Engineering Resource Associates (ERA), a 20-year-old, civil engineering, surveying, and environmental science consulting firm, has acquired Frauenhoffer and Associates, PC, a structural engineering consultant based in Champaign, Illinois. Frauenhoffer and Associates has served clients throughout northern and central Illinois for nearly 30 years. The acquisition will further strengthen ERA’s structural design capabilities and will accommodate growth throughout the Midwest. Rodney Beadle, PE, ERA’s founder and president says, “The acquisition of Frauenhoffer and Associates will position our firm to continue to grow as the economy recovers.”


ERA and Frauenhoffer Associates have collaborated extensively on numeroul projects. The similar culture of the two firms and the staff’s familiarity will accommodate successful integration and ensure consistency of service. John Frauenhoffer, PE, SE will serve as ERA’s director of structural engineering services in the Champaign office.


The acquisition enhances ERA’s capabilities in providing structural design, structural inspections, and forensic investigations in conjunction with established offerings in the areas of stormwater management, transportation engineering, environmental design, and land surveying. The new team will include professional engineers, structural engineers, certified floodplain managers, professional wetland scientists, LEED accredited professionals, and land surveyors.


Engineering Resource Associates has offices in Warrenville, Geneva, Chicago and Champaign, IL. For more information, call (630) 393-3060 or visit