Great Lakes Coastal Engineering Firms and Contractors
Firms Can Also Provide Bluff Stability Consultation (current as of 8/23/2017)

 Disclaimer – This is not to be considered an endorsement of the companies on this list, nor warranty of services provided, and this list is not to be considered all inclusive of any and all companies that could offer this service. The following list of consulting firms is a partial list of known firms that have completed projects on Lake Michigan and/or Lake Superior. It is only a partial list and is in no way a list of “approved” or “recommended” firms.”

Many consulting firms have multiple office locations and the office listed can send you to their appropriate office to contact for your project needs. Potential project property owners should seek registered professional engineers, request similar project references, ask for sample-completed project information as well as talk to the local permitting agencies for comments. For further guidance on selecting competent consulting professionals, see the following University of Wisconsin Sea Grant publication Working with Engineers and Contractors on Shore Protection Projects.

 Barr Engineering

3005 Boardwalk Street Suite 100 Ann Arbor, MI 48108


(Great Lakes offices in Duluth, Minn.; Grand Rapids, Mich.)


Collins Engineers, Inc

123 North Wacker Drive, Suite 900

Chicago, IL 60606


(Great Lakes offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee, Wis.; and Chicago, Ill.)


Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC

2121 Innovation Court, Suite 300

DePere, WI 54115-5126


(Great Lakes offices in Green Bay (De Pere) and Milwaukee, Wis.; Duluth, Minn.; and Chicago, Ill.)


Fresh Water Engineering LLC

1439 Regent Street

Madison, WI 53711


(Great Lakes office in Madison, Wis.)


IG Consulting, Inc.

Carl Kupfer, PE, Principle

300 Marquardt Dr.

Wheeling, IL 60090



Iron Works Construction Company

Mike Cole Professional Contractor

8953 Hwy 57

Baileys Harbor, WI 54202



JJR/Smith Group

35 East Wacker, Suite 2200

Chicago, IL 60601


(Great Lakes offices in Madison, Wis., and Chicago, Ill.)


OZ Engineering, LLC

1206 Sunset Road

Wheaton, IL


(Great Lakes offices in Racine, Wis., and Wheaton, Ill.)


Red Barn Design & Engineering, S.C.

5198 Highway V

DeForest, WI 53532


(Great Lakes office in DeForest, Wis.)


Shabica & Associates

550 Frontage Road, Suite 3735 Northfield, IL 60093


(Great Lakes office in Northfield, Ill.)



12075 Corporate Parkway, Suite 200

Mequon, WI 53092



Terracon (Geotechnical Services)

9856 S. 57th St.

Franklin (Milwaukee), WI 53132


(Great Lakes offices in Milwaukee and Green Bay, Wis.; Vernon Hills and Chicago, Ill.)


W.F. Baird & Associates Ltd. 125 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 300 Chicago, IL, 60606, USA 312 893 5442

(Great Lakes offices in Madison, Wis., and Chicago, Ill.)