Reason for Inquiry:
Nelson-Rudie & Associates, Inc.
9100 49th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55428
P: 763.367.7600 | F: 763.367.7601
Mr. Decourt is a licensed professional engineer with more than 32 years of experience in mechanical engineering. Frederic has been with Nelson-Rudie since 1995. He leads a variety of challenging mechanical engineering projects as well as the company’s technology operations.
Early in his career, Frederic worked at a chemical factory in the maintenance department of the thermal power plant. He also brings to Nelson-Rudie invaluable experience having designed heating and cooling systems for various buildings as well as service and maintenance of heating district power plants. Today, Frederic designs mechanical systems for educational buildings, office buildings, recreational facilities including ice arenas and aquatic facilities as well as central chilled water and heating plants. He also has extensive expertise in energy analysis of all building types and sizes.
Frederic holds a master’s degree in Thermal Science and Controls from the University of Paris and a bachelor’s degree in Thermal Science and Energy Management from the University of Pau (France). He is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota.
Mr. Pearce is a licensed professional engineer and has more than 38 years of structural engineering experience. Joe has been with Nelson-Rudie since 1984 and is a principal, vice president and senior structural engineer. In addition, Joe oversees company operations.
Joe has extensive experience working on a variety of challenging projects from offices, warehouses and retail buildings to recreational facilities including ice rinks and aquatic facilities, to municipal facilities including city halls, public safety and maintenance facilities, to multistory wood framed buildings including assisted living, apartments, condominiums and hotels. He has gained invaluable expertise in planning, design and construction, and most of all, building long-term relationships with our clients.
Joe is a licensed professional engineer in 34 states. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks.
Mr. Nelson is a licensed professional engineer with more than 25 years of industry experience. He is a principal, practice leader and chief structural engineer leading the structural team’s full spectrum of project types. Eric oversees structural projects and is also involved in company operations, business development, marketing and client relations.
Eric has gained invaluable experience working on projects of all types and sizes, new and existing building renovations including historic as well as national/regional program work. His project experience ranges from office and municipal buildings to apartment developments and senior housing campuses, to office warehouses and manufacturing facilities, to ice arenas and aquatic facilities as well as retail and tenant buildouts.
Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University-Fargo, is a licensed professional engineer in eight states and holds a FAA Remote Pilot License (drone pilot).
Mr. Nebelung joined Nelson-Rudie in 2000 and is a licensed professional engineer, principal and mechanical practice leader. Eric has gained extensive expertise in retail, recreation centers, ice rinks, municipal and commercial buildings, and medical clinic projects.
Eric is one of Nelson-Rudie’s key national program managers having completed thousands of projects over the past 20 years for a major retail chain. These projects have involved new construction, renovations and mechanical, refrigeration and electrical system upgrades. As a program manager, Eric is responsible for the mechanical practice’s project management, scheduling and resource assignments, and overall program delivery. In addition, he is involved with client relations, project design, coordination, drawing review and field inspections.
Eric holds a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University-Mankato. He is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota and a LEED accredited professional.
Mr. Woerhle is a licensed professional engineer and has more than 37 years of experience in mechanical engineering. Mike is the president of Nelson-Rudie as well as a principal and chief mechanical engineer responsible for all mechanical engineering functions and assists in company operations.
Mike specializes in commercial, retail, recreational facilities including ice rinks and aquatic facilities, and municipal facilities including maintenance buildings, fire stations, police stations and city halls. He has also gained national recognition for his expertise and leadership in ice arena dehumidification design.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and is a licensed professional engineer in 46 states, the District of Columbia and four Canadian provinces. He is an active member of several industry professional associations and currently the president of the Vadnais Heights Lions Club and Foundation.
Mr. Lindberg is a licensed professional engineer, principal and chief refrigeration engineer. Greg leads projects working across disciplines, mentors team members and responsible to build long-term relationships with clients.
Greg is our refrigeration practice lead for one of Nelson-Rudie’s key national programs having completed thousands of projects over the past 15 years for a major retail chain. These projects have involved new construction, renovations and mechanical/refrigeration/electrical system upgrades. As our refrigeration practice lead, Greg is responsible for the refrigeration practice’s project management, scheduling and resource assignments, and overall program delivery. In addition, he is involved with client relations, project design, coordination, drawing review and field inspections. In addition to his expertise in retail work, Greg has gained experience in projects ranging from commercial, municipal and park buildings, to medical clinics, schools and food service, to recreational facilities including ice rinks.
Greg holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is a licensed professional engineer in five states.
Mr. Tupy is a principal, electrical practice leader and senior designer with more than 20 years’ experience with Nelson-Rudie.
Joe has been instrumental leading electrical work on thousands of projects across the country for a major retail chain. As a key national program manager for the electrical practice, Joe is responsible for the team’s project management, scheduling and resource assignments as well as the key contact for a major retail chain program. He also performs site visits, reviews shop drawings and mentors’ team members. Joe has proven to be a valued asset to the overall program with his professionalism, attention to detail and priority for client satisfaction.
Joe holds an associate degree in Electrical Design from the Minneapolis Drafting School.
Mr. Piehl a licensed professional with more than 26 years of experience in electrical engineering. Jeff has been with Nelson-Rudie since 2010 and is a principal and chief electrical engineer overseeing the electrical department operations.
Jeff has extensive expertise working with other consulting engineering firms in Minnesota and North Dakota. His project work includes commercial and retail stores, office buildings, recreational facilities including ice rinks and aquatic facilities, and municipal buildings.
Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks and is a LEED accredited professional. He is a licensed professional engineer in all 50 states, District of Columbia and five Canadian provinces.
Mr. Brison is a licensed professional engineer with more than 32 years of experience in mechanical engineering. John has also been with Nelson-Rudie for more than 19 years.
He currently oversees our rooftop unit replacement plan program with a large retail company which involves working on projects in all 50 states. John’s areas of expertise are commercial, retail and industrial buildings which includes food processing facilities.
John holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in Hammond, Indiana and is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota, Arizona, Florida, Montana and South Carolina.
Grill Masters Kyle McNab and Scott Northius. (July 2019)
Mechanical Department grilling up brats and hot dogs for our bi-weekly lunches. (July 2019)
2018 Holiday Party
Social hour with Craig, Frederic, Sue and Myron.
Catching up with Jeff, Adam, Heather and Karie.
Two generations of structural engineers – Eric Nelson with father and Nelson-Rudie Co-Founder Dennis Nelson.
THE ORIGINAL CREW!
Front row: Co-Founder Scott Rudie, Linda, Steve and Brenda. Second row: Kates, Co-Founder Dennis Nelson and Ron.
Enjoying dinner and conversation.
Holiday cheer and service recognition awards with Nelson-Rudie Principals Jeff Piehl, Mike Woehrle, Joe Pearce and Frederic Decourt.
(not pictured: John Brison)
Dave’s contemplating his bet.
2018 Golf Tournament
New Hope Golf Course – New Hope, MN
2016 Golf Tournament
New Hope Golf Course – New Hope, MN
9100 49th Avenue North – Minneapolis, MN
2008 Golf Tournament
New Hope Golf Course – New Hope, MN
2575 University Avenue West – St. Paul, MN
+/-1982 Holiday Party
Dennis and Barb Nelson Residence – Mahtomedi, MN
1981 Holiday Party
(combined with David Todd Runyan & Associates)
2018 Golf Tournament
Rounding up the golfers.
Team #4 putting for a birdie!!!
William, Tom, Lawrence, Jacquelyn and Joe.
Brian thinking that this must be a gimmie!!!
Retired Co-Founder Scott Rudie ready to golf!
Tamar, Summer Intern Tyler, Myron, Jordan and Alex.
Brenda, Craig, Greg, Phil and Tyler.
Adam, Greg and Jeff relaxing after a tough day on the golf course.
And a prize goes to… Summer Intern Cole.
2016 Holiday Party
Placing their bets!
Eric questioning if he sees a card up the dealer’s sleeve?
Enjoying the game!!!
Anxiously waiting for their second dealt cards!
Mike making sure everyone is enjoying themselves.
Retired Co-Founder Dennis Nelson with wife Barb and Stacy.
Retired Co-Founder Scott Rudie with wife Linda.
2014 Holiday Party
Joe and Mike are ready to go.
Retired Co-Founder Scott Rudie, Steve, Linda and Brenda getting some curling instructions.
Rod walking along the side of the lane giving sweeping instructions to Brenda and Linda.
John making a last-minute adjustment so that his slider shoe doesn’t fall off!
Retired owner Andy and Holly looking on to make sure they understand how to slide the stone.
Retired Co-Founder Scott Rudie and Stacy
Myron telling stories AGAIN… and entertaining Karie.
Gail, Sue, Linda and Brenda having a good time after curling on the ice.
Alexandra and Eric enjoying the day.
Rod and Mitchell – Successful Curlers!
Mike, Joe and Greg
Kates and Barb enjoying one of many Nelson-Rudie events they have attended with their husbands over the past 38 years.
2017 Holiday Party
Greg enjoying visiting with retired owner Andy Erdmann.
Enjoying the company with retired Co-Founder Dennis Nelson and his wife Barb.
Looks like an all mechanical department table.
A little visiting before the comedian entertainment begins.
Stacy enjoying herself with a couple invited friends.
2016 Golf Tournament
Steve already putted in. Just waiting for everyone else to hurry up!
Ron does not look to sure about trying to hit his golf ball with this bat!
Mike sure hopes he doesn’t miss the ball!
Dave is looking to see where he wishes his ball will land!
Adam is confident that he can put it on the green on this hole!
Greg may have hit a little too much pole than ball!
Justin is going to step into this one for sure!
Ben is wondering why we are playing hockey on the golf course?
Kevin, Joe, Jason and Greg – Looks like we need more sticks!
Jeff figures since his boys play hockey, he had better show us that he knows how play too!
Paul, Justin, Greg and William – This is the State of Hockey!
Prince confident that Adam has this putt/shot in the hole!
Alex, Andrew and Chris enjoying the nice day.
Eric drinking way more than he is handing out!