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, […]

Staff Spotlight: Franci Boatright

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Franci Boatright

Welcome to the team, Franci! She’s the latest addition to our accounting staff. 1. Where are you from? I grew up in Mason, Ohio. 2. What’s your greatest accomplishment? I’m very proud of my bachelor’s degree. As the youngest of four children, I am the first to earn a degree. 3. What’s your biggest pet peeve? […]

Staff Spotlight: Lauren Lonce

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Lauren Lonce

We’ve recently filled a new position, Talent Acquisition Manager. We’re excited to have Lauren on the team! 1. Where are you from? Hartville, in Northeast Ohio – home of Hartville Hardware, America’s largest hardware store. Maybe you’ve heard of it? 2. Why you chose to work/live in Cincinnati. I moved to Cincinnati to attend Xavier […]

Schaefer One of Columbus Business First’s Coolest Offices

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Hometowns, News | No Comments
Schaefer One of Columbus Business First’s Coolest Offices

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Staff Spotlight: Chris Hahnel

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Staff | No Comments
Staff Spotlight: Chris Hahnel

Welcome to our newest Cincinnati structural engineer, Chris. 1. Why you chose Schaefer. I choose Schaefer because of its broad project portfolio. With the opportunity to design so many different kinds of structures, I will diversify my experience and continually be challenged. 2. Why you chose to be a structural engineer. I have always been fascinated with the […]