About HGM Associates Inc.
Turning Visions Into Reality
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. Despite being scared to death, Gene took the risk and started HGM. Gene, Betty and their three boys moved into a house in Council Bluffs and set up an office in the garage. 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.
A long-standing principle 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.”
Harold Gene McKeown
Meet the Leadership
HGM's leadership team has over 110 cumulative years of experience in the industry and have each committed their careers to exceptional client service. All of our executives are experienced project managers who have combined their technical expertise with HGM’s core principles of honesty, integrity and consistency to help HGM become a premier consulting firm in the community we all call home.
Terry L. Smith, PE
Chairman of the Board & President
Steve W. Moffitt, PE
Jared L. Olson, PE
Architectural & Engineering Services
Functional • Structured • Professional
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