We are celebrating 80 years! We are pleased with the success we've had throughout the years and thrilled for what is yet to come. We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you for trusting us to partner with you as your consulting engineering and land surveying advisors.
Meet our founding father, Kenneth Miles Clark Sr! He worked out of his home with his wife on small consulting projects. After a few months, the workload was large enough to move his business out of his home. And the journey of Clark Engineering begins!
Kenneth Clark moves his business out of his home at 3649 16th Ave. S. He is now listed as a consulting engineer and moves into the Andrus Building at 512 Nicollet Ave on the tenth floor, Suite 1012, Minneapolis, MN, 1938.
Kenneth Clark moves out of the Andrus Building to 550 Midland Bank Building.
World War II
On October 1, 1941, Clark leaves and enlists to support the war. He will serve for the next four years in the navy as a captain.
Clark and former Mayor Marvin H. Kline start Kline and Clark. It appears that they are working out of Clark’s home at 5220 Drew Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 1946.
By 1950, Kline and Clark Engineering Consultants are listed in the Sexton Building at 529 S. Seventh St. on the 5th floor, Suite 520, Minneapolis, MN.
Clark severs ties from Marvin Kline and changes the business name from Kline and Clark to K.M. Clark Engineering Company. In June 1956, K.M. Clark Engineering Company moves from the Sexton Building to 2815 Wayzata Blvd.,
Minneapolis, MN, 1956.
Clark, working with Patch & Erickson, engineers a few of the first Target Stores including Roseville, Fridley, and St. Louis Park stores.
Frank Frankosky is named President after Kenneth Clark dies of pancreatic cancer.
First Post Tension Concrete Building
Project 10 - K.M. Clark Engineering Company engineers one of the first post tension concrete buildings in Minnesota. This project is a combination building which is half parking ramp and half district heating building.
The company’s legal name is changed from K.M. Clark Engineering Company to Clark Engineering Company.
Clark Engineering Company now begins to offer the additional service of land surveying.
Clark engineers the Kare 11 studio and building.
The desire for expansion into South Dakota leads to the addition of an Aberdeen, South Dakota office in June 1972. The first office is at 418 S. 2nd St.
CEC surveys the grounds for the MN Zoo. CEC provided a 300 acre topographic survey, as well as designed the storm sewer and water system. The project started in 1972 and was completed in 1978 at a cost of $42,000,000.
CEC engineers the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio. This coliseum seats 16,000 people and costs $12,500,000. It was completed in 1975.
CEC engineers Bachman’s retail facility on Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis, 1977.
CEC engineers the M.A. Mortenson Building.
CEC engineers the Twin Cities Federal Building (TCF), a 12 story tower built over a five story parking ramp. Total cost is $10,000,000 and it is completed in 1980.
Frank Frankosky retires and Pandeli M. Cici becomes president.
George A. Hormel Plant
CEC engineers George A. Hormel Plant in Austin, Minnesota. This 1,000,000 sq. ft. facility is engineered in six months and is completed in the summer of 1982.
Pandeli M. Cici retires and Charles Hansen becomes president.
CEC changes logo and company name and becomes a domestic corporation on November 26, 1990
Clark engineers the Stillwater Area High School. This is one of the first schools that features a horseshoe shaped design. Completed summer 1993.
Clark Engineers the new rainbow bridge while retaining the arch form of the historical original built in 1917.
Clark adds another office in Sioux Falls, SD at 1410 W. Russell St., Sioux Falls, SD in November, 1996.
Clark designs the new 238,000 square foot high school to accommodate the enrollment increases.
Chuck Hansen retires and Larry McMurtry becomes president.
The City of Groton, SD, desired a new pool. Clark Engineering executes the coordination, utility design, site design, construction engineering, and testing services for the new pool. The pool features a new lap pool, zero-depth entry pool, small-scale water features for kids, and a 130-foot water slide.
The A/E team designed a three-story, post-tensioned concrete structure with two separate wings, a main connecting rotunda and underground parking that fit nicely on to the site and met necessary building and health code requirements.
Cory Casperson is named President after Larry retires.
Lincoln County Airport
Clark works on the redesign of Lincoln County Airport in Tea, South Dakota.
Clark is a primary emergency responder at the Metrodome roof collapse, providing services including laser scanning, structural engineering, surveying ,and more.
Clark adds the Resource, Recovery, & Renewable Energy (3RE) department. The 3RE department focuses on converting liabilities into assets. They assist in finding solutions for a variety of environmental and health issues.
Clark creates a innovative, state-of-the art technology, the LeachBuster® that can treat a wide range of waste streams with high solids (up to 50 percent) without the need for prefiltration or staging.
Clark engineers the Alexandria High School and receives two awards:
Finance & Commerce Top Projects of 2014
2016 American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota Engineering Excellence Honor Award
Elm River Intake
Clark is hired to resolve issues with the water intake structure in Aberdeen, SD. Clark is awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers, South Dakota Eastern Branch, 2016 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.
Clark helps South Dakota Clients secure grant funding. Clark is awarded the Preliminary Engineering Bridge Improvement Grants (BIG). The grant amount totals $1 million.
Clark Engineering wins the following awards:
Engineering News-Record 2016 Regional Best Project, Midwest Region – Water/Environment Category
Finance & Commerce Top Project of 2015
American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota, 2016 Engineering Excellence Grand Award
American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota, 2016 Engineering Excellence Grand Conceptor Award
The Pierre, SD office opens!