Architectural Design

The NorthStar architectural team has a unique combination of highly talented design and technical professionals that share a common goal…

Civil Design

NorthStar offers civil design services providing basic infrastructure for new construction or re-development. These engineering services have involved governmental agencies,…

Water Resources

NorthStar’s staff includes two of the industry leaders in OWTS septic design. Our knowledge gives us the ability to create…


In 2009, NorthStar purchased a biological resources consulting firm to complement the company’s multi-disciplinary approach for taking projects from conception…


NorthStar provides essential engineering services for new construction, remodels, and additions. Our engineering professionals have a broad range of experience…


NorthStar has been a leading provider of land surveying services in Northern California since its beginning in 1983. Our surveying…

Established in Chico, California in 1983, NorthStar is a multi-disciplinary civil engineering, architecture, land surveying, and environmental firm specializing in municipal infrastructure design, land development, onsite waste water systems, land surveying, environmental consulting, planning and development permit processing, and building design. We have pride in the quality work we produce and strive for excellence and making a positive difference. The engineers and surveyors at NorthStar are licensed in California, Oregon, and Nevada allowing NorthStar to assist its clients with projects in neighboring states. Company principals have an average of 20 years in design and project management experience on projects throughout Northern California. We are a values based company and typically outperform our competitors due to this standard. Our staff includes land surveyors, civil engineers, architects, environmental planners, biologists, technicians, GIS experts, LEED accredited professionals, and administrative personnel. We are practiced in communication between each discipline and with our clients which helps us take your project from conception though completion.

“Time and time again, their staff has proven themselves as exceptional environmental consultants exceeding our agency's expectations.  NorthStar Engineering possesses an extremely personable staff that enjoys their work and it shows in their attitude and finished product.”

–Neal P. Hay, Senior Civil Engineer, Sutter County

“Their extensive experience provides us with dependable guidance through the complex regulatory environment and development of realistic timeframes for achievement of critical milestones.  This type of forthright communication is an important factor in efficient project management and overall stewardship of public works projects”.

–Tracy Bettencourt, Senior Planner, City of Chico

"I am most impressed with NorthStar Engineering and look forward to future opportunities to work with them again."

–David W. Goble, Director of Public Works, Fort Bragg, CA

"NorthStar Engineering brings a huge amount of expertise to the table with their ability to do conceptual cost modeling, cost estimating, detailed engineering along with bid preparation and project management...They have the ability to lead their team and produce complete detailed plans resulting in finished jobs on time and within District budgets."

–Mike Miller, Director of Facilities Planning & Management, Butte College

"In my position as Senior Civil Engineer of Capital Projects at the City of Chico I am responsible for contracting with consulting firms for various services including engineering, surveying, environmental, geotechnical, and others.  I have executed  and managed contracts with NorthStar Engineering for many years and have received good results...I greatly appreciate the services that the NorthStar team provided and recommend the team for the development of construction documents for civil design and engineering projects."

–Bob Greenlaw, PE, Senior Civil Engineer Capital Project Services, City of Chico