Office Managers


William Russell, P.E.

Meridian, ID

Position: Corporate President, Board of Directors
With T-O: Since 1999
Credentials: Licensed Professional Engineer in Idaho and Washington 

B.S., Civil Engineering Technology, Public Works, Oregon Institute of Technology

Bill has over 25 years of hands-on project management, engineering and construction management experience in water and wastewater, roadway and airport transportation, and land development. He specializes in transportation engineering, street and highway engineering, construction administration, and project management. Bill’s clients consist of the Idaho Transportation Department, Local Highway Technical Assistance Council, various cities such as the City of Fruitland and Payette, Idaho as well as Highway Districts such as the Mountain Home Highway District.

Bill was born and raised on a farm in Southeast Washington State where he learned the value of a strong work ethic. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors playing a round of golf, white water rafting, boating, and snowboarding.


Ben Weymouth, P.E.

Coeur d'Alene, ID

Position: Coeur d'Alene Office Manager
With T-O: Since 2005
Credentials: Licensed Professional Engineer in Idaho and Washington 

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Idaho


Ben is a seasoned project manager with over 20 years of experience and a wide range of expertise. He grew up on a remote ranch in southwest Idaho and farmed in the summers to put himself through school. The moral character and strong work ethic Ben inherited in his early years is evident in his attentiveness and focus on delivering high quality projects for his Clients. Ben enjoys working closely with his clients to guide them through complex agency requirements, and often applies his past agency experience to untangle complex entitlement and permitting issues. He works on land developments, sewer and water projects, roadway improvements, airport landside development and maintenance, and utility company system improvements and expansions. His clients include public agencies, private and public utility companies, native American tribes and developers.

In his free time, you can find Ben on the lake with his family, casting a fly, or in the field with his bird dog.


John Carpenter, P.E.

Nampa, ID

Position: Nampa Office Manager
With T-O: Since 2012
Credentials: Licensed Professional Engineer in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, North Dakota 

B.S., Civil Engineering, California State University Chico

John has over 20 years of experience in the business of Civil Engineering. As an Engineer, John has worked in both the private and public sectors. He has worked on virtually all aspects of Civil Engineering including but not limited to surveying, roadway design, storm drainage design, site grading, mass grading, sewer, water, gravity and pressure irrigation, pumping stations, well design, septic design, and others. John is able to ascertain the project, ask the right questions, and determine the solution or get the right people to come up with the answer. His professional focus has and continues to be Land Development-Residential, Commercial and Industrial.

John has had the good fortune of surrounding himself with good people. He is supported by talented engineers, surveyors, designers and others making the projects flow smoothly. He has a desire and skill to work with anyone from the large corporate developer to your basic property owner; John enjoys the diversity of the work and people.

John enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and son, all who keep him busy. He coaches soccer, enjoys camping, hiking, horse back riding, and fishing. John has a passion for big game hunting and spends a lot of his time in the hills of Idaho Mule Deer and Elk hunting.


J.R. Norvell, P.E.

Spokane, WA

Position: Corporate Secretary, Board of Directors / Spokane Office Manager / Regional Manager
With T-O: Since 2002
Credentials: Licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Idaho and Montana 

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Idaho 


JR began his professional career with the aviation group at T-O Engineers in 2002.  While developing his skills in aviation design, construction planning and project administration, he developed strong management and leadership skills and now successfully manages our Spokane Office and serves as T-O's Regional Manager.  JR has been closely involved in all aspects of projects including project formulation, grant administration, design, bidding, inspection, and closeout.  He has worked on projects ranging in size from small fencing improvements to multi-million dollar runway reconstruction projects, including a number of planning studies.

JR was raised in the inland empire. He claims to have kept himself out of trouble while in high school and college by operating heavy equipment for the family business. JR enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, boating, and having a cool one with anyone that likes to tell a good story.


Carl Hipwell, P.E.

Boise, ID

Position: Boise Office Manager / Wastewater Services Manager
With T-O: Since 2017
Credentials: Licensed Professional Engineer in Idaho, North Dakota, Colorado, Washington, New York, Utah

M.E., Civil Engineering, Sanitary, University of Idaho

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Idaho


Carl has nearly 20 years of process engineering, project management and construction management experience in water and wastewater systems for industrial and municipal clients. Carl’s work has included several anaerobic systems for high strength industrial wastewater and a multitude of aerobic solutions recently completing a biological nutrient removal system for the City of Fruitland utilizing a carrousel oxidation ditch.  Carl is an expert in municipal funding for water and wastewater projects including working with the Department of Commerce, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development. 

Carl was born and raised in southern Idaho and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching baseball, hunting and fishing.