CVL, a Westwood team (CVL) was founded in the year 2000 by multiple members of our current senior management team. We have been working together for decades to lead a service oriented professional civil engineering consulting and professional surveying services firm dedicated to the success of our clients. Over the years, we have added high level entrepreneurial professionals from the survey, land development design and public works realms to bring immediate expanded positive impact to CVL. Today CVL has over 50 engineers, surveyors and designers creating economical and expeditious designs to drive our clients’ visions forward to achieve their visions of highly functional and innovative projects.



We care about our clients’ successes. We work hard to provide continuous focus to ensure that we deliver consistent proactive services in collaboration with the other members of our clients’ teams. We empower our staff to bring new ideas to our project approaches and design processes and we value what each individual adds to the overall chemistry and capabilities of our team. CVL is dedicated to our staff members and the career growth of each individual. We are proud of our team and want them to achieve their professional and financial goals. We provide learning opportunities both inside and outside of CVL so that our understanding of the industry is far reaching and current.


Karl Knapp, P.E.

Chief Executive Officer

Karl’s personal time is absorbed with hunting, snow skiing, tennis and golf.

Jim Jannicke, P.E.

Senior Vice President

Jim holds the State of Colorado catch and release record for landing a 29-inch Saugeye!

Melinda Lundquist, P.E.

Senior Vice President

Melinda spends her time away from work snow skiing, hiking, gardening, cake decorating and traveling.

Sarah Kolz


Sarah spends her time away from work snow skiing, hiking, and watching her sons play competitive sports!

Patrick Steenburg, PLS, MBA

Director of Surveying Services

Patrick enjoys camping with his family, disappearing into the backcountry on his motorcycles, hunting, and fishing.

Kevin Kucharczyk

Director of Surveying Services

Kevin enjoys spending his free time skiing, snowboarding and golfing.

Steve Graves

Chief Financial Officer

Steve can be found in the mountains camping, biking and hiking with his family during his leisure time.


CVL is thankful to be a contributing company in the beautiful state of Colorado. We have aligned ourselves with multiple charities, some in collaboration with our clients. We support our employees in their service to nonprofit and charity organizations close to their hearts.


  • The Home Builders Foundation
  • HomeAid Colorado
  • The Denver Rescue Mission
  • The Challenge Foundation
  • The Parker Task Force
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Colorado
  • The Aurora Rotary Foundation
  • The Boy Scouts of America



CVL believes that fun is an important part of who we are! Typical occasional company activities include Rockies and Avalanche (in support of the Home Builders Foundation) games, company picnics, bowling, and our annual holiday party. The staff also conducts impromptu 4-wheel drive adventures, backcountry ski days, ultimate frisbee games and has been known to congregate at one of Colorado’s microbreweries now and again. Our mutual respect environment has created and facilitated some great friendships. We enjoy each other’s company.