Engberg Anderson announces succession plan

Chuck Engberg and Keith Anderson, founders of the Engberg Anderson Inc. architectural firm, are turning over the leadership of their company to a team of five partners.

Mark Ernst, Joe Huberty and Bill Robison in the Milwaukee office, Paul Cuta in the Madison office and Bill Williams in the Tucson office have assumed administration of the firm.

Engberg and Anderson will remain active in client service and business development.

“Keith and I started planning this transition when we founded the firm in 1988,” Engberg said. “We recognized the need to balance the expertise and interests of people who would become additional partners of the firm. We knew we had to look beyond ourselves.”

While the plan calls for Engberg and Anderson to eventually ease out of the firm, that is not happening yet. Both remain very involved in the markets they serve, with Anderson serving hospitals, clinics and medical buildings, and Engberg serving with a strong focus on historic preservation. The transition will allow each to devote more time to their markets and to new business development.

“Neither of us are the retiring type,” Anderson said. “But at some point, it makes sense that we step aside to allow a newer generation of dynamic people to have a greater role here. It’s time for their visions to have a greater impact on the firm.”

“Clients shouldn’t see any changes,” Huberty said. “The hands-on relationships we’ve had will remain, and the firm’s collaborative approach to management will remain.”

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