In 1974 Richard Crawford and Bob Caldwell joined forces and formed Ponderosa Associates. Its humble beginnings were in Louisville, Colorado. The primary work in the early years consisted of providing the legal profession and insurance industries with technical assistance with the investigations of accidents and product failures.
As the company business began to grow, University of Colorado professors and graduates were recruited to work on the various projects. The breadth of our technical expertise was augmented, and this growth also permitted us to expand our contributions to the industrial community.
In 1984 the company moved to Lafayette, Colorado. With acquisition of top technical talent, the company evolved into a multi-disciplinary consulting resource. Over time, our reputation for doing high quality, thorough technical work grew and we were able to recruit highly educated personnel from the University of Colorado as well as seasoned veterans from industry that are considered experts in their various fields.
In 1995, Ponderosa Associates moved to a large, well-equipped facility at its present location in Lafayette, Colorado. This facility makes Ponderosa Associates, Ltd. a high-performing technical consulting firm that is able to meet the needs of a wide variety of clients.