ABOUT US

Heritage

The HMG Group of engineers was established in Carlyle, Illinois in 1966 by Dale Henry, Harold Meisenheimer, and Robert Gende. Their objective was to provide multi-disciplined engineering expertise for a variety of municipal state, federal and private clients. They partnered with Joe Rezek to start RHMG Engineers, Inc. in Libertyville, Illinois in 1970 and the companies remain affiliated.

Leadership

HMG principals are involved in day-to-day leadership, project quality control and hands-on project management. They are:

Bradley G. Hummert, P.E., S.E.

President/CEO and Chief Structural Engineer

Brad manages all aspects of structural evaluation and designs related to transportation and infrastructure projects ranging in scale from major interstate highway structures to timber bridges. A graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, he is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa; and Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois.

Brian R. Buchheit, P.E., BCEE

Secretary-Treasurer/COO and Chief Environmental Engineer

Brian serves as managing agent for professional engineering and the company’s chief operating officer. Brian has extensive experience in water and wastewater facilities planning, water quality modeling, hydraulic modeling, process design, rate studies, and project management from concept to facilities startup. Brian has a B.S. in General Engineering from the University of Illinois and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri. And, he has received specialty certification as a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) in water supply and wastewater engineering by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

Scott A. Rakers, P.E.

Executive Vice President and Chief Transportation Engineer

Scott’s transportation experience includes the total highway design process, from design reports through construction period services. He leads the project financing effort, staying abreast of Federal and State grant and loan programs. He also leads projects in parks and recreation, stormwater management and railroad-roadway grade separations. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, he is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois.

Douglas J. Ratermann, P.E., P.L.S.

Vice President and Director of Surveying/GIS

Doug is head of surveys, GIS and mapping operations. He also provides expertise in streets, drainage and parks/recreation projects. Both a Licensed Professional Engineer and Licensed Land Surveyor in Illinois, Doug is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

John A. Wieter, P.E.

Vice President and Director of Water Supply & Wastewater

John leads the projects in the analysis, planning and design of water and wastewater facilities. John has a B.S in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois & Missouri.

Corporate Office

9360 Holy Cross Lane

Breese, IL 62230

Metropolis Regional Office

504A Market Street

Metropolis, IL 62960

Troy Regional Office

409 Edwardsville Road, Suite A

Troy, IL 62294

Murphysboro Regional Office

1032 North 6th Street

Murphysboro, IL 62966

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