About Us

About Us

Olsson Associates is a nationally-recognized, employee-owned engineering and design firm that has been creating public and private projects throughout the United States. We've been around since 1956, and we offer comprehensive design and consulting services in water/wastewater, water resources, land development, landscape architecture, urban planning, environmental resources and compliance, transportation, technology, municipal, geotechnical, and mechanical and electrical.

With over 950 employees (and growing), 26 offices in eight states, and a lengthy list of diverse clients, we believe our employees are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We seek to hire great people and put them in the right roles for their strengths. 

In turn, our employees put our clients' needs first. We make decisions that are in the best interests of our clients and their projects in a professional and ethical manner. Our clients choose to work with us because they want a partnership with people who understand their specific needs and who tailor solutions that work for them. 

Founded: 1956 by John E. Olsson
Ownership: Employee-owned through a stock bonus program and ESOP

Olsson Leadership Team

 Brad Strittmatter, PE 

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Jenkins

Senior Vice President of Public Infrastructure and Community Engagement
 John S. Olsson, PE

Senior Vice President of Technical Operations
Jeff Ford, PE
Senior Vice President of Sales and New Business
Ryan Beckman, PE

Senior Vice President of Business Operations
 Melissa Newton  

Director of Marketing

 Kelli Kramer, kkramer@olssonassociates.com

By the Numbers

  • 950+ Employees
  • 26 Offices
  • States
  • 87.8 percent of our work came from repeat business in 2014.
  • 110 of our current employees started with Olsson as students/interns.   


Engineering News-Record - Top 500 Design Firms
#115 (2015), #139 (2014), #133 (2013), #143 (2012), #155 (2011) - Olsson has been included on this list since 1996.

ZweigWhite's "Hot Firm" List
#48 (2015), #46 (2014)

2015 Hot Firm Winner


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