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Farr West becomes DOWL

Since the merger in July, DOWL and Farr West Engineering have developed closer ties and recognized the advantages for our individual firms, clients, and talented employees. We are excited to announce that as of January 1, Farr West Engineering is now officially known as DOWL. While Farr West is changing its name, the same people…

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Design-Build Institute of America selects DOWL Murphy Corridor Improvements project for National Award of Merit

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has selected Murphy Corridor Improvements, a project DOWL worked on for the City of Bend, Oregon, for a National Award of Merit in the Transportation category. This award recognizes the team’s efforts as exemplifying the DBIA’s best practices for schedule and cost performance, teamwork, problem solving, and more. This…

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DOWL announces Jeff Bernardo as new Chief Operating Officer

We are proud to announce that Jeff Bernardo will be DOWL’s new Chief Operating Officer effective September 1, 2022. He will take over for Larry Fox who is taking a step back after more than 30 years of service and dedication to the firm. Jeff comes to the role with more than 25 years of…

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DOWL and Farr West Engineering merge

DOWL and Farr West Engineering have joined forces to bring the best of both companies together. DOWL and Farr West managers know the success of the merged firm is founded entirely on continuing to put staff and client needs first. Under the integrated leadership, the combined entity will be 520 employees strong serving seven growing…

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DOWL selects Jim Albin to lead Construction Engineering and Inspection team

With Jason Kelly’s promotion to Geo-Construction Practice Area Lead, DOWL has selected Jim Albin to fill his vacated position as sub-practice area leader for the Construction Engineering and Inspection team. Jim is based in Bend, Oregon, and has been with DOWL since 2014. In that time, he has proven himself as a skilled project manager…

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Jason Kelly becomes Practice Area Leader for DOWL’s Geo-Construction team

DOWL is proud to announce that Jason Kelly, PE, MBA, will lead the company’s Geo-Construction practice area now that Kendall Gee has been promoted to Chief Risk Officer. Jason has been with the firm for 18 years and has managed hundreds of construction engineering and inspection (CE&I) projects across the Pacific Northwest. He is a…

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DOWL announces Kendall Gee as new Chief Risk Officer

As DOWL’s current Chief Risk Officer Maryellen Tuttell, AICP, prepares to retire, the company has selected Kendall Gee, PMP, to succeed her. Maryellen has been instrumental in shaping DOWL’s risk team, and she continually looks out for the best interests of the company and its employees, working to improve processes, genuinely caring for the wellbeing…

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DOWL elects Kristen Hansen to serve as Chair of the Board

DOWL is pleased to announce new leadership for our Board of Directors, effective immediately. The Board selected the talented Kristen Hansen to serve in its highest role. She takes over the seat that was previously occupied by DOWL President and CEO Stewart Osgood, who will continue to serve in his existing roles. Kristen joined the…

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Public involvement after the pandemic

As more individuals get vaccinated and life moves toward normal, public involvement (PI) professionals are being asked: Should we go back to the way things were before, with public meetings held in local high schools from 4:30 to 7 p.m., with snacks, stations, a presentation, and a question-and-answer session? Our experience, coupled with public and…

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Reactive business development is costing you more than you thought

by Josh Grenzsund, Director of Business Development “Not enough time.” “Too expensive.” “What’s the point?” “It’s just the way we do things.” Ask seller-doer project managers (PMs) and marketers about proactive business development (BD) and “getting ahead of things” with clients, and many times those are responses you’ll hear. Instead, they do the opposite –…

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