ISG Named Business of the Year by Grow Cedar Valley

Jun 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 (Waterloo, Iowa) Based on its growing presence in eastern Iowa and efforts to give back to the community, ISG has received the 2020 Business of the Year Award from Grow Cedar Valley, an organization devoted to the growth of businesses in the region. ISG’s Waterloo office was honored as one of two businesses of the year (1-50 full-time employees), marking the firm’s growing impact in the region since expanding its footprint to Waterloo in 2018.

“Our commitment to the Cedar Valley extends beyond the work that we do on a daily basis. We strive to improve the communities in which we work and live, by volunteering, sponsoring, and supporting organizations throughout the area. It’s a great honor to be recognized by Grow Cedar Valley for ISG’s commitment to the community,” says Tim Verheyen, PE, ISG Principal and Waterloo Office Leader.

ISG’s Waterloo team is active throughout the Cedar Valley, particularly with school districts and municipalities, to enhance community facilities and amenities. A recent example is our collaboration with the City of Waterloo and Mayor Hart to evaluate 30 City owned facilities. ISG collaborated with City staff to develop a plan for ongoing maintenance and major development projects intended to enhance the City’s ability to support residents, visitors, and businesses.

ISG strengthens community development throughout the Cedar Valley by completing multiple outstanding projects and building strong partnerships. The City of Waterloo extends a hearty congratulations to ISG as they receive this well-deserved recognition.” – Mayor Hart, City of Waterloo

ISG continues to design projects that impact the Cedar Valley in a positive way. Recent efforts include a 500-lot residential subdivision in Cedar Falls, the redevelopment of the former Ramada Hotel into a Best Western in downtown Waterloo, improvements to the 5 Sullivan Brother Convention Center and numerous educational projects throughout the region, including the new Lowell Elementary School, which is currently under construction.

ISG’s role in contributing to a thriving Cedar Valley extend outside of the firm’s work in the region. Employee owners across the firm support educational programs in their local communities, including a partnership with Waterloo Career Development Center, partners in education with both Cedar Falls and Waterloo. ISG also visits Iowa schools, colleges, and universities to share real-world applications of STEAM education in the A/E industry. Additionally, these efforts have extended outside the classroom, as ISG is active participating and sponsoring golf charities, creative community events like ARTapalooza, and philanthropic non-profit organizations such as Cedar Valley United Way.

“We are all knit into the fabric of the Cedar Valley, not only because we live and work here, but also through many of the projects we are invested in, groups we volunteer with, and churches we worship at.”- Nathan Compton, AIA, CDT, Project Manager

Community development requires enthusiastic participation of individuals teaming together to improve the places in which we work, live, and play. The Cedar Valley provides a generous opportunity for growth and ideas that will impact the region for years to come. In the last two years, ISG has attracted multiple team members from outside the region to join our team in efforts to participate in this growth. While we are very appreciative to be awarded the 2020 Business of the Year Award, ISG is just getting started – the best is yet to come!

About Grow Cedar Valley
Formerly known as the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, Grow Cedar Valley brings business and community together to grow opportunities for the Cedar Valley. By reducing obstacles to business growth through collaboration with regional economic partners, Grow Cedar Valley is an advocate for Cedar Valley business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.

Official press release can be found on PR Newswire.


ISG Welcomes Division I Collegiate Hockey Coach into Firm

July 27, 2021 (Mankato, Minnesota) – ISG welcomes Darren Blue, from Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Men’s Hockey, as one of its newest employee-owners. Blue will be joining the firm as a Development Strategist with the Sports + Recreation business unit, bringing a variety of sports experience from high school, semi-professional, and collegiate levels. His years both on the ice and at the bench as a coach, in multiple sports arenas, give the firm a look into the needs and desires of spectators, athletes, and staff alike.
Read More

ISG Welcomes Facilities Management and Planning Strategist, Thad Dahling

Thad Dahling joins ISG as a Facilities Management and Planning Strategist, providing school districts with facility assessments, deferred maintenance plans, and pre-referendum support to improve and enhance learning environments throughout the Midwest.
Read More

ISG Designed, Nu-Tek Biosciences New Facility, Celebrates Ground-Breaking Event

June 22, 2021 (Austin, Minnesota) – As the first shovel hits the dirt today, Nu-Tek BioSciences, an innovative manufacturer rooted in the production of industrial ingredients used in the development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, celebrates as they break ground on their new facility, located in Austin, MN.
Read More

ISG Grows K-12 Education Business Unit

June 8, 2021 (La Crosse, Wisconsin) – Sue Peterson joins ISG as a K-12 Education Strategy Specialist to support school districts across the Midwest. She brings over 20 years of experience in referendum and strategic planning, community organizing, educational programming and charter school development, fundraising, marketing, and school communications. Collaborating with ISG’s multi-disciplinary team of planners, architects, and engineers across the ISG footprint, Sue will deliver educational insights that guide school district facility planning initiatives.
Read More

ISG Adds Refrigeration Engineering Expertise

May 4, 2021 (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – ISG continues to grow by expanding to the Milwaukee area and bolsters their food and industrial business unit through the acquisition of Golden Industrial Refrigeration (GIR) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The strategic addition of refrigeration design allows the firm to provide a greater breadth of services to its existing clients nationwide and expand its geographical footprint to better support clients in southeast Wisconsin. This expansion provides an opportunity for significant growth as the firm seeks to add key talent and build the office locally to bolster all 12 of ISG’s business units.
Read More

ISG adds Dynamic Talent to Further Advance Resources for Clients

February 23, 2021 (Green Bay, Wisconsin) – ISG, a professional design and engineering firm, continually strives to find the right solutions for its clients. With 12 diverse markets that expand across the Midwest, the services offered strengthen relationships through the talented pool of employee owners that comprise ISG’s multi-disciplinary team.
Read More

One firm, one team, multi-disciplinary solutions in architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning.

Contact Us

11 offices and 350+ professionals with clients nationwide, at your service.

News + Events

ISG ingenuity at work for clients, communities, and partners across the U.S.

          100% Employee Owned