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Van Kauwenberg Joins R&D As Senior Project Engineer

2019-05-08T13:20:46-05:00


Ring & DuChateau’s HVAC group has added Jeff Van Kauwenberg as a Senior Project Engineer. Van Kauwenberg is a Milwaukee School of Engineering graduate with more than 10 years of engineering consulting experience, most recently with local engineering firm RTM. His project experience includes a good portion of healthcare work.

“Jeff’s background and skillset, particularly his healthcare experience, will be a real asset for the mechanical team given our current and future healthcare workload,” said HVAC Department Manager Jeff Saunders.

The addition of Van Kauwenberg brings the total HVAC staff to 32, and the total of all Ring & DuChateau departments to 90 engineers, designers, technicians and support staff.

Van Kauwenberg Joins R&D As Senior Project Engineer 2019-05-08T13:20:46-05:00

R&D Project Achieves LEED® Silver Certification

2019-05-07T12:22:37-05:00

The Commons at Marquette University, the new student housing and food service facility that opened in fall of 2018, has achieved LEED® Silver certification. The project had no credits denied in the certification process, achieving 56 points for its Silver rating. That number is just 4 points below a Gold rating.

Ring & DuChateau provided scope HVAC, electrical and plumbing/fire protection design for The Commons, as well as energy modeling and commissioning. In addition, R & D provided full lighting design services for the food service, meeting, study and worship areas of the space connecting the residential towers.

R&D Project Achieves LEED® Silver Certification 2019-05-07T12:22:37-05:00

R&D Adds Modlinksi For Plumbing And BIM Coordination

2019-05-06T15:56:11-05:00

Ashley Modlinski joined the Ring & DuChateau plumbing group as a CAD technician in April. Modlinski was previously a kitchen and bath designer for a firm in Mukwonago. In her new position at R&D she will primarily be handling CAD/Revit project responsibilities, but will also be working closely with the BIM/CAD coordinator to further develop company Revit standards. Modlinski is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture Design.

R&D Adds Modlinksi For Plumbing And BIM Coordination 2019-05-06T15:56:11-05:00

Hoadley Hire Adds New Dimension To Ring & Du

2019-05-06T15:39:17-05:00

Ring & DuChateau is excited to welcome Mike Hoadley as a Senior Project Manager focusing on project planning, project procurement and project quality assurance. He brings to the newly-created position a wealth of knowledge and experience from the contracting industry, which will help grow and strengthen Ring & DuChateau’s engineering opportunities and client relationships.

Mike is a registered Professional Engineer and has spent the last 15 years as an account executive with C.G. Schmidt, a construction management and general contracting firm with offices in Milwaukee and Madison.

“Mike will be a great complement to our current senior project engineering team,” said R&D President Dave DuChateau. “His contracting and project delivery background will add another dimension to Ring & DuChateau and will fit perfectly with our company’s goal of insuring that our engineering process leads to the most effective and coordinated engineering design for our clients.”

Hoadley began work with Ring & DuChateau on March 18.

Hoadley Hire Adds New Dimension To Ring & Du 2019-05-06T15:39:17-05:00

Hobbs Joins HVAC Group As CAD Technician

2019-03-21T18:02:22-05:00

Lem Hobbs has joined Ring & DuChateau’s HVAC group as a CAD Technician. Hobbs brings to the position 10 years of experience with local electrical and mechanical contractors, having worked on projects including the Fiserv Forum, UW-Madison fitness center and Marquette University dormitories. His initial work in the department will be on utility/infrastructure projects. Originally from the Chicago area, Lem has made the Milwaukee area his home for the past 12 years. In his free time, he enjoys music and arts, including playing the trumpet, acoustic guitar and old-school drawing — on paper.

Hobbs Joins HVAC Group As CAD Technician 2019-03-21T18:02:22-05:00

Electrical Adds Gibbs As CAD Technician

2019-03-21T17:57:06-05:00

Jasmin Gibbs has joined Ring & DuChateau’s Electrical group as its newest CAD Technician. She graduated from Wisconsin Art Institute in 2015 with a degree in interior design. Jasmin has experience with CAD design and lighting design, having worked most recently as a junior lighting designer with a local business interiors firm. While she will begin her work at R&D providing CAD support for all areas of the Electrical group, she will eventually specialize to become part of the lighting design team.

Electrical Adds Gibbs As CAD Technician 2019-03-21T17:57:06-05:00

HVAC Group Adds Gilgenbach to Team

2019-02-21T12:07:08-05:00

Alex Gilgenbach has joined Ring & DuChateau’s HVAC department as an engineer. She is a West Allis native and Milwaukee School of Engineering graduate, holding both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from MSOE. She brings to the new position more than five years of varied work experience in engineering consulting and with design-build contractors. Her project experience includes healthcare, industrial and commercial facilities.

HVAC Group Adds Gilgenbach to Team 2019-02-21T12:07:08-05:00

R&D Names Three New Associates

2019-01-10T14:32:23-05:00

Ring & DuChateau has named Holly Blomquist, Jason LaRosh and T.J. Smith to its group of associates. Holly Blomquist was hired as a lighting designer in 2014 and was promoted last year to project manager and lighting group manager to lead R&D’s seven-person lighting design team. Smith joined Ring & DuChateau’s plumbing systems department in 2015 and has designed plumbing and fire protection systems for more than eight years. LaRosh, who has more than 13 years of experience in HVAC systems design and project management,  joined Ring & DuChateau’s HVAC systems group in 2017 as a project manager for corporate, municipal, healthcare and education facilities.

R&D Names Three New Associates 2019-01-10T14:32:23-05:00

Event Showcases UWM Jan Serr Studio Completed Project Space

2018-11-13T14:05:08-05:00

Ring & DuChateau project team members got the rare opportunity to enjoy a night out in a completed project space during the Jan Serr Studio Sneak Peak on November 7.

R&D provided multiple-discipline systems design, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire protection and lighting design, for the project that remodeled the UWM Kenilworth Theater. The new space has an industrial feel with exposed structure and mechanicals, plus a 40’x 26’ window looking toward downtown and a large window and balcony facing Lake Michigan.

“It’s not often we get to see our work after punch lists, so it was cool to see the owners, contractors and others enjoying the space,” said Senior Project Engineer  for HVAC Systems Staci Olson. “It’s quite impressive.”

Event Showcases UWM Jan Serr Studio Completed Project Space 2018-11-13T14:05:08-05:00

Dunn Joins R&D IT Team As Intern

2018-11-13T13:47:34-05:00

Connor Dunn has joined Ring & DuChateau as an intern for the IT team. Dunn is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee pursuing a degree in IT Administration and Management. He will be working part-time as he finishes his degree, providing front-line support for day-to-day hardware and software issues. Dunn’s prior IT experience includes work at UWM as well as with Waukesha County.

Dunn Joins R&D IT Team As Intern 2018-11-13T13:47:34-05:00