SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- When the Barona Resort & Casino in northeastern San Diego County needed engineering and environmental work for an expansion, it turned to WHPacific -- not only because of the firm's outstanding work for regional utilities and major facilities, but because of shared values and heritage that trace back to WHPacific's ownership structure.
WHPacific, which opened its office in San Diego approximately three years ago on Murphy Canyon Road, is, among other things, a design solutions company that subcontracts with other companies to provide architecture, engineering, environmental services, planning, landscape architecture, construction management, surveying and scanning.
Among its current utility projects is the Pipeline Safety Enhancement Program (PSEP), which will "make our gas pipelines safe so that we're less likely to have problems down here like the natural gas leak that made headlines recently in Porter Ranch," said Mike Stys, WHPacific's San Diego Operations Manager.
"What we do changes every day," said Stys. "We help both utility companies and private entities determine their boundaries and to resolve any issues before they become problems, and we provide cradle-to-grave engineering services."
WHPacific is the largest 100% Native American-owned civil engineering and land development firm in the U.S. It has offices in seven western states and is headquartered in Portland, Ore.
The office recently ranked No. 6 on the San Diego Business Journal's list of top Minority-Owned Business Firms, which the company attributes to the high quality of its work on many high-profile projects across the county ranging from the Ocean Discovery Institute to the Skyline Library and even the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
WHPacific uses cutting-edge technology to conduct fieldwork in the most environmentally friendly ways possible. For instance, it uses drones to plot out the construction of transmission lines without disturbing native habitats.
WHPacific, Inc. helps public and private clients throughout the U.S. achieve success with transportation, water resources, environment, development, facilities, and energy projects that are supported by our comprehensive construction/project management and surveying and scanning services. WHPacific is consistently ranked among the nation's top 500 design companies by Engineering News Record. WHPacific, Inc. is 100 percent Native American-owned by NANA Development Corporation and certified by minority development councils throughout the western U.S and the California Public Utilities Commission.
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