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 […]
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 https://familypromiseofcowlitzco.org/
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.
We are currently recruiting to fill civil engineering positions to join our team. Ideally, the candidates will be self-motivated, and have strong team and communication skills. Click here for detailed job descriptions and to apply.
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 […]
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 […]
Stations 22 and 25 move into the permitting phase. Working closely with Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue and Rice Fergus Miller Architects, Gibbs & Olson is providing survey, design, permit assistance, bid and construction phase engineering for the two stations.
If you haven’t seen Carol’s presentation on stormwater—it’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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Gibbs & Olson employees helped gather over 50 pounds of school supplies to help prepare kids for going back to school. Red Canoe Credit Union matches each pound of supplies donated by participating organizations.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Rich Gushman, president of Gibbs & Olson, joins LCC Foundation board. http://lnkd.in/bjQrZGs
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 […]
Almost everything about our world—all the things we do, touch and know— are in some way tied to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As civil engineers and land surveyors, STEM is a big piece of our daily work at Gibbs & Olson. We enjoyed participating in the 2013 STEM Institute program hosted by Lower […]
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 […]
Gibbs & Olson was selected to complete surveying, design and construction phase services for the City’s combined sewer overflow (CSO) separation project. The project includes over 9,000 feet of new storm sewer pipe along 8th through 12th Streets. The $6 million project represents the next step in completing the City’s 20 year program of reducing […]
In May 2013 Industrial Park at TransAlta selected Gibbs & Olson to provide engineering and permit assistance services for the first phase infrastructure of improvements to 143 acres of reclaimed mining lands. This project will prepare the site for industrial use and will help attract economic opportunities to Lewis County. Improvements to be completed include […]
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 […]
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 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 & […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, 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 & […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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, […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]