News From the Offices of
Berglund, Schmidt & Associates, Inc.

      To All of our friends and neighbors here in Grays Harbor County and parts beyond -

      First of all, our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by January 5th rain event.   This storm caught many of us by surprise and we continue to deal with the aftermath and probably will for some time.  We at Berglund, Schmidt & Associates are here to help as best we can.  In some cases, however, we are unable to assist and have the following advice for how to tackle some of the more difficult issues the harbor is facing.

      The recent rain event caused multiple landslides within the area, especially the hillsides of Hoquiam and Aberdeen.  The cities are urging both impacted as well as concerned residents to contact their insurance companies as well as engineering and licensed geological experts to determine the status and safety of their premises.  We at Berglund, Schmidt & Associates do provide engineering services, however the investigation of landslide stability and safety is first and foremost a geological issue that must be examined by a licensed Geologist prior to determining any engineering solutions.  We are therefore recommending that residents consult with geologists prior to any engineering involvement.  Below is a list of contacts we would recommend for consultation with the recent landslide issues.  These are presented in no particular order.  They are all well-qualified firms.

      Insight Geologic, Inc.
      William E. Halbert, LH.G., L.E.G.
      1015 4th Avenue East
      Olympia, WA 98506
      (360)754-2128 or (360)943-5003

      Bradley-Noble Geotechnical Co.
      2401 Bristol Court SW
      Olympia, WA 98502

      Krazan & Associates, Inc.
      Poulsbo, WA>
      (360) 598-2126
      Tacoma Office: (253)939-2500

      Calvin McCaughan
      Landau Associates

      (253) 383-4940

Contact Information

Berglund, Schmidt & Associates, Inc.
2323 Bay Ave
Hoquiam, WA 98550

360 532 7630Telephone:
877 419 9683FAX:

Service Area

Grays Harbor County

We provide engineering and survey service to all of Grays Harbor County, including: Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, Westport, Ocean Shores, Nielton, and Taholah.

Mason County

Berglund, Schmidt & Associates provides engineering and survey services to all of Mason County, including: Shelton, .

Pacific County

We provide engineering and survey services to all of Pacific County, including: Raymond, South Bend, .

Thurston County

Berglund, Schmidt & Associates provides limited services to Thurston County. Due to rapidly changing rules and regulations for development, we may refer you to another qualified engineering firm to provide you with the level of service we would be able to provide in our service area. Please contact our office for additional information.

Western Washington State

Each opportunity to serve our clients outside our primary service area must be addressed on a case-by-case basis. It is our preference to provide you with the best possible service - sometimes, that means referring you to another firm with specialty information about your geographical area.