QUAD CITIES – IMEG Corp. and Missman Inc. are pleased to announce a merger of the two Quad Cities-based firms – formalizing their fifty-plus year relationship in delivering high-quality design engineering to the greater Quad Cities region.
This merger expands our Quad Cities regional team and service offerings to include a complete range of engineering design and construction-related services while maintaining client-centric relationships and design innovation that have guided both firms for more than 70 years.
“While we are very proud of the 70-year history of our firm, we also recognized that the next step for our team and clients was to merge with a firm of comparable quality that would enable us to expand services,” said Pat Eikenberry, president of Missman, Inc., “IMEG has been a valued partner, sharing our Quad Cities history, and the merger will broaden and deepen our existing industry specializations, enabling us to offer more comprehensive services tailored to our clients.”
Missman Inc. will continue to operate under its existing brand – as a division of IMEG Corp – through the end of the year. Current officers Pat Eikenberry, President/CEO; Greg Ryckaert, Executive Vice President; and Corey Stout, Vice President will continue to lead existing Missman client work in the greater Quad Cities and Rockford regions. Eikenberry will also serve as IMEG’s Vice President of Civil Engineering US and be responsible for developing a plan to integrate IMEG civil services across the country while continuing to promote the company to regional constituencies in the greater Quad Cities area.
IMEG’s core building services include engineering design in the structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology disciplines with medical equipment planning, architectural lighting, acoustics consulting, and commissioning provided as speciality services. Civil engineering and construction support services are offered throughout IMEG’s western locations with plans to integrate civil services with Missman’s existing operations.
“We are very excited to advance our relationship with Missman,” said Paul VanDuyne, President/CEO of IMEG Corp. “Through this merger, we have created a unique strategic opportunity by combining Missman’s multiple years of civil and structural engineering expertise with IMEG’s expansive building design capabilities. We will remain focused on providing engineering services to our customers – strengthening our core regional teams to build on our offerings and deliver even greater value.”
Missman, Inc. was founded in 1946 as C.E. Missman & Associates by Cliff Missman. The name changed through the years, formally becoming Missman, Inc. in 2011. Pat Eikenberry joined the firm in 1984 and became president in 2009 and CEO in 2010 with the retirement of Kevin Koski. Today, Missman has 60 employees and offices in Rock Island, IL; Bettendorf, IA; Rockford, IL; and DeKalb, IL.
IMEG, formerly KJWW Engineering Consultants, was founded in Rock Island in 1961 by Walter Kimmel, later joined by Ward Jensen, Sam Wray, and Vern Wegerer. Larry Pithan, now CFO, joined the firm in 1973, followed by VanDuyne in 1976, who became president and CEO in 2003. KJWW merged with TTG Engineers (Pasadena, CA) in 2015, forming IMEG. Today, the firm has more than 1,000 employees and is among the top 5 building industry engineering firms in the U.S. (BD+C Giants 300).