New Hire: Matt Baldwin, PE

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Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) is excited to announce that Matt Baldwin, PE, PTOE, has joined the firm in our recently established Geneva, Illinois, office!

 Matt has 12 years of experience in civil engineering and has a strong background in transportation engineering on local, county, IDOT, and Illinois Tollway projects. Matt has recently played a lead role on projects for Kane, McHenry, and Kendall Counties; IDOT Districts 1 and 2; as well as local municipalities.

 Matt is a Co-Chair of the ACEC-Illinois Emerging Professionals Committee and also participates in the IDOT Region 1 Design Subcommittee and Tollway Committee.

New Hire: P.J. Fitzpatrick, PE

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Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) is excited to announce that P.J. Fitzpatrick, PE, has joined the firm and will lead the new Geneva, Illinois, office!

 P.J. has over 30 years of experience leading the planning, design, and construction of transportation-related projects in Northern Illinois. P.J. looks to establish and grow the Geneva office to better serve our clients throughout IDOT Districts 1, 2, and 3; the Illinois Tollway; and the INDOT LaPorte District.

 P.J. is on the Board of Directors for ACEC-Illinois and also serves on the ACEC Risk Management and Engineering Excellence Award Committees. He is also a member of the CASA Kane County Chairman's Advisory Panel and the Beta Pi Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta Board of Chapter Advisers.

Jamie Todt - Secretary/Treasurer ISPE St. Clair Chapter

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Jamie Todt, PE, was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) St. Clair Chapter. ISPE represents the interests of over 2,500 engineer members from all fields of practice. ISPE is an organization that stands for the highest standards of honesty, integrity and ethical conduct, impartiality, fairness and equity, and a dedication to promoting public health, safety, and welfare.

Matt Masterson - Vice Chair of Association of Engineering Geologists

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Matt Materson, PE, KEG's Lead of Geotechnical Engineering, was elected Vice Chair of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG) St. Louis Chapter. The AEG St. Louis Chapter strives to continually educate and connect professionals, students, and the public in a unique region that encompasses karst, alluvial, glacial, and seismically actives areas as well as active and historical mining.

New Hire: Bryan Donze, PE

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KEG is excited to announce that Bryan C. Donze, PE, MSCE, has joined the firm as Transportation Lead, Indiana Operations in the Evansville, Indiana office. For the past 3 years, Bryan has served as Highway Maintenance Director for the Indiana Department of Transportation Vincennes District, where he oversaw the delivery and execution of the maintenance program. This included bridge repair and rehabilitation, roadway repair and rehabilitation, guardrail, attenuator, cable rail, fence, and sound wall repair; roadside vegetation management and mowing; and asphalt spot paving and repair. Prior to that, he served as the LaPorte District's System Asset Manager, District Operations Manager, and Design Engineer. Bryan is known for his project management skills, delivering projects on time and within budget.

ACEC IL Engineering Excellence Awards

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KEG received a 2018 ACEC Illinois Engineering Excellence Merit Award for the FAI 64 at Rieder Road Interchange. This project involved 3.3 miles of widening improvements along I-64; the construction of a new bridge over I-64; the construction of a diamond interchange at Rieder Road; realignment of Rieder Road; extensions and improvements to Wherry Road, Chocktaw Road, and Shiloh Valley Township Road and drainage improvements along each of the roadways within the project limits. 

KEG was also a subconsultant to Juneau Associates, Inc., P.C., on the Alton Regional Multi Modal Transportation Center. This project also won a Merit Award.

2017 Belleville Chamber Business Excellence Awards

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KEG was honored by the Belleville Chamber of Commerce as one of the 2017 Business Excellence Award Recipients! The Business Excellence Award is the most prestigious award given by the Chamber to a member who best exemplifies the following criteria: Evidence of success given company’s expansion and financial accomplishments, development, utilization of innovative or creative business methods, and contributions to community. 

Erika Eckert - Right-of-Way Negotiator

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Erika Eckert was approved as a Right-of-Way Negotiator by the Illinois Department of Transportationon October 19, 2017, to provide land acquisition services . Erika has assisted with Right-of-Way negotiation on East A Street Resurfacing and the IL 13 at Freeburg Avenue Roundabout in Belleville, Shiloh Safe Routes to School, Rieder Road Interchange Water Main Relocation on O'Fallon, and the US 6 and East 550th Street and Stonebridge Blvd Intersection Improvements in Colona, Illinois.