Articles by Sam Boeck
When Stephanie Merdan started as a receptionist at ISG almost 15 years ago, she had no idea what opportunities the company would create for her. Read more about Stephanie, and find out what’s kept her at ISG for 15 years!
Catch up with Employee Owner and Architect Nathan Compton on all things architecture, ISU, and his passion for the Tiny Home Movement.
Read how ISG Employee Owner and GIS Specialist Casey Decker was able to turn one of his favorite hobbies, being outdoors, into a full time career.
ISG Senior Designer, Tom Katers, loves solving the design challenges of the job and building relationships with clients and municipal reviewers. With strong roots in Brown County, Tom loves bettering his community-whether on the job at ISG, volunteering to review 140 page documents as a City of Bellevue Trustee, or kicking a soccer ball around with the team he coaches. If that sounds busy, he also has three active teenage boys and two dogs. But don’t worry- he’s able to recharge in the outdoors by camping, golfing, hunting, or just working in the yard. Inspiration, community service, employee ownership – let’s connect with Tom!
ISG Employee Owner and Director of Production Operations, Randy Potter, is a frequent and friendly communicator, coordinator, and problem-solver at work. That is not the case at volleyball however, where his spikes rain on opponents. When he’s not in the office or on the court, the Certified Revit Professional and ESOP Committee Chair can be found wearing multiple hats. Randy proudly sports the “dad” badge with his two kids (number three on the way!), fishing, or cheering on a Minnesota sports team. Let’s check out what “sets” him apart from the status quo.
Growing up with an architect for a father, Jamie Heupel’s drawings of buildings were probably a little more structurally sophisticated than the other kids’. At ISG Jamie spends his days solving a variety of problems, from answering simple emails, to engineering column-free open floor plans. While not problem-solving or looking forward to his 25th wedding anniversary vacation in Hawaii, Jamie can be found rooting for the Minnesota Vikings- from Green Bay.
Stephanie Runkle always had appreciation for structures. Growing up in San Diego, then making to move to the Midwest, she was able to see a variety of cultural influences in buildings, based on location. Now as an architectural designer at ISG La Crosse, Stephanie gets opportunities to create that ever desirable "feeling" of an architectural structure. In between her collaboration with other ISGers on a variety of projects, Stephanie gets to spend time with her two sons, Theron and Kellen, as well as put her feet on the pavement and see how far they will take her. Let's learn more about Stephanie and her roles inside and outside of ISG
Director of Finance and Accounting Alec Pfeffer is a man of many talents and passions. Growing up, he knew he wanted to play college hoops. That is, until he fell for golf in the eighth grade and dreamed of making it to the PGA. While playing golf at his alma mater, St. Thomas, he discovered a big interest in business, specifically entrepreneurship. After 6+ years as a business banker for U.S. Bank, Alec became interested in ISG and its leadership’s vision for the future. Now that he works in a dream job at ISG, his goal is to be a slam dunk, hole-in-one dad and husband. Let’s learn more about Alec and his role at ISG.