PORTAGE, WI – General Engineering Company would like to announce the addition of two staff members to our Portage office, Civil Engineering Technician, Ben Upward and Inspector, Mike Parrott.

Ben UpwardMr. Upward has found himself working in a number of different trades before finding his way to GEC. After working in the public sector for the engineering office of the City of Tacoma, Washington, Ben decided to pursue a position in the private sector. Ben recently completed his Associate of Applied Science Engineering Technician degree at Mid-State Technical College and has been with General Engineering Company since May. he has quickly proven to be a valuable asset with several projects.

Ben is a proud owner of the Green Bay Packers. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, working on his cabin and, in general, anything that requires him to be outdoors. Ben and his family currently reside in the Waunakee area.


Mike ParrottMike Parrott has been involved in a range of specialties within the construction industry all his life. He has a broad experience base in which to apply his knowledge to his new role at GEC. Most recently, Mike has been employed as the manager for a construction company for over seven years before becoming part of the General Engineering Company family.

Mr. Parrott will lend his expertise to the Structural Inspection and Design division of GEC. Mike will be assisting in an array of inspections from structural, foundation, insulation and ventilation, roof and siding to FHA, HUD and property maintenance. In addition, Mike will also be supporting the structural and building design divisions on various projects.

Mike enjoys spending time at his family farm, hunting, and collecting unique items that range from art to furniture. Mike currently resides in Portage.