After 22 years of dedication to ESM, Trevor Stiff has been promoted to President. Trevor’s wealth of industry knowledge, coupled with his successful tenure as Vice President, positions him well to lead day-to-day operations and spearhead strategic initiatives. His steadfast commitment to ESM’s values and his instrumental role in the company’s growth makes him the perfect candidate to guide us into the next phase.

Keith Combs has been appointed Vice President. Keith’s experience and dedication to excellence will continue to drive the growth and success of their construction survey division, further strengthening ESM’s position as an industry leader.

Recognizing her outstanding leadership in industrial, commercial, and residential development, Laura Bartenhagen has been promoted to the position of Director of Engineering.

It is with a spirit of deep appreciation that we announce the retirement of the president of ESM Consulting Engineers, Eric LaBrie, effective at the end of 2023.

His 19-year career with the firm has truly been remarkable, and we wish him well in his future adventures.

Eric joined ESM in 2004 as our Director of Planning and was quickly promoted to Vice President when he joined the ownership group in 2005.  Eric served as ESM’s fourth President and Chairman of the Board since 2015, making him ESM’s longest-serving leader since our founder, Bob Scholes.

In Eric’s words, “I am excited to see what the future holds for ESM.  There are so many opportunities here in the Pacific Northwest and I know that the next group of leaders will be ready and able to take ESM to the next level.  I will certainly miss the unique opportunities for problem-solving that come with this industry, but mostly I’ll miss the folks that make ESM such a special place to work.”

Eric has been instrumental in fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and integrity throughout the company.  His strategic insights, deep industry knowledge, and unwavering commitment to the company’s mission have been pivotal in positioning ESM for continued success.

Trevor Stiff, ESM’s current Vice President and Director of Engineering, will make the move to President upon Eric’s retirement.  Trevor’s 22 years of experience within the company prepared him well for this new role.  We are confident that under Trevor’s leadership, ESM will continue to thrive, embrace new opportunities, and deliver exceptional value to our clients and stakeholders.

Please join us in extending our warmest wishes to Eric as he embarks on this new chapter in his life. Likewise, we offer our enthusiastic support and encouragement to Trevor as he assumes the responsibilities of President and leads ESM toward even greater heights.

Thank you for your continued trust in ESM.