Bob Neeld, P.E.


Bob is one of the founding partners of the firm, joining David Boehm in 1995 as Vice President and earning the position of President in 2007.  Leading multiple disciplines; civil, structural, and permitting, Bob has been integral in making Engineering Ventures one of the most respected structural engineering firms in Vermont. 

With over 30 years of experience, the body of Bob’s work encompasses many well known, award winning projects including hospitals, schools and universities, athletic facilities, commercial facilities such as office buildings, museums, ski resorts and heavy timber structures, churches, public buildings, and many unique residences ranging in size up to 25,000 sf.

Bob’s work with historic structures includes volunteering time in Mississippi helping out with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and in Cuba to aid in the historic preservation of churches.

Bob is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a BS in Civil Engineering.  He has served as the President of the Structural Engineer’s Association of Vermont (SEAVT), the Chairman of the Committee to Develop Snow Load Standards for the State of Vermont, and Chairman for the Town of Williston Historic Preservation Committee.  In addition, he is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Timber Framer’s Guild, and he is an Affiliate Member of the American Institute of Architects.

Why did you choose EV?

I was looking for a new opportunity and wanted the chance to do something special.

What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?

I enjoy working with clients (most of whom are friends) to help them achieve their goals.

What’s your favorite way to pass time?

Guitar at night, sailing in summer, skiing in winter.

What is your proudest accomplishment to date?

Raising two amazing daughters that will both have an impact on the world somehow.