Our History

JDRM Engineering, Inc. was formed in 1995 with the merger of principals, staff, and business interests of separate mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firms.  Those separate consulting engineering firms had a close history of collaborating on projects since 1959 and the four founding principals began working together in 1976.

Many of our senior personnel have been in the design industry since the 1970s.  The partners’ years of design experience contributes a solid base of knowledge to support a staff organized to furnish complete and quality design engineering for the construction industry.

JDRM’s Engineering Evolution

1995

In founding of JDRM Engineering, Inc., the partners made provisions for the business to evolve from their ownership to that of the leadership they would develop and nurture within the firm. A minimum of four senior partners are to be in a majority ownership role. Leadership is further supported by a group of minority or “junior” partners and associates.

1998

Leadership development is further defined with the Partners supported by a select group of Associates including Walt Diener, Margie Kayser, Gerry Katafiasz, George Meredith, Keith Sturton and Rolin York.

2002

Management Team Partners added: Darren Keil, Art Myerholtz, and Jeff Stringham. Jeff Feasby and Tom Gerken named Associates.

2003

The evolution process was first tested by the unfortunate death of Gary Driftmyer. On Mother’s Day 2003 Gary was involved in an automobile accident which claimed his life.

2004

True to the firms’ founding vision of continuity, Darren Keil was named to partnership in 2004 and Bob Kalb joined the Management Team. Dave Desjardins, Doug Hohman, Chris Lockett and Ken Rahman become Associates.

2006

Andy Juette named an Associate.

2007

Larry Juette acted on the cornerstone evolutionary principle when he stepped aside from his leadership and ownership roles.  His continued active involvement in the firm is greatly appreciated.

Steve Morris begins serving as President of JDRM Engineering.

Jeff Stringham named Senior Partner.

2008

Roger DeBelly and Steve Wheeler become Associates.

2009

Alison Staudinger named an Associate.

2011

Dave Desjardins, Ken Rahman and Roger DeBelly become Partners.

2012

Bob Kalb became the second person to transition from his ownership role in the firm and he remains an active, valued employee of JDRM Engineering.

2014

JDRM Engineering was saddened by the untimely loss of our partner Ken Rahman.

Alison Staudinger and Doug Hohman accepted ownership roles and became Partners. Steve Wheeler was named Department Manager to lead the Technology Group.  New associates were named: Chad Greiner, Andrew Mickens and Mike Thompson.

Steve Morris, P.E.; Darren Keil, P.E.; Jeff Stringham, P.E.; Dan Rosenberger

JDRM Engineering Senior Partners (December 2014)
Standing (L-R): Steve Morris, Darren Keil, Jeff Stringham. Seated: Dan Rosenberger

At the close of 2014, founding partner Dan Rosenberger retired per the evolutionary process. He is the first of the partners to pass on his ownership role and retire at the same time.

2015

Dave Desjardins and Roger DeBelly named Senior Partners.

2016

Three new Associates named:  Tom Rawlings, RCDD, ESS,  Matt Steffin and Matt Rasey, P.E.

2017

We salute Steve Morris — the “M” in JDRM — who stepped down from leadership and ownership roles at the end of 2016.  Throughout 2017 Steve will be completing ongoing projects while continuing to mentor the newly structured management team:

Roger DeBelly, P.E., RCDD – President
Darren Keil, P.E. – Vice President, Electrical
Doug Hohman, P.E., LEED AP BD+C – Vice President, Mechanical
Dave Desjardins, P.E., LEED AP – Secretary
Jeff Stringham – Treasurer
Alison Staudinger P.E., LEED AP BD+C – Partner
Art Myerholtz, P.E. – Partner

Click here for an overview of the 2017 JDRM Engineering Leadership Team

Our evolution will continue as we serve your mechanical, electrical and technology consulting engineering needs.