In 1973, Emile Mortier started his own engineering, code consulting, and inspection service company, called Mortier Engineering. In 2000, The Building Department LCC was formed to service smaller cities and counties requiring inspections and plan review services. We currently serve over 30 jurisdictions in various capacities from plan review to full building programs including Building Official throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. We provide services to as many as 50 public jurisdictions, multiple tribes, and serve as a code consultant and plan reviewer for multiple architects and developers.

Meet the Team

The Building Department Team Members

Dave Mortier Photo

Dave Mortier, CBO

President, Building Official

Mr. Mortier is a second generation building official and plans examiner. He is an ICC Certified Building Official and serves many jurisdictions in the Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast. Dave enjoys farming and beekeeping in his spare time.

Jack Applegate, BO

Manager

Mr. Applegate is an Oregon Building Official. He splits his time between the Northern Oregon Coast and the Willamette Valley. He plan reviews for various jurisdictions throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. He is our Building Department manager. Should you have a complaint, he is your man. Mr. Applegate keeps busy with his kids and their sports activities all over the state of Oregon.

Don Meier

Chief Electrical Inspector

Mr. Meier is our Chief Electrical inspector and plan reviewer. He brings over 40 years of experience in the electrical trade. He works with our inspectors throughout the State of Oregon. He serves in the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast. During football season, you can find Don at the local University of Oregon football stadium cheering on the Ducks.
 
 

Shawn Eaton, CBO

Certified Building Official

Mr. Eaton is also an ICC Certified Building Official (CBO). He serves as building official, inspector, and plan reviewer throughout the State of Oregon for both commercial and residential projects. He loves to go camping all over the North West no matter what time of the year.

Troy McNeeley

Inspector, Plan Reviewer

Mr. McNeely is an inspector and plan reviewer. He serves the upper Willamette Valley.

Brandon Zipser, BO

Building Official, Residential Plans Examiner, Inspector

Mr. Zipser is a building official, residential plans examiner, and inspector. He is mainly based out of Lincoln City; however, he does plan review for Oregon and Washington.

Robert Rice, CBO

Southern Oregon Lead

Jason Bush, CBO

Northern Oregon Lead

Gary Lampella, BO

Eastern Washington Lead

Mr. Lampella is our Eastern WA Lead serving 20+ jurisdictions in the southeastern part of the state. His career in building inspections has spanned over 30 years. He was an Oregon Building Official for the past 20 years and stays up on the codes by performing plan review and inspections. He has served on several International Code Council committees as well as numerous Oregon Building Codes Division committees. He enjoys golf, fishing and playing his eight guitars. He is also a loyal Indianapolis Colts and Portland Trailblazer fan.

Kellie Mortier

Office Manager

Marita Mickelson

Executive Secretary

Marita is our Executive Secretary and HR Manager. She is our financial guru and helps us keep track of who is where and when. Marita has a pet pig named Tessa that keeps her busy when at home.

Michele Linbarger

Permit Technician

After 20 years in the design and construction industry, Michele wanted a shift in her knowledge base and quickly achieved her goal of becoming a certified Permit Technician.  In her spare time she enjoys quilting and art.