Local Engineer retires after 40 years and hundreds of Fremont County projects

Inberg-Miller Engineers is inviting the community to celebrate Tom Axthelm’s retirement at the Riverton Country Club from 4pm – 6:30pm tomorrow, Friday, May 31st 2019.

Tom has been a Civil Engineer with Inberg-Miller for 40 years and is retiring the exact same day that he started with the company all those years ago: May 31st. He’s now a Senior Civil Engineer and VP with the firm.


Axthelm shared that he “worked with Inberg-Miller on a survey crew one summer during college. Then after I graduated, I went to work for a different company. I left after a year and I’ve been here ever since.”

When asked what kept him with Inberg-Miller and in Riverton, for his entire career he said, “it’s a good place to work and a good place to raise a family. I just never wanted to do anything else.”

Over the years Axthelm has been a part of hundreds of projects in and around Fremont County. His favorite though? The North Fork Chute near Fort Washakie.

Tom shows off a display related to the North Fork Chute project.

“It was so steep. We had to get creative and it was a lot of fun to work on.”

Other big projects include highway work between Jeffrey City and Sweetwater Station, Lysite to Lost Cabin, the current Blue Sky Highway work, Dry Creek Rd with the County and the Riverview Rd project in Riverton a few years ago.

He was also involved in site design for the Robert A. Peck Center, the new dorms and other work at Central Wyoming College.

Tom loves his work and it shows. Three nephews have become Civil Engineers and he encourages anyone looking for a career to do the same, “Civil Engineers make civilization possible, so it’s a great profession to get into. Job security for sure!”

You can wish Tom well at a party in his honor at the Riverton Country Club, tomorrow Friday, May 31st from 4-6:30pm.