McClure opened its doors in the Des Moines Metro Area in 1986. With a small staff, Chuck VanGilder relocates to Altoona, Iowa to operate our second office location. Soon to follow a third office was opened in the Iowa City area, expanding McClure’s reach across the state.
Terry Lutz, PE
Terry currently serves as McClure’s Chairman. Throughout his 40-year career, Terry has used a unique blend of engineering knowledge and strong relationships to successfully help communities and regions create long range visions and strategic plans to drive economic and community development. Terry has worked with communities from over 400,000 in population on complex water infrastructure programs to communities as small as 1,200 population. He has the soft skills needed to create collaboration between groups with diverse interests to arrive at common goals. Terry served as the Mayor of Fort Dodge (population 26,000) from 2006-2009 and understands the political side of infrastructure planning and community development. As Mayor, Terry drove strong collaboration between the city and county governments, creating a vibrant economic development platform setting the stage for transportation of community development in the city, county, and region.