By Thomas W. Sylvester, P. E. and P. L. S. A hearty Congratulations to Cody D. VanWinkle, our first graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Land Surveying and Geomatics. Cody finished up the last of his course work in May 2019 to qualify for his degree. Like many of our students, Cody has worked his way through school. He whetted his whistle on surveying by working the summer of 2016 for the City of Grand Junction under the tutelage of Peter Krick, P. L. S., City Real Estate Specialist in charge of the City’s surveying. This experience intrigued him enough to seek an education in the profession. He was able to get a Western Colorado Land Surveyors/ Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado, Inc….
RCC is excited to expand our scope of services with the addition of Ivan Geer, P.E. Mr. Geer has over 20 years of experience in engineering consulting, construction materials, and operations management. His project portfolio as a consultant includes wastewater, hydrology, storm water, water resources, environmental compliance, and project/construction management. Mr. Geer worked in the aggregates, ready mix, concrete pipe, precast, and pipeline industries in many roles from engineering to project management. More recently in operations management, he was responsible for all facets of aggregate mining and production from inception, lease negotiation, planning, permitting, budgets, schedules, production, estimating, safety, and reclamation. This broad experience has encompassed permitting with multiple local, state, and federal agencies in western Colorado.
Partnering with Cartographic Edge Inc., RCC recently completed a survey for upcoming improvements at the Grand Junction Regional Airport for Armstrong Consultants. Armstrong is the lead consulting engineer for upcoming improvements, and contracted RCC to develop an accurate topographic map of the project area. RCC established a network of ground control which CEI used to combine aerial imagery and LIDAR mapping to develop a high accuracy base map from over 3,000,000 data points. Expanding our local airport is an important economic development project, we are excited to be part of the design team! Stay up-to-date with our latest news and announcements. Learn about our industry advancements, new projects, and the goings-on of our group here at River City Consultants, a full service firm providing civil engineering,…
One of our owners, Ivan Geer, recently started a 5 year term serving on the Grand Junction Housing Authority board. The Grand Junction Housing Authority is a top notch organization with decades of experience providing sustainable housing solutions to meet the needs of a variety of constituents groups in our community. Through the efforts of Executive Director Jody Kole and her staff, our local housing authority is competitive at obtaining funding for land development and construction projects. As a result, residents of Mesa County receive both the housing assistance and the economic benefits of employing architects, civil engineers, surveyors, and construction professionals. Mr. Geer looks forward to volunteering for the housing authority as his six year term serving the Twenty-First Judicial Nominating Commission for Mesa County, Colorado, comes to close at the end of 2017.
This week Mesa County received two positive economic indicators. First in real estate, where sales have continued to increase in both price and volume through the 4th quarter of 2016, and inventories continue to fall. In addition, the Mesa County School District has experienced an increase in student enrollment. Continuation of these trends bodes well for the land development and construction industries. River City Consultants is excited to continue to provide survey, civil engineering, utility locating, and environmental services on future projects that will result from some moderate growth.