Ethos Civil - Engineering, Entitlement and Project Management in Tacoma

Designing success for our clients

Providing civil engineering, entitlement services
and project management for clients in the Pacific Northwest.

A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

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Experience a different kind of Ethos

Delivering civil engineering, entitlement services and project management to public and private clients in the Pacific NW. We are united by our ethos to build lasting relationships and deliver projects faster and more successfully for our clients. Our offices are located in Tacoma and Wenatchee, WA.


Our team at Ethos Civil performs site civil engineering, feasibility, due-diligence, storm drainage design and analysis, offsite roadway/intersection/signal improvements, offsite utility improvements and other services.

Entitlement Services

Ethos Civil helps clients navigate the complex and changing environment of civil and site development permitting. We aim to reduce obstacles, add predictability and expedite delivery.

Project Management

Ethos Civil can provide turn-key site design, proactive coordination of consultant teams, client budgets and schedule, as well as cost estimating services.

Meet the Ethos Civil Leadership Team

Don Mellott - Ethos Civil partner

Don Mellott, PE

Don Mellott has 30 years of civil engineering experience working with public and private sector clients as a design engineer, project manager, and principal engineer.  He is a licensed PE in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and a number of other states around the country.  He is a US Army veteran having served as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers. He is a LEED AP with experience in finding cost effective low impact development solutions.

Andy Epstein - Ethos Civil partner

Andy Epstein, PE

Andy Epstein is a licensed PE in the state of Washington and a LEED AP. He has 18 years of experience as an engineering designer, project engineer, principal engineer, project manager and business owner. He has a broad range of experience on public and private sector projects, including extensive experience in commercial retail and multi-family residential development, as well as experience on parks, schools, and single-family residential.

Lucas Johnson, PE

Lucas Johnson is a licensed PE in the State of Washington and a LEED AP. He has over 13 years of experience working as a civil engineering consultant. He works on a broad range of projects that includes K-12 and higher education, assisted living, multi-family, commercial, and residential plat projects.

Mike Funches - Ethos Civil partner

Mike Funches, PMP

Mike Funches is a 22-year veteran of the US Army as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers. He holds two advanced degrees in Engineering Management and Construction and is a PMP. He has a broad background in military engineering and project management from engineering on the battlefield to $80M new Military Construction projects.

Ethos Civil is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with the Small Business Administration, a certified Veteran Owned Business (VOB) by the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and a certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) by the WA State OMWBE.

We're Hiring!

Ethos Civil is always looking for passionate, hard working and proactive engineers. Please contact us if you’re interested in joining an energetic, high performing team.

Connect With Us!

Call us today at 253.414.1989

or email Ethos Civil at [email protected].

Proudly serving the Pacific Northwest from Tacoma, WA

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