Formed October 1, 2006, the owners and staff of River City Consultants have been instrumental in the successful completion of some of the largest and most prominent projects in Grand Junction and the surrounding areas including the Redlands Mesa Golf Course Development, Spy Glass Ridge Residential Subdivision, Summer Hill Residential Development, Three Sisters Residential Community, Gateway Resort, Grand Mesa Commercial Center, Meridian Park Commercial Development, Home Depot, Trappers Crossing Development in Durango, and most recently the high-profile compressed natural gas (CNG) project in Grand Junction, allowing vehicles to use the environmentally-sensitive and economically-friendly bio-fuel.
River City Consultant’s principal engineers and surveyors have over 100 years of combined consulting experience in a broad range of capabilities and have built solid relationships within our community. In addition to civil engineering and land surveying, we provide utility location services, wetland delineations and permitting, project coordination, client representation, municipal process facilitation, and construction observation services. In addition to Colorado, River City Consultants offers professionals registered in New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. With an in-house staff of three Professional Engineers, two Professional Land Surveyors, CAD designers, survey crews, utility locators, stormwater quality inspectors, construction field observers, and administrative support personnel, we emphasize the importance of efficiency, responsiveness, and communication. We believe in value engineering and follow thorough measures to ensure we deliver accurate, complete, and timely data in order to serve our clients with the best possible service.
Jennifer Googins, E.I.T.
Garrett Meagher joined River City Consultants in January as a Design Engineer. He grew up in a small town in Northwest Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering and Geology. After graduation, Garrett took a job offer with a civil engineering consulting firm in Eau Claire, WI which he had been interning with over the past two summers. There he gained experience in construction inspection, site design, grading, and erosion control design.
Later he moved to Delaware where he worked on projects of varying sizes from large mixed-use developments to small commercial and residential site design. There he also gained experience in stormwater management and design.
Garrett along with his wife and dog, are excited to be living, working, and playing in Mesa County.
Jarrod Whelan, P.E.
Paul Southworth, P.E.
Dillon Foster, E.I.T.
Ted began surveying in 1974 in the Navy Seabees. He was involved in various construction projects for the Military in Guam, Philippine Islands, Alaska, Okinawa, Japan and California.
Ted took a job for the Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation as a surveyor, soils and concrete materials tester, project construction inspector, and safety manager. He was involved in a dam monitoring safety program, inspecting and monitoring dams in five western states. Ted retired from the government in 2006.
Ted transitioned into the private sector and continued surveying for construction and cadastral surveying projects, joining River City Consultants in 2018. He is currently involved in the Western Colorado Land Surveyors Association and has been a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Colorado since 2003.
Ted Juntilla, P.L.S.
Jeff has a broad range of engineering proficiency and experience, and has worked on a number of high-profile projects. He has been project manager and/or lead engineer on a wide variety of projects throughout Western Colorado as well as the Denver Metro area for the past 18 years. Over the years, Jeff has compiled a multidisciplined engineering history including land development, site design, highway design, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis/design, and structural design and evaluation.
His most notable Denver-area experience includes his involvement as part of the program management team for the Stapleton Redevelopment and other urban infill projects in the Denver Metro area. In 2001, Jeff relocated to Mesa County where he was able to utilize his diverse experience to advance a wide range of projects including residential and commercial developments as well as capital improvement projects for local municipalities.
Jeffrey W. Mace, P.E.
Jon Martinez, EIT
Alec plays an integral role in the surveying team at River City Consultants. Alec graduated in 2010 from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Surveying and Mapping, as well as a Minor in Mathematics. He is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in Colorado. Alec is a Certified Federal Surveyor (CFedS), which is a designation he earned through a licensing program created by the federal government to assure cadastral boundary surveys are performed in accordance with Bureau of Land Management standards.
Alec has served as project surveyor on many important local projects including work on the Grand Junction Regional Airport, Xcel Energy right-of-way and easement surveys, Xcel Energy/CDOT gas line as-builts, and numerous oil and gas survey operations. Other prior projects Alec has contributed to are the Telluride Airport Runway Reconstruction, federal cadastral projects for the Bureau of Land Management, and project management for a high school football stadium and elementary school.
Alec is a member of the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado, Western Colorado Land Surveyors and the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
Alec K. Thomas, P.L.S.
Ivan began his career in the water, wastewater, environmental engineering and design build construction in Wisconsin. The pull of his native Grand Junction brought him back, where he remained in the civil construction industry as the staff engineer for a company that produced construction materials including concrete pipe and precast products, aggregates, and ready-mix concrete, in addition to managing many land development projects. Later in his career Ivan managed a large aggregate division of consolidated companies, where he oversaw production, quality control, sales, environmental compliance, and land management. Over the years, Ivan has designed and/or managed projects across all spectrums of civil engineering, water resources, construction, and materials.
Ivan’s addition to RCC enhances our capabilities in mining engineering, permitting and environmental compliance, water resources, land and construction oversight/management. Since the early 2000’s he has also been active in volunteering for many notable organizations including United Way, HopeWest, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, the Twenty First Judicial Nominating Committee, Grand Junction Housing Authority, and the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce.
Ivan D. Geer, P.E.
Stephen George, LSIT
Doug brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to River City Consultant’s service offerings and project management capabilities. He has nearly 36 years of engineering experience, working in both the private and public sectors throughout Colorado. He has 30 years of experience working within the Mesa County area including working for the Mesa County Public Works Department as a Staff Engineer from 1988 to 1993 before becoming the Mesa County Engineering Director from 1993 to 1996. In the private sector, Doug was a professional engineer and principal for Thompson-Langford Corporation for 10 years and has been with River City Consultants since it began in 2006.
Doug has extensive experience managing federal, state, local, and private projects. Over the years, Doug has developed a professional working relationship with the local Colorado Department of Transportation staff, primarily in the areas of traffic, access, and utility permitting.
Douglas A. Thies, P.E.
Scott has maintained an important presence at River City Consultants and in our community for many years. He has been licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in Colorado since 1981 and has maintained a consulting business in Grand Junction since 1985 including Thompson-Langford Corporation for 15 years and River City Consultants since it was started in 2006. Scott is also a licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the States of Utah and Wyoming.
Scott has extensive experience in boundary, design, and construction surveys on federal, state, local, and private projects. Prominent local projects on which the surveying has been done by Scott or under his direct supervision include the Redlands Mesa Residential Subdivision, Summer Hill Residential Development, Cattail Creek Residential Subdivision, Canyon View Residential Community, Highway 50 Overpass, Redlands Parkway, many design and construction surveys on Highway 6 & 50, and several hundred easement surveys for Xcel Energy.
Scott has served as President, Vice-President, and Director of the Western Colorado Land Surveyors, a chapter of the Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado, and as Chairman of the Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyor’s Survey Monitor Panel. Scott was the recipient of the 1998 Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado “Citizen-Surveyor Award” for Sustained Meritorious Public and Professional Service, and has received numerous Presidential Citations throughout the years for his committed service to the organization.