Innovative Engineering Services, Inc. (IES) is a comprehensive structural engineering firm located in Fort Wayne, In. We provide services to a wide variety of clients in the construction industry, including precast/prestressed concrete producers, facility owners, architects and contractors. Our projects include parking garages, office buildings, educational and industrial facilities.
IES was founded in the summer of 2008. The staff at IES has over 75 years of structural engineering and detailing experience and hold licenses in 34 states and the District of Columbia. Our expertise has allowed us to be part of many exciting projects over the years such as parking garages at Yankee Stadium as well as projects at Churchill Downs and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are accustomed to the demands for speed and accuracy of today’s construction projects and welcome the opportunity to be a part of the team environment that it takes to make these projects successful.
The mission of Innovative Engineering Services, Inc. is to provide engineering and technical solutions that are responsive to our clients' needs in an innovative, cost effective, professional, quality service manner. Our friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff will help inspire, educate and problem-solve for our customers. It is our commitment to establish ourselves as leaders in the professional services we provide.
Mike founded IES in 2008 with the purpose of meeting clients needs by providing a no-nonsense approach to excellent design. He is licensed to practice in more than 30 states and District of Columbia and has more than 30 years’ experience in structural engineering design. He earned his degree from TriState University (now Trine University) in Angola and has been a resident of Fort Wayne all his life. He is an active member of the PCI Parking Garage Committee.
Joe K accepted the position of Project Manager with IES in 2016. In addition to his expertise in architectural drafting and detailing, he is natural leader with strong people skills. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology and an AAS in Architectural Engineering Technology from Purdue Fort Wayne. Joe is an avid gardener, runner, and enjoys spending time with his family.
Joe V joined IES in 2015 after earning a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a structural emphasis from Purdue University. He attained his professional engineer’s license four years later and continues to expand his expertise in precast/prestressed structural engineering design. He enjoys woodworking, DIY projects, and wrenching on cars.
Jacquie joined IES in the position of Office Manager in the summer of 2018. She brings a background in electrical engineering, organizational leadership, and facilities management. She enjoys people and community engagement which is evidenced by her frequent volunteer efforts with the Downtown Improvement District, FWCS Study Connection, her neighborhood association board, and City of Fort Wayne.
Rick is an experienced, licensed professional engineer with expertise in structural design. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Construction Technology from Purdue Fort Wayne and brings over 40 years of experience to the team at IES. He enjoys Colts football, Purdue Basketball, and spending time with his family.
Stacey works as a Project Manager at IES. She joined the team in 2016 as a draftsman/detailer. Stacey is a graduate of Ivy Tech Community College earning a degree and two professional certifications in construction. When she is not working, she enjoys camping with her family, spending time in the great outdoors, and mushroom hunting in the springtime.
Zach joined the team as a Structural Detailer in March of 2019. He has a bachelor’s degree in Design Engineering Technology from Trine University. He is committed to process improvement on the job and to personal growth in life. He is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and loves to travel and experience new cultures.
Phillicia, Structural Detailer, came to IES in October 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Purdue Fort Wayne. Phillicia has a natural bent for visualization and design and an eye for detail. She is an avid crafter, soap-maker, and a self-described nerd.