ANCHORAGE – Will Veelman, PE, SE, celebrated his 40-year anniversary with Coffman Engineers (Coffman). Will is a principal at Coffman and he serves as the longtime structural department manager of Coffman’s Anchorage office, as well as Chair of Coffman’s Board of Directors.
Will has provided structural assessments, repairs, renovations, and full engineering design for important Alaskan infrastructure. He has worked on many notable Alaska buildings, including the Anchorage Nesbit Courthouse and Ted Stevens AIA Concourse C, as well as many industrial facilities throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest
When asked what engineering projects impacted Will as a professional engineer, he says “There are a number of clients I have provided as-needed engineering for consistently over the years. The long-term relationships developed and projects completed were rewarding to our clients, our business, and myself.” These clients include the owners of Anchorage’s power generation utilities and Cook Inlet offshore and onshore gas and oil facilities, both of which we have been providing services for since 1988.
Will has had tremendous impact on the success of Coffman’s growth and development of our employees over the years. “I have had the privilege of working with Will the last 12 years. My first day on the job, I was told by a colleague I was lucky to have Will as a mentor, and that has proven to be more than true. Will’s mentorship extends beyond the structural department that he manages. Coffman is fortunate to have had Will for the past 40 years and all those that have worked with him have benefited from his leadership, and willingness to share his technical expertise and engineering creativity.” – Matt Stielstra, Structural Engineer
“Will’s contributions during the last 40 years are a big reason for the company’s continued success. Will is beloved by employees and clients for his understated leadership style, integrity, and sense of humor. I am proud of all Will has accomplished and am proud to have him serving as the Chair of Coffman’s Board of Directors. Our company would not be where it is today without Will’s dedicated service.” – Dave Coffman, Founder of Coffman Engineers
About Coffman Engineers
Coffman Engineers is celebrating 41 years of providing clients with multidiscipline engineering solutions. Our services include civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and corrosion control engineering along with commissioning, process piping, instrumentation and controls, alternative and renewable energy, and land surveying services. Coffman’s 575 employees serve clients across the U.S. and overseas from offices in Anchorage, Alaska; Atlanta, Georgia; Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, California; Bozeman, Montana; Charleston, South Carolina; Fulton, Maryland; Hagatna, Guam; Honolulu, Hawaii; Portland, Oregon; Burlington, Seattle, and Spokane, Washington; and Denver, Colorado. For firm information, visit coffman.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.