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Schemmer Announces New Shareholders, Associate

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August 10, 2021

Schemmer Announces New Shareholders, Associate

Omaha, Neb. - The Schemmer Associates Inc. (Schemmer), a local full-service architecture, engineering and construction field services consultant, is pleased to announce John Bloom, AIA, LEED AP, CDT; Rob DuVall, PE; Peter Hind, AIA, LEED AP; Paula Latham, MSHPM, CPRS; Josh Murphy, BPAC; and Matt Shimerdla, PE have become shareholders of the firm. Schemmer’s new shareholders are key members of the firm who effectively utilize their exceptional talents to accomplish Schemmer’s mission. These six professionals join 20 existing shareholders in the privately held corporation. M.J. Nachreiner, PE, was named an Associate, who similarly executes Schemmer’s mission to a high standard.

6 New Shareholders, 1 New Associate

John Bloom

John Bloom, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, has more than 19 years of experience in new construction and renovation projects from design through construction administration. John’s experience includes multi-family residential, commercial office, entertainment, historic preservation, assisted living and educational facilities. John received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2002 from Iowa State University. He is a graduate of the 2017/2018 Schemmer Leadership Academy class and is a licensed architect in Iowa. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Central Iowa chapter, a member of Technical Advisory Network of the Historical Society of Iowa and serves as a consultant for the Field Service program through the State Historic Preservation Office of Iowa. John also serves on the Board of Directors of the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines.

 

Rob DuVallRob DuVall, PE, has more than 11 years of diverse experience in municipal, Sanitary Improvement District, residential, industrial, and commercial site design as a Civil Engineer. Rob received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2010 from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He is a graduate of the 2019/2020 Schemmer Leadership Academy class and the 2020/2021 Schemmer Business Development Academy class. Rob is a licensed engineer in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Oklahoma. He is a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Site Investigation and Development Target Advisory Group, Engineers Club of Omaha, Water Environment Federation, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. He also serves on the Nebraska Foundation for Cancer Research Board.

 

Peter HindPeter Hind, AIA, LEED AP, has more than 21 years of experience in residential, commercial, multi-family, and healthcare design. His expertise lies in pursuing new markets, promoting creative design, strengthening existing business areas, communication and collaborating with team members, contractors, and clients. Peter also serves as the Healthcare Market Leader for Schemmer. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture Studies in 1998 and a Master of Architecture in 2000 from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Peter is a licensed architect in Nebraska and Minnesota. He is a LEED 2.0 Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is NCARB certified. He is also a member of the City of Lincoln Urban Design Committee, appointed by the mayor.

 

Paula LathamPaula Latham, MSHPM, CPRS, has more than 20 years of diverse experience in accounting and benefits management here at Schemmer. She was promoted to Accounting Supervisor/Deltek Administrator in 2019 and recently promoted to the Accounting & Benefits Manager. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems, a Master’s degree in Health Promotion Management and recently earned her certification in Directing Benefits Programs. She is a graduate of the 2006/2007 Schemmer Leadership Academy class, a member of the American Payroll Society and a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Paula has served in numerous leadership positions in local non-profit organizations and is a twice-decorated Marine Corps veteran.

 

Josh MurphyJosh Murphy, BPAC, has more than 11 years of experience managing Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and is certified in Building Performance Analysis, Revit Architecture, and Revit Structure. Josh oversees Schemmer’s three-dimensional scanning and BIM services and is tasked with strategizing, maintaining, and implementing new technology applicable to the Architecture-Engineering design industry. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture Studies in 2010 from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Josh is a graduate of the 2018/2019 Schemmer Leadership Academy class and is a member of the Metropolitan Community College Architecture Advisory Board.

 

Matt ShimerdlaMatt Shimerdla, PE, has more than 25 years of diverse experience in all aspects of highway design, urban arterial design and pedestrian improvement projects. Matt received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1996 from Iowa State University. He is a graduate of the 2019/2020 Schemmer Leadership Academy class, and is a licensed professional engineer in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. Matt is a member of the Nebraska Institute of Transportation (NITE), a member of the Lincoln Engineers Club and serves on the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Lincoln Engineering Partnership Committee.

 

M.J. NachreinerM.J. Nachreiner, PE, has more than 7 years of diverse experience as a structural engineer providing design for building renovations, additions, and new construction. M.J. received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2014 from Oklahoma State University. He is a graduate of the 2020/2021 Schemmer Business Development Academy class and will soon graduate from the Schemmer Leadership Academy. M.J. is a licensed professional engineer in Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas. He is a member and the Secretary of the board of the Structural Engineering Association of Nebraska (SEAON).

 

 

 

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Schemmer has regional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Des Moines and Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Schemmer Announces Eight New Associates

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August 26, 2020

Schemmer Announces Eight New Associates

Omaha, Neb. - The Schemmer Associates Inc. (Schemmer), a local full-service architecture, engineering and construction field services consultant, is pleased to announce John Bloom, AIA, LEED AP, CDT; Rob DuVall, PE; Tyler Lerdahl, PE; Josh Murphy, BPAC; John Pluta; Andrew Pullmann, PE, LEED AP BD+C; Alex Roth, PE; and Kevin Snook, were invited to Schemmer’s Associate Incentive Program (AIP) for demonstrating the leadership and professional business characteristics necessary to participate in the program.

Bloom, John_Associate

John Bloom, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, has 18 years of diverse architecture experience in new construction and renovation projects from design through construction administration. His experience includes multi-family residential, commercial office, historic preservation, senior living, entertainment and educational facilities. John received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University. He is a graduate of the 2017/2018 Schemmer Leadership Academy class, and a member of the American Institute of Architects, Technical Advisory Network for the State Historic Preservation Office of Iowa and Hoyt Sherman Place Board of Directors.

 

DuVall, Robert_AssociateRob DuVall, PE, has 10 years of experience and specializes in civil/site design that includes grading, drainage, utilities, paving, lighting and other site improvements. His project experience includes site development, stormwater quality and management, ADA accessibility, septic system design, pavement repair, sediment basin removal and bike/trail projects, as well as Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCCP) and Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) reports. Rob has served a wide range of clients in the commercial, multi-family housing, senior living, residential development and public works markets. Rob received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in Civil Engineering. He is a graduate of the 2019/2020 Schemmer Leadership Academy class and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineers Club of Omaha, Water Environment Federation and serves on the Board for Nebraska Foundation for Cancer Research.

 

Lerdahl, Tyler_AssociateTyler Lerdahl, PE, has eight years of civil engineering experience providing services for municipalities, cities, state departments of transportation, as well as private clients. In addition to his design experience on numerous roadway and ADA curb ramp projects, Tyler’s experience includes the setup of the Miovision video data collection equipment, monitoring the equipment and collection of data from each station. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Civil Engineering. Tyler is a graduate of the 2018/2019 Schemmer Leadership Academy class and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honor Society).

 

Murphy, Joshua_AssociateJosh Murphy, BPAC, has nine years of experience managing Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and oversees Schemmer’s BIM and 3D Scanning services. Working with the firm’s designers, together they offer Owners and General Contractors a streamlined approach to the construction process and give clients 3D visualization of their project. Josh received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Architecture. He is a graduate of the 2018/2019 Schemmer Leadership Academy class, an Autodesk Certified Professional, and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Omaha BIM Collaborative and Omaha STEM Ecosystem.

 

Pluta, John_AssociateJohn Pluta has 19 years of experience and serves as Schemmer’s Information Technology Manager. He is responsible for managing the Company’s information technology and computer systems, ensuring security of data, network access and backup systems, along with addressing user needs and system functionality. John received a Bachelor of Science degree from DeVry University in Telecommunications Management. He is a graduate of the 2017/2018 Schemmer Leadership Academy class.

 

 

Pullmann, Andrew_AssociateAndrew Pullmann, PE, LEED AP BD+C, has nine years of experience as a mechanical engineer with specialized experience in educational facilities, natatoriums, commercial, multi-family housing, retail and museums. His experience includes pre-construction services, HVAC and energy studies, schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction administration and close out activities. Andrew received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in mechanical engineering.

 

 

Roth, Alex Associate

Alex Roth, PE, has eight years of experience specializing in hydraulic analysis and roadway design. He is responsible for the hydraulic analysis of all types of projects with complex drainage or floodplain permitting, including all bridge modeling, culvert analysis, open channel flow and complex floodplain certifications for Schemmer. In addition to hydraulic analysis, Alex regularly works on roadway design projects for our transportation group. His roadway design experience focuses on preliminary and final design phases, GeoPAK modeling, cost estimates and plan reviews for submittal. Alex received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in civil engineering and is a graduate of the 2017/2018 Schemmer Leadership Academy class.

 

Snook_Kevin_AssociateKevin Snook, Transportation Designer, has 25 years of experience in transportation engineering and surveying. Kevin has spent a large portion of his career designing and managing transportation projects, while continuing to implement, train and support civil engineering design software. His experience includes state, county, municipal and federal projects. Kevin is also a Federal Aviation Administration Certified remote pilot with a small unmanned aircraft system rating that allows him to fly drones commercially. He received an Associate in Science degree from Southeast Community College in Surveying with a minor in CADD Applications. He is a graduate of the 2016/2017 Schemmer Leadership Academy class, and a member of the Nebraska Department of Transportation Modeling User Group and Iowa Digital Design & Engineering.

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Schemmer has regional offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, Des Moines and Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.