History

W.D. Morgan graduated from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1904 with a degree in General Engineering and located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin shortly thereafter. One of his many enterprises was the formation of a general construction company specializing in municipal sewer and water installations. Mr. Morgan also served as an engineer and surveyor on many projects throughout the area. During the late 1930s the company was known as W.D. Morgan & Son, when George H. Morgan was made a partner. During the WWII period, the company specialized in installation of communication cable throughout the United States for the Federal government.

Following W.D.’s retirement in the mid-1950s, George became City Engineer for the City of Ladysmith and subsequently in 1959 formed Geo. H. Morgan, P.E. & Associates, who provided consulting engineering services for various municipalities.

In 1963, Robert O. Parmley became an associate and in 1976 Mr. Morgan and Mr. Parmley co-founded Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. The firm has operated under this name since that point in time.  Robert is now retired but still helps out as a consultant.

Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. and its predecessor have successfully provided continuing engineering services to a wide range of clients for many decades. The firm offers both civil and mechanical engineering services to municipalities and industrial organizations, as well as private individuals. The scope of practice is all encompassing, with the majority of its efforts geared to serving municipalities.

Offering Civil and Mechanical Engineering for Over 80 Years

Municipalities
Industries
Individuals

Our Team

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Larry Gotham

President of Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. Senior project engineer and has been with the firm since 1981.

lgotham@centurytel.net

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Zechariah Gotham

Worked part time for Morgan & Parmley, Ltd., since the 1990’s while going to school and began full time in 2002 as project engineer.

zgotham@centurytel.net

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Ezra Gotham

Engineering and surveying technician. Worked part time for Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. while going to school and began full time in 2008.

egotham@centurytel.net

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John Krell

Engineering and surveying technician. Joined Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. in 2019.

Robert Parmley
Robert Parmley

Co-founder and served as the firm’s president from 1978 until 2019. Currently retired and helps as a consultant.

rparmley@centurytel.net

Larry F. Gotham, P.E., R.L.S.

Senior Project Engineer

Larry F. Gotham, P.E., R.L.S., is President of Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. His engineering has been in private practice except for a short time spent in the mining industry. He has a wide variety of professional experience in engineering including sanitary engineering, structural engineering, bridge design, and land surveying. Larry, as a senior project engineer, is responsible for municipal and private projects and has been with the firm since 1981.

Registration:
Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin
Registered Land Surveyor in Wisconsin

Certification:
Certified Morphological Soil Tester; Wisconsin – Department of Industry, Labor & Human Relations
Certified Bridge Inspector; Federal Highway Administration and Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Professional Associations:
Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Water Environmental Federation (WEF)

Zechariah Gotham

Project Engineer

Zechariah L. Gotham, P.E.., is a project design engineer for Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. He has a broad range of experience in designing private and municipal projects. His experience includes design of storm water and erosion control systems, street and highway design, sewer and water systems and operator training. His depth of abilities allows him to independently develop a project from field work through facility start up.

Registration:
Professional Engineer in Wisconsin

Experience:
Zech has worked part time for Morgan & Parmley, Ltd., since the 1990’s while going to school and began full time in 2002 as project engineer.

Professional Association Membership:
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE)

Ezra Gotham, R. L. S.

Engineering Technician & Registered Land Surveyor

Ezra Gotham, is an engineering and surveying technician. His experience includes design assistance, plan development through CAD design and drafting, and surveying and mapping. He has worked part time for Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. while going to school and began full time in 2008. He is a graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Civil Engineering Technology.

Registration:
Registered Land Surveyor in Wisconsin

Certification:
ACI and DOT Certified for Field Testing Concrete

John J. Krell

Engineering & Surveying Technician

John J. Krell is an engineering and surveying technician. His experience includes surveying, design assistance, construction inspection, and plan development through CAD design and drafting. He joined Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. in 2019, previously serving as the County Conservationist for Rusk County since 2014. He has a B.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Robert O. Parmley, P.E.

Principal Engineer

Wisconsin Professional Engineer of the Year
2006 (WSPE)
USDA-RD Director’s Award for Engineering
Excellence (2007)

Robert O. Parmley, P.E., CMfgE, is CEO and co-founder of Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. Mr. Parmley has over five decades of experience in the design, construction and inspection of components and systems which include machines, structures, buildings, dams, bridges, streets, roads, wastewater treatment facilities, pollution control equipment, wells, water distribution systems and fire protection facilities. He served as the firm’s president from 1978 until 2019.

Registration:
Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin andCalifornia.

Certification:
Manufacturing Engineer-Nationally Certified by SME
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator-DNR Certified

Professional Association Membership:
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers (WSPE)
Professional Engineers in Private Practice (PEPP)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – Life Member
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) – Life Member
American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) – Awarded Life Membership, 2005
Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and
Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE)
Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Conference (WWOC)

Seminar Lectures:
USDA Rural Development
Wisconsin Rural Water Association
Wisconsin Wastewater Operators Assoc.

Authorship:

  • Standard Handbook of Fastening & Joining (1st Ed.) – 1977
  • Field Engineers Manual – 1981
  • Mechanical Components Handbook – 1985
  • HVAC Field Manual – 1988
  • Standard Handbook of Fastening & Joining (2nd Ed.) – 1989
  • Hydraulics Field Manual – 1992
  • HVAC Design Data Sourcebook – 1994
  • Field Engineer’s Manual (2nd Ed.) – 1995
  • Standard Handbook of Fastening & Joining (3rd Ed.) – 1997
  • Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components – 2000
  • Hydraulics Field Manual (2nd Ed.) – 2001
  • Field Engineer’s Manual (3rd Ed.) – 2002
  • Civil Engineer’s Illustrated Sourcebook – 2003
  • Machine Devices & Components Illustrated Sourcebook – 2005
  • Essentials of Construction Management: Construction Inspection (2006) Informa
  • 42 Published Technical Articles in leading Engineering Magazines and Professional Journals