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Raver Joins R&D Electrical Group

2020-01-28T12:56:43-06:00

Krista Raver has joined Ring & DuChateau’s electrical team as an engineer. A 2012 Milwaukee School of Engineering graduate, Raver began her career with a different local engineering firm but made the move to R&D to expand her engineering development with larger and more complex projects. She brings to her new position project experience in education, commercial and government facilities, including office buildouts and renovations, commercial kitchens, classrooms and labs.

When not providing electrical engineering design, Krista enjoys spending time with her family, making jewelry out of antique silverware and working out.

Raver Joins R&D Electrical Group 2020-01-28T12:56:43-06:00

UW-Madison Highlights R&D Designed Utility Pushing Through On Campus

2020-01-28T12:54:52-06:00

A recent article published on the news page of the University of Wisconsin-Madison website features a Ring & DuChateau-designed campus utility project. The Lathrop Drive/Bascom Hill Utility Repairs Phase 1 is a $32.6 million project whose design was awarded to Ring & DuChateau in 2018. Ring & Du’s project team includes project manager Josh Nickols, Justin Cosgrove, Ryan McNally, Alex Gilgenbach, Tu Phan, Lem Hobbs, Chris Ulm, Matt Jungers, Art Meredith, Pat Stiemke, Nick Roberts and Jaclyn McNulty.

See the article and additional photos here: https://news.wisc.edu/whats-going-on-underneath-bascom-hill/

UW-Madison Highlights R&D Designed Utility Pushing Through On Campus 2020-01-28T12:54:52-06:00

Plumbing Adds Experience With New Engineers

2019-12-10T14:24:12-06:00

Ring & DuChateau added to its depth of experience hiring two new veteran senior engineers to its team.

Senior Project Engineer Bob Novak brings to his new position more than 30 years of experience in plumbing systems design for a wide variety of projects. He will initially be in the Brookfield office, then will transition full-time to Ring & DuChateau’s new Madison office.

Greg Froh has also joined the team as a senior project engineer. Greg brings nearly three decades of mechanical design experience to his new position, having spent the past 28 years working first for PJS Engineering, then Thunderbird Engineering when the company changed to its current name.

Bob Novak

Greg Froh

Plumbing Adds Experience With New Engineers 2019-12-10T14:24:12-06:00

Our Madison Office Is Now Open!

2019-11-26T15:42:15-06:00

The phones are working, the sign is on the door and staff have moved in- Ring &DuChateau’s new Madison office is now officially open!

“We’re extremely excited about our expansion and what the opportunity means for our ability to provide engineering services closer to our Madison-area clients, both current and new,” said Ring & DuChateau President Dave DuChateau. He added that the second location also means new opportunities for staff at both R&D locations.

The Madison office buildout includes 14 flexible workstations, a large conference area, seating areas, a printer room and a kitchenette. Although in a different location, the office will share technology resources with Ring & DuChateau’s Brookfield office, ensuring seamless work process for project teams.

Check out our new location at 301 S. Blount Street, Suite 101, Madison: https://www.ringdu.com/contact-us/

Our Madison Office Is Now Open! 2019-11-26T15:42:15-06:00

R&D Lighting Designer Shares Skills With Students

2019-11-21T17:28:03-06:00

Ring & Du Lighting Designer Teresa Haas is also a lighting design instructor, serving as an adjunct faculty member at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). She’s held the position in the Department of Interior Architecture and Design since 2018. The course is offered to juniors and seniors to give them an idea what light can do to enhance (or detract from) design in a space.

Although the position was initially a bit out of her comfort zone, Haas now feels gratified working with her students.

“It’s really fun to show students another side of design,” she said. “Some of them have even expressed interest in becoming lighting designers.”

R&D Lighting Designer Shares Skills With Students 2019-11-21T17:28:03-06:00

Hotel Goodwin Project Wins Gold

2019-11-21T16:48:17-06:00

The Hotel Goodwin/Velvet Buffalo Café won gold prize in ABC of Wisconsin’s Projects of Distinction awards program.  Ring & DuChateau provided mechanical, electrical and plumbing/fire protection systems design for the three-story historic facility in downtown Beloit, Wisconsin. Built in the 1920s as a professional building, the space was transformed into a 34-room boutique hotel with a roof-top terrace, restaurant and wine bar.

The project, submitted To ABC for consideration by project contractor Corporate Contractors, Inc., was also named Best New Business and Best Interior Renovation by Downtown Beloit Association.

Hotel Goodwin Project Wins Gold 2019-11-21T16:48:17-06:00

R&D’s Guberud Lauds Project Timeline, Participants for New Secura Insurance Headquarters

2019-11-21T16:40:56-06:00

In his YouTube video debut, Ring & DuChateau Partner and Senior Commissioning Provider Dave Guberud had the opportunity to explain the commissioning process and what it meant for the new Secura Insurance Corporate Headquarters in the Village of Fox Crossing.

“First off, commissioning is making sure a building, when it’s turned over, is actually meeting the owner’s intent,” Guberud explained about the process that tests the HVAC systems function of the building, including chillers, boilers, air handling units and ventilation systems. He noted that the timeline for this particular project was longer than he normally sees, which meant that contractors were able to take the time to do things right.

“With the time that the contractors have taken, and our processes of documentation, we are very confident that there will be virtually no issues at the turnover of this project,” Guberud concluded.

In addition to Ring & DuChateau, project partners for the facility include Eppstein Uhen Architects, Affiliated Engineers, CD Smith, Faith Technologies, August Winters and JF Ahern. The 300,000 square foot facility, the largest office building in the village, opened to workers in October. The video was created in three off-the-cuff takes and presented to the Secura Board of Directors as a construction update prior to the facility opening.

To see the video, go to: Youtube

Guberud

R&D’s Guberud Lauds Project Timeline, Participants for New Secura Insurance Headquarters 2019-11-21T16:40:56-06:00

We’re Expanding To Madison!

2019-10-31T16:46:44-05:00

Ring & DuChateau is expanding to Madison! Our second office location means local engineering services for current and new clients in the Madison area. We could not be more excited to be part of our new community! Work is in progress now, and we expect to open our doors in mid-November at 301 S. Blount Street, Suite 101.

“The opening of our second office location will allow us to continue to grow our engineering presence and better serve our existing clients in Madison and the surrounding area,” said Ring & DuChateau President Dave DuChateau. “We hope this expansion will also attract additional clients, create additional employment opportunities and allow us to explore new business markets. We’re looking forward to this new and exciting chapter for Ring & DuChateau.”

Look for additional information when our doors open.

We’re Expanding To Madison! 2019-10-31T16:46:44-05:00

HVAC Adds New Engineers To Group

2019-09-19T13:58:25-05:00

Alec Zambrowicz and Holly Rate have joined Ring & DuChateau’s growing HVAC group as engineers.

Zambrowicz, who started in his new position in August, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He worked previously for a local mission critical engineering firm on data center projects. He hopes to continue that focus at Ring & DuChateau while expanding to challenging projects in other markets like healthcare.

 

Rate, an architectural engineering graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering, joined Ring & DuChateau in early September. Her prior experience includes six years with other engineering firms, where she worked on projects in hospitality, gaming, education and healthcare. She will continue to expand her project experience to include a wide range of commercial and other projects.

HVAC Adds New Engineers To Group 2019-09-19T13:58:25-05:00

Modlinski Joins Electrical Group As CAD Technician

2019-09-19T13:35:27-05:00

Keith Modlinski is the newest addition to Ring & DuChateau’s electrical group, joining the team in early September as an AutoCAD and Revit specialist supporting the power, lighting and technology teams. He has earned degrees in architectural drafting and interior design from Waukesha County Technical College. Additionally, he has four years of practical experience, working on educational and other renovation projects throughout the State.

Modlinski Joins Electrical Group As CAD Technician 2019-09-19T13:35:27-05:00