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We are all employee-owners driven by a shared goal to build exceptional teams and deliver quality projects.


Nelson-Rudie is a fast-paced, energetic working environment with an exceptional team of professionals. We want to partner with equally hard-working, team-oriented individuals looking to grow their careers with our company.

At Nelson-Rudie, our leadership team is committed to continuous improvement where ideas are welcomed, achievements are recognized and successes are celebrated. And, we have built an exceptional work environment for our employees:

  • Open work space
  • Flexible schedules
  • Company lunches, outings and events
  • Break room ping-pong table and outdoor basketball hoop

Our employee-owners are our greatest asset! And, we are extremely proud to have long-tenured team members! Simply stated, our employees enjoy working here. Our company’s first two employees retired after 40+ years. Listed below are current employees with milestone years with Nelson-Rudie.

40+ years (retired)
30+ years
20+ years
10+ years

Generous benefit offerings for eligible employees include:

  • Competitive salaries and bonus program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401(k) profit-sharing plan
  • Competitive health and dental insurance programs
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life and disability benefits
  • Personal time off (PTO)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Years of service recognition awards

We are eager to help individuals explore career paths through paid internships for students enrolled in undergraduate and technical programs. Working alongside principals, engineers, designers and drafters, our interns will experience first-hand how a project comes to fruition. We look for individuals that are eager to learn, will contribute ideas and work hard.


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Get to Know

Meet some of our exceptional team members.


Senior Associate | Structural Engineer

Nelson-Rudie experience
Since 2013

What’s a typical day for you at work?
Structural design of a variety of projects including senior living, multifamily housing, ice arenas/rinks, etc. as well as schematic design of new and prospective projects. I also spend a lot of time mentoring team members, performing document and shop drawings reviews, responding to RFIs and attending project meetings.

What led you to this career?
My interest in the design and building industry began as a child watching my father work in the construction industry and continued as I worked part-time for a general contractor throughout high school and college. I went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

When I was 5, I was pretty sure I’d be a hockey player when I grew up.

What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working?
Spending time with my kids (and golfing, of course).


Mechanical Engineer-in-Training

Nelson-Rudie experience
Since 2022

What are you currently excited about in your job?
I am excited and nervous to take my Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam.

What led you to this career?
My dad is also a mechanical and electrical engineer working in the construction industry. My full name is Ashley Rae. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) sets standards used by mechanical engineers such as myself. My dad claims that I was not named after ASHRAE, but my grandmother Rae Jean.

What would be your personal motto?
“What would you do if you know you could not fail?” – Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky, Hockey Hall of Famer

“Do or do not, there is no try.” – Yoda, Star Wars Jedi Master

What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?
My younger brother, Michael, is currently stationed in Germany. I plan on visiting him next year during Oktoberfest.


Electrical BIM Manager

Nelson-Rudie experience
Since 2007

What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Attention to detail, patience and enjoying the drafting process and CAD modeling.

What led you to this career?
Always had an interest in architecture and the process of creating structures from the drafting table to final construction.

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
It’s so long ago I can’t remember.

On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me…
Sleeping in


Refrigeration Engineer Graduate

Nelson-Rudie experience
Since 2022

What led you to this career?
I’ve honestly changed many majors in community college and worked numerous part-time jobs but in the end decided to stick with mechanical engineering when I transferred to University as it combined my curiosity and passion for both Physics and Math.

I love learning new things and believe that’s been the biggest drive for my career. Knowing that what I get to do everyday also helps society is also great feeling.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?
Being able to make a difference in the world by making effective and efficient engineering decisions while working with amazing professional peers and constantly learning from them.

But also all of the puns I get to make about keeping things cool as a refrigeration engineer.

What would be your personal motto?
Leave the world a better place than I found it.

What’s the top destination on your must-visit list?
Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved everything about cars and so my top destination for now on the long list of must-visit is the Nurburgring racetrack in Germany.