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About

The Design Group Inc.

Our company was formed in May of 2001 by Otto W. Maki and Kimberly D. (Pollary) Maki, and given the name of “The Design Group” with the philosophy of combining all of the talents of our team members to form an experienced group of engineers and designers. Each member would bring their own area of expertise to the table. By creating diversity within our team and our services, we are better able to serve our clients needs.

The Design Group, Inc. provides Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Design Services. We are a highly skilled and experienced team of responsible people that are available to promptly meet your schedule with careful attention to detail.

Our team is always looking for unique projects on which to apply our innovative and creative engineering and design talents. The Design Group, Inc. provides a wide range of mechanical / electrical engineering and design services to its clients.

Mechanical
Engineering

Services:

  • Commercial buildings HVAC
  • Plumbing and fire protection engineering
  • Specialized mechanical systems used in industrial applications
  • Mechanical Design
  • Cost Estimating & Analysis
  • Maintenance & Operations Analysis
  • Bidding / Negotiations
  • Construction Documents & Administration
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems
  • Building Plumbing Systems
  • On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems

Electrical
Engineering

Services:

  • Systems Analysis
  • Electrical Systems Renovation and Design Lighting Systems Renovation and Design
  • Power Distribution
  • Building Systems Evaluation
  • Security Systems Planning
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems
  • Computer Power Distribution Systems
  • Lightning Protection and Grounding

Designers and
Engineers

At the Design Group

Engineers and Designers at The Design Group work closely with the client to determine the best system for their needs. Energy efficiency plays a major role in decisions, providing the client with the best long-term solution for their needs. We work on full-service projects and also provide specialized engineering services and with our licensed Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, we are ready for any project.

Our Team

Otto Maki, Principal, P.E.

Mechanical / Electrical Engineer

Registration:
Licensed Professional Engineer – Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska & Iowa

Education:
B.S. Mechanical Engineering,
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 1990

Experience:
Mr. Maki has twenty-eight years of experience in the design of mechanical and electrical systems, from project inception through completion. His experience includes responsibility for mechanical & electrical design through construction administration phases for mechanical & electrical systems (i.e.; HVAC Systems, Building Plumbing Systems; Control Systems; Well and Pumping Systems; Power Distribution; Lighting Layout & Design) in both new and remodeled buildings. These types of buildings include schools, tourist facilities, offices, medical facilities, hospitality and other commercial buildings. His work has included project management with supervisory responsibility, cost estimating and analysis, and mechanical operations and maintenance analysis.

Memberships:
ASHRAE; and NFPA. (National Fire Protection Association)

Responsibilities:
Mechanical Design
Cost Estimating & Analysis
Maintenance & Operations Analysis
Bidding / Negotiations
Programming
Construction Documents & Administration
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems
Building Plumbing Systems
Well and Pumping Systems
Building Electrical Service Distribution
Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Systems
Alarm and Signal Systems
Energy Efficiency
Security Systems
Communication Systems

Previous Responsibilities:
The Design Group, Inc. – Owner/ Partner 2001 to Present
ARI, P.E. – 1998 – 2001
Barr Engineering, P.E. – 1997-1998
Krech & Ojard Engr, P.E. 1996-1997
Barr Engineering, P.E., 1996
ARI, P.E. 1990-1996

Kimberly Maki, Principal

Project Coordinator / Mechanical & Electrical Designer

Education:
Bachelor of Science – Industrial Studies & Graphic Communications
Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN 1996
Associate of Arts
Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN 1994

Experience:
Kimberly is a graduate of Moorhead State University with a B.S. Degree in Industrial Studies & Graphic Communications. She previously worked for a local architectural firm before starting The Design Group, Inc. in 2001.

Kimberly’s qualifications encompass mechanical & electrical design for commercial, public and private projects. This work consists of design for new buildings and remodeling projects, including schools, offices, institutional facilities, hospitality and medical facilities. She is also responsible for office administration, new client development, preliminary site investigation and interdisciplinary project coordination.

Responsibilities:
Project Coordination
Electrical Design (Power, Lighting Design, Energy Efficiency)
Mechanical Design
Public Information
Marketing
Project Promotion
Presentation Design

Previous Responsibilities:
The Design Group, Inc., Owner/Partener 2001 to Present
Architectural Resources, Inc., Director of Marketing, 1997 to 2001
Mid-Web Design, Art Director/Web Author, 1999 to 2001
W.A. Fisher Advertising & Printing, Graphic Artist and Web Designer, 1997 to 1999
Black Magic Racing, Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator, 1996 – 1997

Terri Jansen

Mechanical Designer

Education:
Mesabi Range Community College, Virginia, MN

Experience:
Terri’s qualifications encompass mechanical & electrical design systems for commercial, public and private projects. Terri has been a designer with the Design Group since 2005. Her work consists of plumbing design, HVAC Design as well as power and lighting for new buildings and remodeling projects, including schools, offices, institutional facilities, hospitality and medical facilities.

Responsibilities:
Mechanical Design
Maintenance & Operations Analysis
Bidding
Construction Documents & Administration
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems
Building Plumbing Systems
Well and Pumping Systems
Building Electrical Service Distribution
Indoor/Outdoor Lighting Systems
Energy Efficiency

Previous Responsibilities:
The Design Group, Inc. – 2005 to Present
Electric Power Door, Hibbing, MN
Fairview University Medical Center, Hibbing, MN

Andrea Sever

Plumbing Designer

Education:
Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN

Experience:
Andrea’s qualifications encompass plumbing design systems for commercial, public and private projects. Andrea has been a designer with the Design Group since 2012. Her work consists of plumbing design for new buildings and remodeling projects, including schools, offices, institutional facilities, hospitality and medical facilities.

Responsibilities:
Mechanical Design
Building Plumbing Systems
Well and Pumping Systems

Previous Responsibilities:
The Design Group, Inc. – 2012 to Present
Fairview University Medical Center, Hibbing, MN -1992 to 2012

Industries We Serve

Banks
Offices & Municipal
Restaurants
Hospitality
Churches
Clinic/Hospital
Veterinary Clinic
HRAa’s
(House & Redevelopment Authorities)
Schools
Commercial Facilities
Apartments
Maintenance Facilities
Military
DNR & Forestry
Universities & College
High Performance Buildings

Call Us for Examples of Past Work

218.262.1959

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