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November 23, 2022










Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Inc., has welcomed five new employees and promoted three staff members internally since the start of September. The new hires include three survey team members, a new addition to the People and Culture team, and an architectural job captain. The promotions include a project engineer and two survey party chiefs. All the promoted and new employees are located out of the firm's Kent office.

New hire Kelsey Bruggman started at Barghausen on Sep. 26 as a talent acquisition specialist. Bruggman graduated from Washington State University with her bachelor's degree in human development with a minor in psychology, and a certificate in family studies. She previously worked as an HR specialist and a recruiter for a construction subcontractor. Her experience includes recruiting for positions across 12 branch locations.

Nicholas Hale joined Barghausen on Sept. 19 as a survey chainperson. Hale has previous experience in the survey field and has also worked as a construction worker for TD Construction, as well as working for the Union Pacific Railroad as a mechanical laborer. He graduated from Las Positas College with his associate of arts degree.

Stephen Ellis started at Barghausen on Sept. 12 as a survey chainperson. Ellis has previous experience working as a laborer and has a background in customer service. He also has a wide variety of knowledge with mechanical skills and trades.

Dustin Chesley joined the Barghausen team on Oct. 3, also as a survey chainperson. Chesley previously worked in both warehousing and manufacturing environments, as well as subcontracting with over 20 years of experience. He has several field certifications.

Harold French joined Barghausen on Oct. 31 as a job captain in the architecture department. French graduated from Green River college and has over 31 years of experience in a variety of different construction backgrounds, with his main passion being architecture.

The three promoted team members are Steven Reed, Yaughn Deardorff and Leo Erolin.

Reed joined the Barghausen team in 2020 and has developed into a well-rounded engineer, taking a leading role with some of the firm's biggest clients and most complex projects. He has technical excellence and has taken the lead on developing key management tools to ensure consistent quality control and task management.

Deardorff started at Barghausen in February of 2017. He has worked with several party chiefs over the years, proving himself to be knowledgeable and proficient in field survey work.

Erolin joined Barghausen in June of 2014 after starting his surveying journey in Hawaii. There, he worked alongside his father and uncle, both professional surveyors running their family's business. Over the last eight years Erolin has performed multiple roles at Barghausen, working both in the field and in the office.

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