ALEXANDER HARGIS | 1924-2019
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Alexander Hargis, the founder of Hargis Engineers.
Alex lived to 94 years of age and as his wife Sheila said “he lived a full and wonderful life”.
On July 1, 1955, he opened an office in Downtown Seattle at the Lloyd Building on Sixth and Stewart giving birth to what is today’s Hargis Engineers. Over the next forty years, he endured seven recessions, mentored hundreds of professional mechanical and electrical engineers, and instilled a forward-thinking philosophy that continues to influence the company’s direction today – four generations of leadership later. He earned his BSME from The University of Washington, graduate degree from Cornell University and a correspondence Structural Engineering degree from Wilson School of Engineering. Alex held a professional license in both Mechanical and Electrical engineering and he set a high standard as a very generous and giving employer.
To those careers he helped shape and influence by his mentorship, he was far more than an employer. He will be remembered for his intelligence, motivator of smart work, and for his surprisingly quick sense of humor. He will be greatly missed!