Shawn Fitzhugh is a principal engineer with more than 20 years of experience in expansive soils, geotechnical investigations, and construction observation and materials testing.


He joined CTL | Thompson in 1997 as a field technician and served in many roles before attaining his current position as Denver Division Manager. Shawn oversees new projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. He manages overall operations and daily activities in the field, and trains and develops his team, while also contributing to the overall management and growth of the company. He is a go-to for clients and regularly prepares proposals and reviews reports and contracts. 

Shawn Fitzhugh, P.E.

Vice President and Denver Division Manager

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Location: Denver, Colorado

His extensive experience spans a wide range of single and multi-family residences, schools, hospitals, senior housing developments, communication towers, churches, retail structures, public facilities, detention centers, lofts and parking structures. Shawn offers his expertise on CTL’s projects that include sub-excavation depths, heavy foundation loads, slope stability analysis and caving soils.



  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Montana State University

  • Registered Engineer: Colorado, Montana


Industry Associations:

  • Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers (CAGE), Member

  • Geoprofessional Business Association (formerly ASFE), Committee Member  

Notable Projects/Accomplishments:

  • Instrumental in guiding CTL | Thompson’s transition from second- to third-generation ownership