About

Foothills Bridge Co was founded in 2004 with the purpose of contributing to the success of our clients by helping them build more safely, more efficiently and more creatively. Since then, Foothills Bridge Co has become a respected resource for heavy civil contractors throughout the United States and Canada. Through extensive bridge demolition experience, the firm has developed a particular niche in engineered bridge dismantling.

Key Personnel

Reuben Zylstra, PE, PEng
BS Civil Engineering, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
MS Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
Reuben is a project manager and a shareholder at Foothills Bridge Co. Reuben has 16 years of professional experience in the design and construction of bridges and related structures. In prior positions, he worked as a heavy marine contractor and as a construction engineer. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction. Reuben and his wife Rachel have three children named Kaatje, Brody and Ian. Reuben enjoys hiking, running and cycling.

Chris Tollefson, PE
BS Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
MS Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
Chris is a project manager and a shareholder at Foothills Bridge Co. Chris has 9 years of professional experience in the design and construction of bridges and related structures. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction. Chris and his wife Nikki have two sons, Will and Owen. Chris enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and woodworking.

John Walker, PE
BS Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
John is a project manager and a shareholder at Foothills Bridge Co. John has 11 years of professional experience in the design and construction of bridges and related structures. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction. John and his wife Lauren have a daughter, Gemma. John enjoys mountain biking, rock climbing, snowboarding, outdoor adventure and traveling.

J Coleman, PE, ing.
BS Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
MS Civil Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
J is the President and a shareholder at Foothills Bridge Co. J has 19 years of professional experience in the design and construction of bridges and related structures. In prior positions he worked as a bridge retrofit contractor and as a bridge engineer. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction. J enjoys cooking, traveling and surfing.