Iowa Gov. Kim Renolds awards grant to West Union
Six critical infrastructure improvement projects in Iowa got a financial boost last week when the governor announced $775,000 in grants as part of the Wastewater and Drinking Water Financial Assistance Program. West Union was awarded a $150,000 grant to help offset the $6.7 million in improvements to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. Adam Mori...
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Andy Reeter promoted to Senior Project Engineer
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the promotion of Andrew Reeter from Project Engineer to Senior Project Engineer. Reeter, who joined Fehr Graham in 2012, works in the firm’s Freeport, Illinois, office. He plans and coordinates projects and works closely with clients. His engineering knowledge and experien...
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Reduce blight with Iowa Department of Nautrual Resources grant
Eyesore in your town? DNR grants available to reduce blight in small Iowa communities. Small rural communities and counties in Iowa can take advantage of grant money to help renovate or demolish abandoned commercial and public buildings. To qualify for the Derelict Building Grant Program through the Iowa Department of Natural Resourc...
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Helping with flood control project in Cedar Rapids
Fehr Graham is one of many local companies helping with an important project to control flooding near the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The engineering and environmental firm is providing surveying services for the Flood Control System project. Fehr Graham's precise measurements and stakes guide the contractors to build the infrastructure in t...
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Engineer Sam Ertl hired
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Sam Ertl as an Engineer. Ertl is designing work for site plans and municipal transportation projects, reviewing design work and stormwater management, and leading state and federally funded projects. He works in Fehr Graham’s Manchester office, w...
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The Views of Marion's green designs make it first WELL-certified senior living center in U.S.
Learn how The Views of Marion became the first WELL-certified senior living center in the United States at the largest and longest sustainability conference in the Midwest. Dr. Mik Pietrzak, Executive Chairman of The Views development, and Nate Kass, a Professional Engineer and one of Fehr Graham’s seven owners, will discuss the project a...
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Elisabeth Rutter joins Sheboygan office
  Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the transfer of Elisabeth Rutter to the company’s Sheboygan office.  Rutter, an environmental specialist with Fehr Graham since 2017, is transferring from the firm’s Freeport, Illinois, office. As part of the environmental division, Rutter develops...
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Chad Osterbur promoted to Project Manager
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the promotion of Chad Osterbur to Project Manager.   Osterbur, who works in the firm’s Champaign, Illinois, office, manages several municipal and private engineering projects.   He designs infrastructure and works on transportation, construction stakeou...
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Speakers to address stormwater management at municipal conference
Experts on stormwater utilities will present at a conference geared toward Illinois municipal officials. Dean Frieders, Pingree Grove Village Manager and Attorney, and Noah Carmichael, a Professional Engineer and one of Fehr Graham’s seven owners, will present on best stormwater management practices at the Illinois Municipal League Conference&...
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Replacing lead water pipes in Rockford, Illinois
  The City of Rockford is taking advantage of a federal program that will pay to replace aging lead water pipes.   The City secured a $2 million Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) State Revolving Loan that does not need to be paid back. Because the City meets certain median household income requirements, the loan is forg...
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Seth Gronewold promoted to Project Manager
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the promotion of Seth Gronewold from Project Engineer to Project Manager.   Gronewold, who works in the firm’s Rockford, Illinois, office, manages several municipal and private projects, including street reconstruction and water supply and treatment. He joined Fe...
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Environmental Protection Agency starts cleanup at former scrapyard in Dixon, Illinois
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is cleaning up the former Dixon Iron & Metal Co. in downtown Dixon. The former scrapyard, seen here in April 2018, has been leaching contaminants into the nearby Rock River. Cleanup of an old downtown scrapyard along the Rock River in Dixon, Illinois, began this week, thanks to help from the fed...
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Jason Stoll joins ownership group
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is proud to announce the addition of Jason Stoll as an owner. "Since he joined the firm in 2016, Jason has been a leader," said Mick Gronewold, a Professional Engineer and one of the firm's eight owners. "He builds our business by listening to our clients and applying his experience...
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Ross Grimes promoted to Branch Manager of Rockford, Illinois, office
  Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced today the appointment of Ross Grimes as Branch Manager of the firm's Rockford, Illinois, office. "We are especially excited that Ross stepped into this role," said Joel Zirkle, a Professional Geologist and one of the firm's eight owners. "Ross has an excellent balan...
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Mike Rowe returns the favor to Rockford
A celebrity brought the spotlight to Rochelle and to a woman whose mission is to help those in need. Mike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs,” heard about Carolyn Brown's community cafe, The Kitchen Table, and wanted to feature the pay-what-you-can restaurant and its champion on his new Facebook series, “Returning the Favor.” The episode aire...
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Environmental Protection Agency awards money to Rockford, Illinois, brownfield cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $400,000 in Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) money to help the City of Rockford continue to clean up and redevelop brownfield properties. Rockford is one of 24 communities in the RLF program to receive the funding. The City has participated in the program since the early 200...
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Lucas Elsbernd promoted to Senior Project Engineer
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, announced the promotion of Lucas Elsbernd to Senior Project Engineer.   He works in the firm’s Manchester, Iowa, office, where he coordinates projects and helps clients get high-grade outcomes. Elsbernd, who joined Fehr Graham in 2004, earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil...
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Rockford Sharefest cleans up community
        Along the Rock River in downtown Rockford, Illinois, is Davis Park. The park is in prime space. Just to the west, the largest downtown project - an $87.5 million Embassy Suites and Rockford Conference Center - is expected to open in spring 2020. That is one reasonRockford Sharefest chose Davis Park as one of its cle...
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Senior Accounting Clerk Jessey Taylor hired
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessey Taylor as a Senior Accounting Clerk. Taylor's duties include accounts payable and receivable and invoicing. She provides accounting support for each of the firm's 10 offices in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Prior to joining Fehr Graham, Ta...
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Project Assistant Tina Dettman hired
Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Tina Dettman a Project Assistant. Dettman joins the team with 12 years of experience in administrative and customer service support roles. Her organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects and attention to detail help her manage task...
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