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#tbt On April 26, 1999, Origin Design (formerly IIW) became an ESOP. Co-founders Carl Schoenhard & Dennis Waugh (pictured) originally enacted the ESOP as a way to secure the future of the company following Schoenhard's retirement. Now over 20 years later, Origin Design is 100% employee owned.

#origindesign #employeeowned #ESOP #40yearanniversary #1982to2022 #followourjourney

Happy Administrative Professionals Day! Our project support and administrative staff ensure our projects & day-to-day operations at Origin Design run smoothly! We're so lucky to have them all on our #origincrew!

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #projectsupport #administrative

#tbt Codi Putnam, Director of Finance, reflected on the last four years at Origin Design and her favorite memory was when the company became 100% employee owned. "One of my favorite memories was getting to hand out checks to the 22 shareholders that came together & agreed to be bought out in order for us to become a 100% employee-owned company. It was a big commitment for those involved to better the future of the company."

#origindesign #40yearanniversary #1982to2022 #followourjourney

Tim O'Brien is celebrating 30 years at Origin Design. We're so thankful for your hard work & dedication over the years! Happy Anniversary!

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #fieldservices #milestoneanniversary

We're Hiring! Are you or someone you know looking for a career in the A/E Industry? Check out our open positions & apply here!

#origindesign #yourfuturestartshere #workingontomorrow #werehiring #dubuquejobs #quadcitiesjobs #origincrew

Amanda Kennedy, Emily Crowe and Macy Mislivecek had a great time connecting with attendees at the Dubuque Area STEM Festival! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth!

#origindesign #STEMFest #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #outreach

#tbt We asked Cody Kelchen what his favorite project is that he has worked on since starting at Origin Design 2 years ago. The answer: "My favorite project I have worked on while at Origin Design was a local industrial project. There were some unusual challenges with this project that really struck my curiosity; one being the presence of coal.....Using our best judgement, we had to determine how much, if any, coal residue was acceptable underneath our roadway without causing long term damage to the pavement structure. I learned so much both in the field and in the office from this project."

#origindesign #municipalengineer #40yearanniversary #1982to2022 #followourjourney

Emily Crowe is officially a Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois! Congrats, Emily! We're so lucky to have you on our Structural Team. Learn more about Emily's journey to becoming an SE here.

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #structuralengineer

Are you looking for something fun to do with your families this week? Join us at the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival at the University of Dubuque this Thursday, April 7th from 4 to 7 PM. Amanda Kennedy, Emily Crowe, Gertrude Heimerdinger & Macy Mislivecek will be at Origin Design's Booth & are excited to meet you & share all about STEM.

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #STEMFest #itstartshere

Cody Austin is celebrating 15 years at Origin Design. Congrats, Cody! We're excited to see what you'll accomplish in the next 15.

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #togetherwedeliversolutions #milestoneanniversary #15years

Come join the #origincrew! We're hiring a Construction Inspector to join our Field Services Team. This position could be located at our headquarters in Dubuque, IA, or in our Quad Cities Office in Davenport, IA! Learn more & apply here.

Happy National Surveyors Week! It's easy to celebrate when you have such a talented group of surveyors on your crew. Thank you for all you do. We're lucky to have you!

#origindesign #landsurvey #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #nationalsurveyorsweek

Members of our Quad Cities Office recently volunteered at River Bend Food Bank packing weekend meal bags for their Backpack Program. Through the Backpack Program, River Bend Food Bank partners with schools and nonprofit afterschool programs to give kids at risk of hunger food to take home for the weekend. Our #origincrew helped pack around 1200 meal bags for the program!

#origindesign #givingback #riverbendfoodbank #workingontomorrow

Gabe Bonn recently joined Origin Design as a Survey Technician. Welcome to the #origincrew, Gabe!

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #yourfuturestartshere #togetherwedeliversolutions

#tbt Dan Schlueter has been with Origin Design since 1995 & over the years has worked on many projects & shared many laughs with all of us. Tomorrow is Dan's last day with Origin Design & we're celebrating his retirement by looking back at some our favorite memories with Dan over the years.

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere

Happy International Women's Day! Today, we celebrate the strong, supportive and talented women of Origin Design. Thank you for all you do.

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #iwd2022 #womeninstem

We’ve worked hard to develop a culture of collaboration and position our employees for success. Join the Origin Crew.

Careers at Origin

#flashbackfriday Laurie Wehrspann has been with Origin Design for 30 years. Laurie said her favorite memory at Origin Design was when "We were moving our boxes in the reception area [of the old building] that wasn't completed when we initially moved in. While we were moving boxes, Robin [Walter] tripped & fell into a box full of dust. It made a cloud of dust in the room & we busted a gut."

#40yearanniversary #origindesign #1982to2022 #followourjourney

What better way to start the day than breakfast from Hy-vee? Happy Employee Appreciation Day to all our employees at Origin Design! We're lucky to work with you all each day!

#origindesign #origincrew #workingontomorrow #itstartshere

We wrapped up our 3-week long Architecture, Engineering & Land Survey Exploring Program on Tuesday with a presentation from Zach Thielen & Gertrude Heimerdinger. Throughout the 3 weeks, students from local high schools completed a variety of hands-on activities to get a clearer idea about careers in the industry. Special shoutout to Emily Crowe, Bryson Winsky and Nick Schneider for also helping coordinate this program!

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #yourfuturestartshere #exploringprogram #communityinvolvement

Today's the day! Stop by the Origin Design booth at the Connect to Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Fair to talk with Brian Balser & Morgan Johnson to learn about our open positions.

#workingontomorrow #origindesign #yourfuturestartshere #werehiring #careerfairs #origincrew

Are you currently attending Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA? If so, stop by the Connect to Civil & Construction Engineering Technology Fair from 10 AM to 1 PM next Monday!

#workingontomorrow #origindesign #yourfuturestartshere #werehiring #careerfair #hawkeyecommunitycollege

Your future starts here. We're hiring for multiple positions & we want you to join our #origincrew. Check out our open positions. #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #dubuquejobs #quadcitiesjobs #hiring

We'll see you tonight & tomorrow at the IRWA annual conference! Stop by Booth 86 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM tonight and 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM tomorrow to talk to John Berns & Eldon Schneider to learn more about the services we can offer your community. #origindesign #workingontomorrow #waterresources #municipal #itstartshere #irwaannualconference

Happy Engineers Week! We're so grateful for our team of engineers & all they do to improve the communities we serve! 

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #engineersmakeithappen #engineersweek2022 #itstartshere

Dawn Rick is celebrating 20 years at Origin Design today! She's been with Origin for half of its 40 years in business. Congrats, Dawn! #workingontomorrow #origindesign #itstartshere #milestoneanniversary

#workingontomorrow Our #QuadCities office attended the groundbreaking for the River Bend Food Bank expansion. Origin Design is providing Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering and Land Survey alongside Bush Construction and Paragon Commercial Interiors. We're excited to see this project get underway! #origindesign #itstartshere #togetherwedeliversolutions

Are you attending the upcoming IRWA Annual Water Conference in Des Moines, IA? If so, stop by booth 86 and visit Eldon Schneider & John Berns to learn more about how Origin Design can help your community! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #transformationstartshere

We're hiring! We're looking for a full-time Civil Engineering Design Technician to contribute to the design of streets, trails, building sites and more. Learn more about the position & how to apply here.  #yourfuturestartshere #origindesign #workingontomorrow #civilengineering

We're hiring! We're looking for an experienced Civil Engineer to join our Land Development & Municipal Teams. The position could be located in either our #Dubuque or #QuadCities office. Learn more & apply here. #origindesign #yourfuturestartshere #hiring

We're hiring! We're looking for an entry level Civil/Municipal Engineer to join our Municipal/Water Resources Team. The position will be based out of our Dubuque Office. Find out more & apply here. #origindesign #workingontomorrow #yourfuturestartshere

#tbt Check out these throwback photos of Jeff Winter, our longest standing employee at Origin Design, working on a project at the Port of Dubuque. Jeff started in 1984, just two years after the company was founded. Fun fact: During the project they had to measure across the "pond" of the harbor to ensure the Diamond Jo Casino boat could fit through the harbor opening and turn around easily. 

#40yearanniversary #origindesign #1982to2022 #followourjourney

We're hiring a Civil Engineering Intern for Summer 2022 to assist our Municipal & Water Resources Teams. Apply Now! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #municipal #waterresources #civilengineering #hiring #yourfuturestartshere

Today's the day, University of Iowa engineering students. Kristin Crawford & John Berns will be at the Engineering Career fair from 12 to 4 PM today! Stop by and learn more about our open positions. 

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #werehiring #uiowa #engineering

Hey UW-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science students. Craig Geiser & Jim Bousley will be at the Engineering Career fair from 3 to 6 PM today! Stop by and learn more about the positions we're #hiring for: 

-Co-op Field Services Construction Assistant 

-Land Surveying Intern -Civil Engineering Intern 

-Civil/Municipal Entry Level Engineer 

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #werehiring #UWP #engineering

Today's the day, Iowa State College of Engineering students. Lauren Ray & Ryan Obrecht will be at the Engineering Career fair from 12 to 5 PM today! Stop by and learn more about the positions we're #hiring for: 

-Co-op Field Services Construction Assistant 

-Land Surveying Intern 

-Civil Engineering Intern 

-Civil/Municipal Entry Level Engineer 

#origindesign #workingontomorrow #werehiring #iowastate #engineering

Over the weekend, some of our staff participated in the Tri-State Area Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon. Junior Achievement provides local students with financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship learning experiences. Thanks Junior Achievement of the Heartland for such a fun day! #origindesign #workingontomorrow

Are you currently a student at Iowa State University, the University of Iowa or UW-Platteville? We're coming to a career fair near you next week & we're actively #hiring for a variety of positions! #origindesign #werehiring #careerfairs #workingontomorrow #origincrew

40 years ago today we started #workingontomorrow. Denny Waugh and Carl Schoenhard, Jr. founded Origin Design, then known as IIW Associates P.C., on Feb. 1, 1982. Where does the time go? Learn more about how it all started. #40years #1982to2022

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Origin Design! Thank you to our clients and employees (past & present) for being a part of the journey. Stay tuned throughout the year as we celebrate and look back at some memorable moments over the last 40 years. #origindesign #40yearanniversary #workingontomorrow #followourjourney #1982-2022

Happy 25th anniversary, Dave Schwarz! We're lucky to have you on our #origincrew! #origindesign #milestoneanniversary #workingontomorrow #itstartshere

We're Hiring! Are you currently enrolled in a civil engineering, surveying or construction-related technology academic program? If so, we want you to join our #origincrew as a Land Surveying Intern. Apply Now! #origindesign #yourfuturestartshere #hiring

Today's the day! Stop by Booth 44 to chat with Noah Hofrichter & Nate Miller about how Origin Design can help you on your next project! We can't wait to see you there! Exhibit hours are from 4 to 6 PM tonight! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #wchawinterroadschool

Are you attending the upcoming WCHA Winter Road School starting on January 17th? If so, stop by Booth 44 to chat with our #origincrew to see how we can help you on your next project! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #wchawinterroadschool #togetherwedeliversolutions

We're Hiring! Are you or someone you know looking for a co-op opportunity for the 2022 Summer & Fall Semester? Apply now for our Co-op Field Services Construction Assistant position!  #origindesign #yourfuturestartshere #workingontomorrow #dubuquejobs #hiring

Chris Becklin celebrated 10 years with Origin Design yesterday! Congrats Chris. We're excited to see what you'll accomplish with us in the next 10! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #milestoneanniversary #itstartshere

Welcome to Origin Design, Isaiah Yeager! We're excited to have you on our Field Services Team and can't wait to see what you accomplish! #origindesign #newhire #origincrew #civilengineering #fieldservices #workingontomorrow #yourfuturestartshere

Happy 10 year anniversary, Rick Turner! We're thankful for everything you do to keep our technology running smoothly! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #milestoneanniversary

Today we're celebrating Darren Jargo's 15th year with Origin Design! We can't wait to see what you accomplish in the next 15! #origindesign #milestoneanniversary #workingontomorrow #itstartshereD

Happy New Year! Wishing you all a happy & healthy 2022 from everyone at Origin Design!

Courtney Wand has officially been at Origin Design for 10 years! Congrats on the milestone, Courtney. We're excited to see what you accomplish in the next 10! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #milestoneanniversary #itstartshere #trafficandtransportation #structuralengineer

Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Watch the video here!

Throughout the month of November and December, Origin Design’s Dubuque Office and Platinum Supplemental Insurance collected donations for the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Victim Services Shelter. Thank you to all the employees that participated. Today, we were able to deliver two carloads of essentials to the shelter, including cleaning supplies, towels, dishes and more. #origindesign #monthofgiving #communityinvolvement #workingontomorrow #itstartshere

Lauren is celebrating 2 decades at Origin Design! Congrats on 20 years, Lauren. We're grateful for you & your leadership today and everyday. #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere #fieldservicesteamleader #structuralengineer

We want YOU to join our crew! We're hiring a Senior Architect based out of our corporate office in Dubuque, IA. Apply now!

Stop by Booth #59 at the Iowa County Engineers Conference today and tomorrow to chat with Julie Neebel, Courtney Wand and Nate Miller about what Origin Design can do for you! We can't wait to see you there! #origindesign #workingontomorrow

Jon Lutz is celebrating 5 years at Origin Design today! Congrats on everything you've accomplished so far, Jon. We're lucky to have you on our team! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #milestoneanniversary #itstartshere #municipal #engineering

Will you be attending the upcoming Iowa County Engineers Conference on Dec. 15 & 16? Stop by Booth #59 to chat with Julie Neebel, Courtney Wand and Nate Miller, to learn more about what Origin Design can do for you! #origindesign #workingontomorrow #itstartshere

#workingontomorrow What a beautiful day captured in the City of Dyersville this fall. Our #origincrew worked with the City on this roundabout project, which opened to traffic in November of 2020.

Hillcrest Family Services Reflections in the Park is now open at Murphy Park in Dubuque. You have until Jan. 2 to come see our new Grinch display. Stop by tomorrow night to see some of our #origincrew volunteers as you enter.

Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for our clients and our awesome employees. What are you thankful for this year?

Happy Veterans Day from everyone at Origin Design! Thank you to all those who have served and continue to serve!

Come join our team! We're hiring a Senior Architect based in our Dubuque, IA, office! Apply now!

Welcome to Origin Design, Macy Mislivecek! We're excited to have you as a Civil Engineering Designer on our Land Development Team and can't wait to see what you'll accomplish!

We want you to join the Origin Crew! We're hiring a Bridge Inspector/Civil Engineering Technician! Apply now!

Check out these photos from #ESOPMonth! We had a blast celebrating being 100% employee-owned with jeopardy, taco night, a bean bag tourney, a scavenger hunt & more. Special thank you to all of our employee owners for everything you do!

Meet Andy Goedken, civil engineer on our Municipal team at Origin Design. Andy enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, from camping and boating in the summer to hunting in the fall and winter. In his free time, Andy also enjoys homebrewing beer.

Throughout the month of October, we've been highlighting the people who make Origin Design what it is. Meet Noah, civil engineer on our transportation team. When not at work, Noah enjoys watching playoff baseball and photographing the scenic beauty of fall colors across the Upper Midwest.

Meet Cody Austin, our land development team leader and civil engineer. In his free time, Cody enjoys coaching robotics, riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.

Meet Zach Thielen, architectural associate based in our #Dubuque office. Zach's favorite thing about Origin is the social gatherings which allow him to interact with people he wouldn't otherwise.

Meet Emily Crowe, structural engineer at Origin Design. In her free time, Emily loves learning about anything and everything, but is currently engrossed in understanding personal finance and teaching her friends.

Meet Karen Weber, administrative assistant and receptionist at our #Dubuque office. Karen's favorite thing about working at Origin Design is the flexibility she has with her hours and the dedication everyone has for the company and each other!

Meet our Director of Finance, Codi Putnam. Outside of work, Codi enjoys spending time with my family, listening to True Crime podcasts and walking.

Meet Angie Marek, a design technician on our Land Development Team. Angie enjoys watching any and all football, especially the Bears.

Meet Eric Helminiak, structural team leader at Origin Design. Eric enjoys playing guitar in his free time and has 8 guitars in his collection.

Meet Morgan Johnson, marketing coordinator and wine enthusiast. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and their two golden retrievers.

Happy #ESOP Month! We're featuring our #employeeowners throughout the month of October. Meet Nick Rettenberger, a licensed architect in our #Dubuque office. In his free time, Nick enjoys drawing and spending time with his family.

Meet Mat Townsley, architectural associate in our #QuadCities Office. Fun Fact: Mat recently completed his THIRD Marathon a couple of weeks ago in the Quad Cities Marathon.

Meet Kristin Crawford, civil engineer at Origin Design. Kristin has been with Origin Design for just over a year. Kristin's favorite thing about Origin is the people. "Everyone really has a desire to help each other out whenever they can, with the common goal of helping our clients."

#workingontomorrow Check out this Model vs. Reality of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Peosta, IA. The plant is set to be fully operational in 6 short weeks!

Throughout #ESOP month, we're highlighting what makes Origin Design so great, our people. Meet Mike, senior architect in our Quad Cities office. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending his time restoring his two classic cars.

Happy #ESOP Month! We're highlighting the employee owners who make Origin Design what it is. Meet Andrew, architect and avid golfer, based in our Quad Cities Office.

Did you know October is #ESOP month? Origin Design is employee owned and has been since April 26, 1999!

Welcome to the Origin Crew, Janet! We're excited to have you as a Senior Project Support Specialist, and can't wait to see all that you'll accomplish!

Our #QuadCities office had lunch aboard the Celebration Belle yesterday! What a great way to get to know your coworkers outside the office!

Last night our #origincrew took a cruise down the Mississippi River on American Lady Cruises in Dubuque, Iowa! Check out these photos from the cruise!

Thank you to University of Wisconsin-Platteville for hosting a great golf outing last Friday! Cody Austin & Lauren Ray had a great time!

Thank you to Dubuque Junior Achievement for having us at your annual golf outing! Tim Tranel & Zach Thielen had a blast!

Happy Labor Day from everyone at Origin Design!

Happy 30th Anniversary, Laurie Wehrspann! Check out this throwback photo of Laurie from a networking event in 2003! We appreciate everything you do Laurie and we're lucky to have you on our team!

A quarter of a century. That's how long Troy Christianson has been with Origin Design! Happy 25th Anniversary, Troy. We're lucky to have you on our #origincrew!

#workingontomorrow Check out this Wastewater Treatment Facility in Preston, IA, we recently completed. Shoutout to our Municipal & Water Resources teams for all of your hard work on this project!

Pat Ready & Codi Putnam had a blast golfing at the Annual Diamond Jo Casino/Boys & Girls Club Golf Fun Day with Larry Vogt and Sidney Kohl from The Vogt Group! Thanks for having us!

#workingontomorrow Construction is wrapping up on the Forest Hills Pond Restoration in Asbury, IA! Check out these photos of the finished product!

Welcome to the #origincrew, Zach! We're excited to have you as an Architectural Associate at Origin Design!

Thanks Maquoketa Chamber for hosting such a great event yesterday! Our #origincrew had a blast participating in your annual outing!

#workingontomorrow Check out the progress being made at Silver Oaks Subdivision in Dubuque, IA.

Congrats, Nate Skarlupka, on passing your FE Exam and being one step closer to becoming a licensed engineer! We're lucky to have you on our Municipal team!

Welcome to Origin Design, Karen! We're so excited to have you on our #origincrew!

We are officially moved into our new office location at 137 Main Street in Downtown Dubuque! What better way to celebrate than with Bob & Lou's Coffee + Donut Boy Donuts & Big Apple Bagels!

Shoutout to senior architect, Mike McNeil, on receiving his NCARB Certification! We're lucky to have your expertise on our Architectural Team!

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