In 1997 Northern Engineering & Consulting, Inc. (NECI) was founded in Bemidji, Minnesota by James Garrigan and Wallace Gladstone specializing in transportation projects.  Basic services included survey, rights-of-way (ROW), design, construction staking and construction administration services.

In 2004, Mike McFarlane, PE, LS, brought water and sewer design expertise to NECI.  Mike has over 18 years of City infrastructure, State & Federal Aid experience, and nearly 28 years experience with grants and other funding sources.

In 2005, Arthur Larson, PE, LS, reinforced the NECI water and sewer design services bringing 42 years of experience to NECI.

In 2008 NECI expanded west and opened an office in Billings, Montana.

2012 was a year of change at NECI. Mike McFarlane and Jeff Donnell became major owners. A new office was opened in Havre, Montana operated by Jay Springer, PE, LS, CFedS. Mr. Springer brings over 23 years of northern Montana experience to the firm. His experience in the oil and gas fields and geotechnical work adds two new dimensions to the firm. A satellite office was also opened in East Glacier Park, Montana.

NECI continues to look to the future by investing in the latest technologies and equipment to more efficiently meet our clients needs while creating growth opportunities for our staff.