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About2019-02-18T10:12:12-05:00

JEREMY BAER, P.E.

Principal

jeremy.baer@tektonengineers.com

952.300.3340 ext. 101

Jeremy’s interest in structural engineering goes back to his days exploring his dad’s construction sites, learning the basics of precast concrete and shear walls. Today, he has a strong aptitude for industrial projects including medium and large industrial, commercial, municipal, educational, and historical structures. He has held leading roles in the rehabilitation of older food plants for new processing and packing lines for clients around the country and has led teams of engineers and architects in the design and management of new manufacturing additions. Jeremy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. He is also a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, where he honed skills in marketing, networking, accounting, and recruiting. He is committed to structural safety and cost-effective performance, while providing big-picture thinking, problem-solving, and successful client projects.

Notable Projects:

  • 240,000-square-foot retail space in a high seismic area with a complex architectural design
  • 400,000-square-foot high school with a cantilevered masonry façade for architectural effect
  • 25,000-square-foot addition to an industrial manufacturing facility with multiple high-capacity crane rails

PAUL DIETER, P.E.

Structural Design Engineer

paul.dieter@tektonengineers.com
952.300.3340 ext. 104

Growing up on the family farm in western Minnesota put Paul on the path to engineering. It was on the farm that he learned the values of patience, discipline, and hard work. He also began the practical application of structural engineering by helping his dad build a wood shop with salvaged lumber from a loafing barn and a machine shop addition, move grainery onto a new foundation, and more.

Paul’s focus here at TEKTON Engineers is on new and existing commercial and industrial construction, as well as on historical renovations. Paul is committed to providing structural engineering services that bring his clients’ visions to life no matter the project size or complexity. He strives to build client relationships that are as strong and long-lasting as the buildings he designs.

Notable Projects:

  • 5,000-square-foot multilevel courthouse addition with storefront
  • 6,000-square-foot mechanical penthouse addition
  • 4,500-square-foot, 30 feet deep, wet/dry well lift station with bridge crane

PER HANSEN, EIT

Structural Design Engineer

per.hansen@tektonengineers.com
952.300.3340 ext. 105

Per (a Scandinavian name pronounced pær or pair) grew up in St Paul, MN, playing sports with his two brothers. He thought designing buildings and bridges sounded interesting, given his strengths in math and science, and decided to pursue civil engineering when he started college. It didn’t take long before he focused on structural engineering.

Per’s focus here at TEKTON Engineers is designing structural elements for projects, including modeling the structure and sizing the individual beams, columns, and connections. He also drafts the structural drawings for most of the projects he designs.

Notable Projects:

  • Design of structural precast beams, columns, and hollowcore for a 17,000 sq. ft. mixed commercial-residential space, including pre-stressed slab supporting façade cantilevered in two directions.
  • Structural design of high-end residences for regional architects and homeowners.
  • Rehabilitation of existing structures and new additions adjacent to buildings of historic construction.

CONNIE MALECHA

Senior Drafting Technician

connie.malecha@tektonengineers.com
952.300.3340 ext. 103

For many years when Connie was growing up, there was a drafting table in the corner of the family’s dining room where she watched her dad designing and planning the next DIY project. Her interest in drafting deepened when she moved into high school and took her first drafting classes. Connie has more than 20 years’ experience assisting structural engineers with CAD design for a variety of architectural and structural projects.

Connie has broad experience that includes serving clients in the industrial, manufacturing, religious, educational, municipal, and retail industries.

Jill EnestvedtJILL ENESTVEDT

Drafting Technician

jill.enestvedt@tektonengineers.com

952.300.3340 ext. 107

Jill made the decision two years ago to return to school to study drafting and computer-aided design, having spent 25 years as General Manager for The Rare Pair and eight years as owner of Studio Elements, local retail shops. She was a drafting intern with Schmidt Homes last summer and will graduate in Spring 2019 from Dakota County Technical College’s Architectural Technology program. Ms. Enestvedt has also been a freelance designer for more than 20 years. Her design work includes logos, advertising, home décor and design, fine art, and greeting cards.

Jill’s work with TEKTON will include structural design of new and existing commercial, industrial, historical, and educational construction.

JULIE BUCHWALD HALEY

Office Manager

julie.haley@tektonengineers.com
952.300.3340

Julie grew up with a passion for writing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in administrative and client services and is an experienced event planner and accomplished copywriter. Julie enjoys the variety of responsibilities that come with an administrative support role. Julie is the 2018 Ambassador of the Year with TEKTON’s local Chamber of Commerce, an active volunteer with Beyond The Yellow Ribbon, and a Board member of Rice County Habitat for Humanity.

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