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T-O Engineers aims for strategic growth, balance

Meridian, Idaho-based T-O Engineers Inc. is planning for growth this year, having recently remodeled several office locations, as well as acquiring Boise-based water and wastewater consulting firm Pharmer Engineering. J.R. Norvell is the company’s reg...


Virtual reality in building design

Wearing virtual reality goggles, someone using 3-D technology can step into the middle of a North Pi...


Mechanical engineer finds niche in technical analysis

Andy Johnston, president and principal engineer at Andy Johnston PE, says he’s a different kind of...


Womer looks to broaden local, nontribal portfolio

Womer & Associates, the Spokane-based, Native American-owned architectural and engineering firm, say...


NAC Architecture rides record streak of work

For the city’s largest architectural firm, business is on the rise, literally. Visit some of Spok...


Parklet structures might become permanent option in Spokane

For the past two years, Spokane residents and visitors alike have enjoyed the use of parklets, small, parking-spot sized, wooden seating and dining areas strategically placed in front of businesses throughout the city. Now, according to one architect he...


Living Water to get greener with new facility

Living Water Lawn & Tree Care, which specializes in environmentally friendly lawn and tree fertilizing, is erecting a new building where it will consolidate its operations with two other affiliates, says Mike Fairburn, who co-owns Living Water with his wi...


Resource Synergy keeps focus on effective recycling

Now in its second year of operations, Spokane-based sustainability consulting business Resource Synergy has established a niche for itself here, helping businesses reduce costs by wasting less and recycling more. Owner and operator Erik Makinson says whi...


Passion for biodiesel fuels small-business owner

Spokane Valley business owner and resident Jackie Etter says she’s like most people she knows who have a thirst for biodiesel fuel. “There’s not anybody I know that’s involved with biodiesel that doesn’t have another job,” says Etter, who is ...


Boomer yoga

Harmony Yoga LLC owner Alison Rubin says practicing yoga in the advanced years of life can have lasting benefits in both injury prevention and recovery. Rubin, who was born in Great Britain and emigrated to the U.S. in 1972, owns and operates Harmony Yog...

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