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Ring & DuChateau is 60!

2021-08-16T16:19:19-05:00

In August 1961, Ring & DuChateau consulting engineers opened its doors to provide engineering services to clients throughout the Milwaukee area. Its founders, James Ring and Joseph DuChateau, were two young engineers with a penchant for quality and a vision for the future. Their founding principles, practice quality design and emphasize service, remain the cornerstone of Ring & DuChateau’s work today. While the firm’s principles haven’t changed, many other things have.

Since the early days of a handful of staff, Ring & DuChateau has grown to be one of the largest engineering firms in Wisconsin with a staff of 90 engineers, designers, technicians and support staff. Ring & Du’s first home was a small office building on North 117th Street in Wauwatosa. With growth, the team moved to a much larger space in Wauwatosa to house its growing staff, and in 2014 we moved to our current home, a two-story office building on Capitol Drive in Brookfield. In 2019, we expanded further by opening an office in Madison to provide more local services to new and existing clients.

We’ve also expanded our service area nation-wide with engineers now licensed in 27 states.

While our home, staff and service area have grown, so too has the menu of services Ring & DuChateau offers clients. Initially providing HVAC and plumbing engineering services, Ring & DuChateau now also offers electrical engineering, commissioning services and technology, lighting and utility design.

For these many years of opportunity and growth, we sincerely thank our staff for their hard work and dedication to quality, and our clients for their collaboration and trust.

For a more detailed history of our past 60 years, check out the timeline at the bottom of our firm webpage: https://www.ringdu.com/our-firm/

Founding Partners Jim Ring and Joe DuChateau

Founders Jim Ring (seated) and Joe DuChateau

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WHEA Chapter 1 Names Ring & Du Sponsor of the Year

2021-06-18T10:31:12-05:00

The Wisconsin Health Engineers Association (WHEA) Chapter 1 recognized Ring & DuChateau as its sponsor of the year for the 2020-2021 season. Ring & DuChateau Partner/Senior Commissioning Provider Dave Guberud accepted the award on behalf of Ring & DuChateau on June 10 at the Chapter’s summer banquet.

“We view our involvement with WHEA– as member engineers, in volunteer leadership – as crucial to being a part of the innovative healthcare engineering landscape here in Wisconsin,” said Ring & DuChateau Vice President Mike McGann, a long-time WHEA member. “We’re proud to be recognized within this community.”

As a sponsor, Ring & DuChateau assists the Chapter by coordinating its summer banquet in June and annual golf outing in September.

“Our recognition is largely due to the work of Peggy Welden, Rae Peardon and Pam Volk for what they do in preparation for those events,” McGann said. In addition, staff provide educational presentations at Chapter meetings and the statewide annual meeting as requested. Welden is commissioning assistant, Peardon is director of first impressions and Volk is business development coordinator for Ring & DuChateau.

WHEA Chapter 1, with membership from southeastern Wisconsin, is one of six chapters of the statewide organization. WHEA formed in 1965 to create a state association for hospital engineers to promote the improvement of hospital services by assisting the members to exchange ideas relating to the total hospital program and to advance the members by promoting engineering education specific to healthcare.

WHEA Chapter 1 Names Ring & Du Sponsor of the Year 2021-06-18T10:31:12-05:00

Bottleworks District Phase I Open In Indy

2021-04-07T11:11:35-05:00

Phase 1 of Bottleworks District, a new mixed-use development in Indianapolis for which Ring & DuChateau provided engineering design and services, is officially open. Ring & DuChateau’s Bottleworks team, led by Associate/Project Manager Jason LaRosh, has been working on the project for nearly four years from design through closeout.

Bottleworks, so named because part of the 12-acre development is a former Coca-Cola bottling plant and offices, is owned by Hendricks Commercial Properties. The first phase of the project includes office, retail, entertainment and parking, as well as The Garage, the first food hall and marketplace of its kind in Indianapolis. The 40,000 sf food hall features 14 full-service kitchens and eight additional retail/bar spaces.

“Our team did an exceptional job of managing a fluctuating schedule and changing tenant needs,” LaRosh said about The Garage. The team – including mechanical, electrical, technology, lighting and plumbing/fire protection engineers and designers – continues work on Bottleworks Phase 2, for which groundbreaking is expected in late 2021 or early 2022.

https://www.bottleworksdistrict.com/

https://www.garageindy.com/

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R&D Lighting Design Helps Brighten the Passage

2021-01-04T11:19:38-06:00

Starting January 4, the passage under Interstate 794 from the Historic Third Ward to downtown Milwaukee will be more beautiful, bright and interactive with the installation of a programmable aesthetic lighting system as part of the Brighten the Passage project.

The lighting system, installed on the freeway support piers on Broadway and Water Street between Clybourn and St. Paul Streets north of the Milwaukee Public Market, features a nightly light show that will alternate by season, events, sports teams and holidays. The show includes interactive color spotlights on the sidewalks.

Ring & DuChateau provided lighting design services, spearheaded by Associate and Lighting Design Team Manager Holly Blomquist, for the project.

The Brighten the Passage project, which aims to strengthen pedestrian connectivity between the Historic Third Ward and the downtown area, also includes four vibrant, themed murals painted in September 2020 on the freeway support piers on Broadway.

R&D Lighting Design Helps Brighten the Passage 2021-01-04T11:19:38-06:00

Ring & Du Provided Engineering For Multiple Top Projects

2020-10-07T14:54:41-05:00

Ring & DuChateau provided engineering services for four projects earning The Daily Reporter’s Top Projects of 2019 awards. The projects awarded were Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Al Hurvis/Peak Transportation Center, Marquette Athletic Human Performance Research Center Marquette University Physician Assistant Building, and Wgemas Building.

“Our team’s hard work on interesting and challenging projects like these are a big part of what has made Ring & DuChateau successful over the years,” said Ring & DuChateau Executive Vice President Mike McGann.

The Top Project awards recognize outstanding achievements by Wisconsin builders, owners, engineers, architects and more. Winners were named at a virtual event October 1.

Marquette Athletic Human Performance Research Center

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R&D Earns 7th Consecutive Top Workplace Award

2020-10-07T13:17:08-05:00

For the 7th year in a row, Ring & DuChateau has been named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The honor is awarded to employers based on results of staff surveys.

“This award recognizes the company, but it’s really a representation of all the people who work here,” said Ring & DuChateau President Dave DuChateau. “We have a remarkable group of very hard working, very committed and very passionate employees.”

Ring & DuChateau is an equal opportunity employer offering a work atmosphere and benefits package that promotes successful work-life balance. For information on R&D employment opportunities, contact Linda Russell at lrussel@ringdu.com.

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Guerrero Earns ASHRAE Certification

2020-07-08T15:04:01-05:00

Ring & DuChateau’s Pablo Guerrero has earned a Certified HVAC Designer (CHD) designation from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). According to the ASHRAE website, the CHD certification validates competency to design HVAC systems to meet building/project requirements including equipment, equipment sizing, load calculations, mechanical equipment room design, duct and piping design and layout, and develop HVAC plans for permit and construction.

“Congratulations to Pablo. He put in a lot of time and effort preparing for the exam,” said HVAC Department Manager Jeff Saunders. “The certification recognizes his knowledge of HVAC systems and his desire to continue on with his professional development goals.”

Guerrero joined Ring & DuChateau in 2014 and is currently a CAD designer. He holds an associate degree in Architectural Technology from Milwaukee Area Technical College and is also certified as a LEED® Green Associate.

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Ring & Du Leaders Make “Notable Women In Construction & Design” List

2020-05-27T14:40:17-05:00

Partner/Senior Commissioning Provider Rachel Rueckert and Associate/Lighting Group Manager Holly Blomquist were named as Notable Women in Construction & Design by the Milwaukee BizTimes. The list was published May 25 as part of the publication’s Notable Women series.

“This recognition for Rachel and Holly is well-deserved,” said Ring & DuChateau President Dave DuChateau. “Both are not only notable, but true leaders in their respective fields of commissioning and lighting design.”

Rueckert, a licensed professional engineer and certified commissioning provider, has been with Ring & DuChateau since she co-founded its commissioning group in 2010. She was named a partner in 2018.

Blomquist, a Lighting Certified professional who joined R&D as a lighting designer in 2014, was promoted to lighting group manager in 2017, and named an associate in 2019.

https://issuu.com/biztimesmedia/docs/052520_digital_edition?fr=sZjBhODE0NTA1Mzg

Partner/Senior Commissioning Provider Rachel Rueckert

Associate/Lighting Group Manager Holly Blomquist

Ring & Du Leaders Make “Notable Women In Construction & Design” List 2020-05-27T14:40:17-05:00

Ring & DuChateau Interns Part of Winning MSOE Design Team

2020-04-27T16:47:47-05:00

Two Ring & DuChateau electrical department interns, Jaclyn McNulty and Collin Rayome, were on the winning team for the 2020 AEI International Student Design Competition. Rayome was hired as an intern in September 2017, while McNulty joined the team in March 2018.

The two were part of a multi-discipline MSOE team tasked with the development and integration of innovative and original solutions to consider in the competition’s design challenge in the historic renovation of War Memorial Hall on Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.  MSOE’s group was one of three finalists in the overall competition, taking first place in the Construction Management and Development category and second place in the Electrical Systems Design category.

https://www.msoe.edu/about-msoe/news/details/msoe-team-wins-at-aei-international-student-design-competition/

Ring & DuChateau Interns Part of Winning MSOE Design Team 2020-04-27T16:47:47-05:00

Ring & DuChateau Provides Engineering Solutions For COVID-19 In Healthcare Facilities

2020-04-20T15:45:41-05:00

Engineers, by profession, are pledged to hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of professional duties. As engineers who specialize in healthcare facility systems design, we have the expertise and experience to provide real solutions to our clients now, and to help prepare for future pandemic situations. For specific information on how we can help you ready your facility, please review the document below. We are here now to help.

https://www.ringdu.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Ring-DuChateau-COVID-19-Engineering-Solutions.pdf

Ring & DuChateau Provides Engineering Solutions For COVID-19 In Healthcare Facilities 2020-04-20T15:45:41-05:00