PERSONNEL

Shawn
Brill

P.E. President | Contact Shawn

Shawn is a mechanical engineer with a degree from Colorado State University and is registered in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota and Wyoming. Shawn has 30 years experience in consulting, facilities management, and temperature controls.

Education

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 1982.

Accreditation

Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Manager

Registrations

Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and North Dakota

Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Heating
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers

Work Experience

  • 2003-present: Bighorn Consulting Engineers, Co., Grand Junction, CO. Mechanical consulting engineer and president of consulting firm. Design of HVAC systems for commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Produced construction drawings and specifications. Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates. Performed energy and life-cycle cost analysis. Performed code reviews of state building projects.
  • 1998-2003: Burke Associates, Grand Junction, CO. Mechanical consulting engineer and vice-president of 13 person consulting firm. Design of HVAC systems for commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Produced construction drawings and specifications. Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates. Performed energy and life-cycle cost analysis.
  • 1991-1998: Rust-Geotech, Facilities engineer. Provided engineering support on a 40 acre DOE site in Grand Junction, CO for 250,000 sf of buildings including offices, laboratories and warehouses. Performed energy studies, economic analysis, feasibility studies, budgeting, planning and oversight of approximately ten architects, engineers, and tradesmen.
  • 1988-1991: Marston-Kinney/Norm Kinney Assoc., Grand Junction, CO. Mechanical consulting engineer. Design of HVAC systems for commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Produced construction drawings and specifications. Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates. Performed energy and life-cycle cost analysis.
  • 1982-1987: Johnson Controls, Application Engineer, Denver, CO. Duties included design of HVAC control systems of pneumatic, electric and DDC type for commercial, institutional and educational buildings. Design of smoke control, access control and security systems. Performed checkout and commissioning of the systems for owner verification.

 

 

Blaine
Buck

P.E. Vice President | Contact Blaine

Blaine is a mechanical engineer with a degree from Colorado State University and is registered in Colorado and Utah, among others. Blaine has 22 years of experience in consulting and equipment sales.

Education

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 1994.

Registrations

Colorado; Utah; Texas; North Carolina; Tennessee; Oklahoma and Minnesota

Memberships

  • American Society of Heating
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • Former member of the Mesa County Planning Commission
  • Member of Family Health West Board of Directors; Fruita, CO

Awards

Winner ASHRAE Technology Award for Commercial Buildings (1999-2000) Published Article: Colorado Construction Magazine, 2001 “Designing Cost Effective Correctional Facilities Without Loss of Security” Designed Colorado State University HVAC Lab and arranged equipment and labor to be donated to the engineering department for this lab. Contact Blaine

Work Experience

  • 2003-present: Bighorn Consulting Engineers, Grand Junction, CO.  Mechanical consulting engineer and vice-president of consulting firm.  Design of HVAC systems for commercial, educational and institutional buildings.  Produced construction drawings and specifications. Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates.  Performed energy and life-cycle cost analysis.
  • 2001-2003:      Burke Associates,  Grand Junction, CO.  Mechanical consulting engineer and vice-president of 13 person consulting firm.  Design of HVAC systems for commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Produced construction drawings and specifications.  Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates. Performed energy and life-cycle cost analysis.
  • 2001(6 months):York  Equipment, Denver, CO.  Sales engineer. New equipment sales for the HVAC industry including air handling and refrigeration products for the commercial and industrial sector.               
  • 1994-2001:      Mcfall-Konkel-Kimball, Denver, CO.  Mechanical consulting engineer. Design of HVAC systems for commercial, educational and institutional buildings.  Produced construction drawings and specifications. Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates. Performed energy and life-cycle cost analysis.
  • 1994 (4 months) Halliburton Energy Services: Well Site Engineer.  Performed engineering tasks in conjunction with oil well services such as fracturing, logging, testing, casing, etc.

Mark
Harrington

P.E. Vice President | Contact Mark

Mark is a mechanical engineer with a degree from Colorado State University and is registered in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Colorado. Mark has 20 years of experience in mechanical engineering consulting.

Education

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 1998.

Registrations

Colorado, Pennsylvania and Arizona

Memberships

  • American Society of Heating
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
  • Currently sits on the Board of Directors for Community Hospital located in Grand Junction, Colorado

Work Experience

  • September 2005 -present:  Bighorn Consulting Engineers, Co.,  Grand Junction, CO. Mechanical consulting engineer and LEED accredited professional.  Design of HVAC systems for commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Produced construction drawings and specifications.  Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates. Performed energy and life-cycle cost analysis.
  • September 2000 – September 2005:  Reese Engineering, State College, PA.  Project Manager. Production of contract documents for mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems for various new construction and renovation building projects, management of said projects including construction administration, production of support documentation including cost estimates, interaction with clients and owners.
  • May 1998 – September 2000:  Mcfall-Konkel-Kimball, Denver, CO.  Mechanical Designer. Design of HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems, extensive AutoCAD experience.

 

 

Art
Donoho

P.E. Senior Electrical Engineer | Contact Art

Art is an electrical engineer and is registered in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. Art has 30 years experience in consulting and facilities management.

Education

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University, 1982.

Registrations

Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona and Missouri

Memberships

  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Contact Art

Work Experience

  • 2006-present:  Bighorn Consulting Engineers, Co.,  Grand Junction, CO. Senior Electrical Engineer.  Design and supervision of design of electrical systems including power distribution, lighting, telephone and data , fire detection and notification, security and public address for commercial, educational and institutional buildings.  Generate construction drawings and specifications. Perform field reviews. Generate construction cost estimates.
  • 2001-2005:  MKK Consulting Engineers, Grand Junction, CO.  Senior electrical engineer. Responsible for engineering department, quality control and scheduling.
  • 1999-2000: Burke Assoc. Inc., Grand Junction, CO.  Senior electrical engineer. Design of electrical systems including power distribution, lighting, telephone and data , fire detection and notification, security and public address  for commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Produced construction drawings and specifications. Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates.
  • 1994-1999: Burggraaf Assoc. Inc. Grand Junction, CO.  Electrical engineer . Design of electrical systems including power distribution, lighting, telephone and data , fire detection, security and public address  for commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Produced construction drawings and specifications. Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates.
  • 1991-1994: Norm Kinney & Assoc., Electrical engineer. Design of electrical systems including power distribution, lighting, telephone and data , fire detection, security and public address  for commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Produced construction drawings and specifications. Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates.
  • 1989-1991: Marston/Kinney & Assoc. Grand Junction, CO.  Electrical engineer . Design of electrical systems including power distribution, lighting, telephone and data , fire detection, security and public address  for commercial, educational and institutional buildings. Produced construction drawings and specifications. Performed field reviews. Generated construction estimates.
  • 1979-1989: Donoho Electric Service Inc. Fruita, CO. Owned and operated electrical contracting business. Installed electrical systems in commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. Electrical Contractor #486,  Master Electrician (1980)

Chris
Ordahl

Electrical Engineer/Mechanical Engineer Contact Chris

Chris is an electrical engineer with a degree from Colorado School of Mines and a mechanical engineer with a degree from University of Utah.

Education

  • Associate of Applied Science in Elec. Tech, Colorado Mesa University
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines
  • Masters of Mechanical Engineering from University of Utah

Work Experience

  • Chris comes to Bighorn with a diverse engineering background by having both and electrical and mechanical engineering degree.  He has construction experience along with an extensive knowledge of CAD/CAM and was previously a component engineer for Jacobs ESTS Group.

 

 

Robert
Lueck

Mechanical Engineer | Contact Robert

Robert is a mechanical engineer with a degree from University of Colorado-Boulder.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado-Boulder, Grand Junction Branch
  • Associate of Applied Science in Drafting, Colorado Mesa University

Awards

Two-time 1st place Colorado state champion in mechanical drafting (Skills U.S.A) 5th place national competitor in mechanical drafting (Skills U.S.A.) 1st Place in Mechanical Engineering First Year Design Expo.

Work Experience

  • Robert comes to Bighorn from a mechanical design position with Reynolds Polymer Technology in Grand Junction after earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is a critical thinker with strong drafting skills and a quickness to adapt to new projects.

Garrett
Bowling

Mechanical Engineer | Contact Garrett

Garrett is a mechanical engineer with a degree from Colorado School of Mines

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines
  • AutoCAD Certification from Delta Montrose Technical College
  • General Education Classes, Colorado Mesa University

Work Experience

  • Garrett comes to Bighorn after two years with the Delta Public Works Engineering Department before he completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.  Garrett has also been involved in several personal projects and inventions and engineering team projects gaining valuable experience in a wide range of skills.

 

 

Wanda
Graham

Electrical Designer | Contact Wanda

Wanda is an electrical designer with an emphasis on lighting layout and design. Wanda has thirty-one and a half years in the design of electrical and lighting systems. Wanda is versed in the use of AutoCAD, Revit and third party software programs to incorporate lighting schemes into design drawings.

Education

Associate Degree in Mathematics and Applied Science from Colorado Mesa University

Memberships

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Orchard Mesa Lions Club

Work Experience

  • Marston/Kenny & Associates, Grand Junction CO; hand drafted mechanical and electrical plans, mechanical and electrical design and load calculations.
  • Rob Jenkins Architects; Architectural drafting using AutoCAD, general office duties.
  • Burke Associates Inc.; project setup, AutoCAD and LISP programming, Electrical and lighting design, lighting calculations, company standards manager, quality control.
  • Bighorn Consulting Engineers; project setup, Electrical and lighting design, lighting calculations, energy code compliance, site lighting.

Lorie
Hughes

Mechanical Designer | Contact Lorie

Lorie is a mechanical designer and drafter. She has 6 years experience in the industry and is versed in the use of ACAD at all levels and Revit 3 D drafting programs. Lorie is an integral part of the Bighorn team and performs whatever tasks necessary to further the success of the company.

Education

  • Colorado Mesa University: Associate of Applied Science
  • Bauder Design College: A.A. Degree Autodesk Certified Computer Aided Design

Work Experience

  • Western Colorado Community College (AutoCad Instructor)

 

 

Richard
Callaway

Senior Electrical Designer | Contact Richard

Richard is a senior electrical designer as well as the Information Technology (IT) manager for the office handling our computer systems and data backup. Richard has seventeen years in the design of electrical systems.

Education

  • Associate Degree for Engineering Technology CMU (formerly Mesa State)
  • Course Completion for CAD Design Delta/Montrose Technical College
  • Computer Technician from Southeastern Institute of Computer Technology

Memberships

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Work Experience

After Richard graduated high school he spent a 3 year stint in the U.S. Army. Returning from duty he enrolled in Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. and earned a 2 year degree in Engineering Technology. He then returned to the work force and had several jobs is the manufacturing sector. These included work at Close Tolerance Forming located in Cory, Colorado: This work included developing layout for sheet metal (steel and aluminum) for shearing’ punching and forming for companies such as Beechcraft and Raytheon.

This type of work lead to a position with Mount Sopris Instrument Company located in Delta, CO. Mount Sopris developed and manufactured bore hole logging equipment. The success of the company led it to be bought out by EG&G a company with a similar background located in Sunnyvale, California. This led to the company being relocated to California. Richard was asked but did not want to move to California.
A position then opens up in Socorro, New Mexico with TERA (Terminal Explosive Research Analysis) Group. Having relatives living in Socorro he relocated. TERA is an extension of the Star Wars endeavor associated with the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology working with White Sands Proving Grounds. This position and most of the project was ended by the government due to budgetary constraints after four years.

Returning to Colorado Richard realized the importance that computers were playing in the manufacturing industry. He returned to school at Delta/Montrose Technical School and while there studied all phases of CAD design and several CAD software programs.
Returning to the work force he applied and was given a position with General Production Devices in Grand Junction, CO While there he worked in CAD design of forming dies for electronic components for several different forming machines manufactured at the plant. After a decade with GPD; Richard decided to change careers.

He applied and was accepted for a position with Burke Associated. He had hoped to be trained in mechanical engineering, but due to a shortage in the electrical design department he started out as an electrical designer. This led to many years in the same field and a seven year stint with Burke.
Richard has worked for several design firms in Grand Junction he has been associated with design firms such as Limited Engineering Solutions (a branch of B&B Electric) to Integrated Engineering Solutions to freelancing electrical designs all located in the Grand Valley.

This led to being offered a position Big Horn Consulting Engineers as a Senior Electrical Designer. Richard has been with Bighorn for over a decade and continues to work there.

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Grand Junction, CO 81501

970-241-8709

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