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About JDR

Our primary objective is to protect your project deadlines and budgets. You can rely on us to provide the best advice the industry has to offer. Our passion combined with our expertise has allowed us to establish long-standing relationships, and deliver outstanding project designs.

Our staff includes engineers and designers with a wide-range of experience and talent. We structure our project teams to include one principal on every project, involved from start to finish. JDR Engineering, Inc. is licensed as a professional design firm in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, and have professional engineers with individual licenses in 7 additional states.

Our Principals are passionate and experienced professionals. JDR Principals are extremely knowledgeable in market trends and strategic, big-picture thinking, yet are passionate about building trust, sharing innovative design practices and providing the best customer experience possible.

Daniel E. Pliner

PE, LEED

Principal

Dan has been in the design engineering field for over 30 years. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, and a LEED Accredited Professional. Dan has leadership, management and engineering experience with an extensive project management background on Institutional, Commercial, Correctional, and Energy related projects. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, Dan's leadership and engineering expertise is based on nearly three decades of industry experience.

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Robert C. Stone, Jr.

PE, LEED

Principal

Robb has been in the design engineering field for 25 years as a mechanical engineer. He is a registered Professional Engineer in six states, and a LEED Accredited Professional. A longtime member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), Robb served as an officer for many years. A graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering, Robb has leadership, management and engineering experience with an extensive project management background on healthcare, justice, industrial, institutional and commercial projects.

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James E. Yurs

PE

Principal

Jim has been providing master plans, asset replacement studies, equipment survey reports and design of HVAC and air conditioning systems as a professional engineer for over 28 years. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, Jim's focus on delivering project sustainability goals and value decision making through lifecycle performance analysis arms our clients with the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions.

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Timothy D. Meeker

PE, LEED

Senior Partner

Tim has been involved in energy studies and simulations, boiler system design, chiller system design, large piping and pumping system design and large air handling system design for both new buildings and retrofit of existing buildings for over 24 years. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and Iowa, and a LEED Accredited Professional. A longtime member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), Tim served as an officer for many years. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, Tim manages multi-disciplined projects for clients, and communicates owner/client requirements to other disciplines to establish a project's needs. This includes working with and directing others during design and production of contract documents.

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Mike Klubertanz

D.E.

Partner - Director of Electrical Engineering

Mike has been in the design engineering field for almost 30 years. He is a registered Designer in Wisconsin and Lighting Certified with NCQLP. Mike has leadership, management, and design experience with an extensive background in Institutional, Commercial, Correctional, Industrial, Justice, Healthcare, Educational, and Energy related projects. Mike has extensive experience with power distribution, emergency power generation, lighting, lighting control, fire alarm, and other low voltage systems. In addition to systems design and specification, Mike has experience examining lighting adequacy and control, recognizing potential areas for energy savings; reviewing electrical distribution systems; determining conditions by visual inspection; determining expansion capabilities; coordinating with local utilities; and determining the adequacy of emergency power systems to include lighting, fire alarm, and emergency power generation.

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James Vander Zanden

P.E.

Partner - Mechanical Engineer

ames is an HVAC Project Engineer, with a focus on renovation or replacement of existing building HVAC systems, as well as building energy usage analysis and building simulation/modeling. He has served as an officer for the local Chapter of ASHRAE for several years. He has expertise in Energy Simulation for investment-grade audits, building performance evaluation, system selection, R.O.I. analysis, LEED compliance, building code compliance. He has building systems design expertise for new construction, renovation, and retrofit projects, building automation systems, and laboratory HVAC systems.

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Michael Jochman

P.E.

Partner - Mechanical Engineeer

Michael is responsible for HVAC systems design for industrial applications including ductwork, chilled water, steam, and condensate systems. Additionally, as a staff engineer and project manager, he works closely with a multidiscipline design team throughout the entire life cycle of projects from planning stages, through the development of construction documents, and construction administration.

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Nick Cleaver

P.E. LEED BD+C

Partner - Mechanical Engineer

Nick is an HVAC project engineer, with a focus on the design and specifications of HVAC systems for commercial, educational, and industrial buildings. He has experience in cost estimates for new and renovated buildings, field coordination, alternative energy solutions, and LEED documentation.

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Pete Boersma

CADD/Revit Designer

Devin Bresser

Electrical Engineer

Wesley Cirves

Electrical Engineer

Brian Elmer

Mechanical Engineer

Ben Eyring-Green

PE, LEED

Mechanical Engineer

Monique Faber

PE

Plumbing Engineer

Brian Fuller

PE

Sr Electrical Engineer

Chris Gehrke

D.E.

Licensed Plumbing Designer

Robert Ginter

CADD/Revit Technician

Collette Kawagley

CADD/Revit Designer

Cheryl Kelley

HVAC Designer

Sam King

D.E.

Licensed HVAC Designer

Ryan Lindemann

D.E., LEED

Licensed HVAC Designer

Helaine Mazaheri

CADD/Revit Designer

Mike McDaniel

Plumbing Engineer

Joe Mullvain

Electrical Engineer

Al Ninmann

D.E.

Licensed HVAC Designer

Shane Riphenburg

D.E.

Licensed Plumbing Designer

Andrew Rowe

Mechanical Engineer

Carlos Ruef

D.E.

Licensed Plumbing Designer

Jean Skogman

Marketing and Design Coordinator

Christine Stone

Executive Assistant

Brendon Stubbe

P.E.

Mechanical Engineer

JDR Mission and Vision

Our Mission 

drives us to provide sound engineering design and consulting to solve the complex challenges of our Business Owner, Architect, and Contractor   partners. In doing so we are proud to play an integral role in positively impacting people and communities through the functionality of space, the efficiency of operation, and the safety of occupants and those whom they serve.

Our Vision

is to build long-term trusted relationships with our clients and industry partners through consistent, authentic communication, and personal service. We do this by investing in our staff with our JDR Academy and Continuing Education Program - this includes technical training and application, and critical communication and leadership skills. Everyone at JDR is a leader: of themselves, of others, and of the organization, as we strive for our collective success. We have created standardization for not only our projects but also for how we interact with each other, with our clients, and with our partners, as a unified team. 

JDR Core Values