As a practicing engineer in Washington State with a specialty in residential and commercial structural engineering, I have known Mr. Boren and been associated with his projects for quite a few years. I have experienced his approach to problem solving and watched him work with clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors and his crews. He shows an ability to interact comfortably with clients, putting them at ease and promoting them to give input. He has demonstrated a capacity to work with architects and engineers, discussing the issues in technical language, providing valuable suggestions and recommendations and converting those discussions into effective results.