President and CEO

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Chad Helmle is a licensed Professional Engineer (69525) in the State of California with over twenty years of experience in engineering and management.  As a water resources consultant, Chad has immersed himself in the ever-changing world of stormwater.  He has managed several of the largest stormwater on-call contracts in country, totaling over $70M in task orders and $800M in constructible infrastructure over the last ten years.  Through the course of his work, Chad has helped to pioneer new ways for his clients to strive for clean water.  Be it strategic vision setting, creative compliance pathways, or innovative infrastructure design, his focus remains fixed on delivering meaningful environmental outcomes through efficient and practical means.   


In his 14-year tenure at Tetra Tech, Chad rose to the level of Vice President and was recognized as the National Lead for Green Infrastructure.  Chad has engineering degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University, and has served his country as a Civil Engineer Officer for the United States Air Force.  As the majority owner and President of Craftwater, Chad is proud to be pursuing certification as a service-disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE).