Ratsch Engineering Company, Ltd. is an architectural engineering service company established in 1978 by Russell Ratsch. Russell, after graduating from UW-Parkside in 1971 worked as a designer/estimator at Gaier Construction Corporation, a design-build general building contractor, until establishing his own company in 1978. Russell was assisted from the beginning by his wife Judy who works part time in the office, making blueprint copies and handling the clerical and secretarial duties.
Initially a home office, the business moved to downtown Neillsville in 1985, settling in at the present location in 1989.
In 1996, Henry Berry joined the firm after graduating from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. In April 2010, Russell and Henry entered into an agreement for Henry to purchase the firm. In April 2015, Henry became the owner of Ratsch Engineering and Russell semi-retired.
Adam Marciniak joined the firm in 2007 as an architectural draftsman. In June of 2019, Judy retired and Henry was joined by his wife Julie.
Our qualified professional staff is able to provide many services ranging from a simple structural analysis to assisting design-build contractors in obtaining state approval building plans, to designing and managing a complex building project.
Ratsch Engineering works on many types of projects such as schools, town halls, fire stations, financial institutions, factories, DATCP secondary containment, churches, and any type of facility that requires a licensed engineer. We have been serving communities in Central Wisconsin for over 40 years and we look forward to serving for many more years.
Ratsch Engineering received the 2003 Salute of the Year from the Neillsville Chamber of Commerce.