Client Testimonials

Mark Fultz, Vice President of Operations, Able Steel

“In all my years in the structural steel fabrication business, I have never seen a more innovative and forward thinking way of approaching design and engineering than that of Meyer Borgman Johnson.”

Tom LaSalle, Owner’s Representative for McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, LaSalle Group, Inc.

“MBJ developed constructible structural solutions that turned the seemingly impossible intersections of glass, steel, and granite into a real building. The talented designers at MBJ are team players who work creatively to achieve the architect’s design intent, assure the structural integrity of the building, and meet the owner’s financial goals.”

Jack B. McNamara, Director of Tape Process Technologies, Imation

“Throughout construction, MBJ worked closely with us to complete the project on a fast-track schedule and under budget. As for function and appearance, the building speaks for itself. MBJ is a first class operation I’d recommend to anyone.”

William Harrison, President, Harrison Development

“You were chosen to be part of the design team in every case because of your outstanding structural experience, team play, problem solving ability, sense of urgency, work ethic, cost and schedule concern, proactive communications and “can do” attitude. You have been a key player in causing the Musical Instrument Museum, and all previous projects, to be successful in every way. I highly recommend you and your firm for any structural engineering challenge.”

Julio Fesser, Director of Facilities Planning and Corporate Security, Minnesota Life

“Since initial occupancy just over two years ago, the 401 Building has established itself as the premier business address in downtown St. Paul. The 401 Building is a classic manifestation of teamwork at its best. From the early stages of design development, Meyer Borgman Johnson became an indispensable part of our team. They understand the importance of cross-functional collaboration and approach every challenge as an opportunity for problem solving. MBJ is uniquely qualified to engineer physical environments that are both pragmatic and cutting edge. Always flexible and innovative, they often shaped the outcome of critical decisions when we faced budget or schedule risks. As Minnesota Life’s corporate architect and chief owner’s representative on the 401 Building project, I have the highest respect for Meyer Borgman Johnson. We look forward to partnering with them again in the future.”

Brad King, Development Manager, Trammell Crow

“Despite the many miles that separate us, MBJ has managed our projects over nine years as smoothly as if they were working next door. They provided the kind of leadership and personal service that, frankly, can be hard to find.”

Victor Shneur, P.E., SECB, Chief Engineer, LeJeune Steel

“I want to express my appreciation to MBJ structural engineering team for their cooperation and assistance with our work on DECC Arena. During work on this project your engineers exercised great communication skills, actively participated in finding the best solutions, responded quickly, and demonstrated professional expertise. We are looking forward to working with your company on other projects in a future.”

David Ziel, Chief Development Officer, Urban Outfitters, Inc.

“This project has been tough and at times downright challenging, with construction sometimes running beyond the structural component. I appreciate MBJ’s efforts to create change and promote success. Your concern and focus has helped us all tremendously and ultimately [made] this project and schedule possible.”

L.A. Kloiber, Vice President, Engineering, LeJeune Steel

“Our firm has retained MBJ to design structural steel connections on several major projects. Their people know the building codes and latest AISC recommendations for connections, and work with our staff to provide connections that meet project requirements and provide for economical fabrication and erection. Their calculations and details are organized so detailers can accurately incorporate the connection design requirements into the shop details.”

James Dayton, Principal, James Dayton Design

“This project was very complex in terms of design, budget and schedule. MBJ not only provided sound technical advice and solutions to the complex structural design issues, but with their knowledge, creativity and big picture understanding of the project goals, they helped to unlock potential and opportunity in the project design and budget which might have otherwise gone unrealized. As such, they were instrumental partners in the project being an unqualified success from both the design team and Owner perspectives.”

“MBJ consistently brings unsurpassed expertise, integrity and strong leadership to each project in addition to a strong commitment to collaboration. This genuine interest in collaboration and unmatched expertise uniquely situates MBJ at the top of the list of structural engineering firms whom we would call on for services in the future.”

James Litsheim, Senior Architect, Capital Planning Project Management, University of Minnesota

“MBJ frequently challenges basic project approach assumptions in favor of accomplishing intended project goals at the lowest possible cost, which is a unique and distinct business advantage. Timely, correct, clear, concise, and complete communications is their business style. They also adhere to meeting milestones and deadlines while actively working in a true team environment.”

Rob Hunter, Architect, James Dayton Design

“Everyone is incredibly happy with the outcome of the project. The wisdom, experience, and agility that Meyer Borgman Johnson contributed and demonstrated throughout the course of this unique and challenging project was beneficial beyond measure. MBJ not only never disappoints but, as always, exceeds expectations.”