4B Engineering and Consulting LLC started its presence in our world on July 1, 2004, founded by Edward Butts, a well known Professional Engineer in Oregon and Washington. Coinciding with the close relationship between members of his family, the name "4B" is derived from the four family members of the Butts family: Ed, JoAnne, Brooke, and Adam. In addition to Ed, family members Brooke Saltarello (daughter) and JoAnne (wife) work with the firm.
Between 1978-2004 Ed Butts was formerly with Stettler Supply Company of Salem Oregon for over 26 years, and during that time he was responsible for numerous water and wastewater engineering projects and many design-build projects. The experience he gained through those many years of designing and constructing water systems has provided him with an insight of TOTAL project delivery that most engineers cannot possibly have.
While at Stettler, Ed was not only responsible for the engineering and design of many important facilities, including the City of Keizer Oregon water system and City of Monmouth Oregon Asbestos Fiber Treatment facility, he was also responsible for delivering them to the client on-time, and on-budget; and with some profit left over for Stettler. In addition to conventional water and wastewater design, Ed has been a driving force and the primary design engineer for the majority of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) systems currently in place in Oregon and Washington states. The vast majority of projects Ed has been involved with over the years has used the "design-build" type of project delivery. This means that Ed has not only had the responsibility for the design and engineering of numerous water and wastewater facilities, but he has also been charged with the timely construction of the project, and within budget.
This experience and background may be unique in the engineering profession, but it is invaluable for 4B's clients.