Our Founding Fathers

Mill Creek Falls

Our founding fathers Cordell Glaus, Bruce Pyle, Bob Schomer, Mel Burns and Bill DeHaven worked together to create GPD in 1961. In the years that followed, the founding principals built GPD's strong and diversified platform of solid architectural and engineering practices while maintaining unwavering ethical values. At the time of their retirements in 1986, GPD's personnel purchased the company and structured it to become an employee-owned firm.
Although many years have passed since that time, GPD maintains the passion for creating that has been evident since the birth of the company over 50 years ago. The employee-owners of GPD Group are as motivated and excited as ever to work with our clients to achieve their goals. We are optimistic about everything the future has to offer.

After 50 years, our values remain the same as when the firm was founded.