Jan 28, 2021

2020 Review

Welcome 2021!  We all likely agree that 2020 had its ups and downs and all of us are ready to move on!  But first, reflect on the good things that happened in 2020!

  • As 2020 came to an end, GREDELL Engineering Resources celebrated our 20th ANNIVERSARY! Through the hard work and dedication of past and present employees, Gredell Engineering continues to offer outstanding services to our clients!
  • There were no staff furloughs or layoffs during the uncertainty we all faced! All staff willingly helped with any need even when outside of their normal duties! 
  • We employed engineering interns during the summer and December 2020 to provide them with experiences that will broaden their skills and familiarity with environmental, geotechnical and civil engineering projects!
  • We held our Annual Open House, with social distancing and safety at the forefront! The weather was great and the opportunity to catch up with clients and friends was a much needed break!  We spread out under shade tents provided by Jefferson Bank.  All food was prepared using safety measures or purchased in individual packages.  Voluntary donations from our guests contributed a donation of $100 to the Jefferson City Samaritan Center.  Leftover, untouched food was donated to the Holts Summit food pantry (pulled pork, coleslaw, baked beans, chips, cookies and pickles).
  • Staff donated $250 to Habitat for Humanity, volunteered time at a Kansas City food pantry, and gave of their time to help others!
  • In lieu of Christmas gifts to our clients and friends, our company donated $1,000 to food banks in Jefferson City, Springfield and Kansas City at Christmastime!
  • We celebrated the marriage of Mike and Gretchen!
  • “To-Do” lists became shorter!  With the change in workload, those things that we never seem to get around to doing, got marked off our lists!

The COVID-19 pandemic changed many aspects of daily life and the phrase “business as usual” is hardly spoken.  Thinking outside the box has become a necessity!  Individuals, businesses and organizations have all found creative ways to provide the necessary, normal functions of our lives!  Technology has become a bigger part of our daily lives, requiring us to learn new methods and skills! 

  • Staff presented at virtual trainings to stay in touch with our community! Two presentations were given by Connie Walden, PhD, E.I., at the MO Water and Wastewater virtual training series in November and December.  Thomas R. Gredell, P.E., presented at the Association of Conservation Engineers Virtual Conference on October 20, 2020.  Evolution of Landfill Design presentation was given to engineering students at MS&T in Rolla by Thomas Gredell.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, many staff completed extra training and education!
  • In April, our company joined the local Chamber campaign to help “Reboot the Local Economy”. Specific new services provided through the year, applicable to homeowners and businesses, resulted in $1,425 donated to local charities! We are happy to report that we completed one Onsite Wastewater Treatment System design, five Soil Morphology reports, two Geotechnical Investigations, and three Phase I Environmental Site Assessments! 

Gredell Engineering hopes that everyone joins us in keeping the creativity flowing, supporting one another and making 2021 the best it can be!  .


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