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, Arizona, Wyoming, Maryland, Missouri, Arkansas, and North Carolina.

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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, P.E.

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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, P.E.

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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

Bill Koch, P.E.
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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

Nathan Miller, EIT

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  • 2021 – BS from South Dakota State University in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 2020 – Present – RISE Structural Associates

Matt Warejcka, EIT

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  • 2019 – BS from South Dakota State University in Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • 2019 – 2020 – Sandman Structural Engineers

  • 2020 – 2022 – Ulteig Engineers

  • 2022 – Present – Rise Structural Associates

Tanner Zepeda, EIT

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  • 2022– BS from North Dakota State University in Civil Engineering

  • 2021 – Present – RISE Structural Associates

Carson Fox – CAD Tech

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  • May – 2023 Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology
  • May 2022 – Present, CAD Tech RISE Structural Associates

Leah Mogard – CAD Tech

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  • May – 2023 Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology
  • February 2023 – Present, CAD Tech RISE Structural Associates

Casey Christensen – Director of People & Culture

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  • 2005 BA from Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • 2005 – 2013 Principal Financial Group
  • 2013 – 2017 – Boen & Associates
  • 2017 – 2022 – Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • 2022 – 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
1405 Prairie Pkwy, Suite B, West Fargo, ND 58078
+1 (701) 318 - 1782