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Gerald Mickelsen Joins Gibbs & Olson

Gibbs & Olson is excited to welcome Gerald Mickelsen to our team. Mickelsen graduated from the University of Washington’s civil engineering program and holds an engineer-in-training certification. He is currently working on civil site design and roadway projects.

Kyle Busby Receives Professional Engineering License

Gibbs & Olson is pleased to announce that Kyle Busby has successfully passed the Professional Engineer’s exam, earning his Professional Engineering License in Washington State.

A graduate of the University of Washington, Kyle received his B.S. in civil engineering. His dedication and hard work make him a valued Gibbs & Olson team member.

Kyle’s experience includes developing construction plans, specifications, engineer’s estimates, 3D models and pipe networks for roadway construction and site civil projects. He assists with roadway, site, stormwater, sewer and water design projects as well as stormwater analysis.

To become a licensed PE, applicants must earn a four-year degree in engineering from an accredited engineering program, have at least four years of supervised experience under a professional engineer, pass two intensive competency exams and earn a license from their state’s licensure board.

Who would have thought that 16 years after Gibbs & Olson sponsored Kyle’s soccer team that he would be working for us? Congrats Kyle, we are happy to have you on our team!


Kelso Longview Chamber Welcomes Rich Gushman to Board

The Kelso Longview Chamber starts off the new year by welcoming Rich Gushman to its Board of Directors. “I hope to be able to help the Chamber in its efforts of promoting our community activities and in helping local businesses improve. I am thankful for the opportunities this community has provided me with and I really like living, working and playing in Cowlitz County,” said Gushman.

“Rich grew up in the Longview-Kelso area, has a business here, and is very involved in the community. We are lucky to have someone so dedicated to improving the quality of life in Cowlitz County,” Marcum said.

In addition to his time with the Chamber, Rich serves as board chairman for the LCC Foundation and Three Rivers Christian School and board member for Cowlitz Economic Development Council. He is also a member of the Longview Early Edition Rotary and Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Kelso. Read more>

A huge THANK YOU to all who donated!

We are proud to have helped raise nearly $10,000 for Family Promise of Cowlitz County this holiday season. A huge THANK YOU to all those who donated. Your contribution helps provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, and support services to homeless children and their families right here in Cowlitz County. To find out more about how you can help visit

Gibbs & Olson Hires T.J. Griggs

Gibbs & Olson has hired T.J. Griggs as a project engineer. Griggs graduated from Washington State University’s civil engineering program and holds an engineer-in-training certification. He is currently working on road, site, sanitary sewer, and water design project elements, as well as the analysis and design of stormwater detention and treatment systems.

Samuel Barham Joins Gibbs & Olson

Gibbs & Olson is excited to welcome Samuel Barham, PE to our team as a project engineer. Mr. Barham has over thirteen years of civil engineering experience with a strong knowledge of water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure for the public sector. His experience includes working on projects for the cities of Longview and Spokane as well as the Washington State Department of Transportation. He earned his bachelor of science degree at the Oregon Institute of Technology and is a licensed engineer in the state of Washington.

Gibbs & Olson Awarded Beech Street Box Culvert Replacement Project

The City of Longview is replacing an aging 8 foot by 5 foot box culvert located in the center of a 60-foot wide median. Gibbs & Olson was recently hired to provide the planning, permitting, land surveying, design and construction phase services to replace the box culvert system. The project is approximately 2,600 linear feet and the total drainage basin collected by the existing box culvert is approximately 220 acres. Stormwater enters the box culvert from the contributing drainage area at numerous locations. The stormwater is collected at each intersection along Beech Street and is also collected in small branches consisting of 1 to 3 inlets that are directly connected through the side wall of the culvert with 8 inch concrete pipe. In addition, there are six larger collection system at various locations.

The current box culvert discharges to an existing 42 inch aluminum stormwater trunk line and outfalls into CDID Ditch 1. There is an overflow from one of box culvert which outfalls to CDID Ditch 3. Discharge to this overflow occurs when the water level in the box culvert is greater than one foot in depth.

Stations 22 & 25 Move into Permitting Phase

Station 25 Lexington

Station 22 Bakers Corner








Stations 22 and 25 move into the permitting phase. Working closely with Cowlitz 2 and Rice Fergus Miller Architects, Gibbs & Olson is providing survey, design, permit assistance, bid and construction phase engineering for the two stations.

Planning for Stormwater Management Becomes Essential as Requirements Become More Stringent

If you haven’t seen Carol’s presentation on stormwaterit’s an eye opener. Check out this article by Joelle Wilson which summarizes Carol’s presentation on some of the increasing challenges when it comes to addressing stormwater.

In the Loop, July 2017