Engineering | Consulting | Surveying
SGM has been contributing engineering solutions to Colorado communities for several decades. As a multidisciplinary engineering, surveying, and consulting firm our business philosophy is to serve as partners to our clients while contributing to their success. SGM is headquartered in Glenwood Springs, CO with additional offices in Gunnison, Aspen, Durango, Meeker, Salida and Grand Junction.
SGM is involved in engineering projects that affect peoples’ daily lives – from the roads we drive on to the water we drink. SGM serves as the engineer-of-record for many cities, towns and special districts throughout Colorado and has long-established relationships with attorneys, land planners, architects, developers, landscape architects, geotechnical engineers and construction companies. We have extensive knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations. Our knowledge, relationships and experience allow us to provide the right solutions for a wide range of civil engineering and surveying projects. As the largest Western Slope engineering firm, our clients have come to appreciate the large-firm resources we are able to deliver with small-firm, personalized service.
We’re proud to be the largest full-service engineering firm in Western Colorado. Our seasoned staff of 100 possesses the diverse technical skills required to address all project challenges. From the site development survey to the initial/final design to ensuring the project is built to specification–we have you covered.
Since 1986, our success has been built upon three key tenets: building deep and strong client relationships, understanding client’s inherent uniqueness, and assembling the best talent for the team. In fact, for many Western Slope communities, SGM has been trusted to design and oversee the construction of their largest capital expenditures.
2020 Steve Westhoff Scholarship Awarded!
In September 2001, SGM was saddened by the death of Steve Westhoff, a field engineer and SGM employee of two years. Steve’s integrity, humor, and vast technical knowledge were an inspiration to SGM and many clients. In 2002, SGM renamed their scholarship in honor of Steve and the qualities he embodied as a person and as an engineer.
SGM is pleased to announce Durango High School Senior Patricia Peña is the 2020 Steve Westhoff Scholarship recipient. This year SGM had 25 applicants from across Western Colorado, and each year the caliber of the students continues to rise — Patricia being no exception!
Patricia demonstrates a passion and enthusiasm for engineering, creativity, and a commitment to service, all qualities embodied by Steve Westhoff. The SGM scholarship committee was impressed with Patricia’s hard work and dedication to her studies, which is evident in her strong academic record not only in math and science but across the board. Patricia demonstrates strong leadership skills through her role on Student Council. Given her ability to prioritize her education, balance extracurriculars, along with her strong work ethic, ambition, and her role within the community, we feel Patricia will truly excel in college and an engineering career.
Patricia will receive $1,500 to apply towards her studies. She plans to study environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) is proposing significant regulatory changes to stream water quality standards that will likely affect many SGM municipal and district clients across Colorado. The changes go into effect beginning in 2027. While that seems a long way out, we strongly encourage our clients to become informed of the technical aspects of the changes, and to begin planning now to take advantage of incentives available. Click here to learn more.
What a great Fall Forum! Attendees spent a full day delving into the water resources challenges facing SW Colorado when extreme weather conditions–drought, fire, avalanches, and flooding–occur in the span of two years. (Read more)
We are pleased to announce that MountainWest LLC has joined forces with SGM, allowing us to provide expanded environmental services to clients and communities across Western Colorado. (Read more)
SGM and Joe Carter, CDOT Region 3 Utility Engineer, hosted a series of presentations on SB18-167, also known as the Subsurface Utility Engineering / 811 Law. We encourage you to become informed! (Read more)
To mark the momentous occasion of being in business for 30 years, SGM is excited to share, in 30 installments, the clients, projects, employees, and events that have contributed to our success and unique culture. Enjoy!
Louis Meyer and Dean Gordon officially started Schmueser Gordon Meyer in 1986 with their first client, Mid Valley Metro District (MVMD) of Basalt. A fledgling organization itself, MVMD turned to SGM for municipal engineering services such as infrastructure permitting and design, rate setting, and general policy guidance. (Read More)