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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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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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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