Since 1996, we have been serving innovators like you, because we are like you.
We're the kids who stayed after science class – always testing limits and breaking the mold. We're imaginative. Inquisitive. Relentless. But most of all, we are constantly seeking new opportunities and continued growth.
While we are built on the do-it-yourself mentality (we know you're that way, too), we recognize that it takes a dedicated, experienced team to promote growth and achieve success.
We would never promote tools that we don't use ourselves and weren't 100 percent behind. That's why we carefully chose the best products on the market, know them from the inside out and can help with any of your needs.
Dale Ford, P.Eng
President and CEO
1996: Humble Beginnings
Dale Ford, CEO, started Hawk Ridge Systems out of a small office in Northern California, fueled by coffee and the vision of providing the best in service and support.
1998: CAD Soars with SOLIDWORKS
When a new, powerful CAD tool emerged, Hawk Ridge Systems was one of the first resellers to make the switch and begin backing SOLIDWORKS software.
1999: Grew to Pacific Northwest
With nowhere to go but up, we rang in the millennium by expanding to Oregon and Washington while adding simulation products into the portfolio.
2006: Footprint Spans West Coast
The Pacific Crest Trail has nothing on us. We expanded coverage from Southern California to British Columbia and everywhere in between, all while adding PDM tools.
2012: New CAM & Electrical Design Solutions
We knew it was a challenge getting into the CAM and electrical game, but the new tools were a great opportunity to help our customers with their design and manufacturing needs.
2012: Expanded Throughout Canada
Woah, did we just move to all of Canada?! This was one of the greatest milestones in our history and we knew we would never look back.
2016: 3D Scanning Technology Introduced
We brought the future to our portfolio by adding an incredible technology that allows reverse engineering, which was a huge leap in the industry.
2017: Markforged and HP 3D Printing Solutions
Just when you thought the 3D printing industry was unchangeable, Markforged and HP thought otherwise. Adding this technology to our suite of solutions was a no-brainer.
2017: Midwest Expansion
We saw another under-served market in the Midwest and brought our services and solutions to the heart of America to begin helping customers grow at incredible rates.
2020: Our Quest for Full Coverage of US and Canada Continues
Hello, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Indiana!
With 22 office locations and 230 employees across North America, we are here to provide you with the best engineering and design solutions, support and services – and we're just getting started.
We help hundreds of companies, big and small, grow their business with the right products.