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Ron Tekippe, PE
Ron Tekippe, PE

How it all started...

HGM was founded by Harold Gene McKeown in 1960. 

Here is the rest of the story:

In 1960, Gene was the Shelby County, Iowa engineer.  He was encouraged, by work colleagues, to buy a consulting engineering firm for $4,000. Even though he thought this was too much money, a friend’s mother loaned it to him.  Gene started HGM and he was scared to death! Gene, Betty and their three boys moved into a house in Council Bluffs and set up an office in the garage. Gene’s wife Betty was the original bookkeeper for the business, and they were a great team.  Through the years there were various expansions of office space, staff and locations to continue to serve the clients’ needs.  Today HGM has nearly 70 full time employees in our two offices.

One of the standing principals that HGM follows today is one of our favorite quotes from Gene.  “I still feel that honesty and integrity are the greatest asset that we have maintained over the years.” 

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Tekippe, Ron 190401P-1

Ron Tekippe, PE
Chairman of the Board

Smith, Terry L 190424P-1

Terry Smith, PE
President, Council Bluffs

Moffitt, Steve W 190424P-1

Steve Moffitt, PE
Vice President, Omaha

Jared L. Olson, PE

Jared Olson, PE
Vice President, Council Bluffs

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