Located in Kalispell, Montana, A2Z Engineering, PLLC is dedicated to offering quality civil and structural engineering in northwest Montana and beyond. As a leading engineering firm we have been providing innovative and quality design work since 1986, with over 85 years of combined experience. We strive to build solid relationships, and provide responsive, friendly, and accurate engineering services.
Good communication is essential in any business, but especially in the design process. Our engineers recognize this and make clear and concise communication a priority. You can rely on our knowledgeable staff to assist you with all of your engineering needs. No project is too big or small, so please contact us to see how our firm can help your project become a success.
John is a graduate of Montana State University. There he received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural emphasis. John worked in Southern California where he gained structural engineering experience in one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the country. His Master’s Thesis was written on modern wind design theory and methodology. John has a diverse background of experience including: subdivisions, structural engineering, transmission lines, electrical sub-stations, water systems, wastewater treatment, storm water, drainage plans, and project management. With an NCEES council record and licensure in many states, John is able to provide engineering anywhere a project is located. Born and raised in the Flathead, he considers it a great privilege to be able to practice his profession in the best place in the nation to call home.
John L. Thomas, P.E. – Owner/Manager
Matt is a graduate of Montana State University. There he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with the Bio Resources Option (Environmental emphasis). He worked in construction for several years to gain some practical experience. He has training and experience in environmental, subdivision layout, septic design, site civil, construction management, structural, water and wastewater treatment and supply systems, environmental impact analysis, storm water control and drainage, and land remediation. He is a member of the Order of The Engineer and is working on his Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification.
Matt Nerdig, P.E – Project Manager
Rob is a graduate of Montana State University with almost 20 years experience in engineering. He has worked in both private consulting and as a municipal staff engineer. The experience he has includes commercial & residential development, traffic engineering, municipal capital improvement projects, water, sewer, storm water, streets, public information, and project management. He also has a nationwide credential as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer.
Robert Smith, P.E – Project Manager
Robert Guditis, P.E. – Senior Power Consultant
Mark graduated from Whitworth University with a Physics degree and from Washington State with an Engineering degree. He has worked construction for multiple summers during high school and college. He worked in Oregon for a large engineering firm performing structural analysis of high voltage transmission lines and substations for major utilities. He has experience in structural, civil, and power delivery design. Mark is a member of ASCE and the Order of the Engineer.
Mark Sanders, P.E. – Project Manager
Originally from Florida, Reyna graduated from obedience school in 2006 in Kalispell, Montana. After completing school she began her hospitality training and was brought in to A2Z to excel as one of the Flathead Valley’s top-notch customer service representatives. Her skills include protecting the office from UPS, Fed Ex and mail carriers; taking long naps in places that are most convenient for her but not the people in the office; faithfully begging for handouts at lunch every day; and being a tripping hazard.
Reyna Thomas - Office Hospitality Greeter
Sage Nerdig is an accomplished customer greeting representative. He shares the receptionist duties with Reyna so as to keep either of them from being over worked. He helps to insure that the office is clean and that everyone gets the amount of attention they deserve. He is a graduate of obedience school in 2006 through a home schooling program. He always brings a relaxed attitude to the office and is willing to do mostly anything for a treat. Sage makes sure to leave a layer of blonde hair on the floors of the office to insure that each employee’s feet has insulation. He joined A2Z engineering’s staff in the summer of 2006. He is always excited to greet any visitor at the door and is constantly checking to insure that no food goes to waste. He will be there to greet you as soon as you walk through our door.
Sage Nerdig - Office Hospitality Greeter
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering , but has been working in the civil field since graduating. He is a registered civil PE in the state of Montana. He has extensive experience in Structural Engineering design: including Residential, Commercial, Industrial, and specialty applications such as Mining, Amusement Parks, retrofit applications, and bunker designs. In his spare time, he frequents the gym and enjoys the Montana outdoors.
Daniel Hughes, P.E. – Project Manager
Zach was a legendary viking leader and hero of Old Norse poetry and sagas from the Viking age. According to this traditional literature, Zach distinguished himself by many raids against Francia and Anglo-Saxon England, during the 9th century.