RIVET provides Consulting, Design and Forensic engineering services to clients of all types and budgets. Our clients consist of architects, attorneys, engineers, insurance adjusters, corporations, contractors and construction professionals, managers, board members, and private homeowners, among others. Our clients are located across Colorado and in other states as well.

Whether our clients seek assistance with a new design for proposed projects or concerns regarding an existing property, RIVET stands ready to respond.

RIVET’s engineering professionals help clients determine the best way to proceed with their structure’s needs. For more information on how we can assist you with your next project in need of engineering or investigative services, please follow the link below:



license coverage

With office locations in Denver and Colorado Springs, RIVET covers a broad geographic range. Whether your project is located along the Front Range, Continental Divide, or Western Slope, RIVET stands ready to respond. While the majority of our clients are located in Colorado, RIVET’s engineers are available for travel to projects in other states. See our list of covered states here:

Colorado, Arizona, California, Kansas, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Wyoming


John B. Peterson, MS, PE


John Peterson is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the states of Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. He obtained his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Architectural Engineering graduating magna cum laude from Kansas State University in 2001. He has over 15 years of structural design and forensic experience and enjoys the unique challenges presented by each. He is a lifelong resident of Colorado Springs and is known for his ability to provide unique, sound, and efficient analysis and solutions to complex issues. He continues to educate clients and colleagues about industry-related topics through various avenues.

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J.R. Whipple, PE, SE, MLSE


James R. (J.R.) Whipple is a licensed engineer (PE & SE) in the states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and North Dakota. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering graduating (magna cum laude) from Arizona State University in 2005. He has over 10 years of structural design and forensic experience and revels in the challenges each specialty presents. He began his life and career in Arizona and transplanted his family to Colorado in 2008. His affection for the “dry heat” was quickly overcome by a love of the snow-capped mountains, fresh lakes, rivers, and opportunities in Colorado. He is well known amongst colleagues and clients for his desire to exceed expectations and work with his clients’ timeframes, budgets, and goals.

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Meet Our Team

Andrew Seidman, PE


Andrew Seidman is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2012. He has over 8 years of structural design, and forensic engineering experience and delights in the unique opportunities they present. As an accomplished athlete, he’s completed the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon and three half Ironman triathlons. He and his Fiancé felt that Colorado was a perfect fit for their active lifestyle and moved here from Long Island, NY in 2018. He is known by colleagues and clients for his timeliness, dependability, and sound recommendations.


Jesse Mares


Jessie Mares is a seasoned Administrative Assistant. With over 15 years of management, and executive assistant experience in multiple industries including Construction. As a Colorado Native, she and her family enjoy getting outside and appreciating our states beautiful scenery. She is known by colleagues and clients for her friendly and approachable personality.


Our mission is to provide high-quality and professional consulting, design, & forensics engineering services in the fields of structural, architectural, and civil. We strive to provide our clients with the attention to detail, consistency, flexibility, and diligence required in today’s construction and engineering landscapes.

We are team oriented, both internally and externally, and are continuously adapting and learning with the growth and changes in our industry. Our goal is to earn and keep the trust of our clients such that we are synonymous with their vision of what great engineering should be.