About Us

Clients choose us for our level of
quality, commitment, and expertise

About Us

Clients choose us for our level of quality, commitment, and expertise

About Our Firm

We offer a distinct competitive advantage to our clients – our team of experienced and collaborative Professional Engineers. We are maximizing performance levels by constructing and optimizing your building and infrastructure systems while maintaining a focus on quality.

Our team offers licensed Professional Engineers with extensive design backgrounds working in commercial single and multi-story construction, civil design, heavy industry/manufacturing facilities, hospitality, educational, and religious institutions.

We ensure the successful completion of projects under demanding timeline requirements while maintaining the highest standards of structural engineering design.

Do you have an existing structure and need it load-rated for compliance or in preparation for an upgrade? FEC provides load ratings of building roofs and floors, storage rack systems, fall-arrest framing systems, industrial platforms, mezzanines, crane runways, hoist frames, and just about anything else that carries load. FEC can provide PE-stamped reporting for your compliance needs, as well as load rating labels to assist your staff.

Do you need an asset survey and condition inspection in preparation for an upcoming decision on capital expenses? FEC provides detailed surveying and reporting on the condition of your facility with recommendations on expected remaining service life, maintenance approaches, and identification of problem areas.

We are first and foremost structural engineers, but given our experience working with a wide variety of clientele in disparate sectors around the world, we’ve learned that sometimes the answer to your challenges isn’t a structural engineered one. And we promise to tell you if that’s the case. We’ve advised clients on how to adjust their activities to avoid needing to invest heavily in new or retrofitted facilities, how to reduce their risk with low-cost options that don’t involve major changes to infrastructure, and how to best approach business development opportunities in the competitive industries of design, fabrication, and construction. We also contribute to standards development in our industry to help ensure safe and efficient design and construction processes for the long-term.

Whatever design or modeling services you need, FEC can provide you with the support you need. FEC serves as the Engineer of Record (EOR), delegated design engineer, or the review engineer for design projects in the commercial, industrial, multi-residential, educational, medical, and data sectors. FEC supplies engineered sealed plans, 3D models for conflict avoidance, and engineered calculations where required. FEC designs buildings and industrial facilities with various construction methods and materials, including but not limited to hot-rolled steel, cold-formed steel, concrete, masonry, pultruded FRP, open-web steel joists, aluminum, and timber.

We provide analysis and equipment inspection of material handling systems for manufacturers and distributers. Our experienced engineers can handle any job large or small from concept to finished product.

Do you have a construction or retrofit project with such tight deadlines that you need early foundation releases, a design-build approach, or alternative designs to consider for faster fabrication and installation speed? FEC has worked with clients in mission critical sectors to provide schematic, approval, and construction drawings in short order to keep you off the critical path of the project.

Do you need to prove that something already constructed or in its beta-version meets your needs? FEC carries out experimental proof testing and reporting on materials, structural systems, and industrial lift products to ensure that the client knows exactly how well their asset performs. We’ve applied our own creative approaches as well as followed the standards of 24 CFR § 3280.401, IBC 1708, ASTM C39/C39M, ASTM C42/C42M, ASTM C67/C67M, ASTM C109/C109M, ASTM C1314, ASTM E72, ACI 214.4R-10, and AISC 360 to test various systems. FEC then composes technical reports detailing performance metrics such as strength, deformation capacity, the ductility capacity of identified failure modes, and recommendations for use and/or enhancement of structural components in practice.

Would your project benefit from specialized materials design for cost, installation speed, robustness, corrosion resistance, or constructability? Frost Engineering is one of the few firms in our region that designs and produces engineer-of-record (EOR) and shop drawings for delegated design services of cold-formed steel, helical piles, and pultruded fiber reinforced polymer (FRP). Cold-formed steel can be used as exterior cladding, infill, and even load-bearing roof, floor, and wall framing. Helical piers provide quick and reliable foundations for buildings on poor soils as well as slopes or instances with large uplift loads. We are also one of the only structural design firms in the world that designs projects with pultruded FRP. Due to its non-corrosive material properties, pultruded FRP framing solutions may be ideal for infrastructure exposed to harsh outdoor environmental conditions (e.g., salts from sea spray or from roadway de-icing treatments) or from caustic industrial conditions (e.g., chlorine manufacturing). Due to its light-weight and domestic production, pultruded FRP framing can be manufactured, fabricated, delivered, and installed in rapid fashion compared to heavier traditional infrastructure materials, making it ideal in mission-critical construction projects. To help meet our client’s needs, we’ve even pursued experimental testing of novel FRP framing connections.

Whether you are preparing for or responding to an OSHA audit, or are carrying out an internal holistic risk management assessment of your assets and activities, FEC can assist with identifying the critical components and steps toward best value risk reductions, composing an independent safety plan, and carrying out life cycle assessments for investment decisions.

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Office Location
Mishawaka, Indiana
Established in
2005
Personnel Count
12
Structural Engineers
10
Technical Support
2
Staying Equipped With the

Best Technology

We use the most advanced software technology and we are equipped with experience. We use the latest tools available in the industry to reach our highest potential and to provide clients with successful projects.

We use the latest software to ensure the highest quality product:

  • Visual Analysis
  • RAM Structural System
  • RAM Elements
  • Hilti Profis Anchor
  • PTC MathCAD Prime
  • SteelSmart
  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • In-House Proprietary Tools

Professionally Licensed

We maintain active Professional Engineer (PE) or Structural Engineer (SE) licenses in several states across the country. We also maintain active NCEES records for rapid comity in other states and embrace expansion wherever our clients wish to work, including internationally.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
Staying Equipped With the

Best Technology

We use the most advanced software technology and we are equipped with experience. We use the latest tools available in the industry to reach our highest potential and to provide clients with successful projects.

We use the latest software to ensure the highest quality product:

  • Visual Analysis
  • RAM Structural System
  • RAM Elements
  • Hilti Profis Anchor
  • PTC MathCAD Prime
  • SteelSmart
  • Revit
  • AutoCAD
  • In-House Proprietary Tools

Professionally Licensed

We maintain active Professional Engineer (PE) or Structural Engineer (SE) licenses in several states across the country. We also maintain active NCEES records for rapid comity in other states and embrace expansion wherever our clients wish to work, including internationally.
  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia

Our Focus is You!

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We focus on long term client relationships by providing inspiring, innovative and sustainable solutions to complex challenges.

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We stamp and approve construction documents.

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We provide solutions to problematic design concepts and innovations to make clients’ visions a reality.

Our Team

Jerry Frost, PE, MS, MBA
Jerry Frost, PE, MS, MBAPresident
Troy Madlem, PE, MLSE
Troy Madlem, PE, MLSEVice President
Jacob Althouse, PE
Jacob Althouse, PEProject Engineer
Matthew Chelberg, EI
Matthew Chelberg, EIProject Engineer
Rich Estes, EI
Rich Estes, EIProject Engineer
Tyler Madlem
Tyler MadlemDesigner
Edgar Moreno, EI
Edgar Moreno, EIProject Engineer
Annie O'Donnell
Annie O'DonnellAccountant
Anita Selesky
Anita SeleskyBusiness Development & Marketing Coordinator
Jay Thomas, EI
Jay Thomas, EIProject Engineer
Kevin Walsh, PhD, PE
Kevin Walsh, PhD, PESenior Structural Engineer
Jacob Yoder, PE
Jacob Yoder, PESenior Structural Engineer
We Are A Team

You Can Rely On!