Denver, CO – National civil engineering and surveying firm Manhard Consulting has named Matthew Buster, PE, as its new Denver-based regional manager. Buster has nearly three decades of experience in project management and senior-level supervisory experience providing civil engineering and land development consulting services. He has worked on and led a large variety of projects, including single-family and multi-family residential projects, mixed-use, retail, commercial projects, and public agency projects along Colorado’s Front Range and across the Denver metropolitan area.
In his new role, Buster will manage and develop relationships with current and potential clients; manage projects, mentor and develop staff, and help grow the company’s presence in other areas of the state.
“We’re happy to have Matt join the Manhard team,” said Manhard Consulting’s CEO Don Manhard. “He knows Colorado, and will help us evaluate opportunities for growth, particularly in Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. He’s got strong, long-lasting relationships with people in the industry, and is always looking to form more. He also brings his leadership and mentoring skills, which will benefit our entire team.”
“I’m excited by this new opportunity,” said Buster. “Joining an established, growing firm with a national reputation like Manhard is a great fit for me, and I look forward to applying my skills and experience to help the company, its management, and staff.”
Prior to joining Manhard, Buster worked with home builders and real estate developers to entitle property and provide needed infrastructure. He was responsible for the master planning and infrastructure design of residential and commercial developments within Castle Pines Village, Colorado. Projects included several residential subdivisions in the Village, the Promenade at Castle Rock, a one-million square foot commercial center in the Town of Castle Rock and Castle Pines Town Center, a proposed mixed used center focused on wellness and active lifestyle.
He was also senior project manager for Broadway Station, a brownfield redevelopment of the Gates Rubber Factory, and one of Denver’s largest TOD projects surrounding the I-25 and Broadway RTD transit station where he prepared the infrastructure master plan and developed the associated $150M infrastructure budget. His governmental agency work includes transportation system planning for 52nd Avenue from Brighton Blvd to Colorado Blvd related to the National Western Center redevelopment in the City and County of Denver. He served as the lead author of the master infrastructure plan for PuebloPlex, a proposed redevelopment of the U.S. Army’s 15,000-acre chemical weapons depot in Pueblo, Colorado, and was a member of the project management team for the Colorado Department of Transportation design-build delivery of 11 miles of Interstate 25 widening from Monument to Colorado Springs.
Buster earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado.