In 1986, remembering her collaborative problem-solving skills from working with her at the County, Bill invited Terry Bowen to join him. Utilizing their unique skills and relationships, they tackled and successfully delivered some of the Greater Bay Area’s most high-profile and diverse projects: the passing of the first-ever, and highly controversial, ½ cent sales tax measure, the replacement of the obsolete Maxwell Bridge on State Route 121 in Napa, the Sunol Grade HOV lanes, and a landmark bicycle-pedestrian overcrossing at I-80 and University Avenue in Berkeley, to name a few. As they grew the company, Bill and Terry, with young families of their own, were committed to providing a balanced life environment, and to afford their staff with opportunities to grow and succeed.
Drawn by Bill and Terry’s accomplishments, enthusiasm, and work style, Leo Scott joined Bill and Terry in 2004 after a 16-year career with Caltrans. Leo brought new capabilities to the company and was instrumental in developing an innovative partnership arrangement between Caltrans, Alameda and Contra Counties that made construction of the 4th Bore of the Caldecott Tunnel possible. He also pioneered the development and delivery of the Bay Area’s first-ever Express Lanes projects. In 2014, the company became Gray-Bowen-Scott.