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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


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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Brian Gillooly

Director of Surveying Services, Principal

Brian has worked in land surveying since 2001 and has had a wide variety of experience, working alongside many high-caliber professional surveyors over the years. Using his strong knowledge of land surveying, organization, and communication skills, he continuously performs high-quality work and works with clients to complete projects efficiently, accurately and on schedule.

Professional Registration & Affiliations:

Land Surveyor's Association of Washington (L.S.A.W.)
National Society of Professional Surveyors (N.S.P.S.)
Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon (P.L.S.O)

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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, New Mexico, Idaho, Texas, Montana, Colorado, Utah and Alaska

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Chris Jensen

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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Jared Karppi

Director of IT and Marketing

Jared has extensive experience in the areas of sales and marketing, product development, networking, infrastructure design and architecture, and information technology management. Always driven to succeed, Jared is a visionary and director of Barghausen's internal IT and Marketing departments, determined to provide service of the utmost quality to our clients, both in house and external.

Professional Registration & Affiliations:

Executive Board - IT Summit
Voice of IT - Member
SMPS Seattle

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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.

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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

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