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Always a Better Plan

Always a Better Plan

About

National Architectural & Engineering Firm

Founded in 1990, Excel Engineering, Inc. is a full-service, employee-owned design firm located in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin that has grown to include over 200 professional architects, engineers and associates. Repeat business, client referrals and a reputation for superior plans have contributed greatly to a company that has grown steadily for the past thirty years. We provide services throughout North America, and are registered in all 50 U.S. states and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick.

Always a Better Plan

More than just a mission, maxim or mantra, this is our daily motivation. At Excel, our tireless pursuit for improvement and perfection drives our decisions, inspires our imagination and informs our actions. Through an artful combination of creativity, client collaboration and cross-functional competency, Excel is able to deliver and develop plans that are unparalleled in their precision and practicality. 

At Excel, we design buildings to suit the individual needs of our clients. Our inside-out approach ensures that every plan reflects a design and level of detail that serves a specific process, employing form to optimize function. Smart, streamlined and client-centric, we've built our reputation by design.

Our History

Fueled and informed by nearly three decades of experience, Excel forges ahead, engineering a legacy of quality, creativity and complete customer satisfaction.

1990

1990

Excel Engineering opens its first office in Campbellsport, Wisconsin providing architectural and structural engineering design services.

1993

1993

Excel Engineering begins offering civil engineering and surveying services.

1994

1994

The employees of Excel buy 49% of the company from founder Gary Runge.

1996

1996

Excel relocates to a new corporate office building in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The new office can accommodate a staff of up to 50 people.

1997

1997

The cold formed steel structural engineering group is formed.

1998

1998

In an effort to better service customers, Excel begins offering coordinated in-house mechanical, electrical and plumbing design.

2001

2001

Excel has established a strong reputation in Wisconsin dairy market and adds dairy process engineering services to complement its full service building design team.

2002

2002

The company outgrows the existing building and begins constructing an addition to increase capacity to over 100 people.

2006

2006

Founder Gary Runge announces his retirement from Excel and the employees purchase his remaining shares. A management team is formed and Jeff Quast is announced as the company’s new President and CEO.

2008

2008

Excel adopts a new logo and the tagline –“Always a Better Plan”

2010

2010

Three dimensional laser scanning is added to Excel’s surveying services.

2012

2012

Interior design is added to complement Excel’s architectural design teams.

2013

2013

Excel announces the addition of audio/video design and installation services.

2014

2014

The second building addition is completed and the staff grows to over 120 employees.

2016

2016

Excel completes its third addition to the Fond du Lac office, and re-brands itself as "Excel".

2017

2017

Excel adds precast concrete design services and the third addition is completed providing work stations for up to 240 employees.

2018

2018

Excel begins offering furniture sales as part of it’s growing interior design services.

Department Managers

Jeff Quast
CEO/President
Steve Soodsma
CFO
David Koenes
Principal - Food Facilities
James Gerloff
Sr. Project Manager - Precast
Jason Daye
Principal - Civil Engineering
Jason Neubauer
Sr. Project Manager - Excel Technologies
Jay Johnson
Principal - Retail
Jim Krizenesky
Principal - Food Facilities
Jonathan Brinkley
Sr. Project Manager - Architectural
Karl Scherzer
Principal - Cold Formed Steel
Kurt Konkol
Sr. Project Manager - Structural Engineering
Matt Sipiorski
Project Manager - Electrical Engineering
Ray Del Ponte
Principal - Mechanical & Plumbing Design
Ryan Wilgreen
Sr. Project Manager - Surveying
Tim Tolley
Principal - Process
Tom Schermerhorn
Principal - Architectural