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Carl Garrison, PE

Principal Advisor, Water Resources


Meet Carl

Carl started his mechanical engineering career in 1989 with a large food processing company in California, Tri Valley Growers. Carl worked on various industrial food processing and boiler projects until he founded Garrison Engineering in 1994. Coffman acquired Garrision Engineering in 2017, and Carl brought is experience from over 2,500 projects he was responsible for throughout his career. His work experience includes water systems and water treatment, but also heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, fire protection, food processing, and industrial wastewater treatment. Carl currently leads Coffman’s water and wastewater services team.

As a principal advisor, Carl supports and manages all aspects of engineering activities in the Burlington office. Carl guides and directs projects and mentors our staff.  In our community, he is very active in both Rotary and Toastmasters, and has become a civil leader in the Skagit Valley.

Professional Organizations

  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • Former member and president of local chapters of ASHRAE and ASME

Publications or Awards

  • Received a 2020 design award of excellence from ACEC, Hawaii for an emergency water storage project at Kaiser Hospital in Oahu
  • Carl is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary

Community Affiliations

  • Sedro-Woolley Rotary, Past President
  • Toastmasters, Past President