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Staff Join David Evans and Associates, Inc. as Firm Acquires Rock Solid Civil, LLC.

David Evans and Associates, Inc. / Nov 1st, 2022

David Evans Enterprises, Inc. (DEEI), a nationally recognized professional services consulting and staffing firm of more than 1200 people headquartered in Portland, Oregon, acquired Rock Solid Civil LLC (RSC), a civil engineering firm in Boise, Idaho on October 28, 2022. RSC employees have joined David Evans and Associates, Inc.’s (DEA’s) Boise office and will continue to provide a wide range of land development consulting services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients.

DEA is a recognized leader in the design of complex transportation, land development, water resources, environmental, and energy projects nationwide. In Southern Idaho, its projects include SH-16, I-84 to US 20/26, a new 5.5-mile corridor that includes eight bridges and will support regional growth and reduce congestion on north-south arterials, and the I-84, Ustick Road Overpass, which included two bridge structures and provides adequate under-width to expand I-84 to three lanes in each direction.

RSC’s signature projects include Lugarno Terra Subdivision in Kuna, Idaho, El Monterrey Subdivision in Caldwell, Idaho, and a 540-acre subdivision currently in development in Eagle, Idaho.

About the acquisition, DEA Chief Executive Officer Al Barkouli, Ph.D., P.E., said, “DEA and Rock Solid Civil share a passion for exceeding client expectations. As established teaming partners, our staff have delivered successful project solutions throughout the Boise area. As one firm, working together, we can provide even more seamless service to existing and future clients.”

RSC Principal Engineer Derritt Kerner, P.E., said, “We are very pleased to join DEA and to offer our clients a greater breadth of services. It is exciting to join a larger firm that is also committed to achieving a superior client experience and creating a company culture where employees thrive.”

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Richard Damiano Joins David Evans and Associates, Inc.

David Evans and Associates, Inc. / Aug 30th, 2022

Richard Damiano, PE, has joined David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA) as the Substation Practice Leader in the firm’s Spokane office. Richard brings 30 years of experience in power delivery, with significant experience in energy transmission, specifically in transmission, distribution, and substation design projects. Richard has been responsible for leading multiple teams to perform system analysis, substation designs, load analysis, and providing support and recommendations for system improvements.

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Congratulations Motus Collaborative, LLC.

ManageHR / Aug 25th, 2022

DEA’s sister company Motus Collaborative was selected by ManageHR magazine as a Top Emerging Organizational Culture Company 2022. Motus helps organizations and their employees chart a path to greater resilience through organizational development, alignment, and design; culture creation and transformation, leadership development, and strategic planning.

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DEA Opens Bakersfield Office

David Evans and Associates, Inc. / Aug 23rd, 2022

DEA opens a new office in Bakersfield, California! As rapid growth continues in Kern County, DEA’s California team is excited to have an office in NW Bakersfield to serve our clients. Our Bakersfield office hosts a team of planners, civil engineers, and surveyors who offer the experience and depth to solve site challenges efficiently and assist in land development or land acquisition needs.

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DEA Celebrates National Intern Day

David Evans and Associates, Inc. / Jul 28th, 2022

Happy National Intern Day! Every year DEA provides internships to college students, giving them mentorship and valuable hands-on experience. This year we are providing seven summer internships across our west coast offices.

Are you curious about starting your career at DEA? Visit our new LinkedIn life page to get the inside look at what your career could look like:

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Large-Scale Post Falls Interchange Construction Starting

KREM 2 / Jul 26th, 2022

Construction on the I-90 and State Highway 41 interchange in Post Falls, Idaho, is starting a year earlier than expected due to the “Leading Idaho” initiative. Construction is expected to be completed by summer 2025.


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Staff Join David Evans and Associates, Inc. as Firm Acquires Civil Works Engineers, Inc.

David Evans and Associates, Inc. / Jul 19th, 2022

DEA, a nationally recognized professional services consulting firm of more than 900 people headquartered in Portland, Oregon, acquired Civil Works Engineers, Inc. (CWE), a professional civil engineering consulting firm headquartered in Costa Mesa, California on July 15. CWE provided a range of planning, design, and project management services for public and private clients in southern California.

CWE employees have joined DEA’s office in Tustin, California. The staff of CWE specialize in transportation engineering, traffic engineering design, drainage engineering, and civil site improvements. The acquisition expands DEA’s breadth and depth of transportation services in Southern California.

About the acquisition, DEA Chief Executive Officer Al Barkouli, Ph.D., P.E., said, “DEA and CWE have a long history of successful projects as teaming partners. We are excited about the growth this acquisition affords us. CWE staff bring new, additional expertise to help DEA meet and exceed our clients’ expectations in Southern California”.

CWE Principal Marie Marston, P.E., said, “We are very excited to join DEA, as it will allow us to offer additional resources to our current clients as well as increase our client base. In working together, our firms have long shared a commitment to provide excellent service to our clients and create a company culture where employees thrive. We can do this even more successfully together.”

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This Portland Firm’s Employee Wellness Program Pays Up, and Pays Off

Portland Business Journal / Jul 19th, 2022

In 2021 DEA’s HR business partners launched a holistic and expansive wellness program focused on five pillars of health: physical, emotional, financial, career, and community. The firm creates content such as webinars and interactive activities centered around each pillar. The program is meant to be individualized for each employee’s lifestyle.

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Chair of the TRB Standing Committee on Railroad Operating Technologies

David Evans and Associates, Inc. / Jul 14th, 2022

Congratulations Jeff Schultz, PMP! Jeff recently accepted the role of Chair of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Railroad Operating Technologies. In this role, he will support the committee’s goal of exploring innovative strategies and the application of new technologies to enhance rail freight, passenger, and transit operations.

Jeff is also sharing his railroad industry expertise as a member of the Civil Engineering Advisory Board for the University of Washington Tacoma’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET).

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Mike Fallert Writes Article in the Oregon Surveyor

The Oregon Surveyor / Jul 7th, 2022
DEA Survey Project Manager Michael Fallert, PLS, shares his story of how his heritage led him to become a surveyor in The Oregon Surveyor magazine. In the article, Mike also shares an interesting story of working with the Oregon Department of Transportation on a public records request for the Oregon Trail.
Stay tuned for “The Long Way Around, Part 2” in the September issue of The Oregon Surveyor, where Mike reveals what was discovered during the public records request. Read the article:
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