Barghausen –
A Level Above

Since 1982, Barghausen has provided high quality civil engineering, land use planning, architecture, and surveying services for our clients on a wide range of commercial, industrial, and residential projects nationwide. In addition to these core services, we offer landscape architecture and permit expediting services, and are a leading designer of fueling systems with a national reputation for excellence. Headquartered in Kent, WA, we work extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest and California, with branch offices in Tumwater, WA; Klamath Falls, OR; Long Beach, CA; and Roseville, CA.

From the conceptual design, feasibility and entitlement phases through the final design, construction and acceptance phases of any project, Barghausen has earned the reputation as being a premier “one-stop” firm for developers and builders alike. We have a proven track record of working hand in hand with our clients every step of the way to help them achieve their goals.

Barghausen was founded with a deep commitment to customer service, high professional standards, and creative problem solving. That’s why clients like Costco, Fred Meyer, and Ikea trust Barghausen with even the highest demand projects.

Who We Serve

At Barghausen, we take pride in our comprehensive and diverse capabilities which enable us to serve a wide range of clients throughout the country, including national homebuilders, regional and national Corporations, regional residential/commercial/industrial builders and developers, general contractors, and members of the real estate community.

    Your Vision; Our Expertise
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    Tom Barghausen


    Tom is at heart an entrepreneur who founded BCE in 1982, followed by both a successful land development firm in 1984 and a heavy construction company in 1986. He has always been determined to offer the best service to our clients. Tom has accumulated over 42 years of experience in a wide range of commercial and residential developments spanning virtually every aspect of feasibility, planning, design, permitting, construction, and financing, all of which enables him to provide unique real-world perspective and competent professional advice to our clients for their benefit and success.


    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado 1976

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    Registered Licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, California, Colorado

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    Dan Balmelli

    Executive Vice President

    Since 1986, Dan Balmelli has been involved in all areas of the company's growth and expansion. He has over 33 years of experience in all phases of the land development process, including consulting civil engineering design, project management, land use planning, environmental permit and entitlement processing, strategic development planning and negotiations, and contract document implementation. He has worked with all types of development teams and has established strong professional relationships with clients and government officials throughout the Pacific Northwest.


    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 1984, Magna Cum Laude, St. Martin's College

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    Registered Licensed Professional Engineer in Washington
    National Society of Professional Engineers

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    Jay Grubb

    Vice President

    Jay Grubb has over 30 years of experience as a consulting civil engineer for a wide variety of construction/land development projects including municipal, commercial and residential developments. Many of these projects involve extensive civil engineering design of public roadways, utility improvements, storm drainage systems, and erosion control facilities. As a principal and Vice President, of the firm, Jay is an accomplished and personally involved leader in the organization.


    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Oregon State University 1985

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    Registered Licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Hawaii, Arizona

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    Todd Bellamy

    Controller, Principal

    Todd has a passion for numbers, finance, and continuous business process improvements. His comprehensive background in software and accounting provides tremendous value to the organization.


    Master of Business Administration
    Master of Accounting

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    PMI Institute

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    Chris Ferko

    Director of Planning Services, Principal

    Chris joined Barghausen in 1998 and is currently a department director, team leader, project manager, and certified urban planner. He has 25+ years of experience in land use planning and development and has managed projects throughout the United States and into Canada and Mexico.


    B.A. Design & Planning Studies, University of Washington, 1993

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

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    Dan Goalwin

    Director of Architectural Services, Principal

    Dan is a registered professional lead architect with over 40 years of experience in design of commercial buildings, site design and program and project management. He has authored over 3000 commercial projects in his career providing a healthy library of solutions to solve development related issues.


    Architectural Baccalaureate University of California
    Berkeley College of Environmental Design awarded 1980

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    Registered Architect California and Washington State

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    Hal Grubb

    Director of Engineering Services

    Hal has been with Barghausen for over 30 years and provides guidance and mentoring of new engineers as well as management of residential and commercial projects. Before Barghausen, Hal spent 6 years with the City of Seattle Engineering Dept working with private development consultants with their storm drainage and sewer designs.


    B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology, Oregon Institute of Technology

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    Licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Texas, Montana, Colorado, Utah, Virginia and Alaska

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    Chris Jensen

    Vice President/Principal Engineer

    Chris Jensen leads a large team that focuses on corporate and commercial clients throughout Western Washington and the United States. He is dedicated and focused on doing whatever it takes to consistently deliver results for his clients.


    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    Registered Professional Engineer in Washington and Oregon

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    Lori McChesney

    Facilities Manager

    Lori started with Barghausen in the accounting department and has worked her way up to managing the facilities department. She is a dedicated, team oriented individual that wants to do the highest quality of work to make Barghausen the best it can be!

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    Bryan Schwartz

    Principal Engineer

    Bryan started working at Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Inc in 2003 as an intern during his senior year at Saint Martin's College. Since then, he has worked on a variety of residential and commercial development projects, working through roadway, grading, storm drainage, and utility designs, while also managing project timelines and permitting processes.


    Mossyrock High School, 2000, Class Valedictorian
    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Saint Martin's College, 2004, Magna Cum Laude

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington

    Patty Stubenrauch

    Documents Manager

    Patty has worked at Barghausen for 28 years starting in the word processing department. Now managing our Documents team, Patty continues to contribute her diverse talents to making Barghausen better.

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    Barry Talkington

    Principal Engineer

    Barry has 18+ years of land development experience, with a focus on single family residential projects, ranging in size from 2 to 350+ lots. He has had the unique experience to work side by side with developers to not only see projects get built, but to also see what doesn't work and learn from those experiences.


    Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1999

    Professional Registration & Affiliations:

    Professional Engineer, State of Washington

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    Pete Tobin

    Regional Manager

    Pete works with local agencies in the Northern California region for planning entitlements and final plans and permitting. He specializes in the Convenience store and gas station industry. Pete doesn't just do the job, he makes magic happen!


    Bachelor of Science of Architecture

    When I founded the firm in 1982, I envisioned creating the framework of a dynamic workplace founded on the principle of “professional excellence” as the key to everything we do in serving the interests of our clients, hiring highly qualified staff with a similar motivation to achieve this goal. Thirty-six years later I cannot be more proud of the effort shown by our entire team every single day in pursuit of this principle, ensuring our firm maintains the excellent reputation we have in the industry for achieving results. No one does it better!

    Tom Barghausen / President & Principal Engineer

    Our Commitment

    What to Expect from Your Partnership with Barghausen

    While each Barghausen partnership is unique, our commitment to organization, consistency, and accuracy remains the same. In addition, we have a reputation for delivering the highest level of service—going above and beyond our customer’s expectations.

    Not interested in juggling multiple firms for your project? We hear you! That’s why Barghausen offers diverse services and extensive resources – making us truly a one-stop shop. This level of efficiency translates into time and cost savings for you or your business.

    Our Work