KJWW Engineering Consultants in St. Louis is now IMEG Corp.
The name change follows a 2015 merger of KJWW and California-based TTG Engineers, at which time IMEG Corp. was formed. Both firms and their subsidiaries are now doing business as IMEG at their more than 30 locations worldwide.
IMEG is one of the largest engineering consulting firms in the U.S. specializing in high performing building systems, infrastructure, and construction-related services. The firm employs 1,000 personnel, including 55 at the St. Louis office. IMEG CEO and President Paul VanDuyne said the name change is a natural progression and the final step in the integration of the two firms, a process that has retained all offices and personnel.
“Over the past two years we have integrated corporate functions, instituted a regional management structure and established a new internal technical operations team,” said VanDuyne. “Our name change is simply the culmination of our success in making the sum of two firms greater than the whole. Our consultant-client relationships – our No. 1 priority – remain unchanged and intact at all our locations. The difference now is that we can offer even more services and value to our clients worldwide due to our expanded and integrated services.”
IMEG’s core building services include engineering design in the structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology disciplines with medical equipment planning, architectural lighting, acoustics consulting, and commissioning provided as speciality services. Additionally, civil engineering and construction support services are offered throughout IMEG’s western locations.
KJWW was founded in Rock Island, Ill., in 1961 by Walter Kimmel, followed by Ward Jensen, Sam Wray, and Vern Wegerer in the mid to late sixties. Larry Pithan, now CFO, joined the firm in 1973, followed by VanDuyne in 1976, who became president and CEO in 2003. The St. Louis office opened in 2003 and is under the leadership of Principal Steve Rhoades.
By the time of the merger with TTG in 2015, KJWW had grown to 15 locations. Today IMEG is among the top 5 engineering firms in the U.S., based on revenue, according to Building Design + Construction magazine.
“We’re the same people, providing the same high-quality work and innovation,” said VanDuyne. “We’re committed to continuing the fine reputation established by our founders – now under the IMEG name.”
For more information, visit imegcorp.com.