About Our Company

Our Philosophy

Natural Resources: the natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc. The meaning seems so simple, yet that is absolutely not the case. It is one reserve that cannot be manmade, yet the entire world depends on those resources. This is the reason Western Heritage Consulting & Engineering (WHCE) exists. As a dedicated engineering company, we understand the importance of natural resource preservation as well as natural resource development.

We have passion for the transformation of land and natural resources, and the ability to design and improve water management, soils and production; resulting in better wildlife habitat, greater forage production, and increased food and fiber production for the world. We believe in our client’s visions and goals; we believe in reaching aggressive production goals; we believe in maximizing resource development; we believe, through partnerships with our clients, each time we touch a piece of land and put our design and signature on it, we are “Serving our Western Heritage, Enhancing our Natural Resources”.



We are able to adapt and overcome unexpected challenges that arise on projects.


We strive to offer a common sense approach backed by calculations to ensure your project is functional.


We work to couple the newest technology and information with the tried and true methods.


Honesty and integrity are what keep our customers loyal.

Our Story

Western Heritage Consulting & Engineering started in 2011 after a strategic career move brought us to Casper, WY.  Ryan Altenburg, Principal of WHCE, was working for a water engineering and bio-resource firm in Grand Junction, Colorado when the parent company sold, without the engineering firm.  It was then decided that Ryan would buy the assets, take over the current projects and begin WHCE based in Casper, while still being very involved in the Grand Junction area.  Wyoming is a great, central location for our customers and offers our employees and partners a great place to live, work and play.

Ryan Altenburg

Ryan Altenburg

Principal Engineer

Ryan’s 16 years of water and civil engineering experience allows him to work on a variety of projects in the Western United States, offering clients a vast spread of experience from residential sprinkler systems, to municipal pump designs and sprinkler systems, canal system rehabilitation, as well as small to very large farming irrigation systems.  His career has been devoted to raw water supply in engineering, policy development, construction management and master planning.

Rikki Altenburg

Rikki Altenburg

Project Coordinator

Rikki’s responsibilities have included all aspects of project preparation, coordination and management in Civil and Agriculture Engineering as well as Private and Commercial Aviation consulting.  Rikki has 16 years of aviation & management experience and offers an experienced and unique perspective in construction and aviation development.

Casper Location

1551 Three Crowns Dr. Suite 104, Casper, WY 82604