Derek Schuler, P.E., PTOE joins our Boulder Office with 25 years of transportation and traffic engineering experience, including signal design and operations. Derek leads our Transportation and Traffic Engineering Group.
Michelle Iblings, MSCE, P.E, PH, CFM joins our Boulder Office with 13 years of in-depth floodplain modeling, reservoir storage design, and stream restoration experience. She was recently selected to lead our Water Resources Group.
J. Edward Roberts, Jr., P.E. joins our Boulder Office to manage multi-disciplined projects including roadways, utilities, and drainage. Ed brings over 45 years of comprehensive civil engineering and project management experience, including ownership of his own firm and designing hundreds of projects in Colorado, California, and Missouri.
Drexel Barrell announces key promotions:Drexel Barrell is proud to announce the promotion of two key employees to Principal.
Tim D. McConnell, P.E., Manager of our Colorado Springs office has been an integral member of our company since 2010. He has demonstrated leadership and proven ability to manage our growing Colorado Springs office for both public and private sector clients. Recent projects include Golden Lane Bridge Replacement for El Paso County, 1.5 miles of trunk sewer replacement for Trinidad, and numerous residential projects across El Paso County.
2020 Update: Tim has been elected Chair of the City of Colorado Springs / El Paso County Drainage Board. The Drainage Board acts as an advisory board to City Council and the Board of County Commissioners regarding subdivision codes and regulations relating to the drainage and control of flood and surface waters and administration of the subdivision Storm Water Drainage Funds. The board also works closely with the City Engineer and the County Engineer.Mathew E. Selders, PLS has been employed at Drexel Barrell since 2000. Matt supervises field and office survey operations in Boulder, including scheduling assignments, supervising surveys and plats, and preparing proposals. Representative projects include: 29th Street, WW Reynolds property surveys, and the Peloton in Boulder, Clear Lake Dam, Downtown Westminster, and the Snowmass Golf Course.
Michael D. Middleton, P.E., Principal reaches career milestoneThough not nearly as impressive as the tenure record set by his partner Bill Wright, Mike reached his 25 year anniversary with Drexel Barrell in 2018.
A graduate of North Carolina State University with a BS in Civil Engineering and the University of Colorado with a Masters in Business Administration, Mike was City Engineer of Broomfield, Operations Engineer for the Boulder County Public Works Department, and founded and operated Columbine Engineering Management Group, Inc. for 10 years before joining Drexel.
William K. Wright, PLS, Principal reaches career milestoneA native of Utah who grew up in Pennsylvania, Bill earned a degree in Surveying from Paul Smith's College (NY). After graduating and working for two years in PA, he moved west to Boulder. Hired by founder Frank Drexel in June 1977, Bill has been continously employed by our firm for 40 years! (the longest tenure in our company's history).
Bill started in the original Drexel Barrell offices at 1425 Pearl Street, and his first assignment was manually drafting an Improvement Location Certificate under Frank Drexel's seal. Working his way up through the ranks, Bill took on ever-increasing responsibility and duties as he gained experience and honed his survey skills.
In 1985, he demonstrated the knowledge, experience, and proficiency required to become licensed as a Colorado Professional Land Surveyor. In 1994, Bill became a stockholder and in 1999 a Principal of Drexel Barrell.
Much like a detective, surveying requires a methodical and analytical approach, painstaking research and investigation, and meticulous attention to detail. Bill proudly carries on in the tradition of the company founder, Frank Drexel, PLS.
Drexel Barrell announces new Associates:
In January, Drexel Barrell proudly announced the promotion to Associate of two members of our firm. The new Associates are: Cameron W. Knapp, P.E., LEED AP, Manager of our Greeley Office and, Patrick C. O'Hearn, PLS, Senior Surveyor in our Colorado Springs office.
Cameron Knapp joined Drexel Barrell in 2008 and spent six years in our Greeley and Boulder offices before re-opening our Greeley office last fall. He served eight years with the US Army Reserves before joining our firm. Cameron knows the staff and is thoroughly familiar with City of Greeley and Weld County requirements and approval procedures.
Pat O'Hearn has been employed at Drexel Barrell since 2007 and has been the surveyor for our Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs and Colorado Springs Offices. He brings over 40 years of Colorado land surveying experience and wisdom to his current position as Associate and Survey Manager of our Colorado Springs office.