Planning | Design | Engineering | Construction

The Northwest’s only 8(a), woman-owned, full-service exclusive land planning, design, engineering and construction firm.

About Us

Verdis is the Northwest’s only woman-owned, full-service land development firm.  We offer land use planning, site design, engineering (civil and geotechnical), and construction services.  We specialize in all aspects of each discipline.

We are passionate about providing our clients with exceptional service and results.  We are fully dedicated to producing common sense solutions to land development challenges that face today’s natural and built environments.  We love what we do and we know it shows!

Our story began in 2007, when Gary and Sandy Young, former city and county regulators first hung out their shingle.   In 2015, Verdis was accepted in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program.  We are now certified as an 8(a) EDWOSB company and as a result are eligible for federal set aside and sole source contracts.  But the work hasn’t come easily.  We have still had to compete and perform.  We are committed to success in the program and subsequent continued growth – both federally and locally.

In addition to our local private clientele, we have contracted with the following Federal Agencies: US Forest Service, National Park Service, General Services Administration, Western Federal Highways, US Air Force, Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation.

From a historic window restoration project in a remote park service lodge, to core drilling/sampling in Alaskan campgrounds, to the installation of a fire suppression system our staff pairs expertise with versatility.

Capability Statement

Codes and Certifications

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Cage Code:

Certifications and Designations:
Small Business Administration 8(a) Program Participant
Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
Small Business

NAICS Codes:
Sector 236 – Building Construction
236116 – New Multifamily Housing Construction
236210 – Industrial Building Construction
236220 – Commercial & Institutional Building Construction
Sector 237 – Heavy/Civil Engineering Construction
237210 – Land Subdivision
237310 – Highway, Street & Bridge Construction
237990 – Other Heavy Construction
Sector 541 – Design
541320 – Landscape Architectural Services
541330 – Engineering Services
541350 – Building Inspection Services
541620 – Environmental Consulting Services

Our Services


Land Entitlements
Feasibility Reports
Conditional Use Permits
Variance Requests
Zone Change Requests
Phase 1 ESA’s
Expert Witness Testimony and Mediation
Building Permitting and Code Violation Resolution
Comprehensive Plans and Amendments


Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
Sustainable Site/LEED Design
Downtown Streetscapes
Schools and Campuses
Hotels and Resorts
Mixed Use Developments
Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s)


Grading and Infrastructure Design
Storm Water Modeling and Design
Street and Roadway Design
Sanitary Sewer Collection and Treatment
Wells, Storage Tanks, and Reservoirs
Lift Stations and Pump Stations
Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP’s)
Site Disturbance Plans
Wetland Determinations and Delineations


General Contracting
Construction Administration
Construction Management
Project Management
Site Superintendence
Quality Control
Inspection Services
Vertical Construction
Heavy Civil Construction

We are Verdis

Meet your Team
Sandy Young

Sandy Young

President/Principal Planner

Stephanie Blalack

Stephanie Blalack

Senior Land Use Planner

Sean Brady

Sean Brady, PE

Associate Engineer

Colin Meehan

Colin Meehan, PE

Project Development Manager, Senior Engineer

Stephanie Koch

Stephanie Koch, PLA, ASLA

Project Manager, Senior Landscape Architect

Molly Mazzuca

Molly Mazzuca

Business Manager

Merle Van Houten

Merle Van Houten, PE, LEED AP

Project Development Manager, Senior Engineer

Gordon Coles

Gordon Coles

Superintendent, Foreman

Rachel Harris

Rachel Harris, PLA

Associate Landscape Architect, Land Use Planner

Mike Paul, PE, LSI

Senior Engineer

Dennis Johnson

Senior Draftsman

Kurt Albrethsen

Kurt Albrethsen

Foreman, Carpenter

Lindsay Yassick

Project Engineer

Jim Ackerman

Jim Ackerman


Banet Mutungi

Banet Mutungi, PMP

Project Engineer