Grand Valley Engineering Solutions L.L.C.
Grand Junction, Colorado 81503-8307
Electrical Engineering / Engineering Software
Artist: Alfonso Arambula
Shortly after receiving a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts I went to work for Chas. T. Main., a full service A/E company. There, I worked on a variety of large industrial projects including the The Harbor Campus of the University of Massachusetts, a newspaper printing plant for the New York Times in Carlstadt NJ, a munitions manufacturing plant for Remington Arms in Bridgeport CT, and the automation of the Daily News printing plant in New York City.
In 1977, after passing both the EIT and the PE exams (first try), I accepted a transfer to Denver to head the electrical department in a branch office that Chas. T. Main had recently purchased. Although the branch office didn't work out, I fell in love with The West. My next job was with Clay & Associates where I learned everything I could about the electrical design of commercial projects, and running a small business. I moved to Grand Junction in 1980, and in 1981 I started my first engineering company - W. L. Marston & Assoc. For the last 30 years, I have owned or been a partner in several engineering businesses.
In 1999, I sold my business, bought a bicycle, a book bag, tried to grow a ponytail, (no tats) and became a full time student at Colorado Mesa University. I had dabbled in writing engineering software since the first IBM PC and decided that this might be my only chance to get serious about it. In in 2002, after receiving a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, I started my current company - Grand Valley Engineering Solutions, LLC.