About Us

When you elect to work with Ponderosa Associates, you will quickly discover that we are a passionate team of experts dedicated to meeting your needs in a timely fashion while maintaining our high work standards and integrity.

We complete our technical assessment projects with analytical tools that are at the forefront of our respective fields. We will settle for nothing less than giving you the best technical assessment we can provide.


Ponderosa Associates is a team of dedicated, experienced professionals. 
Learn more about our histories and areas of expertise. We look forward to working with you.

Our Research and Testing Facilities

In 1995, Ponderosa Associates, Ltd moved to its current location in Lafayette, Colorado.

Our building spans 14,000 square feet of space and houses numerous offices, three conference rooms, three laboratories, an expansive technical library, a large, well-equipped workshop with pneumatic vehicle lift, and an evidence storage area.

The building was designed for maximum comfort for our employees and our guests, providing us with the ability to focus on the tasks at hand. Fully integrated computer tools, test equipment and a well-equipped investigation lab provide our professional staff with the optimal setting to fully analyze the technical issues of the various projects which they encounter.

We can accommodate depositions on-site as well as large design review meetings. We also have access to additional off-site storage should it become necessary to house evidence or prototypes.


Company History

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 an assortment of industries that are considered experts in their various fields.