"ACEC has been a very effective and affordable training resource for our company on a wide variety of A&E business related topics."
--Troy Bowers, P.E., President, Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc.
(member firm since 1980)
ACEC Oregon National Director 2012-present
ACEC Oregon Past-President 2010-2011
"I first joined ACEC as a small business because of the wide range of benefits it provided, from group health insurance, to training in risk management and contracts, to the exposure to teaming partners and clients. As we grew and merged with a larger firm, we continued our involvement with ACEC due to its continued value to our firm and the profession. We have found its proactive legislative efforts on behalf of the A&E industry at a local and national level to be critical to our business. We still value the timely and relevant training and educational opportunities. And we continue to build and strengthen relationships with other ACEC member firms."
--Tim Blackwood, PE, GE, CEG, Principal, Hart Crowser, Inc.
(member firm since 2006 under another name; since 2011 as Hart Crowser)
ACEC Oregon Vice President 2015-present
“We have been a member of ACEC for more than 40 years. One of the reasons we have been such a long time member is our opinion concerning the firms that are members. I have found them to be, in my opinion, among the best firms in the United States for quality, ethics and professionalism, not to mention being technically respected, as well, and I value an association with them.
"Because there is some expense associated with being a member, we have taken advantage of the business insurance and the 401K (retirement) program available through the national organization and the health insurance available through the local organization. We also participate in the Coalitions program through CASE (Council of American Structural Engineers) which provides great support in business practices and risk management. We have found the products across the board to be exceptional and we save money compared to other programs. I encourage all firms who value the quality of the firms with which they associate to become active members of ACEC.”
--Joseph Gehlen, P.E., S.E., Kramer-Gehlen & Associates, Inc. (member firm since 1973)
"Our firm has always been very appreciative of ACEC Oregon because of the many benefits it provides. Among them, we value the past efforts by ACEC in obtaining passage of laws dealing with Qualifications Based Selection of engineering firms by state and local agencies in the state of Oregon."
--Ermel Quevedo, P.E, President, Cornforth Consultants, Inc.
(member firm since 1984)
ACEC Oregon Past-President 1996-1997
"I want to thank ACEC Oregon for giving my firm a voice in the difficult world of government contracting. Through various committees and events sponsored by ACEC, we have built a strong relationship with ODOT management and the employee base that I never could have accomplished as a single firm wishing to be heard. The issues that are important to our firm are just as important to other ACEC firms, and together we form a very powerful and very organized group. Thank you ACEC Oregon."
--Gayle Harley, P.E., President & Chief Construction Engineer (retired)
OBEC Consulting Engineers (member firm since 1973)
ACEC Oregon Past President 2009-2010
"Our firm's involvement with ACEC Oregon has been the backbone of GRI's business development and continuing education efforts for the past 25 years. The members of ACEC Oregon are our clients and friends and it has been very worthwhile."
--Dwight Hardin, P.E., Principal, GRI (member firm since 1984)
ACEC Oregon Past President 2006-2007