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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gibbs & Olson Mourns the Loss of John Duncan

Gibbs & Olson is deeply saddened by the death of one of our principals, John Duncan, early this week. John joined Gibbs & Olson in 1984 and was a licensed engineer and land surveyor in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. He led the survey department for over 20 years and became a principal in 1995. One […]

Dan Bergman Receives Oregon Professional Land Surveyors License

Dan Bergman recently received his professional land surveyor’s license from the state of Oregon Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors. Dan has 19 years experience and is part of our survey team that provides land surveying and mapping services ranging from legal descriptions to highly sophisticated GPS & RTK surveying.

Kristopher Rogers Joins Gibbs & Olson Team

Gibbs & Olson has hired Kristopher Rogers as an engineering technician. Rogers graduated from the ITT Technical Institute CAD program and has 15 years of experience with civil and industrial projects. He is also trained as an inspector and will provide construction inspection as needed. He is currently working on road, stormwater, site, water, and […]

Gibbs & Olson Hires Stephen McWilliams

Gibbs & Olson has hired Stephen McWilliams as a project engineer. McWilliams graduated from the University of Portland’s civil engineering program and holds an engineer-in-training certification in Oregon. 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 infiltration systems.

Open House

Just a reminder, our open house event is tomorrow at our new Longview location! Hope you can join us at 1157 3rd Avenue, Ste 219, Longview, WA. Open house starts at 3:00 pm.

We’ve Moved!

Today is our first day in our new office. Please update your records. Stanley Plaza Building 1157 3rd Avenue, Suite 219 Longview, WA 98632  

Carol Ruiz Presents at ASCE Pipelines Conference

Carol Ruiz presented at the ASCE Pipelines Conference along with David Higgins with Shannon & Wilson. The presentation on the Design of Utility Pipelines Through an Active, Urban Landslide includes information about how challenges were addressed during the design and construction of the City of Astoria, 11th Street Combined Sewer Overflow Separation project.

Gibbs & Olson Attends 2013 IACC Conference

Paula Coviello and Vicki Wiggins of Gibbs & Olson attended the Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) Conference in Wenatchee in October. The IACC is an organization comprised of state and federal agencies, local government associations, and nonprofit technical assistance organizations that provide technical or financial assistance to local jurisdictions. The conference provides an opportunity to […]

City of Longview Highlands Trail Project Receives Award

Congratulations to the City of Longview, their Highlands Trail project recently received a 2013 FHWA/WSDOT Projects of Excellence Award for Best Special Project. The Highlands Trail Project provides a critical recreational link along the bordering residential community to their adjoining parks and open spaces, and provides a significant contribution to the completion of the Cowlitz […]

Rich Gushman Presents At 2013 WOW Conference

Rich Gushman, president of Gibbs & Olson, was on hand at the 2013 Washington Operator Workshop (WOW) Conference to present his expertise on “How to Effectively Reduce Collection System I & I Flows” and discuss lessons learned on past projects. Gibbs & Olson has over 30 years of effective I&I removal project experience. Rich has […]

City of Longview Awards Gibbs & Olson Lake Sacajawea Flushing Project

Gibbs & Olson was hired by the City of Longview to evaluate alternatives to provide flushing water to Lake Sacajawea that will allow the city to maintain aesthetics and water quality in the Lake. The City constructed a new regional water treatment plant. Following construction of the new plant, an alternative means of providing “flushing […]

Gibbs & Olson Sponsors The First PWB Regional Academy

Gibbs & Olson sponsored the first Public Works Board Regional Academy which was held at Clark College Corporate Learning Center in Vancouver. This was an opportunity for attendees to learn more about: The future of the region’s economy The political landscape following the November elections Flow of funding through a county to local governments Gibbs & […]

City of Longview Highlands Trail Ribbon Cutting

The Highlands Trail officially opened Saturday. Longview Mayor Dennis Weber, Patsy Hite and local boy scouts helped cut the ribbon, officially opening the trail. The ribbon cutting was followed by a Fun Walk from Archie Anderson Park to the Highlands Community Center on Carolina Street. The trail celebration was co-sponsored by the City of Longview […]

Gibbs & Olson Attends Small Ports Seminar

Carol Ruiz and Vicki Wiggins of Gibbs & Olson attended the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) Small Ports Conference in Leavenworth. Carol was a guest speaker and provided tips to small ports on working with consultants. Other presentations included helpful topics on how to find new tenants, applying for grants, the SEPA process, and managing […]

Richard Gushman Elected To Cowlitz EDC Board

Richard Gushman president of Gibbs & Olson was elected to the Cowlitz Economic Development Council Board of Directors. The CEDC supports business expansion and retention through strategic alliances and strong community support. Serving Cowlitz County since 1979, CEDC is a proactive, results-oriented public/private partnership working with over 200 associates to assist businesses to relocate or […]

Gibbs & Olson Attends IACC Conference

Paula Coviello of Gibbs & Olson attended the Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council (IACC) Conference in Wenatchee in October. The conference included all the state and federal funding agencies. A key change from recent years is that the Public Works Trust Fund has money available again. In fact, the Public Works Board is looking for ideas […]

Dan Bergman Obtains Professional Land Surveyors License

Dan Bergman, of Gibbs & Olson, recently received his professional land surveyors license from the state of Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Dan has 16 years experience and is part of our survey team that provides land surveying and mapping services ranging from legal descriptions to highly sophisticated GPS & […]

Jerrit Jolma strengthens firm with water and wastewater experience

Gibbs & Olson is excited to welcome Jerrit Jolma, PE to our team. Mr. Jolma has over fourteen years of civil engineering experience with a strong knowledge of water and wastewater systems for the public and private sector. His experience includes working on projects for the cities of Issaquah, Kirkland and Auburn as well as […]

Gibbs & Olson Announces Internal Ownership Transfer

Richard Gushman is appointed as new president and CEO Gibbs & Olson is pleased to announce an internal ownership transfer. Richard Riley and Robert Hitt, longtime owners, are stepping down with the fourth generation of employee-owners taking their place.  Richard Gushman is appointed as the new president and CEO. With over 60 years of ownership […]

Regional General Permit Issued to Port of Chehalis

Working with Ecological Land Services, Carol Ruiz of Gibbs & Olson provided detailed site analysis, cost estimates and stormwater calculations for the Port of Chehalis Pleasant Valley Site Mitigation. Congratulations team, as a result of our collaborative effort, the Army Corp of Engineers issued the first of its kind Regional General Permit (RGP) to the […]

John Duncan & Rich Williams Receive Alaska PLS

John Duncan & Rich Willams of Gibbs & Olson, recently received their professional land surveyors license from the state of Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. John Duncan PE, PLS, is a Principal at Gibbs & Olson and has 42 years of civil engineering and land surveying experience. He specializes in site development, […]

Tenino Holds Open House for Wastewater Treatment Plant

An open house was held Sunday at the newly-construction City of Tenino Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Mayor was on hand along with Council Members and community leaders to celebrate the completion of the wastewater treatment plant. The event provided an opportunity for residents to see the project first hand. The new treatment plant is a […]

Gibbs & Olson Awarded Longview Pump Station Project

Gibbs & Olson has been awarded the $5 million pump station project. The City of Longview has been working hard to upgrade its sewer system and this project is an important step forward in making improvements. In addition to replacing two major pump stations the project also involves installation of 8,600 feet of 22 inch […]

Gibbs & Olson Attends WPPA Conference

Carol Ruiz and Vicki Wiggins of Gibbs & Olson attended the Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) Spring Conference in Blaine. The conference included port brand strategies, port reports and legislative session updates. Presentations included a humorous and cautiously optimistic keynote regarding the economic outlook from Dr. Arun Raha, PhD, Chief Economist and Executive Director for […]

Rich Gushman Presents At WOW Conference

At WETC’s 33rd Annual Washington Operator Workshop (WOW) Conference, Rich Gushman, PE was on hand to present his expertise on “Optimizing Secondary Clarifier High Flow Performance with Polymer Addition” and discuss his experience with the Three Rivers Regional Wastewater Treatment Clarifiers Project. He earned his bachelors degree from Washington State University and is Vice President […]

ACEC Awards Gibbs & Olson Gold

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington honored 41 projects representing a wide range of engineering achievements when the organization presented its 41st annual awards in January. Gibbs & Olson received a Best in State Gold Award for Exceeding Owner/Client Needs for the City of Chehalis Regional Water Reclamation Facility. After six years of […]

Gibbs & Olson Receives AWB Better Workplace Award

OLYMPIA—The Association of Washington Business presented 25 members with its annual Better Workplace Awards on Feb. 6 at its 2008 Legislative Day held at St. Martin’s University in Lacey. The award honors AWB member companies that demonstrate innovation in the areas of workplace safety, job training and advancement, and benefit and compensation programs. AWB’s Better […]