We see farther

What are we all about?

We’re engineers (civil, environmental, geotechnical, structural), surveyors, and laboratory technicians.

We help our clients see farther, because we care about our communities and our environment and about you. We’re in this together. We think it is important to do what’s best in the long-run and we think it pays off to plan ahead.

At P&N, our work is in the details. We take the time to get it right the first time – alerting you to stumbling blocks that could derail your project. We believe roads, buildings, and systems work the best and last the longest when we see the big picture and have the same person oversee a project from start to finish. We keep our promises and our budgets – a good relationship with you is worth it.

That’s been our foundation for 45 years. We’re honored to walk beside you and thrilled when you give us an opportunity to make a positive difference in your world.

  • I’ve been working with P&N for more than 20 years now and I have been impressed that they are always willing to do what needs to be done—they are right there in the trenches with us. They are very professional. They do everything by the book, but they listen to suggestions and are able to see the practical view point. Even if we have differing view points, we always come to a common solution and have never argued about anything.

    Kevin Vink Mortgage Consultant Raustin Mortgage
  • P&N is very receptive to customer input. I have been extremely pleased with their dedication and timeliness. They have made my position much easier to relation to ongoing projects and long-term goals. They are always there to find answers to any question I may have, no matter how trivial. Their timeliness in getting answers has been impeccable.

    Peter Kelly Former Manager Oceana County Airport
  • Throughout all of the projects P&N has completed for us, their staff has shown a high level of character and professional competence. They work cooperatively with our staff and are able to communicate a technical issue in a way that a non-engineer can understand. Their record for staying on budget and on time is exceptional P&N provides a high level of technical expertise to each and every assignment.

    Thomas Ecklund, PE Facilities Director Kent County Department of Aeronautics
  • Would I recommend Prein&Newhof? Without a doubt. They take their work seriously, and they take a personal interest in the project. Getting it done right was as important to them as it was to the airport and the community.

    Marty Piette Manager Muskegon County Airport
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Learning from Failure: 12 Things to Do When a Pipe Breaks in Your System

By Jim Hegarty, PE I have been called in to look at a fair number of pipe failures over the course of my engineering career. One thing I notice is in the rush to fix the failure, there is often little focus on figuring out why the failure occurred. It is easy to miss clues […]

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What do environmental engineers do?

by P&N Environmental Engineer Barbara Marczak, PE I hear this question often. What is an environmental engineer? What does one do? What does a typical day look like? Environmental engineering focuses on cleaning water and air, and protecting habitat and ecosystems. At Prein&Newhof, our environmental engineers design water and wastewater treatment systems, wells and intakes […]

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Morley bridge project improves creek habitat, stops erosion

By Jim Hegarty, PE It’s been five years since P&N designed a new culvert on Two Mile Road where it crosses over Big Creek in the Village of Morley. I stopped by recently to see how some of its design features are working. Morley was delighted with the project because they received a grant from […]

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Grand River project is a game-changer for Grand Rapids

By Jim Hegarty Last Friday, I got updates on the massive Grand River restoration project in Grand Rapids at two events. At the first event, sponsored by the Lower Grand River Organization of Watersheds (LGROW), I saw a graphic of the project, which proposes to restore the Grand River’s 18-ft drop as it winds its […]

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