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.

Stations 22 & 25 Move into Permitting Phase

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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.

Kyle Busby Joins Gibbs & Olson Team

Gibbs & Olson has hired Kyle Busby as a project engineer. Kyle graduated from the University of Washington civil engineering program in 2014. He holds an engineer-in-training certification in Washington. Kyle’s experience includes preparing construction plans, specifications, cost estimates, 3D surface models and pipe networks for transportation and civil site design projects. He will assist with transportation, site, stormwater, wastewater and water design projects as well as stormwater analysis.

Gibbs & Olson Awarded Port of Woodland Guild Road Industrial Park Phase II Project

The Port of Woodland began planning for additional future development in the late 1990’s and into the early 2000’s with the purchase of property along Guild Road. These properties are now referred to as Guild Road Industrial Park. Gibbs & Olson was recently selected to provide conceptual designs and a binding site plan for Guild Road Industrial Park II (Park II) which consists of approximately 16 acres. The conceptual designs and binding site plan will be developed to provide flexibility of buildings ranging in size from 5,000 to 45,000 square feet. With the development of the Park II facilities, the Port of Woodland will be able to provide facilities for light industrial warehousing, transportation and distribution firms.

Gibbs & Olson Wins Small Business of the Year

Gibbs & Olson wins Small Business of the Year at last night’s Kelso-Longview Chamber’s Business & Education Awards. Nominees were for those small businesses that have:

  • been involved with other organizations;
  • provided a superior level at which they demonstrate excellence in products, service and growth; and
  • added to the economic vitality and quality of life of the area.

We are grateful to have been voted Small Business of the Year. The support of our fellow community members definitely helps us be a better company. And, a big thank you to everyone who is part of our Gibbs & Olson family. It takes a true team to make a great company and we cannot be successful without each other.

Gibbs & Olson Selected for Coweeman Levee Raise

Gibbs & Olson was recently selected to provide consulting services for the Coweeman Levee Raise. The Coweeman River Levee provides flood protection to a large portion of the City of Kelso and is managed and maintained by Consolidated Diking Improvement District No. 3. To increase the level of flood protection, the levee will be raised in height by up to 3 feet for a length of 1.6 miles between Grade Street and Allen Street. Gibbs & Olson’s team will provide geotechnical evaluation, design, permitting, surveying, right-of-way/easement acquisition assistance, and construction phase services necessary to implement the proposed levee raise. Project components include a gravel maintenance road along the top of the raised levee, access roadways from the toe to the top of the levee and gates to restrict unauthorized vehicle access. To allow safer access for maintenance equipment and levee inspections, the improvements will also include increasing the top width of the levee from 10 feet to 14 to 18 feet.

Pizza, Pop & Power Tools

Cindy Gower and Sterling Smith of Gibbs & Olson were on hand to introduce 8th grade girls to the world of civil engineering at LCC’s construction-related trade event—Pizza, Pop and Power Tools.  Hands on activities included assembling a water filtration system and repairing a water line. The purpose of the event is to introduce 8th grade girls to the construction industry and encourage them to consider good paying jobs in construction trade as a viable career option. You GO Girls!


Join Gibbs & Olson in helping Give More 24 on 9/24

Southwest Washington’s day of community giving returns Thursday, September 24. Starting at midnight, this 24-hour online giving marathon will attract thousands of donors from across the region and benefit more than 100 nonprofits serving Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania Counties. And, thanks to a $75,000 stretch pool and twenty $1,000 nonprofit prizes, every dollar you give will go a little further for 24 hours. Gibbs & Olson will Be An Angel and Help a Devil by making a donation to the Lower Columbia College Foundation. What will you do?

Find out how you can help at Give More 24.


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