SEH of Michigan, LLC

SEH of Michigan, LLC operates with the core purpose of building a better world for all of us.

The employee-owned company provides engineering, architectural design, environmental, and planning services. SEH helps government, industrial, and commercial clients find answers to complex challenges.

When looking to expand into Michigan, SEH of Michigan, LLC had a pick of communities. The subsidiary decided to open an office in downtown Muskegon in the summer of 2023.

“SEH chose Muskegon over other West Michigan cities because we recognized the opportunity for growth in a community filled with business and community leaders who share that same vision,” says Senior Architect and Manager Andrea Riegler, AIA NCARB (MI, IL). 

Architectural Design

SEH of Michigan is a subsidiary of Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH Inc.). Founded in 1927 in Minnesota, SEH Inc. includes 900-plus employee-owners dedicated to the mission of Building a Better World for All of Us.

The company’s core values reflect a commitment to improving quality of life by designing safer, more sustainable infrastructure for government and helping industrial and commercial clients achieve their business goals.

SEH offers experience, expertise, and oversight in the fields of architectural and engineering design and project planning. Services include structural, environmental, civil, mechanical, electrical, transportation, water, and wastewater engineering.

Project experience includes:

  •         multi-family housing
  •         public safety and municipal administration facilities
  •         restaurants
  •         breweries
  •         mixed-use developments
  •         airports
  •         water and wastewater infrastructure
  •         private industrial
  •         agricultural
  •         recycling centers

SEH also provides community and economic development services including grant writing and proposal development.

Why Muskegon?

Riegle grew up in Muskegon and jumped at the opportunity to grow with SEH and work on local architectural projects. She joined the company as an employee-owner in 2021 and helped establish an SEH subsidiary in Muskegon.

“Muskegon has experienced a surge in development throughout the past decade and is showing no signs of slowing down,” Riegle says. “There is so much to love about our beautiful community, from a thriving downtown social, arts and culture scene, to remarkable natural resources to explore and enjoy. The business community has a strong entrepreneurial spirit that is very appealing to me.”

Diverse Projects

SEH of Michigan manages diverse clients and projects. Each week presents new challenges and opportunities. SEH works with federal, state, and local governments as well as commercial and private industries to assess, plan, design and execute both public and private sector projects.  

A typical week includes business development and pursuing new projects throughout Michigan and the Midwest. SEH staff oversees proposal writing, project management, architectural and engineering design, and collaborates with local staff and SEH employees throughout the United States.

“We work on projects ranging from small interior renovations to large-scale site developments,” Riegle says. “Our work can involve collaboration with clients to assess their facilities and infrastructure identifying areas needed for improvement, or we can begin our work after the client has identified design goals.” 

Future Growth

As SEH of Michigan looks to the future, the company is positioned for exciting growth. SEH continues to build its customer base throughout the federal, state, local, and commercial sectors. Other strategic goals include more Michigan work in environmental engineering, water/wastewater, and the private industrial services sectors.

SEH looks forward to the opportunity to expand the SEH footprint into Michigan. The company plans to add to the professional workforce and recruit more engineers, architects, and scientists to join the Muskegon office. Riegle also enjoys educating SEH employees living outside of Michigan about the benefits of doing business in our city and our state.

“Muskegon is home to a wide variety of the type of customers SEH has been successfully serving for almost a century,” Riegle says. “We believe that – given the opportunity – SEH will grow into more involvement with local government and industry to provide a unique variety of services focusing on Building a Better World for All of Us.”