About Altum

WHAT WE DO

Expertise, not egos

We believe it’s our people that make the difference and a collective of diverse, passionate, and collaborative professionals bring to the table. We are experts without the egos. You and your success is all that matters, and we have the acumen to deliver all project phases from inception to completion.

Altum is a multidisciplinary firm of industry leaders in engineering, planning, surveying, geospatial and environmental services.

Founding Partners

Doug Franklin, P.E.

Mike Peroni, President

James Bazua, P.E. QSD

Think smarter. Care Deeply. Work Proud. Strive higher.

The Altum Group

A multi-disciplinary consulting firm headquartered in Palm Desert with offices in San Diego and Murrieta. Formed in 2009, Altum consists of a core group of professionals with experience in providing services to public and private clients, that are now supported by over 40 staff composed of environmental planners, engineers, surveyors, and urban planners. We offer comprehensive consulting expertise to public and private clients by providing civil engineering, planning, environmental, and land survey services. Collectively, Altum’s staff has over 300-years of experience in providing services to private clients and municipalities such as cities, counties, special districts, school districts, transportation districts, and other governmental agencies. Our professionals’ presence in Riverside County and the desert communities of Southern California extends back to 1972.

Altum handles multiple contracts and task orders simultaneously, with a reputation for providing high-quality work products on time and within budget. Our staff members have developed refined skills providing public and private clients with consulting services including services for public infrastructure and private development (including residential, commercial, and industrial,), institutional design, energy projects, (wind, solar, etc.), parks and recreational planning, subdivision design and infrastructure management.  

We have extensive experience in all phases of project management, from feasibility/concept development through project application, to issuance of building permits. Our team can coordinate all aspects of project management and project types, including environmental impact studies, general plan studies and plan amendments, specific plans, change of zone requests, conditional use permits, annexation studies, (plans of services), engineering studies, infrastructure management studies, tract maps and parcel maps, plot plans and variance requests. We are experts in navigating the government process in both cities and counties, including the management for the entitlement needs of private clients. Altum’s experienced professionals are recognized by government agencies and the development community for their high level of professionalism and commitment to excellence.

Altum Mission

The Altum Group is a collaborative effort by dedicated, local professionals. We support one another in our professional endeavors; strive to maintain the highest level of quality in all that we do; achieve our clients objectives; and serve our clients and community in a sustainable manner.

WHO WE’VE HELPED

Experience
that’s proven

With years of collective experience, we possess the depth and breadth of know-how to problem solve and successfully realize our client’s vision. We’ve helped a diverse range of clients not only navigate through the ever-changing codes, regulations, and ordinances, but effect what matters most: delivering projects on time and on budget.

We’ve successfully served a wide range of over 1,000 clients in the Coachella Valley, the Inland Empire, North Dakota, the San Diego region, and Arizona.

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WHO WE ARE

Horsepower
with agility

Our team offers the best of both worlds; the horsepower to get it done, and the agility to respond quickly to the needs of our clients and project challenges. Through open communication and collaboration, every Altum team member “owns” the project, takes responsibility, and commits to the success of our clients and each other.

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