Efficient, Passionate & Sustainable Vision

Founded in 1983 by Ron Foster, Design Engineers has grown steadily and carefully, always striving to be not the biggest, but the best.

Ron’s vision guided the company for over 22 years, and included careful planning for the next generation of leadership. Key to our success has been the vision of the current leadership team headed by Amy Infelt and Dwight Schumm.

The principals provide a balanced and ambitious vision of what Design Engineers can become. Each works directly with staff and clients to refine and advance Ron Foster’s original premise of an Engineering firm based on a professional, healthy and collaborative environment.

In 2010 we celebrated the completion of our new headquarters in Cedar Rapids. It is perched on a beautiful hilltop, surrounded by working farms, halfway between the Kirkwood campus and the Eastern Iowa Regional Airport. The offices feature plentiful daylight and views from every workstation. Abundant conferencing spaces with state-of-the-art networking reinforce our collaborative mission while a comfortable training center provides enough space to keep everyone on the same page.

As we consider the horizon ahead we are actively planning the next tier of leadership at Design Engineers and look forward to the continued evolution of the DE charter to serve our clients efficiently, passionately, and sustainably.

 


Amy Infelt
Professional Engineer, LEED AP
Managing Principal

Dwight Schumm
Professional Engineer, LEED AP
Managing Principal