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Stevens Engineers adds staff, office space

Stevens Engineers has moved into a larger office at 1680 Livingstone Road to accommodate its growing staff.

Last week, the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the expansion.

The new 4,800-square-foot office is just two doors down from the office in the Livingstone Road building that Stevens Engineers formerly occupied.

Since acquiring the firm from former owner Jim DeBenedet a year ago, principals Angela Popenhagen and Scott Ward have brought on board planner Dan Sitz and registered land surveyor Joe Granberg.

Granberg formerly operated Granberg Land Surveying, based in Roberts. He has been a land surveyor in the area for more than 22 years.

DeBenedet, the owner of Stevens Engineers for 17 years, has remained on the staff as a civil engineer.

Ward, a mechanical and civil engineer, has added the designing of ice rinks to the services the firm provides. He worked on 11 ice rink projects last year, including the Phoenix Coyotes' training facility in Arizona. He currently is working on putting two ice rinks inside an historic Duluth, Minn., warehouse.

Popenhagen had 13 years of experience as a civil engineer with the large Bonestroo firm before partnering with Ward to purchase Stevens Engineers.

The services Stevens provides include municipal, transportation, water resources and wastewater engineering; land surveying and development; recreational facility design; construction administration; community development and planning; and grant-writing and funding assistance. For more information, contact the firm at or (715) 386-5819 or (651) 436-2075.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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