How It All Started

For over 50 years, Hatton Godat Pantier has been providing professional engineering and surveying services in the South Sound region. The present day firm was created by a second generation merger in 1998 between Howard Godat & Associates (engineers) and James A. Pantier (surveyors), who had worked together on numerous development projects over the years. The result: the creation of the South Sound’s leading provider of comprehensive engineering, surveying, landscape architecture and project management services.

Areas of Expertise

The combined experience of the professional staff at Hatton Godat Pantier is staggering: some have been with the firm for over 30 years. Put simply, our professionals know the land and its special needs, not just terrain and soil, but it’s history.

We have particular social expertise in specialized land surveying, erosion control projects and cost effective design of water systems, sanitary sewer facilities and stormwater runoff systems.

Over the years we have provided professional services for more than 8,000 regional projects, serving a diverse base of both public and private clients. Typical projects include residential, commercial, and industrial developments, as well as public developments such as schools and port districts.

Our Skill Set

At Hatton Godat Pantier, we provide professional surveying, engineering, landscape architecture and project management. We take the time to explore options, and advise you on how to optimize the returns on your project without creating conflicts with regulatory compliance, community concerns or public agencies.

From dealing with density issues, to managing sensitive environmental impacts, to negotiating the maze of permit approvals, we are specialists in bringing maximum value to our clients on every project they undertake. We not only provide the professional services you need, but we include the guidance that ensures your project proceeds on time, on budget and on target with your business strategy. At Hatton Godat Pantier, we perform like an engineer, but we think like a client

PE President

After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington State University in 1982, Steve began his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In that role, he served as lead engineer on numerous projects. Although Steve had wide ranging expertise in structural design and construction, as well as contract administration and project management, he had a much bigger project in mind: building a full service firm that could help developers get more value from the land and from their projects. That dream became reality with the development of Hatton Godat Pantier, now widely recognized as the South Sound’s premier engineering, surveying and landscape architecture group.

PLS Principal Surveyor

Jeff’s professional career began very early on when he would tag along with his father, an independent land surveyor, as he worked various projects and development sites in the 1970s. Those early experiences sparked an interest in surveying and land use issues and pointed him toward a professional career that began in 1978 with boundary and construction surveying, topographic mapping, as well as site and subdivision planning. In his role Jeff encompasses high level creative project guidance with some of the most well respected developers and high profile builders in the Puget Sound region.

LA Landscape Architect and Planning Manager

Chris certainly grew up in an environment that fostered his love for the unique natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. After spending much of his younger years helping establish his family’s South Sound area nursery, Chris found his way to Washington State University, where he completed a degree in Landscape Architecture. As head of Landscape Architecture Services and Planning Division, he uses his sensitivity to the environment to provide clients with options that balance development and regulatory requirements, ensuring compliance with strictures such as open space, storm drainage and green belt preservation.