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Design Build Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 to provide civil and structural engineering services to clients in the land development and building construction industry. The primary objective was to market the services of our principal engineer, R. D. Heide, PE.
Mr. Heide grew up in the construction field and was hired by Chevron Corporation out of college in 1980. He developed engineering and project management skills doing design work and construction management for Chevron Companies in various locations in the US, Africa and the Middle East.
As his family grew it became obvious that he would need to spend more time at home to succeed in raising his three boys. In an effort to provide increased presence in his growing family he left Chevron and established Design Build Services, Inc. to market those skills.
From that beginning the firm has grown to include administrative and engineering support personnel. This has included University of Washington student interns for summers since 2000. The firm has been located at its present location in Snohomish County, Washington for the last 15 years and gets the bulk of its work from client referral.
Project Management – Working for Chevron Mr. Heide managed multi million dollar projects in the areas noted above. The firm was started with project management as the primary activity. He has managed apartment complex construction and various levels of residential construction.
Civil Engineering Services –
Civil engineering services are primarily related to design of roads, water lines or drainage facilities to satisfy County and State requirements. These include layout and design of conveyance, detention and water quality facilities for land development or commercial or residential building projects.
Structural Engineering Services –
Structural services are marketed primarily to the building industry. Engineering consists primarily of wood and concrete design.