Patrick J. Machin
P.E. | Principal

Patrick is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. Since graduation, he has made it a goal to be an out-of-the-box thinker and develop unique solutions for projects at hand. Each day he strives to build upon his experience as a field inspector, design engineer, township and village engineer, as well as a project manager.

Mark P. Machin
Field Technician | FAA Part 107 UAV Pilot

Mark is an experienced and trained operator for specialized company equipment such as the UAV and underwater ROV. He has over four years of experience operating as a UAV Pilot, along with creating and editing video footage for the purpose of capturing project progress. He currently aids the company in inspection work and has experience interning with MDOT as a project inspector for two summers.

Matthew W. Hawkins
P.E. | Project Manager

Matt is a graduate of Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Engineering. Along with his structural background, he has worked on many site civil and construction related projects which include site operations, inspection and project reviews. Matt brings a practical approach to the team. He is a licensed professional engineer and a licensed residential builder in the State of Michigan.

James J. Coughlin
P.E. | Senior Engineer

Jim is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in Structures and an emphasis in structural vibrations. He taught engineering and physics at Northwestern Michigan College for 34 years before retiring in 2014. He provides solutions to complex structural problems, performs pier reviews and performs FEA models. Jim is a licensed professional engineer and a licensed residential builder in the State of Michigan.

Ethan N. Miller
Civil | Structural Designer

Ethan is a graduate of Trine University (Angola, IN) with a Bachelor’s degree in Design Engineering Technology. He has experience in both construction and manufacturing, specifically in 2D drafting and 3D modeling. Ethan completes detailed plans and shop drawings for the civil, structural and manufacturing fields. Specifically, he specializes in SolidWorks Software Design for the company.

Brian W. Giddis
E.I.T. | Project Engineer

Brian is a graduate of The University of North Dakota with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He has been a part of the Grand Traverse Sheriff’s Office for 23 years, where he is currently a Lieutenant. He is a part-time project engineer for the firm, working on civil and structural projects with an emphasis on pile designs.

Sharon A. Bouwense
Administrative Assistant 

Sharon plays a vital role in the operational maintenance and aids the principal with necessary organizational activities. She handles all business invoicing, payroll, and licensing up-keep. Sharon implemented and currently maintains the business’ accounting software, Ajera, along with holding the responsibility of payroll.

Abigail B. Machin
Office Assistant

Abby is currently in her last semester of undergraduate studies at Northwood University, studying Business Management with a concentration in both Entrepreneurship and Operations and Supply Chain Management. She is currently studying for her MI Residential Builders exam and will be continuing on to DeVos Graduate School in August to obtain her MBA. Abby currently works part-time for the firm and is responsible for website updates, implementing general company organization practices, internal operational documents, and marketing projects.