Company Profile

RISE was formed in 1998 providing Structural Engineering, Forensic and Light-Gage design services for projects of all sizes across the country. Our team is committed to excellent communication, coordination and meeting project deadlines. We utilize the most advanced structural analysis programs as well as BIM and CAD software programs.

State Licenses

We’re licensed in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Maryland, Missouri, Arkansas, and North Carolina.

Structural Engineering

We provide structural engineering drawings for agricultural, commercial and residential projects of all shapes and sizes across the country.

Structural Plan Review

We provide structural plan review services for building departments in municipalities that don’t have in-house structural engineers.

Forensic Engineering

We provide investigative engineering for property owners and insurance companies related to cause and extent of damage from weather events and construction defects.

Light-Gage Design

We provide design of cold-formed steel stud systems for framing contractors including exterior curtain walls, load bearing stud walls and exterior soffit framing systems.

Our Team

President

Justin Christensen, P.E.

Principal Engineering
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  • 2005 BS from Marquette University in Civil Engineering with structural emphasis
  • 2005 – 2011 – Structural Engineer, JP-SE Des Moines, IA
  • 2011 – Present – RISE Structural Associates Partner – President

VicePresident

Kim Swoboda

Principal Production
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  • 1976 – Assoc. degree from Lake Area Technical Institute
  • 1976 – 1999 – TSP Architects & Engineers – Structural Draftsman/CAD Manager
  • 1999 – 2011 – RISE Structural Engineering – Associate – CAD Manager
  • 2011 – Present – RISE Structural Associates – Partner – Vice President

Chris Hamilton, PE

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  • 2014 – BS from South Dakota State University in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 2014 – BS in Construction Management
  • 2008 – 2011 – Daktronics: Mechanical Design Student
  • 2011 – 2012 – Daktronics: Mechanical Systems Engineering Student
  • 2012 – 2015 – Daktronics: Structural Engineering Student
  • 2015 – Present – RISE Structural Associates

Jesse Munsterman, PE

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  • 2016 – BS form South Dakota State University in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Summer of 2015 – Internship with Ames Construction as an onsite supervisor/manager for a highway & bridge construction project in Stillwater MN
  • 2016 – Present – RISE Structural Associates

Nicholas Peterson, EIT

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  • 2019 – BS from South Dakota State University in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Summer 2017, Summer 2018 – Energy Panel Structures
  • 2019 – Present – RISE Structural Associates

Bill Koch, EIT

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  • 2019 – BS from South Dakota State University in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 2017 – 2019 – Daktronics: Structural Design
  • 2019 – Present – RISE Structural Associates

Chris Chaon, CAD Tech

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  • 2019 – AAS in Architectural Engineering Technology from Southeast Technical Institute
  • 2015 – 2018 – Assistant Manager – Lumber Liquidators
  • 2019 – Present – RISE Structural Associates

Let's Build Something

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
6909 S Lyncrest Place Suite 110, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
+1 (605) 743 - 2510

Fargo, North Dakota
520 Main Ave. Suite #701, Fargo, ND 58103
+1 (701) 318 - 1782

 

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