R.A. Smith National, Inc. expands structural services division

Brookfield, Wis. — R.A. Smith National, Inc., a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm, expanded its structural services division. On Friday, August 22, R.A. Smith National, Inc. purchased selected assets of the structural engineering practice of Arnold & O’Sheridan (A&O), Inc. from a secured lender.

R.A. Smith National has expanded its structural services to include structural design of facilities and parking structures in health care, higher education, justice and security, corporate, commercial and civic markets. These services will complement the firm’s existing capabilities in public infrastructure (bridges, wastewater treatment facilities, retaining walls and other), as well as structural health monitoring.

Front row (left to right): Rick McElvain, Joe Diekfuss, Eric Moore, John Burgan, Carl Samppala, Melissa Hanson

Back row (left to right): Scott Ginal, Steve Roloff, Jeff Derra, Andrew Brauer, Bob Ray, Matthew Olson, David Boldt


As a result of this transaction, the firm has hired the 11 individuals from A&O’s structural group, bringing the division total to 13. R.A. Smith National’s structural manager, Scott Ginal, P.E., S.E., has been promoted to director of structural services.

Established in 1964, Arnold & O’Sheridan, Inc. operated as a multidiscipline, consulting engineering firm that served the public and private sectors. Some of their project experience includes Wheaton Franciscan Ambulatory Care Center and Hospital, St. John’s on the Lake; Microbial Sciences Building, University of Wisconsin Madison; Camp Randall; Third Ward Parking Ramp; Elkhart County Justice Complex; and others.


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