Staff Spotlight: Ben Forrest

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Ben Forrest

Even our IT department is growing! Our IT Manager, Ben Forrest, recently started in our Cincinnati office. 1. Favorite thing to do off the clock. I love playing trivia and visiting local restaurants. We have friends that host themed parties (SNL, cartoons, etc.), and those are always a blast. This year we dressed up as Marty and Bobbi […]

Staff Spotlight: Lara Stroup, PE

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Lara Stroup, PE

We’re thrilled to have Lara as a part of our Columbus team! 1.  Where are you from? Naperville, Illinois. 2.  Why you chose to work/live in Columbus, Ohio. Since both of my parents are from Columbus, we visited our extended family here several times a year. I love that there are so many things to […]

Travis McCoy Wins SMPS Arizona President’s Choice Award

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in News, Staff | No Comments
Travis McCoy Wins SMPS Arizona President’s Choice Award

When Travis McCoy opened Schaefer’s Phoenix office last year, he joined Society for Marketing Professional Services Arizona chapter to meet local industry professionals. A year later, Travis participates on three committees, has moderated a program, and was recently recognized with the President’s Choice Award. “Since joining the Arizona chapter of SMPS, Travis has made a significant effort to […]

ESG is now Schaefer

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Entertainment, News, Press Release | No Comments
ESG is now Schaefer

Today is a good day, a day that started four years ago on April 1, 2013 when we became Schaefer, aligning our brand with our best and strongest attributes. Today, our entertainment division, Entertainment Structures Group (ESG), becomes a part of Schaefer. ESG began in 2002 with a group of employees who were passionate about special and temporary […]

One Year Later: How We’ve Grown Our Phoenix Office

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in News | 2 Comments
One Year Later: How We’ve Grown Our Phoenix Office

What to Expect When Opening a New Office My Own Office In the past year, I went from working in cubicles alongside 40+ structural engineers in our Cincinnati office, to a much quieter, temporary executive office in Phoenix, to our new open concept office. When I moved to Phoenix and had my own space, I […]

DRIP…DRIP…DRIP… A Guide to Leaky Basements

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Housing | No Comments
DRIP…DRIP…DRIP… A Guide to Leaky Basements

No, that’s not the sound of that old leaky faucet, it’s the water leaking into your basement. Basements are great; while they’re the perfect space for extra rooms or storage, basements are notorious for leaking during wet weather. There are all kinds of reasons why water might be coming into your basement, and we will […]

Staff Spotlight: Richelle Penn

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Richelle Penn

Richelle is our newest structural engineer in our Cincinnati office. We’re happy to have her as a part of our team! 1. Where are you from? I was born in Plantation, Florida. I moved to Michigan for college. 2. Favorite thing to do off the clock. Watching Netflix and relaxing. 3. What are your hobbies? […]

My Year Exploring Cincinnati

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Hometowns, Staff | No Comments
My Year Exploring Cincinnati

Connect. Develop. Lead. These three objectives of the CincinnatiUSA Regional Chamber’s C-Change Emerging Leadership Program align with Schaefer’s core values. Knowing our senior leadership supported the C-Change program and believed in my involvement, I spent the third Wednesday of every month in 2016 with a group of diverse people working towards a common goal: to elevate our city. While each month’s session […]

Staff Spotlight: Chris Elkins, PE

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Staff | One Comment
Staff Spotlight: Chris Elkins, PE

Did you know that our Phoenix office (like all of our offices) is growing? We’re excited to welcome Chris to our Phoenix team. 1. Why you chose to live in Phoenix. Phoenix is a lively and exuberant city with so much to do. It’s a great place to live as a structural engineer; the city is […]

What Do Structural Engineers Do?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Staff | 4 Comments
What Do Structural Engineers Do?

Structural engineers use basic principles of physics and strength of materials to design and analyze the structures in which we live, work, play, eat, shop and drive. Our number one priority is to provide safe, stable structures. Whether it’s steel, reinforced concrete, wood, masonry or other building materials, a structural engineer determines if the beams, […]