Stahly Engineering & Associates, an Employee-Ownded, full service civil engineering and survey firm, believes that building positive relationships by delivering quality services is the key to our success. Personal involvement from owners and project managers in individual projects performed and the communities we serve strengthens our commitment to our clients' goals. Stahly Engineering provides engineering services in the fields of transportation, site development, water and wastewater systems, and structures. We also assist public and private clients with planning, grant writing and administration, GIS, all types of survey services, and construction inspection.
The inspiration behind Stahly Engineering’s business philosophy is the founder, J. David Stahly (Dave). "It was Dave's ethics and family values that drew me to Stahly Engineering in the first place," states Greg Benjamin, one of the current owners of the firm. "We intend to carry on the legacy of what he started."
Moving his family to Helena from Arizona in the late 1960’s, Dave was working on a project for an Arizona based firm. He and his young family liked Helena so much they decided to stay. Staying in the area meant starting an independent firm. Stahly Engineering’s foundation was made solid with the help of the entire Stahly family. Dave’s wife Carol along with Mark, Mike, Byron, Alana and Dan all participated in various jobs as the company grew.
"Dad's influence on us was always by example," Byron Stahly said. "What Stahly Engineering is today is a direct result of Dad's life principals of hard work and integrity. I know how valuable an influence in my personal and professional life my father has been.”
Stahly Engineering recently became an all-employee owned company. Principals of the firm manage the day to day operation of the firm:
Greg Benjamin, P.E. - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Theron Thompson, P.E. - Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Amy Strainer, MBA - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Dax Simek, P.E. - Billings Office Manager
Robie Culver - Helena Office Manager
Associate principals are business and technical managers of each department within the firm. Department managers provide oversight of each department’s business affairs. They provide management of Project and Staff Engineers/Surveyors within the department, including recommendations of staff/resource changes and serving as the initial contact for staff needs and concerns. Department Managers | Technical Leads at Stahly Engineering are:
Site Civil: Kurt Thomson, P.E. | Cordell Pool, PE
Transportation: Dave Gates, P.E. | Jerry Gray, P.E.
Survey: Nick Fish, E.I., P.L.S. | Dan Stahly, P.L.S.
Water/Wastewater: Dax Simek, P.E. (Interim) | Cordell Pool, P.E. (Interim)
Structural: Phil Bachofner, P.E. | John Nicholas, P.E.
Bridge: Kathy Thompson, P.E. | Greg Benjamin, P.E.