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.
For nine years now SGM has hosted an annual Fall Forum event. This event takes place over the course of a day and is tailored to discuss relevant water and wastewater technology innovations and applications, upcoming regulatory changes, and solutions to challenges our Western Slope clients face.
Brett Icenogle from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment kicked the 2018 Fall Forum off with an overview of the water and wastewater regulatory changes that will go into effect over the course of the next 10 years. He provided information regarding the steps that communities can take now to get ready for the more stringent guidelines and regulations. Attendees were also educated about the new Subsurface Utility Engineering/811 law in Colorado and heard about key drought contingency planning efforts happening statewide to address increasing pressure—growth, aridification, and climate change to name a few–on our water supply system.
Our Forum wouldn’t be complete without a cutting-edge technology show and tell! Attendees were treated to demonstrations of membrane filtration and aerated biofilm reactor systems and saw how SGM surveyor Shawn Binion and engineer Rob Ringle are working together to capitalize on the use of 3D scanning equipment and new plant design software to develop engineering drawings for our water and wastewater clients.
How do you pay for all these changes and advancements? SGM President Warren Swanson shared a case study of how the Town of Eagle is minimizing construction costs for their new $23M, 5MGD Lower Basin Water Treatment Plant through an alternative project delivery method called CMAR or Construction Manager at Risk. And there’s always state and federal funding programs. Maggie McHugh of SGM shared tips for navigating the USDA RD and SRF loan programs and preparing an effective loan application.
We’re already looking forward to our 10th annual Fall Forum. We hope you’ll join us next November!
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)