General Engineering Company is honored to be celebrating our 110th anniversary this year.  

Since 1912, GEC has been providing civil and municipal consulting services to clients in Wisconsin and surrounding states.  While we’ve seen a lot of change in the past 110 years, we are as committed as ever to providing our clients with sound, technical, and forward-thinking engineering solutions.

A consulting firm, started by H.V. Tennent, began with overseeing water supply projects, bridge construction, and mapping projects in Portage. After withstanding the Great Depression, GEC started partnering with governmental agencies on various projects and by the 1950’s, the firm was involved with clients in over 100 municipalities in South Central Wisconsin.

GEC’s technology today would seem space age in 1912 when drafting pencils, slide rules and compasses were the go-to tools. With the addition of drone technology services, we have opened a way to get topographical data quickly and more efficiently without compromising accuracy. Our Building Inspection department has recently developed an online permit process along with virtual/video inspection, that provides citizens and contractors an effective and seamless way to work with GEC and their municipalities in obtaining building permits.

Current GEC President Brad Boettcher stressed, “a common factor in GEC’s success of the last century plus is putting our clients’ needs first and fostering long-term relationships with our clients, municipalities and consulting partners. We are excited and humbled at the opportunity to continue to foster those relationships for many more years to come.”

Today, along with Civil and Municipal services, GEC has expanded to over 80 employees and offers a full menu of consulting and inspection services. Structural Design, Environmental Services, Land Surveying, Building Inspection, Grants & Funding Services, Zoning Administration, and Cross Connection Control.

To learn more about General Engineering Company’s extensive history, please go to our History Page.