Welcome to River City Consultants

Named for the Colorado River that has created and defines the community we live in.
River City Consultants is a multi-discipline engineering and land surveying firm.

OVER 100 YEARS OF COMBINED CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

OUR CORE COMPETENCIES

Land Development and Municipal Design

River City Consultants has a history of successfully completing a variety of land…

Water
Resources

Named for the Colorado River that has created and defines the community we live in…

Wetland Delineations and Permitting

Wetlands are considered a subset of “waters of the United States” (section 404 …

Environmental Engineering 

With two in-house Certified Floodplain Managers and an in-house specialist who …

Energy and
Mining 

In addition to general civil engineering and land surveying services…

Project
Coordination

From managing team communication to maintaining detailed project…

Utility
Locating

In March 2011, River City Consultants expanded its scope of services…

Land
Surveying

We have completed thousands of land surveying projects, and use…

KEY PERSONNEL

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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.

K. Scott Thompson, P.L.S.

Principal Emeritus/Surveyor
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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.

Principal Emeritus/Engineering Project Manager
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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., C.F.M.

Principal/Engineering Project Manager
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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.

Principal/Engineering Project Manager
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Marc has been with River City Consultants since its inception in 2006.  Marc’s expertise is in hydrology, hydraulics, modeling, road design and stormwater BMPs.  Marc also has extensive experience in environmental work, including environmental assessments in industrial and rural areas, feasibility investigations, remedial investigation and remedial design for impacted sites.  He is proficient in environmental permitting through the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, as well as various local governments including Mesa and Garfield Counties, the City of Grand Junction and tribal governments.

Marc maintains professional affiliations with the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Colorado Association of Floodplain Managers.  Marc is a licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, Wyoming and New Mexico.  Additionally, Marc is registered as a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality, a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, a Certified Floodplain Manager and a National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Model Law Engineer.

Marc Kenney, P.E.

Senior Project Engineer/Professional Engineer
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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.

Survey Project Manager/Certified Federal Surveyor
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY?

Very informative, easy to work with!

Debi Sherman
Via Google

We recently had the pleasure of working with River City consultants on a high profile multifaceted million dollar project in Garfield County. The timeline was extremely tight and the work complicated. River City rose to the occasion got the subs in line and finished the project ahead of schedule and under budget. As all project go there were some surprises and changes, River City brought solutions. They are very professional and friendly. I hope we get the opportunity to work with them in the future.

Frank Coberly
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River City Consultants are the best engineering and land surveying company I have ever worked with. Not only did they help us with our Grand Junction location, they came to Denver as well and completed all the work we needed done far in advance. The are professional and very versed in their fields. I would recommend them to anyone!

Alicia McCarthy
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Careers in Grand Junction

01. Professional Surveyor

02. Senior Project Engineer

03. Civil Designer

03. Survey Technician

LATEST NEWS

FREDDY’S CLOSER TO OPENING!

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers construction is progressing! We look forward to the opening and trying out new food options in Grand Junction that will be available at 739 Horizon Drive and 2489 Highway 6. River City Consultants performed civil engineering and survey services for the location on Horizon Drive and engineering services for the Highway 6 location.

CHIPETA ESTATES SUBDIVISION CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

Chipeta Estates Subdivision in the City of Grand Junction annexation area is under construction.  The dirt contractor, CW Construction, has grubbed, cut rough grades, and installed nearly all the sewer mainline.  Not only are they moving fast and taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, CW is running a very clean and organized construction site!   River City Consultants performed survey and civil engineering services for this project.  Currently we are also providing construction inspection services as well.

ENGINEERS WEEK PASSED US BY

In case you didn’t realize it, last week was national engineers week:  https://www.nspe.org/resources/partners-and-state-societies/national-engineers-week,which “Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers’ positive contributions to quality of life…”.  We hope our clients and project owners are satisfied with the civil engineering, survey, and environmental engineering services we provide.  Stay tuned for additional news on 2017 projects that we have started!

RIVER CITY TEAMS WIN GRAND JUNCTION REGIONAL AIRPORT WORK

River City is pleased to announce that we are part of all three consulting teams that were recently selected by the Grand Junction Regional Airport to provide engineering and architectural services. Congratulations to our teaming partners, Mead and Hunt, Garver, and the Blythe Group. We look forward to working together to provide surveying, land-side civil engineering, and environmental services over the next several years.

CITY OF FRUITA WINS GOCO STARBURST AWARD

River City is proud to announce one of our projects gaining state-wide attention. We performed survey, civil engineering, and we are completing floodplain modelling and FEMA mapping services for this project: https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/short-and-sweet-little-salt-wash-trail-wins-state#When:05:23:00Z “A short, but well-used section of trail that connects north and south Fruita is a recipient of a Colorado Lottery Starburst Award. The Little Salt Wash Trail is eight-tenths of a mile, but it allows non-motorized access under Interstate 70, U.S. Highway 6 and the Union Pacific railroad. On any given day, pedestrians, bicyclists and dog walkers mingle on the path that connects the city with the James M. Robb Colorado River State Park.” Congratulations to the City of Fruita for developing such a widely used public amenity!