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It all started in the basement of his house in 1998. Steve launched CE Solutions based on his desire to start a different type of engineering firm centered on the principles of solid relationships, mutual respect, integrity and ethical practice. “I love being in a profession that makes a difference for people, and being in a position that helps creates opportunities for others,” Steve says.

Steve was encouraged to go into engineering after years of being encouraged by his great aunt, who noticed his interest in math and science, as well as his affinity for taking things apart, putting them back together, and creating structures with erector sets and building blocks. In college, he was inspired by the late John Hayes, a civil engineering professor who promoted the people-serving aspect of the profession. Steve has maintained this interest in servant leadership, finding fulfillment in helping improve quality of life, mentoring, and giving back to the industry and community.

A lifelong Chicago cubs fan and supporter of all Purdue sports, Steve enjoys spending time with family and friends, golf, and attending the theater. He also likes to travel, including to Sanibel Island, where he unwinds by reading business books.

Education
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, 1978
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Press & Awards
-  "Relationship 101" by Brandie Bohney, Carmel Business Leader, November 2009
-  "Large-Scale Concrete Reconstruction:  Solid Thinking," by C.C Sullivan and Barbara
    Horwitz-Bennett, Building Design + Construction, January 2011
-  "Engineering Ethics & Professionalism," Indianapolis Business Journal, 1990
-  2012 Indiana Section ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineer of the Year
-  2012 SMPS Indiana Member to Remember
-  U.S. Jaycees Outstanding Young Men of America
-  Theta Chi Fraternity Citation of Honor

Organizations
-  American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana
-  Council of American Structural Engineers
-  Indiana Structural Engineers Association
-  Indiana Qualifications-Based Selection Coalition
-  American Society of Civil Engineers
-  Indiana Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar Advisory Committee
-  Metropolitan Indianapolis Branch ASCE Structural Engineering Institute
-  American Concrete Institute
-  American Institute of Steel Construction
-  International Code Council
-  Society for Marketing Professional Services
-  Leadership Indianapolis

Board of Directors
-  ACE Mentor Program of Indiana
-  Indiana Construction Roundtable
-  Purdue University Civil Engineering Advisory Council
-  Christel House Academy