A Little About Us...

Established in 1983, NorthStar is a Certified Small Business (Cert. #1035999) multi-disciplinary engineering, architecture, surveying, planning, and environmental consulting firm. NorthStar specializes in municipal transportation and infrastructure projects, building design, surveying, site planning and land development, onsite wastewater systems, environmental analysis and documentation, biological and wetland resources analysis, regulatory permit processing, and construction management and monitoring. We utilize a holistic approach to conquering projects and have many project management professionals that work together to exceed expectations.

We provide services to local, state, federal, and private clients with project locations throughout California and Southern Oregon. Our team of over 30 professionals includes civil engineers licensed in California, Oregon, and Colorado, licensed architects, LEED accredited professionals, licensed land surveyors, environmental planners, and biologists. People continue to utilize our wide array of services due to the fluidity between our teams and the high quality work we produce.

Our principals have an average of 20 years of design and project management experience. NorthStar’s senior engineers and environmental staff, including senior regulatory biologists, have an average of 15 years of experience and several of our engineers have previous experience as staff engineers for municipalities. We take advantage of technological advances, such as computer-aided drafting, GIS, Trimble global position survey equipment, and multi-parameter sampling meters, to enhance our services and keep with the pace of an evolving practice. Our goal is to help you succeed in all endeavors you imagine!

Two of my apartment buildings are some of the most creative in Chico, which in turn are raising the bar and increasing awareness that you can be creative and have a nice design, but it does not have to break the budget.”

– Dan Gonzales, CEO Fifth Sun