Business briefs for July 31


Piva assumes chef role at Steamboat Grand

Matthew Piva has been named the executive chef of the AAA Four Diamond Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Steamboat Springs. Piva will oversee the culinary direction The Cabin, Chaps, Cafe on the Knoll, conference and banquet operations, and in-room dining.

"I couldn't think of a more qualified individual for this position than Matthew, and I am excited about the enthusiasm and direction he will bring to the hotel in his new position," said Mike Lomas, vice president and general manager of the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.

Piva, who has served as the Grand's Chef de Cuisine for the past 2 1/2 years, brings a 16-year background in the culinary arts to his new role as executive chef.

Engineering firm opens office in Steamboat

Drexel, Barrell & Co. engineering and surveying firm has announced the opening of its Steamboat Springs office to better serve the firm's clients in this area.

Drexel Barrell has a history of serving this ski community, beginning in the mid-1970s. During a 20-year period, Drexel Barrell surveyed and designed almost all of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s properties and facilities. Ski Corp. and other area projects included Ski Time Square, Mount Werner Road, the Torian Plum and Christie lodges, Central Park Plaza, the Sanctuary, Gondola Plaza, and the Burgess Creek Skiway. Since the mid-1970s, Drexel, Barrell & Co. has surveyed or engineered more than 160 projects in Steamboat and surrounding Routt County.

Anne M. Pagano will serve as the manager of the Steamboat Springs office. She has been a Drexel Barrell employee since 1998. She received earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Iowa.

The new office is in the Mountain Office Park, 2955 Village Drive, Suite 14. Call 879-1523 or visit


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