Our Foundation

Founded in southwestern Arizona as Coe & Van Loo in 1958, our company has made a lasting impact on communities across the continent by providing the highest level of service to private clients and governmental agencies. CVL specializes in civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, water/wastewater, stormwater engineering, land planning, construction observation, and permitting. Our highly qualified teams plan and revitalize communities, design infrastructure, and create innovative solutions. Let CVL bring your vision to life.



  • 58
  • Bill Van Loo and Percy Coe – two University of Arizona alumni – decide to pool their strengths after independent careers in mining, irrigation and engineering. Coe & Van Loo is born. Offices open in and near Yuma, Arizona.
  • 59
  • Phoenix homebuilder Allied Construction Co. hires Coe & Van Loo to design its first master-planned community. Coe & Van Loo opens an office in downtown Phoenix.


  • 60
  • Coe & Van Loo is hired for its largest residential project yet – “Park Scottsdale” by Hallcraft Homes – and becomes the area’s premier land development engineering consulting firm.
  • 69
  • Coe & Van Loo grows to 40 employees and becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Arizona Colorado Land & Cattle Company.


  • 72
  • The company expands to Lakewood, Colorado after purchasing Jaschke Engineering.
  • 73
  • Coe & Van Loo’s fifth and current office location in Arizona is built specifically for the company by architects Don Schwenn and Jerry Clark. It becomes the company’s national headquarters.
  • 75
  • Coe & Van Loo wins their first project in the Middle East. The company is contracted for sewer master planning in Basra, Iraq.
  • 76
  • Jack Coe, son of founder Percy Coe, becomes president of the company.
  • 77
  • Percy Coe goes on a family vacation to the Galapagos Islands and unexpectedly passes away.
  • 77
  • Point Hilton Squaw Peak Resort- CVL provided civil engineering to Point Resort, a mixed-use master planned community and resort in Phoenix, Arizona. This project was first of its type to include a resort, retail, single-family residential, and multi-family residential with a hillside and infill.
  • 78
  • Coe & Van Loo celebrates its 20th anniversary.


  • 82
  • Jack Coe leaves Coe & Van Loo to start his own firm. Bill Van Loo continues to be involved in daily operations.
  • 83
  • Michael Geddes purchase Coe & Van Loo and becomes chairman of the board. Over the ensuing years, ownership in the firm is also made available to other key employees.
  • 87
  • Estrella Mountain- The hydrology and various infrastructures designing for this 18,000-acre planned community.


  • 91
  • Mill Avenue- Hired by City of Tempe, CVL revitalized approximately ½ mile of Mill Avenue, in Tempe Arizona. CVL created a more pedestrian oriented streetscape by eliminating on-street parking and widening existing walks.
  • 92
  • The company opens an office in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 94
  • Kierland Development- CVL designs one of Scottsdale’s popular destinations, Kierland. This includes 730- acre, high-end master planned community, golf course, and Kierland Commons.
  • 94
  • Legend Trail Community- Master planning of Legend Trail, a 640-acre master planned community, including an 18-hole golf course, and club house is completed by CVL.
  • 97
  • Coe & Van Loo is granted a license from the Federal Communications Commission for its own radio frequency, used in conjunction with Global Positioning Systems at client worksites.
  • 97
  • Arizona Mills- CVL provides engineering services for the 1.2 million square foot shopping center, Arizona Mills.
  • 98
  • Canyon Trails- CVL was hired to complete this 2,000 acre, master planned community, Canyon Trails, in Goodyear, Arizona.
  • 98
  • Les Olson becomes president during the company’s 40th anniversary year.


  • 00
  • The company opens an office in Denver, Colorado
  • 00
  • Verrado- Provided engineering services to the 8,800 acres mixed use development of Verrado in Buckeye, Arizona.
  • 02
  • Coe & Van Loo institutes a “Service First” program.
  • 04
  • Coe & Van Loo is granted a license from the Federal Communications Commission for its own radio frequency, used in conjunction with Global Positioning Systems at client worksites.
  • 04
  • Desert Ridge Development- CVL performed engineering services for 1,300 lots of the Desert Ridge Super Block.
  • 05
  • Bill Van Loo passes away August 5, 2005. He never stopped working at the business he co-founded 47 years before.
  • 08
  • Coe & Van Loo celebrates 50 years of quality design and engineering services.
  • 09
  • Coe & Van Loo officially changes its name to CVL Consultants, Inc.
  • 09
  • Moccasin Wash- Mohave County contracts CVL to perform engineering services to create a precast 24- foot by 10-foot box culvert at Moccasin Wash.


  • 10
  • CVL forms a renewable energy division.
  • 10
  • Loma Linda Park- CVL provides master planning for the historic, Loma Linda Park located in Goodyear, Arizona.
  • 11
  • CVL expands its activities in the energy sector and is retained in North Dakota, where increasing oil and natural gas extraction activity necessitates new residential developments and civil engineering to support works at well sites.
  • 12
  • ASU Business School- CVL contracted to provided extensive renovations at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
  • 12
  • Franciscan Renewal Center- Master planning begins for the Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley.
  • 14
  • Landmark Flood Control Project- Horizon Six Mohave County Flood Control Infrastructure Design, 2 miles of channel design for Mohave County.
  • 15
  • Ritz-Carlton- CVL is awarded a 20 acre Resort and Mixed-Use development.
  • 15
  • The Palmeraie Shops- Design begins for 200,000 square feet of high-end, specialty boutiques.
  • 15
  • Ryan Weed, PE, becomes President and CEO of Arizona operations.
  • 16
  • Kiel Ranch- CVL planned and designed the redevelopment of a historic Las Vegas community park.
  • 17
  • Mountain Shadows- CVL provided engineering services for various parts of the luxurious resort in Paradise Valley, which opened early 2017.
  • 18
  • CVL celebrates its 60h Anniversary
  • 18
  • ASU Fine Arts- Design begins on ASU’s Nelson Fine Arts Center and Music Plaza.