About HGM Associates Inc.

Turning Visions Into Reality

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. 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


Vision Statement

The vision of HGM Associates Inc. is to excel as a company that listens and responds to our clients, recognizes our people as our most valuable asset, and is committed to leading by proactively seeking opportunities for sustainable growth.

Mission Statement

The mission of HGM Associates Inc. is to provide superior client satisfaction through quality, professional services that meet or exceed the client’s needs and expectations in every possible way.

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

Vice President

Jared L. Olson, PE

Vice President

Architectural & Engineering Services

Functional • Structured • Professional

HGM provides in-house architectural, structural and civil engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying services.


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Engineering Consulting Services

Engineering Consulting

Specializing in civil & structural engineering, water, wastewater, trails, and transportation.

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Architectural Consulting Services

Architectural Consulting

Providing creative solutions in design, function, and cost, all while respecting the environment.

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Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Architecture Services

Landscape Architecture CONSULTING

Creating beautiful, welcoming, sustainable, and functional outdoor spaces.

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Surveying Services

Survey Consulting

Utilizing the latest technology and equipment in providing precise and accurate data.

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Contact Us

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HGM Associates Inc.