Community Involvement

People who work at SGM are not only partners in building communities, they are partners in bettering the communities where they live and play. In fostering that important connection, SGM strives to support local organizations, especially those with particular meaning to our employees. Check out a few of our recent company-wide service projects:

Crystal Mill

The Crystal Mill Restoration Project: Preserving the Past for the Future

Pearl Pass

Pearl Pass Bridge: Extreme Bridge Make-over

Culvert Cleanup

Culvert Cleanup along the Colorado River

SGM Middle School Engineering Symposium

Eighth graders from Basalt to Rifle with an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) had a chance to be an engineer for a day at the inaugural SGM Middle School Engineering Symposium. Through tours and hands-on experiments, the students explored the infrastructure, both above and below-ground, that allows communities to run smoothly, and saw how math and science are employed to solve challenges within these complex systems.

Board Involvement

SGM employees lend their expertise and leadership to a wide variety of non-profit boards throughout our service area, including:

  • Colorado River Basin Roundtable
  • Holy Cross Round Up Foundation
  • Middle Colorado Watershed Council
  • Roaring Fork Conservancy
  • Sunlight Mountain Resort Board of Trustees
  • Sunlight Winter Sports Club
  • Western Rivers Institute
  • Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation

SGM & Giving Back

Community Involvement

Steve Westhoff Scholarship

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Each year SGM awards up to five scholarships to assist aspiring civil engineers and surveyors in pursuit of their studies. The Steve Westhoff Scholarship is in honor of Steve Westhoff, an SGM field engineer whose 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.

The schoalrship winners for 2019 were:

  • Reed Flentge, Glenwood Springs High School. Reed plans to study civil and mechanical engineering through the Thorson First-Year Honors Program at the Colorado School of Mines.
  • Tai Kim, Basalt High School.  Tai plans to study civil and environmental engineering at the Colorado School of Mines.
  • Kale Burke, Meeker High School. Kale plans to study chemical engineering at University of Arizona.
  • Tannen Kennedy, Meeker High School. Tannen plans to study mechanical engineering at Western Colorado University.
  • Esperenza Antonarez, Gunnison High School. Esperenza plans to study mechanical engineering at Colorado School of Mines.

Colorado Water Plan


SGM is very proud of our efforts to lead the preparation of the Colorado Basin Implementation Plan, one of eight plans making up Colorado’s first Water Plan. As the lead consultant, SGM prepared the Colorado Basin Implementation Plan for the entire Colorado River Basin.

We created a process that engaged citizens from throughout the Basin (Summit, Grand, Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield and Mesa Counties) through 80 public meetings to ensure that public input and concerns were incorporated.  This process was integral in creating a comprehensive list of over 400 projects and policies identified to meet the supply water needs in the Colorado Basin up to the year 2050.

It was the first time that a framework of a water model was prepared for the Colorado Basin, incorporating the water needs and water conservation practices of all water providers into one document. Visit to learn more about the valuable work SGM has spearheaded on behalf of the Colorado Water Plan.

Proud Community Sponsors:

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