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.

Program Management


Gazos Creek program management capabilities aggregate our experience, our resources and our expertise in IT planning and operations. Utilizing a framework of best practices and customizable technologies, our team can execute an entire IT program platform from architecture, design, and budgeting through procurement, construction and start-up operations.

The Gazos program management team can act as a single point of contact that quickly and seamlessly integrates with your team, representing your interests first and foremost. We partner with our clients through all facets of planning and execution and ensure full team integration at all levels. Committing to this level of inclusion throughout the project builds and maintains constructive relationships that are crucial to project success.

Our services include:

  • Design project management
  • Data Center planning and environmental project management
  • IT Construction management
  • Procurement
  • All-inclusive project management