Dubuque, IA—Dennis Waugh, PE, SE, IIW co-founder, is retiring after 37 years with the company.

Dennis, along with Carl Schoenhard, co-founded IIW in 1982 with just two employees, offering land survey and structural engineering services. Today, IIW has grown to a full-service 75 employee firm offering architecture, engineering, land survey, and construction services.

In his 40+ year career, Dennis has planned and designed hundreds of civil and structural, bridge, roadway, and site grading projects. While Dennis is officially retiring, he will serve as a Technical Advisor at IIW, assisting on projects and providing insight and assistance with his engineering expertise.

“I’ve been very blessed to practice engineering since 1976, with both the opportunities I’ve been presented and the co-workers I’ve had the privilege of working with. I’m especially honored for the opportunity to co-found, and contribute to, the continued success of IIW, P.C. In my opinion, IIW is one of the best engineering firms in the region!,” said Waugh.

“Dennis is a wonderful combination of passion, generosity, pragmatism, and humility. It is no surprise he has influenced so many. He leads by example and helps others to improve. It’s exciting to see the influence he has had on our employee-owners, and how he has transitioned his expertise to the next generation of IIW. Congratulations, Dennis, as you move on to the next chapter in your life. Thank you for 37 devoted years and helping make IIW what it is today,” said Michael Jansen, PE, SE, Chief Executive Officer and President of IIW.

Dennis is grateful for the loyal support from his many longtime friends and client relationships he’s built. As he takes a step back and transitions to a Technical Advisor, Waugh says, “I’m looking forward to continuing those relationships in my retirement, and to continue to share my expertise with the future leaders of IIW.”

IIW thanks Dennis for his dedication and years of service and wishes him well in his “retirement.”