and reliable financial information necessary for business operations. Troy oversees accounts receivable and payable, payroll and project budgets, and supervises professional clerical accounting employees. Troy has been with SGM since 2006.

  • Mike Fowler, PE
    Mike Fowler, PE Structural Team Leader, Glenwood Springs

    Mike is a Senior Structural Engineer and is the SGM Structural Team Leader. He brings 18 years of experience in the design and management of a variety of bridge and transportation infrastructure projects in Colorado and the Western U.S. His experience encompasses many aspects of transportation infrastructure projects including bridges, structural evaluations, retaining walls and sign structures. Mike has also been a member of the Glenwood Springs Transportation Commission for the last seven years.

  • Eric Bikis, PG
    Eric Bikis, PG Durango Office Manager, Bikis Water Consultants Founder

    Eric holds a master of science degree in hydrogeology and has more than 37 years of hydrological, hydrogeological, geological, and geophysical experience. Eric founded and led Bikis Water Consultants, a six-person water resources consulting firm for nine years. He has expertise in managing multiple water supply and water planning studies, evaluating water rights for water court applications including augmentation plans, studying water quality issues, and overseeing environmental analyses, including NEPA studies.

  • Bob Brandeberry, PLS
    Bob Brandeberry, PLS Survey Sector Leader, Glenwood Springs

    Bob has over 15 years of experience providing surveying services for private and government sectors. He currently directs SGM’s field surveyors who are responsible for boundary, ALTA, topographic and improvement surveys, oil & gas plats, and construction staking. Bob also has extensive experience as a survey supervisor, project manager and field supervisor for various design surveys and topographic mapping.

  • Matt Webster
    Matt Webster Chief Operating Officer, Glenwood Springs

    Matt has worked for SGM since 2005, and oversees the day-to-day administration of the company. Matt directs SGM’s operational policies, objectives and initiatives, and oversees marketing and branch office operations. Matt also provides civil engineering design for land development projects in the Aspen area.

  • Dan Richardson, CEM, LEED AP
    Dan Richardson, CEM, LEED AP Consulting Services Sector Leader, Glenwood Springs

    Dan has been with SGM since 2007. Dan is SGM’s Senior Consultant and Consulting Services Sector Leader, which includes municipal engineering, GIS, asset management, MEP engineering, and client service management. He has over 20 years of experience focused on asset management, sustainability, and energy and project management in Western Colorado.

  • Brandyn Bair, PE, CWP
    Brandyn Bair, PE, CWP Wastewater Treatment Engineer, Glenwood Springs

    Brandyn has worked for SGM since 2003 and specializes in the design and construction management of water and wastewater treatment facilities.

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