History of DC Engineering

DC Engineering was founded by David Cutbirth in 1998. While working for a large engineering firm, he saw that most of his design work was being done without context of the client’s bigger picture purposes and goals. He realized that a deeper level of understanding and stronger relationships with various project stakeholders would mean he could truly help contribute to a client’s long term success – not just complete a project.

This insight led to the founding of DC Engineering. From the beginning, David provided his design services with a ‘seek first to understand’ mentality. This approach resulted in good solid design, and led to clients trusting him with larger and more complex projects as he further established relationships with them and other business partners. With that simple practice in place and successful projects being completed, the company began drawing talented individuals, who likewise saw the value in prioritizing people and relationships.

Today, DC Engineering continues to attract highly talented people with complimentary skill sets across many engineering disciplines. Project execution and focus on client success has led to many longstanding relationships with both large & small clients. Collaborative efforts with industry partners have led to many nationally recognized and environmentally sustainable initiatives. And, we are actively involved in our communities, living out the fact that engineering is changing our world for the better, one project at a time.


Oct 1998

DC Engineering founded
David Cutbirth begins providing electrical design services for hi-tech clients
 
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Oct 1999

High Tech sector work grows substantially
Jon Goranson joins as DC's first hire to the firm

2002-2003

Dedicated teams for retail and commercial sectors established
John Clausen joins to lead electrical teams in the retail sector

2003

Groundbreaking on 440 Building
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Jon Goranson (L), David Cutbirth (R) in 2003

2005

Mechanical and Refrigeration teams established
Tom Wolgamot joins; leads refrigeration & retail market teams. Jared Miller leads mechanical teams for commercial, industrial sectors.
Missoula, MT and Portland, OR offices open
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Missoula team 2005

2007

Commissioning and Industrial Controls teams established

2008

Twin Falls, ID Office opens

DC designs the first all-LED supermarket in the US

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Star Market, Chestnut Hill, MA

2009

ST. LOUIS, MO OFFICE OPENS
Partnership with Nearlo Technologies
Nearlo, led by Brian Howard, partners with DC to provide internal IT and technologies design for clients.

2010

Dallas office opens
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2011

Structural and Energy Services teams established

2012

DC provides electrical design on the first Ammonia system in a US supermarket

San Diego office opens

2015

520 Building Completed
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DC designs the first CO2/Propane based natural refrigeration system in North America

2016

UL 508A Control Panel Shop opens
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Madison, WI & Coeur d’Alene, ID offices open