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

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Omar Vasquez

Fuel Division Manager, Principal

Omar leads and directs the fueling systems design division of Barghausen. He has over 20 years of experience taking on the most unique and challenging projects. Omar is a divergent thinker prepared for any challenging design.

Professional Registration & Affiliations:


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Kelli Bush

Director of Human Resources

Kelli’s vast experience in human resources management functions including recruiting, employee relations, compliance and more are a wonderful addition to the Barghausen team. Kelli holds a Bachelor of Science in Business/Human Resources Management, as well as professional certifications from SHRM and HRCI. Determined to build an engaging and positive employee experience, Kelli always focuses on what really matters, the human element!


Bachelor of Science in Business/Human Resources Management - Capella University

Professional Registration & Affiliations:




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Josh Harlan

Principal Engineer

Josh has been designing and managing a wide variety of unique projects since 2006. He joined Barghausen in 2016, overseeing our Oregon office and several of our commercial client programs. His variety of agency interaction has gained him specific knowledge of many different design standards and development requirements, providing him with the diverse experience required to meld a project's goals and design to an individual jurisdiction's requirements, finding solutions for site constraints, and permit requirements.


Oregon Institute of Technology; Klamath Falls, Oregon

Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering, 2006

Professional Registrations & Affiliations:

Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Oregon

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