Thomas Dean & Hoskins, Inc.

Great Falls, MT

TD&H’s corporate headquarters in Great Falls, Montana supports a local staff of 45, offering a truly comprehensive menu of engineering and related services to local and regional clients.  With this variety of technical and administrative assistance available, our customers include a unique blend of individuals, international corporations, rural utility districts; large municipalities, County, State and Federal agencies, including the Montana Air National Guard and Malmstrom Air Force Base.  Established in 1965 and engineering local improvements ever since, you would be hard pressed to travel a city block in Great Falls without crossing a facility we have not touched.

 

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

(406) 761-3010

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Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant duties include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office.  Support Administrative manager and other staff through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication.  Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and deadlines, reports to Administrative Manager. Our ideal candidate: Strong organization and planning skills Attention…

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Meet the Team

Wade DeBoo

P.E. & Principal

CEO/President / Regional Manager

Wade is TD&H Engineering’s CEO/President as well as the Regional Manager for the Great Falls office. He has over two decades of experience in civil engineering and has played a key role in the design, production and management of countless projects since joining the firm in 2000. Wade has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in hydraulics and is an invaluable member of the TD&H team.

Wade DeBoo P.E. & Principal

CEO/President / Regional Manager

Dustin Nett

P.E. & Principal

Engineer - Civil

Dustin is a licensed engineer that serves as the Great Falls Office Civil Department Manager and Water·Sewer·Storm Discipline Director for TD&H Engineering. For nearly 25 years, he has provided design, construction management, grant writing, grant administration and project management for several public and private water, wastewater, stormdrain, roadway, site design, environmental remediation and subdivision projects throughout Montana and the US. Dustin earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Civil Engineering from Montana State University. GO CATS!

 

Dustin Nett P.E. & Principal

Engineer - Civil

John Juras

P.E. & Principal

Engineer - Civil

John’s career has spanned a broad range of civil engineering disciplines and activities, he has extensive experience is all phases of engineering project execution including project development, engineering studies, design and construction management. In 32 years of engineering, John has planned, designed and managed the construction of roadways, water systems, sanitary and storm sewers, water and sewer treatment systems, and many other facilities.

 

John Juras P.E. & Principal

Engineer - Civil

Loran Frazier

P.E.

Transportation Department Manager

Loran has over 34 years of experience working in the transportation field, including work on nationally recognized large-scale projects. During this 27-year career at the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), he was involved in many firsts and award-winning projects while he served in several different capacities as designer, CADD Manager, Preconstruction Services Engineer, District Administrator, and Chief Engineer. He spent 2.5 years getting a $1.2 Billion-dollar project permitted, designed and ready bid in Alaska and has a little over 5 years working as a consultant in MT.   Mr. Frazier is TD&H Engineering’s lead transportation engineer.

Loran Frazier P.E.

Transportation Department Manager

Nate Young

P.E.

Engineer - Civil

Nate is a professional civil engineer with design and field experience in hydraulics, hydrology, water, wastewater, site development, soils, and transportation design.  Nate’s experience includes modeling, preparation of plans and contract documents, preparation of design reports, surveying, field investigations, and construction administration. He is proficient in several design and modeling software, which include AutoCAD Civil 3D, Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis (SSA), MicroStation, HY-8, FishXing and multiple other software.

Nate Young P.E.

Engineer - Civil

Camille Johnson

P.E.

Engineer - Civil

Camille has been a licensed professional engineer at TD&H Engineering since 2012. Her experience includes materials testing, preliminary planning and final project design. She has participated in the design of municipal and commercial sites, rural irrigation improvements, roadways, storm and sanitary sewer networks and water treatment systems.

Camille Johnson P.E.

Engineer - Civil

Nicole Rediske

E.I.

Engineer - Civil

Nicole earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in 2012 and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering in 2014.  Since joining the TD&H team in 2015, she has worked with senior engineers on various projects including wastewater treatment, storm water management and sanitary sewer and water distribution design.

Nicole Rediske E.I.

Engineer - Civil

Katie Rediske

Construction Materials Testing & Environmental Technician

Katie has a background in land reclamation, environmental field work, and construction materials testing. She performs ground water monitoring field work and storm water management and wetlands work. Katie works on spill prevention, control, and countermeasure (SPCC) plans and Phase I environmental site assessments (ESAs) and is an accredited asbestos inspector. She also maintains the quality assurance program for TD&H’s accredited construction materials testing laboratory.

Katie Rediske

Construction Materials Testing & Environmental Technician

Ryan Buffington

P.E.

Engineer - Civil

Ryan is a Civil Engineer for the Great Falls office. He has almost two decades of experience in civil engineering and has played a key role in the design, production, and management of projects since joining the firm in 2018. Ryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural design and is an integral member of the TD&H team.

Ryan Buffington P.E.

Engineer - Civil

Debi Pace

E.I.

Engineer - Civil

Debi performs a wide range of tasks at TD&H including design of water distribution and wastewater collection systems, preparation of bidding documents and specifications, and project cost estimates. Responsibilities include Federal and State grant preparation for utility projects, construction grant administration and project oversight. She also works in the industrial hygiene and environmental department of TD&H. Environmental work includes research and preparation of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, NEPA and MEPA investigations, Categorical Exclusions and numerous other environmental documents to meet various government agency requirements. Industrial hygiene work includes asbestos inspection, sampling and reporting.

Debi Pace E.I.

Engineer - Civil

Bill Colenso

E.I.

Engineer - Civil

Bill has over 41 years of engineering experience involving a wide variety water resource and watershed projects. He also has experience in designing and installing various irrigation structures and systems.

Bill Colenso E.I.

Engineer - Civil

Craig Nadeau

P.E. & Principal

Engineer - Geotechnical

Craig is a registered professional engineer with a decade of experience and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering with a Geotechnical focus. He also has experience in construction field and laboratory testing related to geotechnical engineering and construction. Craig is experienced in planning and conducting geotechnical investigations using multiple methods including conventional augered borings, test pits, and Cone Penetration Testing. He is experienced in projects related to the design of roads and pavements, railroads, bridges, and foundations. He also has experience evaluating and assessing slope stability issues, expansive soils, and soft compressible soils. Craig is TD&H Engineering’s Geotechnical Department Manager.

Craig Nadeau P.E. & Principal

Engineer - Geotechnical

Rodney Blake

P.E. & Principal

Engineer - Structural

Rodney has structural experience with all structures including bridges, roofs, tanks, foundations, buildings, etc. He is a structural engineer licensed in the states of Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Vermont and Idaho. He is also licensed in several Canadian provinces. He was hired by TD&H in 1999 and is the Structural Department Manager.

Rodney Blake P.E. & Principal

Engineer - Structural

Kevin McCray

P.E.

Engineer - Structural

Mr. McCray is the lead bridge engineer for TD&H. He has thirty years of civil engineering experience with the Montana Department of Transportation which included project management and the design of cast-in-place concrete, prestressed concrete and steel bridges. Other design experience includes sign structures, box culverts, noise walls and retaining walls. As MDT Bridge District Engineer, he gained experience in the oversight of consultant designed projects involving bridges.

Kevin McCray P.E.

Engineer - Structural

Brady Lasilla

P.E.

Engineer - Structural

Brady is a structural engineer with experience in the analysis and design of bridges, culverts, retaining walls, and buildings. He has bridge design and load rating experience from working with public and private clients. Brady is proficient with the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, and the Montana Structures Manual. He performs project management, gravity and seismic design, QC review, plan and specification preparation, quantity estimates, and construction services.

Brady Lasilla P.E.

Engineer - Structural

Robb Sparks

E.I.

Engineer Intern - Structural

Robb is a structural engineer intern with three years of experience designing buildings and providing construction inspection services.  He has experience designing with concrete, steel, and masonry, having contributed to a number of projects ranging from industrial and water treatment facilities to commercial buildings.  Robb has also served as a special inspector for a variety of construction projects including bridge repair, municipal water storage tanks, and multi-unit residences.  He is also building proficiency with AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications.

Robb Sparks E.I.

Engineer Intern - Structural

Kyle Palagi

P.E.

Engineer - Structural

Kyle is a licensed professional engineer specializing in structural engineering. He has a wide variety of project experience including commercial buildings, seismic retrofits, education facilities, worship facilities, and industrial structures. Kyle holds a Bachelor and Master’s degrees in civil and structural engineering from Montana State University. He takes a practical approach to design while implementing creative solutions that help our clients bring their vision to reality.

Kyle Palagi P.E.

Engineer - Structural

Deven Vignali

Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Technician

Mr. Vignali’s professional background includes geophysical investigation, processing, and interpretation, geochemical sampling and interpretation, environmental technician and field work services, and industrial hygiene services.  He has experience with seismic and magnetotelluric investigations, geothermal resource characterization, spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plan investigation, hydrocarbon and hazardous chemical remediation, ground water monitoring, environmental site assessments, and asbestos, lead, and mold inspections and clearances.  He is a Montana-accredited asbestos inspector and an EPA-trained lead-risk assessor.

Deven Vignali

Environmental and Industrial Hygiene Technician

Jana Cooper

PLA & Principal

Landscape Architecture & Planning Manager

Jana is a Professional Landscape Architect with over a decade of experience in planning, landscape architecture and design. She has contributed to the design, production and management of the planning and landscape architecture department since joining TD&H. Ms. Cooper has managed a wide range of projects through all stages of development. She has worked on many public and private projects and has strong skills related to comprehensive planning, land development and high level design. Jana Cooper has worked on projects from Montana to Arizona as well as internationally including projects in Australia, London, China and the Middle East.

Jana Cooper PLA & Principal

Landscape Architecture & Planning Manager

Dan Kenczka

P.L.S. & CFedS

Surveying Department Manager

Dan joined TD&H Engineering in 1984 and is the firm’s Surveying Department Manager. He has experience in topographic, cadastral, ALTA, boundary and surveys with plat preparation as well as construction staking. He has performed numerous railroad, road and bridge surveys, data collection and design surveys for streets, parking lots, storm drainage and sanitary sewer renovation or replacement. Dan is skilled in the use of electronic measurement and data collection equipment.

Dan Kenczka P.L.S. & CFedS

Surveying Department Manager

Kevin Violette

Surveyor

Kevin is a recent civil engineering technician graduate from Highlands College Montana and is currently working toward his professional land surveyor licence.

Kevin Violette

Surveyor

Troy Voeller

Surveyor

Troy is a fresh face on the TD&H surveying team and is a quick study. He has been with TD&H for six months and continues to work alongside Kevin and Dan, learning how to properly use the surveying equipment and provide accurate data for TD&H projects.

Troy Voeller

Surveyor

Cheyney Lorenz

Lab Supervisor/ Construction Manager

Cheyney is the Director of Lab Operations. He oversees all construction materials testing, quality control, and construction management activities for the TD&H Certified Materials Testing Laboratory. Beyond his laboratory oversight duties, Cheyney provides field inspection for various utility and earthwork construction projects. Mr. Lorenz has been with TD&H since 1995 most recently as a Construction Manager. He has an Associates of Science degree in Civil Engineering & Survey Technology from North Dakota State College of Science.

Cheyney Lorenz

Lab Supervisor/ Construction Manager

Mike Schmit

Construction Materials Testing Technician

Mike is responsible for scheduling field personnel and laboratory testing and for daily implementation of the laboratory quality management system. He has performed a variety of field tests at military, commercial and residential job sites, including missile sites, armories, pipelines, airports, highways, hotels, warehouses, schools, retention basins and earthen dams. Mike also performs various geotechnical and construction materials testing laboratory tests on soil, aggregate, asphaltic, cementitious and other materials.

Mike Schmit

Construction Materials Testing Technician

Bridger Croft

Lab Technician

Bridger is a Lab Technician for TD&H’s AASHTO Accredited Materials Testing Laboratory. He is certified to complete various field and lab testing on asphalt, soil, aggregate and concrete materials. Bridger has a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from Montana State University.

Bridger Croft

Lab Technician

Nicole Jone

Lab Technician

Nicole is a Lab Technician for TD&H’s AASHTO Accredited Materials Testing Laboratory. She is certified to complete various field and lab testing on asphalt, soil, aggregate and concrete materials. Nicole is working towards a Bachelors Degree in Engineering.

Nicole Jone

Lab Technician

Taylor Rodger

Construction Project Representative

Taylor has been employed by TD&H Engineering since 2014. He has been instrumental in maintaining construction quality for several school construction projects in Havre this past year. He has become very familiar with the area and the people. Taylor is responsible for assuring that the quality of the work meets or exceeds the project’s contractual requirements, and maintains the standard of excellence established by TD&H Engineering and the City of Havre. He keeps meticulous records of each project he is oversees.

Taylor Rodger

Construction Project Representative

Cody Dean Faltin

CAD Drafter/Designer

In 2014, Cody joined TD&H Engineering as a Construction Project Representative. He spent a year at our Watford City office and in 2016, moved back to Great Falls and is currently fulfilling a position for a contract TD&H has with Malmstrom Air Force Base.

Cody Dean Faltin

CAD Drafter/Designer

Steve Goff

Construction Project Representative

Steve has over 18 years of construction inspection experience involving a wide variety of systems and materials.  Projects have included; highways, parking lots, buildings, signs, water sheds and storm drains.

Steve Goff

Construction Project Representative

Peter Klevberg

P.E.

Engineer - Environmental Manager

Mr. Klevberg has accumulated nearly 30 years of experience in geology, mining, geotechnical, hydrogeology, construction materials testing, structural analysis and design, petroleum hydrocarbon remediation, asbestos, lead-based paint, hazardous waste, indoor air quality, mold, radon and industrial noise exposure.  Peter oversees construction materials testing, environmental, and industrial hygiene personnel, and he often does field work on complex projects with overlapping requirements, potentially saving time and money for clients.

Peter Klevberg P.E.

Engineer - Environmental Manager

Oran Grotbo

Industrial Hygiene Specialist

Oran provides field and laboratory inspection and construction materials testing (CMT) services, including in-place field density tests (soils and asphalt), field concrete tests (slump, air, casting cylinders and beams), asphalt/concrete coring, concrete strength tests, laboratory moisture density curves, gradations, and liquid/plastic limit tests for municipalities, utility companies, and commercial, industrial, public and private facilities.  He also performs asbestos inspections, lead-based paint (LBP) inspections, abatement air monitoring/clearances and mold inspections on industrial hygiene projects in Montana.  Mr. Grotbo conducts environmental site assessments (ESAs), hydrocarbon/leaking underground storage tank (LUST) investigations/mitigations, stormwater runoff measurement, landfill investigations, indoor air quality assessments.

Oran Grotbo

Industrial Hygiene Specialist

Laura Hart

E.I.

Engineer - Environmental

Laura Hart’s career has included environmental engineering disciplines and activities. She has experience with spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plan preparation, petroleum hydrocarbon remediation, environmental site assessments, asbestos inspections, and asbestos and lead-in paint report preparation.

Laura Hart E.I.

Engineer - Environmental

Curt Swets

CAD/GIS Manager

Curt Swets is TD&H’s Corporate CAD/GIS Manager. He has a degree in GIS and Land Planning from Montana State University and has many years of GIS experience ranging from ecological landscape analysis to GIS consulting and mapping for the telecommunications industry. He oversees the day-to-day scheduling of drafting efforts and coordinates design and review for projects of varying types and sizes.

Curt Swets

CAD/GIS Manager

Morris Carlson

CAD Drafter/Designer

Morris began working for TD&H Engineering in June, 1990. Morris’s work experience has involved field surveys, material testing, monitoring and plan production using “CADD” (Computer Aided Drafting and Design).

Morris Carlson

CAD Drafter/Designer

Ruth Tuss

CAD Drafter / Designer

Ruth has been a drafter for TD&H since she was hired in 2001 and works primarily as a structural drafter utilizing programs such as AutoCad, Revit and Civil 3D for civil projects as needed.

Ruth Tuss

CAD Drafter / Designer

Kayla Palagi

CAD Drafter/Designer

Kayla began working for TD&H Engineering in August 2016.  As a drafter, she helps prepare technical drawings and plan sets for landscaping, construction, structural and civil engineering projects. She enjoys seeing the progress from conceptual drawings to completed infrastructure.

Kayla Palagi

CAD Drafter/Designer

Cindy Wojciechowski

Administrative Manager

Cindy was hired by TD&H Engineering in May of 2005. In addition to her work as the Administrative Manager, Cindy has provided field support for mold investigations and is an accredited asbestos inspector. She regularly compiles environmental data spreadsheets and assists with quality assurance and data checks. Her organizational skills are invaluable in enabling the company to provide high quality service.

Cindy Wojciechowski

Administrative Manager

Triston Burkstrand

Administrative Assistant

Triston began greeting TD&H clients in July 2015. She handles incoming and outgoing correspondence as well as answering the phones to get clients in quick contact with the staff at TD&H.

Triston Burkstrand

Administrative Assistant

Mike O’Brien

P.E.

Engineer - Civil

Mike is a registered professional engineer with nearly two decades of experience and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering. His experience includes water, stormdrain and wastewater modeling for various municipalities across Montana.

Mike O’Brien P.E.

Engineer - Civil

Our Corporate Team

Wade DeBoo P.E. & Principal

CEO/President / Regional Manager

Wade is TD&H Engineering’s CEO/President as well as the Regional Manager for the Great Falls office. He has over two decades of experience in civil engineering and has played a key role in the design, production and management of countless projects since joining the firm in 2000. Wade has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in hydraulics and is an invaluable member of the TD&H team.

Wade DeBoo P.E. & Principal

CEO/President / Regional Manager

Kelly Okes Principal

Financial/Human Resources Director

Kelly oversees the accounting and HR departments at TD&H. He also directly assists the President and Corporate Treasurer with the firm’s financial operations. He has over 15 years of experience in corporate accounting and employee benefit programs, including all phases of payroll and the administration of an employee stock ownership plan. Kelly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with a minor in history from the University of Great Falls and has completed numerous undergrad accounting courses. He has served as the Secretary for the Great Falls, MT Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Kelly has been with TD&H since 2003.

Kelly Okes Principal

Financial/Human Resources Director

Jay Tuss

Computer Systems Manager

Jay has worked for TD&H Engineering, Inc. since October 1983.  Jay’s work experience has included field survey and plan production.  His experience has involved many public works improvements, including new construction and renovation of existing facilities, paving, curb & gutter, drainage, and signing of streets & highways.  Jay has been involved in numerous Montana Department of Transportation and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad transportation projects. Jay serves as the technical advisor for TD&H’s CAD staff along with his primary function as the Computer Systems Manager.  This entails supporting the entire Information Technology infrastructure for TD&H.  Jay supports over 100 employees in 7 offices, in 4 states, along with the computers, software, printers, servers, and firewalls used by those employees.

Jay Tuss

Computer Systems Manager

Monique Nickol

Accounting Manager

Monique has worked at TD&H since 1984. She is the Head Bookkeeper and is responsible for the Firm’s day to day bookkeeping and client billing. Monique has extensive experience in all areas of bookkeeping (A/R, A/P, invoicing, etc). She frequently assists the Financial Director with the corporate accounting and is a valuable resource. She accomplishes the monthly billing for five Regional Offices. Monique also prepares/reconciles the monthly payroll data for all TD&H divisions.

Monique Nickol

Accounting Manager

Annette Hobbs

Human Resource Assistant

Annette has been with TD&H since early 2005. She began as an Administrative Assistant in the Great Falls Regional Office and currently serves as the Firm’s Human Resources Assistant. In addition to her HR duties, she provides miscellaneous support to members of the accounting department. She has over 30 years of office experience, including 18 years of general bookkeeping at a local law firm and 6 years as a payroll specialist with a medical facility.

Annette Hobbs

Human Resource Assistant

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