The Gazos Creek Story

By definition, organizational culture is the collective way we "get things done around here." It is a set of learned behaviors that is common knowledge to a group of like-minded individuals.

In the mid 1980s the area around Gazos Creek on the northern California coast was a favorite destination for hiking and biking enthusiasts from many communities in the area. It was also a traditional breeding area for Pacific Coho Salmon and Steelhead Trout. But due to a failure to give adequate protection to this watercourse, the native fish population was in serious decline.

A concerted effort by local outdoor enthusiasts and organizations was mounted and repairs were made to more than 50 erosion gullies from which thousands of cubic yards of gill-choking sediment was emptying into Gazos Creek during storms. Due to this effort, the Steelhead Trout population is in good shape and it is hoped that the Coho Salmon population in the creek will return to historic numbers.

Here at Gazos Creek, organizational culture plays out in a variety of ways. We identify with our culture on a professional and a personal level. On the professional side it represents how information is gathered, feedback is given, performance is managed, and projects are co-coordinated within the organization. On the personal side, it is reflected in the way we conduct our lives and the honesty, tolerance and moral grounding we leverage as we interact with the world around us. Our culture both professionally and personally are embodied in the name and the history of the creek we chose to name ourselves after when the company was founded in 1995.

If you are an outdoor enthusiast or an environmentally minded person we encourage you to visit the Santa Cruz County coast and Gazos Creek in particular. Hopefully it will inspire you in the way we were inspired decades ago and continued to be inspired today.

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Communications Design and Cost Assessment

This major University required a partner with experience with inter-building and intra-building environments to provide high level design services for a new campus. Gazos was selected as the primary consultant by Enterprise Network Services to provide vision and planning direction for this effort. Over a four year period Gazos contracted services included:

  • Preliminary telecommunications design
  • Transition of existing campus
  • Redesign of the 100+ remote site Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) serving the University and partner hospitals in Northern California
  • Evaluation of traditional and alternative carriers for telecommunications distribution including extensive engineering of carrier(s) Minimum Point of Entry (MPOE)

Project deliverables:

  • Engineering and budgetary documents providing location, design and transition of all communications services including voice, data, Internet, video, security and card reader services.
  • CAD drawings and documentation management for redundant and survivable communications infrastructure considering constraints of budget, construction code, carrier requirements and growth.

Our services include:

  • Data Center solutions for Enterprise and Co-Location
  • Solutions for Local Area, Wide Area and Storage Networks
  • IP solutions for voice, data, video and wireless
  • Structured Cabling Systems