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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Network Design – ProcurementProject Management

This Bio Medical partnership required a firm with experience in Information Technologies and Construction to design a large shared tenant Information technology infrastructure for CATV, voice, data and Internet services in a large campus environment.

Gazos Creek was responsible for the design, procurement and implementation of the information technology infrastructure to create shared tenant use in this bioscience park center.

RFP Development

  • Authored Request for Proposal (RFP) for cable plant design, voice system and data network equipment.  Evaluated responses for compliance to specifications and recommended vendor.

Cable Plant

  • Designed high performance twisted pair and fiber optic cable plant including cable for research and laboratory facilities
  • Designed customized solution of a dedicated ultra high -speed broadband connection to the University’s Health Sciences Center.
  • Developed CAD drawings for construction team with jack, conduit and cable tray locations.  Designed Outside Plant cable vault and conduit banks to incorporate carrier, tenant,  owner and utility coordination requirements.

Voice, Data, Internet Sub-Systems

  • Designed and implemented a growth- oriented system including telephone switch, LAN, WAN, CAN.  This included internet and carrier selection.
  • Performed training, Provided Material for marketing to tenants.

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