Founders

Bowen Collins & Associates was founded in 1997 by Larry Bowen, Mike Collins, and Craig Bagley. The diversity of their professional backgrounds helped develop a company that would provide exceptional engineering to public and private sector clients in the region. As the company continues to grow both in size and services provided, we are grateful to each of them for their dedication, perseverance, and great leadership which continues to be the premise of the company’s core values.

Mike Collins

Michael W. Collins, P.E.

Founder
24 years of service with
Bowen Collins & Associates.

Education

  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Utah State University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Utah State University

Qualifications

  • Mr. Collins is one of the founding partners of Bowen Collins & Associates. He, along with Craig and Larry, opened the doors in 1997 to provide engineering services in the water, water resources, natural resources, and wastewater industry. He developed the foundation of the company which continues to provide those same services as well as expanded services in closely related fields.
  • Mr. Collins has 43 years of experience in all aspects of water-related projects: pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, flood control structures, irrigation facilities, hydropower projects, and other water conveyance and transmission facilities.
  • Mr. Collins was the Program Manager for the System Master Plan for the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy (MWDSLS). The 12- year project, completed in 2007, consisted of $300 million in improvements to the Districts water delivery systems.
  • Mr. Collins was the Project Manager for the Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure Project for the Provo River Water Users Association (PRWUA/Association). The $150 million project enclosed 21 miles of the canal in a 126-inch pipeline.

Craig R. Bagley, P.E., CFM

Chairman of the Board
24 years of service with
Bowen Collins & Associates.

Education

  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University

Qualifications

  • Mr. Bagley is currently a principal and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Bowen Collins & Associates and one of the three founding partners of Bowen Collins & Associates. Mr. Bagley has over 36 years of experience as an engineering consultant and is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). He specializes in hydraulics, hydrology, and water resources.
  • He has extensive experience in master planning and designing water, wastewater, and storm water management facilities and in providing engineering services and oversight for projects dealing with hazardous waste and environmental issues.
  • He has been responsible for the design of water, sewer, storm drain, and irrigation pipelines; storm water debris and detention basins; water, sewer, and storm drain pump stations; dam safety/rehabilitation projects; municipal water storage tanks; and water regulating and diversion structures.

Larry F. Bowen, P.E.

Founder - Retired
13 years of service with
Bowen Collins & Associates.

Education

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University

Qualifications

  • Mr. Bowen was one of the founding partners of Bowen Collins & Associates. Throughout his 30 year career Mr. Bowen managed and designed environmental engineering projects with an emphasis on detailed design of municipal water and wastewater treatment plants. He was experienced in preparing operations and maintenance manuals, facility planning studies, treatment plant and pump station design, feasibility studies, master plans, and construction cost estimation. He mentored several engineers at Bowen Collins & Associates who have since filled his shoes in providing the same quality of service as Mr. Bowen did for his clients.
  • Mr. Bowen retired in 2010 and is enjoying time with his family, playing golf, and finding ways to give back to the community through volunteer opportunities.