Dave founded Hikel Layouts & Trains in 2002. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering Technology from Western Washington University’s Vehicle Research Institute. Like many, Dave grew up with model trains. Dave’s interests in model trains and engineering were merged by the advent of command control technology. He opened Hikel Layouts & Trains to assist people installing command control on their existing layouts. Within a year people were asking him to build them new layouts from scratch. As business expanded he brought together a team of skilled artisans and technical specialists. Today, Hikel Layouts & Trains clients have access to one of the most diverse and capable pools of talent in model railroading.