ABOUT RUSSELL PLANNING & ENGINEERING
Michael RussellPE, Principal
Mike started Russell Engineering, Inc. in 2001 and has over 30 years experience in civil engineering and project management and is a licensed engineer in the state of Colorado and New Mexico. Read more...
William FrownfelterPE, Senior Project Engineer
Bill "Frowny" Frownfelter has served as a Senior Project Manager for the Russell Team for over 10 years, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firm's growing number of projects and is a licensed engineer in the state of Colorado. Read more...
Jim HornPE, Senior Project Manager
With 28 years of engineering experience, Jim became part of Russell Planning and Engineering family after working at the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for 19 years. Read more...
Nancy LauroAICP, Senior Planner
Nancy has worked in public and private sector planning in the western United States for the last 25+ years. Prior to her employment with Russell Engineering, she has over 11 years of experience managing current planning divisions for both La Plata and Summit Counties in Colorado. Read more...
Steve WintersPE, Engineering Manager
Steve has been with Russell Planning & Engineering since 2003 and has 13 years of local engineering experience. His civil engineering experience includes transportation, utility, and drainage design, along with construction inspection, construction administration, project management, and site planning. Read more...
Drew ChandlerPE, Engineering Manager
Drew has over 20 years of civil engineering experience in roadway, utility, structural, and foundation designs in difficult mountain terrain. Prior to his employment with Russell Planning and Engineering, he worked for over 9 years designing interstate highway bridges and ski lift superstructures. Read more...
Paul O'NeilPE, Project Manager
Paul joined the Russell Planning and Engineering team in 2015 and brings with him over 10 years of local engineering experience. Paul received his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering in 2003 from Colorado State University, and moved back home to Durango the following year.Read more...
Philip RennhackPE, Project Manager
Philip has 8 years of engineering experience and has worked with RPE for 7 of those years. He prepares site, grading, drainage, and utility plans for both residential and commercial developments. Read more...
What Our Clients Are Saying
Ouray County has contracted with Russell Planning and Engineering for numerous projects over the past five years. Russell Planning and Engineering provides the County with an exemplary level of expertise and customer service, combined with an approach to project management and pricing that is attainable for Ouray County, a relatively small local government jurisdiction that faces budget restraints. Russell Planning and Engineering provides a variety of engineering services to Ouray County while operating within a budgetary range on all projects it has undertaken for the County.
As Project Engineer for La Plata County, I have worked with Russell Planning & Engineering on several projects over the past few years, both as a client for road construction projects and in collaboration on other engineering issues. In working with the Russell staff, I found them to be very professional, thorough, and responsive. Based on my experience, I am confident that Russell Planning and Engineering will continue to offer these same qualities on future projects.
Russell Engineering had to go far above and beyond by keeping their rates reasonable and best of all assuming a sense of ownership of the project. We really feel as though we have a partner in the project not just a Design Engineer. Montezuma County is now contracting with Russell Engineering to act as our Project Engineer during the construction phase. We feel that it is worth noting that this project has been seamless moving between the design phase and the construction phase with Russell Engineering maintain steady contact and continuing to trouble shoot any problems as they arise.
I want to share with you my appreciation for all of your hard work and valuable skills over the last two years as Construction Manager during the challenging construction of the Visitor & Research Center at Mesa Verde National Park.
I have worked with Russell on various development projects, ensuring the needs of bicycle, pedestrian, and transit are adequately addressed during site designs. In working with the Russell team, I found them to be very professional, open-minded, thorough, and responsive. Based on my experience, I would highly recommend Russell team for planning and design services on future projects.
In working with the Russell staff, I found them to be very professional, thorough, and responsive.
Based on my experience, I would highly recommend Russell Planning and Engineering for design services on future projects.