Company History


Jim Royston

Jim Royston began practicing engineering in Denver in 1982.  After successfully working for the late Dr. Albert Knott, PE, in 1990 he started his own practice, and he incorporated Western Engineering & Research Corporation (WERC) in 1997.  Initially working as an independent Forensic Engineer in a small office Jim quickly discovered he had a real passion and skill for investigating engineering mysteries and soon became a recognized name in the industry.  WERC’s clientele grew as did the need for expansion and Jim hired a team of Forensic Experts covering a wide range of engineering and related fields to assist him.

WERC’s reputation for being a leader in the Forensic Engineering industry and the demand for our services have led to expansion and the purchase of our current location in 2010.  Our 27,000 square foot facility in Denver, Colorado, is well equipped with 6000 square feet of laboratory space available for a wide range of tests and inspections.