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ISG Project Manager Nick Frederiksen Receives Consulting Engineer of the Year Award

December 10, 2018 – In recognition of achievements and expertise in the design and construction of asphalt pavement, ISG Project Manager, Nick Frederiksen, was recently honored as the Consulting Engineer of the Year from the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI) during their awards ceremony this week. Nick, having recently celebrated his 20th anniversary with ISG, a nationally recognized and locally rooted multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, was nominated for services specific to the City of West Des Moines HMA Resurfacing Program, building upon positive relationships that had developed leading up to the project.
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Forward-looking Development at Hillcrest Industrial Park Announced

October 4, 2018 – A ceremonial ribbon was cut at the Hillcrest Industrial Park site in Colman, South Dakota this past Monday, October 1st, to celebrate the Park’s new designation as a Certified Ready Site. With a master plan, led by industry leading architecture and engineering firm ISG, unveiled at the event, the ribbon cutting signified another major step towards development and evolution within the State. Project partners, Heartland Consumers Power District (Heartland), South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), the City of Colman, and CEDC, were present alongside ISG at the event, which was open to community members, business owners, and media representatives.
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Uma Vempati Receives George Warren Fuller Award from American Water Works Association

September 21, 2018 – Uma Vempati, PE, PMP, ENV SP, recently received the George Warren Fuller Award from the American Water Works Association (AWWA) at the organization’s Minnesota September 2018 conference in Duluth, Minnesota. Uma, Associate Principal and Water Solutions leader at ISG, joins the ranks of other notable American water solutions professionals who have been honored over the organization’s 100+ year history. The annual award recognizes winners for “distinguished service in the water supply field and in commemoration of the sound engineering skill and the constructive leadership of a person in the Association,” as described by the AWWA.
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A/E Mid-Year Executive Outlook

July 18, 2018 - With the first half of the year already behind us, it’s time to check in with A/E leaders across the country for our annual Mid-Year Executive Outlook. A robust national economy and strong industry fundamentals have made executives as confident as we can remember, but challenges loom as we enter a mature cycle phase. These individuals touched on a wide range of subjects such as how they are coping with talent shortages, sectors with the best growth prospects, guidelines on making sensible acquisitions, and plans for the summer.
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ISG Bolsters MEP Services for Multi-Market and Regional Solutions

June 26, 2018 – ISG recently announced the strategic bolstering of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services for the firm’s 12 markets through joining forces with Des Moines based MEP firm, VGI Design (VGI). With recent ground breaking projects in Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin that have been highly supported by ISG’s MEP professionals, the employee owned firm’s activity focused on positive capacity, recruitment, and mentorship.
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ISG Earns Back-to-Back Zweig Group Tri-Fecta Awards

June 19, 2018 – For the seventh year in a row, ISG landed on the Zweig Group Top 100 Hot Firm list, this year coming in at #14. 2018 also marks ISG’s back-to-back Tri-Fecta Award recognition, with the firm, again, taking home accolades in multiple Marketing Excellence categories and earning a top spot on the coveted Best Places to Work For list. The Zweig Group polls firms ranging from 14 employees to 15,000+ in states across the U.S., comparing each organization’s dollar and percentage revenue growth rate over a three-year period, workplace culture, and marketing strategies within each category submitted.
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FDCSD agrees to buy former Hy-Vee site

The Fort Dodge Community School District board approved the purchase summary of the old Hy-Vee building at its meeting Monday night. The building was purchased for $625,000 from Essex Holding LLC, of New York City, New York, on May 30.
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ISG Expands Facility Planning, Operations, and Health/Safety Expertise

May 31, 2018 – ISG recently welcomed seasoned facility, health/safety, and planning professional Kevin Hildebrandt, CPE, CPS to the firm, strategically enhancing services focused in the education, public works, and government markets, to name a few. Kevin brings nearly 40 years of experience, most recently as the 20-year Director of Buildings and Grounds for Faribault Public Schools in Minnesota. Through certifications from the Association of Facility Engineering (AFE), Kevin’s noted designations include Certified Plant Engineer (CPE) and Certified Professional Supervisor (CPS).
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ISG to Move into Downtown Green Bay WaterMark Building

May 14, 2018 – Building off momentum from Mayor Jim Schmitt’s State of the City address at the historic Meyer Theatre Wednesday, May 9, 2018, economic development within City limits continues to build with the announcement of architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm, ISG, as a leading tenant in the scenic WaterMark building (WaterMark) in downtown Green Bay. ISG, a firm that transitioned to 100 percent employee ownership in January 2017 and has deep roots in the City through a previous acquisition of Raasch Associates (Raasch), solidified a partnership with La Crosse-based developers Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions, LLC (Three Sixty) to further the City’s commitment to placemaking and development initiatives.
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ISG Pushes Boundaries and Status Quo - Leads Change and Midwest A/E Rankings

May 7, 2018 – ISG, an architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm that celebrated its 45th anniversary in March 2018, was recently recognized, again, as one of the country’s leading design firms by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s annual industry rankings. The firm continued its upward trajectory coming in at #324 in 2018, up from #349 in 2017 and jumping over 125 spots from its position in 2016.
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ISG Adds Strategic South Dakota Talent and Expertise

April 19, 2018 – Through a combined commitment to economic development and desire to further build upon industry partnerships within the State of South Dakota and beyond, ISG, an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary firm, announced the addition of Steve Watson, Development Strategist, in the firm’s newly opened Sioux Falls office. Joining the firm’s 270+ employee-owners that span four states and support clients nationwide, Steve, the former Director of Business Development for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) brings over 15 years of passion for identifying and bridging opportunities for communities, employers, and Fortune 500 companies.
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Prairie Winds Middle School Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

March 1, 2018 – The U.S. Green Building Council recently welcomed Prairie Winds Middle School to its list of LEED Certified facilities. The LEED program, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
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ISG Expands Local Iowa Talent and Expertise

April 4, 2018 – Through a continued commitment to economic and talent development within Iowa, ISG, an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary firm, announced four (4) talent additions to its recently acquired Waterloo office; one of the firm’s three Iowa locations. Tim Verheyen, PE, Nathan Compton, AIA, CDT, Cody Vanasse, and Jordan Hoy are now among the firm’s 260+ employee-owners that span four states and support clients nationwide.
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The Art of Managing Growth

March 6, 2018 - The work Chad Surprenant, P. E., does these days gives added dimension to the definition of engineering. For sure, he is still involved in such fundamentals as project design and specifications but focus also centers on human resources, finances and business development.
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ISG Officially Opens Doors in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

February 6, 2018 – As of February 1, 2018, ISG officially opened its doors in the Lumber Exchange Building in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As announced by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development in December 2017, the firm’s new office solidifies an established presence in the State with current projects already serving multiple markets ranging from Education and Agriculture, to Industrial and Commercial.
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State-of-the-Art Playground & School for Fort Dodge

February 5, 2018 - Originally built in the 1920s, Duncombe Elementary in Fort Dodge, Iowa, had become dated. The playground itself contained equipment that was not up to code, sported a dated look and lacked cohesiveness since the play equipment was added in various stages over the years. The District decided to tear down the school and build a new state-of-the-art facility in its place.
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Blue Earth County pleased with Government Center bids

February 5, 2018 — The first work on a major multi-year project to renovate and add on to the Blue Earth County Government center should begin late next month after a healthy number of bids came in from contractors.
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ISG Joins Forces with Iowa-based StruXture Architects

January 4, 2018 – As of January 2, 2018, ISG has joined forces with the reputable architecture and interior design firm, StruXture Architects (StruXture). Based in Waterloo, Iowa, StruXture’s extensive portfolio in the education, government, healthcare, and civic + culture markets will now be complemented and integrated into ISG’s multi-disciplinary team that will soon span four states, with clients nationwide.
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