F&V Continues to Grow, Adds 10 More Staff

Fleis & VandenBrink (F&V), one of the state’s hottest growth firms, has added 10 more staff including four at its Grand Rapids headquarters.

New additions in Grand Rapids include Steve Czadzeck, landscape architect, Lori Hansen, administrative assistant, Susan Miller, human resources assistant, and Kyle Suttons, engineer-in-training.

Keith Moore, construction technician, Troy Molby, project engineer and Eric Wilde, engineer-in-training have been added to the Traverse City staff while Gerrad Godley joins the Grand Blanc office as a project manager. Molby and Godley are professional engineers with a combined 42 years of experience.

Two new environmental technicians – Stephen Pratt in the Kalamazoo office and Eric Londo in the Farmington Hills office – will assist the Environmental Group in environmental sampling, investigation and remediation projects.

“We’re excited about our continued growth and new staff that bring a good mix of experience and youth to our company,” said Paul R. Galdes, Principal and F&V’s president. “What’s even more exciting is that we continue to attract great talent in a very tight talent market. And that says a lot about our firm.”

Czadeck joins F&V’s Design & Enhancement Group as a project manager and staff supervisor, specializing in site planning and design. The Michigan State University grad has over 25 years of experience with the private sector civil and survey firms and has been involved in all aspects of site and infrastructure development.

Hansen, who has extensive construction background as an admin for an electrical contractor, is an admin in both the Design-Build and Development & Enhancement groups. F&V will also benefit from her recreation planning and grant procurement experience as a commissioner on a township parks and rec board.

Miller has two decades of experience in human resources and administrative support in the insurance and employment industries. The Davenport University grad will assist the HR department in screening applicants, scheduling interviews and making travel plans and coordinating career fairs.

Sutton, a recent Calvin College engineering grad, joins F&V after a co-op experience at a healthcare company, working in the facilities management department. He’ll assist on Stormwater Asset Management (SAW) projects with InfoMaster analysis and report writing and water modeling analysis to support water reliability studies.

Molby has over 20 years of experience managing environmental, civil and petroleum engineering projects. The Michigan Technological University grad will be providing leadership on various engineering projects in northern Michigan.

Wilde has experience working on road and infrastructure projects as a design engineer and resident construction engineer. The Southern Illinois University grad will be assisting with design and construction oversight of infrastructure projects.

Moore has 20 years of experience in construction engineering, inspection and testing experience. He’ll assist the Traverse City office as a resident project representative.

Godley, a Michigan Tech grad, is a former consultant with the Michigan Department of Transportation. He’ll be responsible for managing and designing municipal public works projects and road/street improvements projects.

Pratt, a former health department sanitarian, has a geology degree from Grand Valley State University. He will provide support on a variety of remedial and hydrogeological projects.

Londo, who recently received his bachelor’s degree from Oakland University in Environmental Science, will provide support on a variety of environmental projects, with an emphasis on projects involving demolition.

F&V, which has nine offices including its headquarters in Grand Rapids, is a full-service engineering and architectural services firm with more than 225 employees including specialists in the municipal, private and industrial sectors.

The firm has been locally and nationally recognized as one of the “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” and a “National Hot Firm” for its revenue growth and outperforming the economy and competitors. Over the last few years, F&V has received multiple engineering and surveying excellence awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies – MI.

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