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 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. We continue to climb to the top of the industry and rose to #1 in Restaurants on Commercial Construction and Renovation magazine’s annual Engineering and Architecture firm report in 2018. In 2017 we proudly reached #10 on Building Design & Construction’s Top Reconstruction Engineering Firms and #15 on their Giant 300 Engineering/Architecture Firms.

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

Providing architecture, interior design, full service engineering, program management, general contracting, and signage/brand management in-house places subject matter experts in each phase of your program to ensure successful program management and delivery.

John Scheffey, PE

Chief Executive Officer

D. David Dugan

President

Randy Sauer, RA, LEED AP

Vice President

Aaron Bodenschatz, PE

Vice President

Frank Soltess

Director of Construction

Bryan Grabon

Director of Program Management

Ken Mackenzie, AIA, LEED AP

Director of Architecture

Patricia H. Rauner, NCIDQ

Director of Interior Design

David Leiffer, PE, LEED AP

Director of Mechanical/Plumbing

Brian Baird, PMP, LEED AP

Director of Energy & Sustainability

Tim Perrien

Director of Fueling Programs

John Ferguson, PE, LEED AP

Director of Electrical Engineering

Thomas Pickering, PE

Director of Civil Engineering

Dan Welch

Director of Technology

Kevin Behnke

Director of Client Services

Carla Thompson, FSMPS, CPSM

Senior Director of Marketing

Jamin Rosenfeld

Director of Signage and Brand Management

Ian Young

Director of Information Technology

Tim Gunter

Director of Human Resources

Beth Steele, CPA

Corporate Controller

Shawn Bland

Director of Retail

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