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M Squared Engineering, LLC Celebrates 14 Years in Business

M Squared Engineering

September 2017 – Cedarburg, WI – M Squared Engineering, LLC (M²), a civil engineering firm located in Cedarburg, marked its 14th year in business on Sunday, September 10th. “From the beginning, our company has been founded on the basis of providing the highest quality of service to our clients,” said M² President, Minal Hahm, “We have continually done this by making sure each and every client and project is our highest priority.” As a full-service civil engineering firm, M² provides services to both the public and private sectors.

Some recent milestones the company has had over the past year include:

  • In Illinois, the M² office recently relocated out of Chicagoland and into Chicago proper at 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1410, Chicago, IL 60606. M² has had a second office location in Illinois since 2006.
  • The Cedarburg, WI location expanded its construction team to include Suraj Kumar. Suraj is a recent graduate of Michigan Technological University in Houghton, MI, where he received his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Construction Management. He is training under the supervision of Peggy Stucky, EIT, who has 18 years of experience in Construction Management.
  • The Construction Management team is currently overseeing the construction on CTH. D (Main Street) Beech St.- CTH. LL Project in Belgium, WI. In addition, Eric Sattler is leading the M² effort by assisting the Illinois Tollway on the Elgin-O’Hare Expressway Western Access construction.

M Squared Engineering, LLC Featured in Cedarburg Bridge Magazine

Matt and Minal Hahm M Squared Engineering Ozaukee County

June 2017 – Cedarburg, WI Minal and Matt Hahm, along with their children, are featured on the June issue of the Cedarburg Bridge Magazine produced by Best Version Media. The Feature article on the Hahm family is entitled “The Hahms: Entrepreneurs with Heart.” In the article, Minal speaks of the challenges she faced when moving to the U.S. at the age of 10. Minal also talks about how both she and Matt found their careers in civil engineering, and life with their family in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The Hahm Family is honored to be spotlighted in the June issue of the local publication.



Cedarburg office welcomes Suraj Prasanna Kumar, Construction Engineer

Suraj Prasanna Kumar, Construction Engineer for M Squared Engineering, LLC.

MAY 2017 – Cedarburg, WI M Squared Engineering is pleased to welcome Suraj Prasanna Kumar to the company as a construction engineer. Suraj earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University in India. He is a recent graduate from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, where he received his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Construction Management. Suraj has experience working with the Village of Howard for the construction of utilities and roadway on development projects in Brown County. M Squared Engineering is excited to have him as the newest member of the team. Suraj will be located out of the Cedarburg office.



Elevating The Career of Other Women

By Colleen Jurkiewicz- News Graphic CorrespondentCedarburg's Hahm Earned Wisconsin Minority Business Award. News Article in the News Graphic on April 27, 2017. 

April 27, 2017 Cedarburg– Minal Hahm believes in the ripple effect. She even incorporated the concept into the logo of her civil engineering firm, M Squared Engineering. That image symbolizes her philosophy both in business and in life- one job done well can lead to a full portfolio, one satisfied client can become dozens more and one woman’s successful career can elevate the ambitions of all others who work with or for her. To read more of the News Graphic article, click on the picture.



Cedarburg Business Owner Accepts Prestigious State Award for Exceptional Work

April 20, 2017 Cedarburg– A challenge has never been something Minal Hahm feared. Instead, the co-founder of M Squared Engineering in Cedarburg has a fearless approach to hurdles, and sees challenges as opportunities for success….. Read more of the OzaukeeNOW article here.

M Squared President Received Outstanding Minority Business Award

M Squared Engineering Minal Hahm Wisconsin Minority Business award

Minal Hahm, President of M Squared Engineering, received the Wisconsin Minority Business award presented by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in December 2016 at the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development.

WISCONSIN – M Squared Engineering (M²) has been named the winner of the Wisconsin Minority Business award at Marketplace 2016 – the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development. M² President Minal Hahm accepted the award, which was presented by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in December. The award recognizes businesses in the state that have displayed excellence in customer relations, employment, management, sales and product. M² is one of seven businesses in the state to receive top honors highlighting achievements made by businesses owned by minorities, women and service-disabled veterans.

M², which has offices in Wisconsin and Illinois, provides civil engineering services to public and private sectors including water resource management, land surveying, site design, transportation engineering, construction engineering, municipal engineering and rail design/construction. “We were pleasantly surprised to hear that we had been nominated by WisDOT,” Hahm said. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the Governor’s office as a viable and self-sustaining business. Our industry is in an economic slump with infrastructure funding – this makes it difficult to sustain our workload.  We have made strategic modifications that have enabled us to keep our employees busy.” The firm is a small, woman-owned and minority certified engineering company with the Small Business Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Tollway Authority, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Dane County and the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. M² is the only civilian firm trained and qualified to perform rail inspections for the U.S. Army and is now pursuing further rail inspection opportunities nationwide.

Hahm, who is the co-founder of the full-service civil engineering firm in 2003, is the treasurer, past-chair and conference committee chair for the Wisconsin Association for Floodplain, Stormwater, and Costal Management. Hahm also serves as the treasurer for the Cedarburg Friends of Parks and Recreation. M² encourages their employees to continuously give back to the community. As a company, they have donated their services to their community in forms of employee volunteer time as well as design and field work.


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