Company Profile

Core States Group℠ is a fully integrated engineering, architecture, and project management firm known for its ability to tackle the toughest project challenges on a regional and national basis. We pride ourselves on our ability to act in close concert with many departments within our clients' corporate structures.

Design and Business Philosophy

Core States Group is a fully integrated engineering, architecture, and project management firm known for its ability to tackle the toughest project challenges on a regional and national basis. Our ability to provide fully integrated services has proven invaluable to a number of Fortune 500 companies. We create handpicked teams that act in close concert with the appropriate departments within our clients’ corporate structures. This closeness allows for unique collaborative efforts resulting in innovative project solutions that maintain the integrity and vision of each client.

Our Core Values

Integrity | Do the right thing even when no one is looking
Unity | Cooperation among all employees
Excellence | Surpass client expectations
Urgency | Do it now

History

Core States Group was founded in 1999 with a passion to challenge the status quo in corporate national development.

With a keen appreciation of demanding clients and a sense of urgency—a keystone of Core States Group’s success—the firm quickly evolved into a leading national provider of integrated design and build services for many of the world’s top brands. They continue to climb to the top of the industry and rose to #2 in Restaurants on Commercial Construction and Renovation magazine’s annual Engineering and Architecture firm report, and proudly reached #10 on Building Design & Construction’s Top Reconstruction Engineering Firms and #15 on their Giant 300 Engineering/Architecture Firms of 2017.

Core States Group continues to anticipate customer needs and has made a significant impact with emerging technologies resulting in cost savings and progressive systems development. Our work in alternative energy has positioned us to partner with Bloom Energy and Walmart on alternative energy programs including wind turbine, solar, and fuel cell development.

Our Team

Our clients look to Core States Group to provide the strategic counsel and engineering services that empower their businesses now and into the future.

John Scheffey, PE

Chief Executive Officer
Architecture | Engineering | Construction

D. David Dugan

President
Architecture | Engineering | Construction

Aaron Bodenschatz, PE

Vice President of Engineering
Engineering

Bryan Grabon

Director of Program Management
Architecture | Engineering | Construction

Kevin Behnke

Director of Client Services
Architecture | Engineering | Construction

Ken Mackenzie, AIA

Director of Architecture
Architecture

John Ferguson, PE, LEED AP

Director of Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering

Tim Perrien

Director of Petroleum Programs
Architecture | Engineering

David Leiffer, PE, LEED AP

Director of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Frank Soltess

Director of Construction
Construction

Tim Gunter

Director of Human Resources
Architecture | Engineering | Construction

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