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ISG Recognized as an Iowa Top Workplace for 2016

September 22, 2016 - ISG was recently recognized by the Des Moines Register as a 2016 Top Workplace as part of their annual employer recognition program for Iowa’s business, nonprofit, and government organizations
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ISG Expands Offices to Green Bay, Wisconsin – Acquisition of Raasch Engineers | Architects

September 7, 2016 – ISG is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Green Bay-based Raasch Associates, Inc., better known as Raasch Engineers | Architects, serving as the eighth location to the multi-disciplinary firm’s footprint. For over 20 years, Raasch Engineers | Architects has provided professional design services to some of the largest and most recognizable Industrial clients. Raasch Engineers | Architects has also worked hard to establish solid roots within the state and other critical industries such as Healthcare, Commercial, and Government. With direct expertise in architecture, steam and power, process, and electrical engineering as well as structural and mechanical engineering, Raasch Engineers | Architects increases ISG’s overall professional team to 230+.
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ISG Named to 2016 Circle of Excellence

July 20, 2016 - ISG was recently named to the prestigious 2016 PSMJ Circle of Excellence by PSMJ Resources, Inc., the world’s leading authority, publisher, and consultant on the effective management of architecture, engineering, and construction firms.
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2016 Zweig Group Best Firms to Work For

July 12, 2016 - The Zweig Group Best Firms to Work For Award polls similar industry firms in the United States and Canada, recognizing and ranking firms based on workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and many other factors. ISG was ranked #22 in the Multi-Disciplinary category for the Best Places to Work For Award. With a minimum requirement that at least 40% of employees in a firm of ISG’s size must respond to the detailed survey to be eligible, ISG surpassed standards with over 60% of the firm’s 200+ staff responding.
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2016 Zweig Group Hot Firm

July 12, 2016 - The Zweig Group Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. In an industry comprised of over 100,000 firms, the Hot Firm List highlights those that have outperformed the economy and competitors to be leaders in their fields. With the number of submissions growing each year, ISG earned the 58th spot on the 2016 list.
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ISG Recognized as Hot Firm and Best Firms to Work For

July 12, 2016 - ISG was recently recognized by the Zweig Group, a privately-held firm and nation’s leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting sectors, on the 2016 Hot Firm List and as one of 2016’s Best Firms to Work For.
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2016 Engineering News Record (ENR) Top Firm Award

May 16, 2016 - ISG was recognized as one of the country’s leading design firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s annual industry rankings. The Top 500 Design Firms list ranks the largest United States based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. ISG, a firm founded in Mankato, Minnesota and has grown to eight offices in three states with clients nationwide, is ranked at 452 in the 2016 list, surpassing last year’s rank of 488.
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ISG Recognized as Top Design Firm – Surpasses 2015 Ranking through Strategic Market Growth

May 3, 2016 – ISG was recently recognized as one of the country’s leading design firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine’s annual industry rankings. The Top 500 Design Firms list ranks the largest United States based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. ISG, a firm founded in Mankato, Minnesota and has grown to seven offices in three states with clients nationwide, is ranked at 452 in the 2016 list, surpassing last year’s rank of 488.
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ISG La Crosse Expands Local Architecture and Transportation Expertise

April 19, 2016 – As ISG’s La Crosse office expands to occupy the 10th floor of their current location in the heart of the City, recent architecture and transportation staff additions now offer local expertise to the firm’s growing Wisconsin office. ISG is pleased to announce the recent hire of architect Kevin Bills, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, and three seasoned transportation professionals; project manager, Joel Goodenough; transportation designer, Kyle Maroszek; and technician, Ryan Booth.
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ISG Transportation Engineer Will Kratt Honored with Volunteer of the Year Award at Wisconsin Main Street Awards

April 12, 2016 – ISG transportation engineer and community development expert, Will Kratt, PE, recently received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the 25th Wisconsin Main Street Awards held in Marshfield, Wisconsin by the Wisconsin Economic Development Council and Wisconsin Main Street. The event recognized efforts by Main Street volunteers and staff for the historic preservation and downtown economic development efforts of communities throughout Wisconsin.
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ISG Expands Environmental Service Solutions – Asset Acquisition of Svoboda Ecological Resources (SER)

March 29, 2016 – ISG is pleased to announce the recent asset acquisition of Excelsior-based Svoboda Ecological Resources (SER), adding to the multi-disciplinary firm’s Environmental Service offerings. For over 25 years, SER has provided ecological planning and assessment services to private and public clients across the Midwest.
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ISG Assists Iowa Cities in Protecting Public Health Through Water/Wastewater Services

March 15, 2016 – While water conservation practices are much more prevalent than in past years, many Iowans do not have direct visibility into the constant efforts needed to maintain clean water that is critical in our everyday lives. According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, “Qualified and well-trained drinking water and wastewater operators play a vital role in drinking water quality.” With four ISG professionals, in Iowa alone, who hold DNR Certified Operator status’ in drinking water treatment, drinking water distribution, and wastewater treatment, ISG’s Des Moines, Storm Lake, and Algona offices are directly dialed into the water quality of surrounding communities.
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ISG Announces Dan Stueber to Serve as MSPS President-Elect

March 8, 2016 – ISG professional surveyor and civil engineer Dan Stueber was recently sworn in as President-Elect of the Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS) at their past Annual Meeting. Dan served on the MSPS Board of Directors before being sworn in as President-Elect and works with members to develop and promote the land surveying industry. In his role at MSPS, Dan recently helped update the Common Interest Community (CIC) Plat Manual, a statewide guidebook for surveyors.
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ISG Des Moines Office Adds Seasoned Design Professionals to Innovative Team

January 26, 2016 – Since opening its doors in July 2014, the ISG Des Moines office is rapidly expanding to accommodate the positive growth and project additions in the metro market. ISG is pleased to announce the recent hire of two highly regarded design professionals, structural engineer Brad Penar, PE and architect David Hofmann, AIA, NCARB, complimenting the innovative talents of ISG’s present Iowa team. Brad joins the Structural Engineering Group and David will lead ISG’s Healthcare Market efforts within the Architecture Group.
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ISG Provides Innovative Groundwater Solutions for Rare Wetlands

January 20, 2016 – Minnesota’s fourth Calcareous Fen Management Plan (CFMP), developed by ISG for a mining client, was recently approved by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in cooperation with several state and local agencies. It was the first of its kind aimed at maintaining hydrogeological (groundwater) levels. Calcareous fens are rare and distinctive wetlands that receive continuous groundwater discharge that is calcium enriched through contact with bedrock or glacial deposits
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Evan Del Val to serve on Advisory Council for the Capital Crossroads – Iowa Water Future Task Force

January 5, 2016 – ISG Water Resources Engineer, Evan Del Val, PE, was recently named to the Advisory Council for the Capital Crossroads – Iowa Water Future Task Force. The group was formed to develop ideas and solutions to help solve Iowa’s pressing water quality concerns.
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