About Us

SHN Engineers & Geologists, Inc. is a California State and Federal small business enterprise meeting the engineering, geologic, and environmental needs of communities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. We live where we work, giving clients extra assurance that our projects are designed and constructed to last and work well. Our familiarity with local and regional conditions (environmental, economic, and cultural) and our relationships with resource agency staff, bring value to our clients’ jobs that other consulting firms can’t.

Advantages of Working with/at SHN
To Clients To Employees
Direct lines of communication with the people working on your project Opportunities to learn many aspects of professional services
Our staff cross-training increases efficiency because fewer people are working on your project Horizontal company structure encourages responsibility when employee is ready
Less bureaucracy; we can change focus or direction quickly if needed to respond to changing conditions Innovation and creativity are readily supported, observed, and rewarded


SHN is a privately held corporation, with approximately 30% of employees holding stock. Private ownership allows us to make long-term plans and investments in the company, without the pressure of creating short-term gains.

SHN began as Selvage and Heber in 1979, quickly became Selvage, Heber & Nelson, and is now known as SHN Engineers & Geologists. Many of our original clients are still with us today, and we are proud of their friendship and trust.

Certifications and Associations


Corporate Office:

812 W. Wabash Ave.
Eureka, CA 95501-2138
Tel: 707-441-8855
Fax: 707-441-8877

Office Locations:

  • Arcata, CA
  • Eureka, CA
  • Fort Bragg, CA
  • Redding, CA
  • Willits, CA
  • Coos Bay, OR
  • Klamath Falls, OR

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