To preserve our traditions and ensure the continuity of our company into the future, it’s important to us that we share our vision.
Take a look at the values we uphold and commit to carrying forward as a company. We offer this insight as a look into our core beliefs so you can understand what to expect from us as we become an extension of your team.
Committed, Connected Relationships: Honest, constructive feedback. Challenge each other.
Embrace the Challenge: Own the challenge.
As a team, we can accomplish anything.
Offer Solutions, Not Barriers: Let’s make this work. Team collaboration.
Take Ownership: Complete my tasks. I got this.
Stephen J. Baisch was proud to have developed and patented two designs to assist in the pulp and paper industry; the Oscillating Shower Patent used on paper machines and the String Inserting Machine for reinforcing paper.
Stephen J. Baisch started his career with the Army and joined Thilmany Pulp and Paper in 1945 after being honorably discharged. He founded S.J. Baisch and Associates in 1958, knowing his knowledge and experience could provide more to the entire pulp and paper industry.
Steve’s principles became known as the “Baisch Tradition” and included a reputation for strong personal relationships, technical expertise and ethical business dealings which we continue to follow today.
S.J. Baisch and Associates quickly outgrew the original building. In 1965, the first of five additions began. The addition in 1965 nearly doubled the size of the original building.
Steve was correct that the pulp and paper industry would benefit from engineering expertise specific to them. The second and third additions to the building were completed, once again, more than doubling the space and adding a basement.
Baisch was proud to have been selected to be the engineer of record for the first triple-fourdrinier linerboard facility in the United States. Located in West Point, Virginia for Chesapeake Corporation. Baisch performed over 46,000 hours on this project.
In 1985, Steve Baisch sold S.J. Baisch and Associates to existing leaders within the company. Today, Baisch is owned by a handful of shareholders that work daily at the company.
As staff grew to approximately 100 team members, it was apparent more space was again needed. This time, the fourth and fifth additions created a second floor. In 30 years, Steve saw an incredible increase in business and Baisch team members.
Steve Baisch retired in 1990 to spend more time between his homes in Wisconsin and Florida.
Since technology is always changing, Baisch Engineering made the transition to AutoCAD in 1993. This provided the ability to produce more concise drawings, more quickly, thus providing a better service to our clients.
Steve Baisch was nominated and inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame, Inc.
To better encapsulate the change to the company with Steve Baisch retiring, the name of the company was changed from S.J. Baisch and Associates to Baisch Engineering, Inc.
To this day, one element of the service Baisch provides to our clients is secure project websites. These websites allow us to easily share information with clients and provides our clients with a way to easily search for information about the projects.
Cargill, Inc. and Louisiana Sugar Growers and Refiners, Inc. came together to construct and operate the largest single investment in America’s sugar cane industry in over 40 years. Basich Engineering was chosen as the engineering firm to complete master planning and site development including Unloading buildings, Process building, Dryer building, Conditioning Silos, Chemical Receiving, Cooling Tower/Evaporators, Conveyers and more.
Once again, technology has provided Baisch the opportunity to supply our clients with drawings in 3D. This capability elevated the accuracy of our projects and reduced time spent.
Baisch worked closely with our client to determine the site and develop the overall site layout of the plant. The complex included a pulp warehouse, a TAD tissue machine, a parent roll warehouse, a converting facility and a finished goods warehouse. During the project, Baisch provided procurement and expediting services and served as onsite construction liaisons.
Baisch performed full service detailed design for the expansion to Wausau Paper’s converting facility. This expansion included the installation of the first ATMOS machine in the world. All disciplines at Baisch were involved including process, structural, civil, HVAC, electrical, process control and logic development.
Baisch was hired by Von Drehle Corporation to develop a new layout and integration of a new tissue machine, parent roll warehouse and converting process for Von Drehle’s purchased idled pulp mill. Von Drehle pursued Valmet’s Advantage NTT technology. The installation was the first new NTT machine installed in the United States.
Baisch Engineering celebrates all events, big and small. Our 60th anniversary was celebrated by a team outing on the Fin ‘N Feather as well as a special logo used throughout the year.
In 2021, Baisch was excited to offer in-house scanning services. The purchase of a Trimble X7 3D Laser Scanning System allows us to provide scanning and 3D services to our clients.
The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce certified Baisch Engineering as a 2022 Gold-Level Employee Friendly Workplace. Gold-certified employers are community leaders in promoting work/life integration by making significant investments in employee-friendly policies and practices.
Zweig Group selects Baisch Engineering as one of the 2022’s Best Firms to Work For Awards at AEC firms in North America. Baisch was evaluated on culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, retention rates, professional development and more – from both management and staff perspective.
Todd is the President of Baisch, and has been with the company for 16 years. He is a registered Professional Engineer with 26 years of experience. His Project Management experience includes detailed studies, new plant installations, and major equipment rebuilds. Clients recognize Todd to be a highly skilled Project Manager who rely on his expertise to successfully lead and manage their complex and important projects. High school Sweethearts with his wife Jenni, they have two children together. They are avid travelers, having visited all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and Ireland. They enjoy storytelling and sharing memories of these experiences. On the weekends they enjoy grilling and barbequing with friends and family.
Dave has 37 years of experience in providing process engineering services, and has been with Baisch for 26 years. Dave oversees a multi-disciplined engineering team responsible for leading project management standards and systems throughout Baisch. Dave has expertise in all facets of Project Management for our general industrial clients, including overseeing funding approval through construction and commissioning of equipment; guiding equipment suppliers on proper integration; developing commissioning plans for construction checkout and startup; developing specification packages; and providing technical and commercial analysis for client purchases. Dave married his high school sweetheart, Denise, with whom he as two lovely daughters, both recently married and living in the Fox Valley area. They enjoy spending time together up north, fishing and hunting. Dave participates in the Baisch turkey, deer archery, and deer gun annual contest, occasionally winning the spring turkey and deer archery traveling trophies.
Brian has 33 years of experience with Baisch. In collaboration with a five-person technical team, Brian is responsible for leading Baisch’s technical efforts to consistently deliver the highest quality integration engineering services to the industry. He is responsible for the design and installation of industrial electrical power systems, supervising design efforts, project management, specifying electrical equipment, analyzing vendor proposals, and making recommendations for electrical equipment purchase. Brian and his wife Connie have five children. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, softball, and spending family time over barbeque with his grandkids.
Lee serves as Project Architect on a wide range of commercial and industrial projects, and has 32 years of experience at Baisch. He combines technology and innovation to achieve cost effective and efficient results. His professional services include project development from inception to completion, facility master planning, scope development, construction cost estimating, project scheduling, 3D visualization, material selection, preparation of construction documents and specifications, and construction administration. Lee and wife Lynn have been married 35 years, and have three children together. Away from the office, he enjoys a balance of family life and hobbies like archery, flying, music, home renovation and woodworking.
Phil has 14 years of experience at Baisch. As a process engineer, Phil directs the HVAC, mechanical and process portions of projects. His responsibilities include the HVAC and process ventilation system design for paper/tissue machine rooms, warehouses, pulpers, MCC/electrical rooms, and office spaces. Phil has been married to his wife Leah for 6 years. They attended the same high school and reconnected “up north” after college, where both of their families happen to have cottages on the same lake. They have been blessed with two daughters, who understandably takes up most of their time. They enjoy spending their free time with friends and family, and take many trips up to the cottage. Phil enjoys hunting, fishing, and volunteering with the local youth baseball organization.
Jeannine has 20 years of experience in the industry and has been with Baisch for 12 years. Her responsibilities include providing structural engineering support to lead structural engineers, analysis and designing of building structures and machine equipment support elements, supervising and assisting CAD technicians and designers in the preparation of construction documents, and working with Leadership to identify potential improvements to problem areas. Jeannine met her husband Brian on a set-up from her brother. They have two daughters, and adopted a Blue Tick Coonhound/Walker Coonhound mix puppy named Archer. She has a culinary arts degree she uses often at home, and is very proud of the diverse palates their daughters have for their ages. Jeannine is Troop Co-Leader and cookie mom for the local Brownies troop, and is the leader for her younger daughter’s Daisy troop. She enjoys knitting, garden development, woodworking, and furniture building.
Eric has 22 years of experience in manufacturing and has been with Baisch for 7 years. He has experience in a variety of operations leadership and process improvement roles, as well as manufacturing and control systems upgrades. His expertise also includes writing scope of work documents for equipment and cable installations, providing construction, equipment checkout, and startup assistance. Eric’s wife, Susan, and two children fill his free time with coaching various youth sports, swimming, boating, and other outdoor activities. They are active travelers, and have earned the nicknames “Chip and Joanna” for all of the house projects they undertake.
Ron has 23 years of engineering and project management experience serving primarily in the paper industry, 6 years of which have been at Baisch. He provides management services for projects from inception through installation, checkout and startup. He works closely with project owners, equipment vendors and contractors to develop detailed project scopes, equipment specifications, cost estimates, and project schedules. Ron, his wife Barb, and their 2 children enjoy spending time at their cottage in Door County when they are not travelling to a baseball, soccer, or hockey tournament.
Joel has 18 years of experience in the industry with 15 of those years at Baisch. He has a broad range of structural engineering experience, from industrial to bridge construction. Joel has designed personnel safety devices for various industries including pulp and paper, power generation, and food industries. Joel’s responsibilities include: providing structural engineering support to Lead Structural Engineers at Baisch; analysis and design of building structures and machine equipment support elements; field verification of existing conditions; 2D and 3D computer analysis of complex structures to ensure design code compliance; supervising CAD technicians and designers in the preparation of construction documents; and construction-related field administration activities. Joel and his wife Tricia have one son. Together they enjoy travelling to zoos as well as learning about exotic animals. Joel enjoys working on various woodworking projects around the house.
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