CH2M Hill

Company Overview

CH2M was founded in 1946 in Corvallis, Oregon by Oregon State University civil engineering professor Fred Merryfield and three of his students: Holly Cornell, James Howland and Thomas Burke Hayes (the firm was named after the founders, with Howland and Hayes making up the H2 portion).[5] Cornell, Howland, and Hayes were all graduates of Oregon State University.[6] The company became CH2M Hill name after a 1971 merger with Clair A. Hill and Associates of Redding, California.[7] The firm remained headquartered in Oregon until 1980, when a decision was made to relocate to Colorado, a more central location in the United States.

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