GLR Engineers was co-founded by Jacob Gokey, Joe Lane and Logun Rasmussen with over 35 years of combined structural engineering experience. With a wealth of knowledge and project experience, the founders of GLR Engineers are enthusiastic about becoming one of the top engineering firms in the nation.
Licensed Structural and Professional Engineer Jacob Gokey has over a decade of experience in structural engineering. Jacob has had the opportunity to provide structural design on a wide variety of project types across the country, performing design and construction administration for single-family residential, multi-family residential, retail, commercial, municipal, institutional and mixed-use developments. Jacob’s favorite project types include designing multi-story wood-framed buildings and elevated concrete structures. Jacob has also worked with wood framing, masonry, conventional and tilt-up concrete, and steel framed structures—including the coordination of pre-engineered metal structure foundations.
Jacob provides clients with a hard-working, realistic design philosophy dedicated to the success of the projects he is involved in. Jacob’s passion is problem solving and that is what keeps him coming back every day as a structural engineer.
Most recently, Jacob was president of Gokey Engineering for 2 years. Prior to that he was a structural project manager at DCI Engineers. Jacob saw the opportunity for increased growth, performance, and client satisfaction with the foundation of GLR Engineers.
Jacob graduated alongside co-founder, Logun Rasmussen, from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 2004. He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
In his personal time, Jacob enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, camping, and fishing with his father. His favorite destinations include the Queen Charlotte Islands, Lake Chelan, and anywhere with his wife, Annie. He is also an avid supporter of Washington State University athletics with football season tickets and travels across the country to watch the Cougs play away games.
Licensed Structural and Professional Engineer Joe Lane is committed to providing clients with first-class consulting services. He has more than ten years of professional consulting and design experience, and spent an additional four years as an owner and a general contractor in the construction industry.
Joe has worked on all sides of the construction industry and has assisted on projects ranging from $5,000 to $500 million. Most recently he was the owner of Lane Structural Engineering. Prior to that he was a structural project manager at DC Engineering. Lane has also served as a structural engineer at Lochsa Engineering.
In addition to working at GLR Engineers, Joe teaches structural engineering review courses to licensed Professional Engineers preparing to take the Structural Engineering Exam through the School of PE. He has also been an expert witness and consultant for legal cases. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Boise State University. He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Idaho (SEAI), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Growing up in the small town of Challis, Idaho taught Joe the value of hard work, accountability, innovation and integrity. He approaches each project with these values, and that’s why clients trust him. Outside the office, Joe enjoys traveling with his wife Ashley and trying new foods and drinks. He also likes skiing, golfing, hiking, biking and camping.
Licensed Structural and Professional Engineer Logun Rasmussen brings a passion for creative solutions to GLR. Logun comes from a background of working in the construction industry fields of residential, commercial and road construction. He also has more than 13 years of experience as a consulting engineer on a variety of projects across the United States, from small to large and private sector to government-funded. When taking on a project, Logun focuses on quality, craftsmanship, design and innovation. His specialties include wood, CLT, steel, and pre-cast concrete. Logun specializes in Design-Build projects that are fast track and team oriented projects.
Logun earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Washington State University in 2004. Logun went to work for DCI Engineers straight out of school and spent 11+ years working there, starting as a Project Engineer and ending as an Associate before leaving to co-found GLR Engineers. Logun belongs to Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW), Associated General Contractors (AGC), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Outside of the office, Logun likes to bowhunt, flyfish, ski, ride horses and mountain bike—basically anything he can do outdoors. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer. Growing up in the rural northwest has helped Logun find a good balance between hard work and play.
Licensed Professional Engineer Trevor Anderson started his structural design career during his senior year at Boise State University in 2012 interning for a local engineering firm, Riverstone Structural Concepts. He created 3D-models, drafted plans, and provided basic engineering support to project engineers. After graduation he joined Riverstone as a project engineer until August of 2016 when he joined the team at GLR Engineers.
Trevor has worked on a variety of projects including high end custom homes, multi-family housing, mixed-use developments, and commercial projects across the country. His specialty is timber construction although he also likes tackling masonry, steel, and concrete projects. He takes pride in finding effective solutions to complex problems and providing a quality product to clients.
Structural Engineering is exciting to Trevor because it gives him an opportunity to learn and problem solve every day. He enjoys the challenges of the design process and seeing ideas turned into reality. Trevor is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Idaho (SEAI).
Outside of the office, Trevor likes to fish, hike, ski, raft, swim, play co-ed softball, and wakesurf/wakeboard (when someone is nice enough to take him on their boat). Trevor also enjoys spending time with his family and fiancé, especially at his Grandfathers cabin in Hebgen Lake, Montana.
Licensed Professional Engineer Thomas (Will) Chivers, brings 8 years of structural consulting experience to GLR. After graduating from Boise State University with a Civil Engineering degree in 2012, Will had the opportunity to work at architectural and engineering consulting firms that have provided him with a wide array of design experience prior joining GLR in 2020.
At Cushing Terrell and CSHQA Will learned the value of working closely with his fellow architects and design team to produce a cost effective, efficient, and sustainable building designs that the client can take pride in.
As a project engineer, from Tamarack Grove Engineering in Boise, ID to Peoples Associates in San Jose, CA and back to Boise with Lochsa Engineering in 2019, Will learned the importance of cultivating client relationships and successfully managing multiple projects in a fast-paced environment with teamwork.
Will’s design experience started with custom homes, commercial remodels, and nonstructural equipment anchorage. Over the years Will has worked on a variety of projects where he has designed, Mission Critical data centers, multi- story modular hotels and apartments as well as mixed-use commercial facilities. In that time, he has provided structural consulting services for shipping container homes and dormitories, seismic retrofits of masonry structures, existing building evaluations and the occasional art sculpture.
Will enjoys his career in structural engineering because of the innovation that comes with a variety of projects and the many relationships he gets to develop with each design team, contractor, and his fellow engineers. He enjoys working with them to produce a safe and successful project.
After work, Will and his Wife, Emily, can be found walking the streets of Boise looking for nachos and a good beer to wash them down. They enjoy, hiking, camping, golfing, and traveling to music and sporting events.
Licensed Professional Engineer Steve Rice started his professional engineering career at CSHQA in 2012. Before joining GLR in 2020, Steve worked at Lochsa Engineering. His experience includes various single and multi-story steel, light-gauge, wood, masonry, and concrete structures. Steve’s areas of expertise include post-tensioned concrete and off-site modular construction.
Steve especially enjoys contributing to structures which provide for needs of the community and inspire the people who use them. Steve enjoys that math can be used in a practical way to solve unique challenges and provide spaces which may otherwise be difficult to achieve.
Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management in 2010 and his Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis in 2014 from Boise State University.
Steve has been married for 13 years to his wife Jill, who he met while studying at Boise State. Steve and Jill have 4 children. As a family they love to spend time outdoors hiking, skiing, snowboarding, dirt biking and discovering hot springs around Idaho.
Jeremy Sink brings over seven years of structural drafting and design experience to the GLR team. He has worked on many different project types, including wood, precast concrete, post-tensioned concrete, steel, and masonry. Jeremy is an asset to the team, he enjoys challenging himself with new project types and constantly learning new software programs to help GLR grow with the industry standards.
Jeremy earned his Computer Aided Drafting and Design degree from ITT Technical Institute. Upon completing his degree he was hired by a steel stud and grain bin manufacturing company in the engineering department. After two years he took his talents to DCI Engineers and Coffman Engineers where he continued his career as a structural designer for five years before joining the GLR team.
On Jeremy’s days off, he enjoys traveling with his wife, Jes. They enjoy cheering on the Seattle Sounders, wine tasting in Walla Walla, exploring San Diego and playing with their puppy Bodhi.
Steve Robison brings over 15 years of structural drafting and design experience to GLR Engineers. Steve’s wide range of project experience includes conventional light framed wood construction, log and timber frame, cold formed steel, structural steel, reinforced concrete masonry, structural insulated panels, and reinforced concrete tilt-up.
Steve started his structural drafting career in 2004 working for a CAD consulting company that provided drafting support to many of the local engineering companies in the Treasure Valley. Since then Steve has worked as a structural designer at three structural engineering firms and most recently worked as a freelance structural designer.
Steve enjoys the challenges of working in the structural engineering industry that continues to grow and change to meet the needs of this demanding economy. Steve enjoys working alongside structural engineers to continue to learn and challenge his design knowledge.
Steve chose to join the team at GLR because of the variety of projects worked on and the team that has been developed over the years. He is excited to apply his design skills and competitive work ethic to this growing company while always striving to be his best. He is looking forward to what the future holds as GLR continues to grow.
When Steve is not working, he enjoys playing and coaching sports, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. Steve has been married for 13 years to his wife Kameka, together they have seven wonderful children. The outdoors is where Steve likes to spend most of his time out of the office. He enjoys going to church on Sundays, continuing to grow his faith and spending time helping those that he can.
Oldrich Povolny brings many years of structural design experience to GLR Engineers. Originally from a small town in Southern Moravia, Czechoslovakia, Oldrich began his career in Brno, Czechoslovakia. After relocating to the Inland Northwest, he started learning English and attended college to learn technical terminology. During his time in college, Oldrich started working at Atwood-Hinzman Consulting Engineers and Womer and Associates Inc., he then proceeded to DCI Engineers in the Seattle area for a few years.
Oldrich then relocated back to Spokane, to continue his career at DCI Engineers where he worked for almost 15 years. At this firm Oldrich began gaining experience in commercial projects involving structural steel framing, concrete, and wood framed structural systems. He has worked on many different types of projects including hotels, warehouses, high end custom residential homes and mixed-use facilities.
Oldrich enjoys his career in structural engineering because of the relationship he develops with architects and fellow engineers as they work together to create a structure that is successful.
Outside of the office, Oldrich enjoys hiking and fishing. He also enjoys travelling and visiting with family and friends.
Andrew Smith began his design career in 2015 during his Sophomore year at Boise State University by interning for a local engineering firm, Materials Testing and Inspection. There he performed on-site geotechnical investigations, wrote geotechnical reports and performed on-site compaction tests. After one year at Materials Testing and Inspection, Andrew began working at another local engineering firm, Tamarack Grove Engineering where he focused on structural design. While working at Tamarack Grove Engineering Andrew continued his coursework at Boise State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in May of 2018.
While at Tamarack Grove Engineering, Andrew worked on a variety of projects including specialty engineering, single family homes, multi-family housing, commercial spaces, and tenant improvements located across the United States and Canada. Andrew passed the NCEES PE Civil: Structural exam in the Spring of 2019.
Andrew grew up passionate about building things as a child such as Legos, furniture, and various home improvement projects with his father. Math concepts came very naturally to him and he enjoyed the problem-solving aspect of math problems. Structural engineering was a very natural career for Andrew as it combines his two passions of building and problem solving. He is continually intrigued by learning the many new concepts that are presented to him in his structural engineering career.
In his spare time, Andrew enjoys hiking, backpacking, rafting, golfing, skiing, playing board games, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
Nolan Seawright’s background in construction and land surveying experience contribute to the diverse array of skills at GLR Engineers. Nolan’s time in the field helped him develop relevant skills through construction of foundations, wood framing, and project coordination. Nolan graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis in May of 2020. While attending Gonzaga University Nolan took was enrolled in an assortment of structural related course, where he learned the mechanics of structural integrity for various building materials, including wood, steel, concrete, and masonry. While working for GLR Engineers, Nolan has acquired experience in residential and commercial timber design, as well as foundation and anchorage design for pre-engineered metal buildings.
Nolan developed a passion for infrastructure at a young age as well as a natural appreciation for the problem solving and math required for design, which led him to choose Structural Engineering as his career path. He particularly enjoys working with architects and contractors to provide cost efficient, constructible designs, collaborating with engineers to ensure the safety of tenants, and ultimately, watching a project evolve and come to fruition.
In his free time, Nolan has been learning to play the guitar and is frequently seen with his Fender Stratocaster in his hands. He enjoys skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, but when the weather gets warmer, Nolan loves to camp and hike and aims to add backpacking to his list of hobbies.
Dustin Durflinger graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in May of 2021. Before enrolling at Washington State, he attended Blue Mountain Community College where he spent his time as a math tutor for the school, as well as being a student athlete. There he was able to inspire others for his love for mathematics. While attending WSU, Dustin was involved in a variety of clubs including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Concrete Canoe Club and Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity.
Dustin knew since high school with his strengths in mathematics that Engineering would be the perfect fit. He has always had a strong desire to problem solve and learn the complexity of building structures. With always being drawn to unique structures and the foundation of how they are standing he found that emphasizing in structural engineering would allow him to produce finished projects that would fulfil the needs of his clients. He hopes to evolve his skills at GLR Engineers by listening to his peers and collaborating as a team on projects.
In Dustin’s free time he enjoys watching the Mariners and coaching summer league baseball. You can also find Dustin fishing or golfing on the weekends and enjoying the sunshine. When the winter months roll around Dustin enjoys snowboarding with friends and hanging out with his family.
Licensed Professional Engineer Phillip Korpi brings ten years of engineering experience to GLR Engineers. Originally from a small town in Southwest Colorado, Phillip received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Civil Engineering. Over the years, Phillip has worked in Colorado, Tennessee, and Washington areas. He first began with GLR Engineers from 2017-2020. In 2020, he and his family decided to relocate back to Colorado where he worked in the forensic engineering field. He recently rejoined GLR Engineers in early 2022 and works remotely in Colorado
Phillip’s structural consulting experience has a wide range of project types. He has experience in residential, commercial, multi-family, and mixed-use facilities involving many building materials. He enjoys his career in structural engineering because of the relationship he develops with architects, contractors, and fellow engineers and enjoys collaborating with them to build a structure that is successful for all parties involved.
Outside of the office, Phillip enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and exploring the restaurant and microbrewery scene in Northern Colorado.