Forsgren History

Forsgren Associates began as Clayter F. Forsgren, Consulting Engineer, in Rexburg, Idaho in 1962.

Clayter F. Forsgren, founder

Our company offered general civil engineering and surveying services and quickly found a strong client base in the small to mid-size communities of eastern Idaho. As these communities grew, our company grew to meet their needs, including developing design expertise for water systems, wastewater systems, irrigation systems, storm drainage, roadways, structures (buildings, tanks, and bridges), airports, and solid waste facilities. From that foundation, we expanded our client base to include other local government entities, state agencies, federal agencies, and private utilities, industries, and developers.

Over the years, the company name evolved as we grew (Forsgren and Associates, Consulting Engineers; Forsgren, Perkins and Associates; Forsgren Associates, PA). In 1994, the company registered as a corporation in the State of Idaho as Forsgren Associates, Inc. Clayter maintained a leadership position in Forsgren Associates until his retirement in 1996. From inception, the company has been 100% employee owned.

The company began expanding geographically during the 1980’s including adding offices in Boise, ID; Salt Lake City, UT; Evanston, WY; Wenatchee, WA; and West Yellowstone, MT. In 2000, Forsgren added environmental engineering to our capabilities with the opening of our Sacramento office. In 2011 we opened our Denver, CO office, followed by acquiring our Logan, UT office in 2012.

Our Vision:

Benefit society, the environment, our clients, and our staff through quality consulting engineering.

Our Mission:

Provide innovative and responsive civil and environmental engineering services.

Core Values

  • Do the Right Thing—We act ethically, honestly, and respectfully.
  • Relationships First — We believe that when you put relationships first, people and projects thrive. Through open communication and professional collaboration, we leverage the best in each of us for the good of the whole.
  • We Are Trusted Advisors—Client’s needs and concerns are always our priority. We support our clients so that they know us, trust us, and value our services.
  • Quality Engineering—We develop creative, technically sound planning and design solutions that deliver long-term value.
  • Work-Life Balance—We believe that a successful and fulfilling career requires giving employees the opportunity to work on projects that they enjoy and to take on increasing responsibilities, while having time to enjoy life beyond work.