Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers has been in business in one form or another since 1954:
At the suggestion of his brother Tom, a prominent local architect, Jim Balzhiser moved to Eugene from Ohio to open Balzhiser Engineering.
He sets up shop in a building at 12th & High.
Lifetime Oregon resident and Electrical Engineer Carrol Colvin joined Jim, and the partnership became Balzhiser & Colvin Engineering.
With his brother Tom, Jim designs and has built a new building on McKinley
Street, which Balzhiser & Colvin Engineering moves into.
Balzhiser & Colvin Engineering incorporates.
Keith Hubbard, a recent Washington State University graduate, joined Jim Balzhiser. He became a principal of the firm in 1975 and served as president
from 1985 to 1997. He led the Mechanical Engineering department from 1985 to 2007.
Dave Bomar, a Mechanical Engineer and Oregon State University graduate, joins the firm. He became a principal of the firm in 1979 and has been serving
as president since 1997.
Carrol Colvin retires
Balzhiser & Colvin Engineering becomes Balzhiser/Hubbard & Associates.
Jim Krumsick joined the firm as manager of the Electrical Engineering department. He became a principal in the firm in 1985.
Jim Balzhiser “semi-retires.”
The firm name is changed to Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers.
BHE outgrows its location on McKinley Street and moves into the former
Security Pacific Bank building at the corner of 10th and Lincoln.
Tim Ely is hired. He became a principal in 2006 and leads our Healthcare group.
Mark Penrod is hired. He became a principal in 2000 and has managed the Mechanical Engineering department since 2007.
Monica Anderson joined the firm and established the Civil Engineering department. She became a principal in 1997.
The Surveying department is created.
Mike Ware, a former employee, returns to the firm and becomes a principal. He has managed the Electrical Engineering department since 2005.
The former Eugene Public Library building at 13th and Olive was purchased
and remodeled, and BHE moved from the Lincoln Street building in December of 2003.
An open house was held to show off our new building and to celebrate our 50 year anniversary. The guest list included Nettie Balzhiser, Jim’s widow.
Jim Krumsick retires at the end of the year.
Keith Hubbard “semi-retires” at the end of June.
BALZHISER & HUBBARD ENGINEERS