S/E Receives Excellence Award for Safety

Superior Engineering was recently granted the Excellence Award for Safety at the Construction Awards Banquet hosted by the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) and the Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable (NWIBRT). The Excellence Award recognizes companies that have had three consecutive years of outstanding safety records and achievements related to engineering and construction projects. As one of Superior Engineering’s core values, safety is always a priority and we are honored by this prestigious recognition.

Dewey Pearman, Executive Director of the CAF, said, “The overarching themes from this year’s winning companies are safety and quality. Throughout our region’s construction industry, no matter what sector, Northwest Indiana contractors are committed to delivering the highest level of project outcomes possible. Familiar phrases like ‘paving the way’ and ‘laying a foundation’ are very literal in this sense, because the men and women of these construction firms establish the infrastructure in our region that heals, educates, employs, and transports our citizens. We’re very proud to celebrate their achievements at this year’s awards banquet.”

Superior Engineering is proud to be among the companies “paving the way” in Northwest Indiana and we are thankful for our dedicated team members that make it all possible.

Herbert Craig Recognized as NSPE Fellow Member

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) recently named Superior Engineering’s Herbert Craig, P.E. as a Fellow Member grade. This prestigious honor is awarded to active members who have demonstrated exemplary service to their profession, to the NPSE, their State’s local chapter, and to their community. To date, only about one percent of all NPSE members have advanced to this highest membership rank.

Herb joined the NSPE in 1975 and has served his State and local societies with the utmost dedication, devotion, and commitment. Fittingly, through his Fellow Member grade in the NSPE, he will also be recognized by the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers for his contributions and achievements.

Superior Engineering, along with our clients, have had the pleasure of working with Herb for many years. His experience, professionalism and knowledge base have been important assets to our team. We are incredibly proud of Herb and he is very deserving of such an outstanding recognition.

Green for Good on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day was extra special this year at Superior Engineering. To start, our “jeans day” (employees who donate $5.00 to our chosen charity are allowed to wear jeans to work) fell on this festive day. All proceeds from “jeans day” are matched dollar-for-dollar by S/E, and donated to a charitable cause, selected by our staff. This month we raised $1,600 for the family of Mr. Gary Ooms, as they support their son Derek in his battle against ALS.

Employees received an additional surprise that day, as the management team prepared green pancakes for the entire company. The verdict is still out on who had the best flip, but the green pancakes were magically delicious! The S/E family always enjoys the opportunity to gather together and rally around a great cause, and this month was certainly a special one for us. We extend a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed and made this great day possible.

S/E Welcomes Mike Vandergast

Superior Engineering would like to welcome Mike Vandergast to our team! Mike is joining us as a Senior Engineer in our Civil/Structural Department – he is a licensed Professional Engineer as well as a licensed Structural Engineer. He comes to us with diverse experience in consulting engineering, including stops at Sargent and Lundy in Chicago, and most recently with another firm in the NWI region.

Mike graduated from Temple University in North Philadelphia, where he hails from originally. Although his allegiance is to the Philly sports teams (including the Eagles and Flyers), there is a glimmer of hope … he does root for the Cubs!

Welcome to the S/E team, Mike!

Second Annual Chili Cook-Off

This year’s chili cook-off was even more competitive that our inaugural event last year. We had 10 secret recipes enter the competition, with each of their creators confident that they had the best one. After the ballots were cast, we had two repeat winners from last year (Amy and Kent), but a NEW recipe took the overall crown – way to go, Sheila! Thank you to everyone who made this event a success and congratulations to our winners!

First Place – Sheila Murawski
Second Place – Amy Gorman
Third Place – Kent Troxel


S/E Supports Block Kids Program

Superior Engineering (S/E) was proud to sponsor the Annual Block Kids Program hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). This free event is open to children in grades K-6, and introduces them to the construction industry, creating awareness and promoting interest in construction. The Construction Industry faces a workforce shortage that poses a serious problem for our national economy. To meet the demand for construction, the industry needs to attract, educate and train 240,000 newcomers annually. This is one of the many facets and benefits of an education in STEM; well-paying, transportable careers in an expanding industry.

We are supportive of the many efforts that NAWIC undertakes and S/E is proud to sponsor this event. Educating children and providing hands-on learning opportunities like this are not only important to their future, but also to an industry that supports so many people in our community, as well.