2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Civiltec Engineering, Inc. – a professional civil engineering services firm with offices in California and Arizona.
The firm was founded in 1986 in Pasadena, California by Richard Shroads. The original concept was to provide general civil engineering work with a focus primarily upon private development, subdivision design and federal design-build projects. Civiltec moved its headquarters to Monrovia, California in 1990 which continues to house the core corporate functions of the firm. In 1992, with the addition of several key staff, Civiltec re-focused its services onto water engineering, environmental engineering and general municipal engineering. Shroads opened the Prescott, Arizona office in 1993 with the mission of expanding Civiltec’s quality civil engineering offering to central Arizona. Shroads and Chris Dusza opened the Phoenix, Arizona office in 1999.
“Together, we are still building Civiltec. The sign out front of our offices always indicates ‘under construction’,” said President David Byrum. “Since 1986–and especially in the last decade–we have added unrivaled expertise to our staff, introduced leading-edge technology to the way we accomplish our services, fully developed our seven service lines, and taken the steps necessary to solidify ourselves as engineering industry leaders in Southern California and Arizona.”
“We incorporated the firm in 1986 and trekked into a world of the unknown,” said Founder Rick Shroads. “We set up our first office in a multi-storied office building on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena because the building managers would actually lease 400 square feet to a start-up company with no money and no credit. We had just enough room to set up three drafting tables, a computer (of course), a pen plotter, and a refrigerator.”
“In looking back at the history and making of Civiltec, from a one-room, 400-square-foot office overlooking Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena to our 30th anniversary, it offers one a peace of mind and solace to know that every person involved in our company–past and present–has created a sense of goodness for fellow employees and the clients we have been so privileged to serve,” Shroads concluded.
To view more thoughts and reflections from longtime Civiltec employees on their years of service with Civiltec, please visit www.civiltec.com/30th-anniversary.
Founded in 1986, Civiltec Engineering, Inc. is a professional consulting and civil engineering firm with a wide spectrum of experience in civil engineering and construction management. The firm boasts particular expertise in water and water related engineering and constructions projects, though they have seven service lines: Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Wastewater Engineering, Drainage Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Management, and Surveying. Civiltec has a wealth of successful experience working for municipalities, water and wastewater districts and state and federal agencies in completing public works improvement projects and water and wastewater system upgrade projects. Civiltec is headquartered in Monrovia, CA with branch offices in Prescott, AZ and Peoria, AZ.