1965: The Early Years
In 1965, Mr. Gus Pape and Mr. Gene Dawson, Sr., founded Pape-Dawson Consulting Engineers. The founders’ goal for the new firm was to provide quality services with a high level of integrity to a diversified group of clients. As the only employees, Mr. Pape and Mr. Dawson multitasked as designers, drafters, marketers, and businessmen during the weekdays, while the weekends were designated for surveying activities. Their commitment to Pape-Dawson and the community became a “7-day a week” responsibility.