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The History Behind REI Engineering

  • 1972
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2011
  • Today
  • 1972

    1972
    Tom and Bette Nieuwenhuis start Northwest Petroleum Service of Wausau, a petroleum equipment service and factory distributor, and are eventually joined by two of their children, Jay and Jeny. NPS grows rapidly into the 1980's.
  • 1991

    1991
    Jay and Tom see a future in the environmental business and launch a sister company. Remedial Engineering, Inc. is established in response to increasing regulations calling for specialized site assessments in petroleum remediation zones. Jeny joins the environmental consulting firm on a part-time basis as she completes her college education.
  • 1992

    Tom Radenz, professional land surveyor, helps the company diversify and expand into land surveying and civil engineering.
  • 1993

    A new facility is constructed to merge REI and NPS into one convenient location at 4080 North 20th Avenue.
  • 2002

    REI is named the 2002 Small Business of the Year by the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce and is recognized as a top performing company in North Central Wisconsin for community involvement and support.
  • 2004

    The team grows tremendously, adding engineers, professional land surveyors, CADD technicians and other environmental professionals. To reflect the company's broader capabilities, the name Remedial Engineering is officially changed to REI Engineering, Inc., and a powerful acronym emerges: REI = Responsive. Efficient. Innovative. Jeny becomes president, Tom Radenz joins the ownership team, and a new addition is added to the REI facility.
  • 2011

    REI Celebrates 20 Years
  • Today

    Nearly 45 talented and dedicated professionals make up today's REI team. We continue to provide comprehensive, practical solutions focused on exceeding our clients' expectations.

Decades of Experience

As a well-established and diversified consulting company, REI Engineering exceeds client expectations by retaining the best talent in the industry. Team member and strategic recruitment is a priority for us. Nearly 80% of our team has been with us greater than five years. We reward performance and recognize loyalty, which helps us gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Not only do we highly value of our team members, moreover, our clients ask for them by name. Check out some of our statistics of our employees:

Professional Registrations and Certifications

  • Asbestos Inspectors
  • Certified Hydrogeologists
  • Environmental Specialists
  • OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Workers
  • Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Fund Act (PEFCA) Consultants
  • Professional Engineers
  • Professional Geologists
  • Professional Land Surveyors
  • Underground Storage Tank Site Assessors

Winning Careers Start Here

A common phrase at REI is, “we have a Super Bowl team!” To Tom Radenz, co-owner, this statement demonstrates the winning, competitive and team spirit that lives within our organization.

Winning Careers Start Here!

A common phrase at REI is, “we have a Super Bowl team!” To Tom Radenz, co-owner, this statement demonstrates the winning, competitive and team spirit that lives within our organization.

“In working with all the staff at REI on different projects I found them to very knowledgeable in their respective areas of expertise. This was very good, however, even better they are easy to work with and do that little bit extra that makes projects go as smoothly as possible. Last but certainly not least they are very nice people. I have been well pleased with their work.”

Merrill Area Development Corporation, JLS

“REI consistently provides solutions that are prepared to our client expectations; on time and within budget. Their staff understands the needs of our company and I would recommend REI to any organization.”

Daubert Law Firm, LLC

“REI consistently provides solutions that are prepared to our client expectations; on time and within budget. Their staff understands the needs of our company and I would recommend REI to any organization.”

Matthew Hattenhauer, MD

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