Our 800-plus employee-owners share a core purpose: Building a Better World for All of Us®. This approach reflects a company-wide commitment to improving the quality of life by designing safer, more sustainable infrastructure for government, and helping industrial and commercial clients achieve their business goals.
Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, and with 31 offices in nine states, you'll find evidence of our work throughout the United States.
What design features make a highway safer?
How can a small town provide clean drinking water on a limited budget?
Can a manufacturer get its new products to market quicker and still reduce its carbon footprint?
We believe in providing exceptional service and value to our clients. We also believe in the uncommon talents and expertise of our dedicated employee-owners. We know that working together on well-conceived, well-executed opportunities is the key to Building a Better World for All of Us®.
Chief Executive Officer/President
Sam Claassen serves as our Company's Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, setting and executing the overall tone and direction of the Company, and charting the course for its employee-owners. Sam has a passion for making the world a better place, and has led the Company through a period of record growth and innovation. After a 40-plus year career, Sam Claassen will retire June 30, 2019.
Leadership is having people follow you because they trust you and believe in what you are trying to accomplish together.
New Chief Executive Officer/President - May 2019
David Ott joined SEH April 1, 2019, as our Company's new CEO/President. Starting May 1, 2019, he will serve the SEH Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President and lead our Company towards a future of growth. David has dedicated his professional career to improving the infrastructure in which we live. David carries a strong sense of responsibility to mentor, coach and develop those around him with the core belief we all have more within us to do, to give and to achieve.
Leadership is motivating people to contribute their best ideas and efforts to achieve a shared vision.
Chief Finance Officer
James Fraser leads the SEH Finance and Accounting group. A strong bottom line is the foundation of a successful company. James helps make SEH successful by guiding the Company toward financially responsible decisions. As the administrator of our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), James helps solidify the future for each of our employee owners.
Leadership is demonstrating truth and character in what you do and how you do it.
Chief People Officer
Jackie Zamorano makes sure the Company has the best employees and that they stay the best for our clients. Knowing what’s good for SEH employees is good for our clients, and Jackie puts employee engagement as job number one.
Leadership is articulating a clear vision and providing an environment in which people can turn their best ideas for that vision into reality.
Chief Information Officer
Bill Kloster makes sure that SEH employees have what they need to get the job done quickly and efficiently. In the lightning fast world of technology, Bill accelerates through the turn, providing employees extra traction to build the best world for our clients.
Leadership is about laying the foundation for success that focuses and motivates your team to achieve desired results.
Tracy Ekola leads the Company's overall growth and operations in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. An ardent proponent of the planet’s greatest resource, she works tirelessly toward a better world by providing clean water solutions.
Leadership is transforming a vision into reality through the passion and abilities of others.
Mark Broses leads the Company's overall growth and operations in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. He is also dedicated to building a better world outside of his work at SEH. Serving on the Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce Board and Rotary District, Mark helps the success of local businesses and also championed a project in Bolivia that brought clean water to 5,000 people.
Leadership is about bringing everyone's strengths together to create something stronger.
John Simmer leads SEH's growth initiatives and operations in Colorado and Wyoming. John's 35 years of experience as a manager and leader has been split between the public and private sectors, giving him a unique insight into the client's and employee's points of view. This experience helps to cultivate relationships through trust and credibility.
Leadership is the exercising of the trust and credibility you have established with others to influence them to achieve goals.
From the smallest to the largest project, SEH Design|Build, Inc., offers single-source responsibility and on-site supervision for all phases of construction. SEH Design|Build offers the following complete design-build solutions:
President, SEH Design|Build
SEH of Indiana, LLC, is a team of planners, designers, architects and engineers with the expertise to help you craft tomorrow's waterfront, parks and trails or neighborhood, or develop the critical infrastructure for our cities, roads, bridges and highways. We work closely with both public and private clients to identify and secure the funding necessary to move your projects from an idea to a completed project. Our team provides the professional services to plan, design and build your project. From our Indiana office, we serve our clients throughout Indiana as well as our clients in greater Illinois, the Chicagoland area and Michigan.
President, SEH of Indiana