On Tuesday, September 25, Jeff LeDoux (President/CEO of HEI) and Shawn Soehren (President and founder of Boundary Engineering) finalized HEI’s acquisition of Boundary Engineering with a handshake and a signature. With the ink dry, Shawn Soehren and Kory Schweitzer have officially become part of the HEI family.
Shawn and Kory each bring with them a wealth of municipal experience along with a variety of other skillsets. Together, they have provided exceptional services to clients in western North Dakota by following philosophies that align well with HEI’s own.
HEI and Boundary Engineering saw an opportunity to serve our collective clients better together than we could apart. With Shawn and Kory on board, the clients who already rely on HEI to serve them throughout western North Dakota and across the nearby borders will have two new (and exceptional) professionals right in Dickinson to call on for a wide variety of needs.
Those clients who have come to trust Shawn and Kory over the years can still count on these two to provide the same services they always have. But more than that, Shawn and Kory now have the horsepower of HEI's 200+ professionals behind them as well as the ability to offer new services and technologies.
“This acquisition helps realize HEI’s five-year strategic plan and fulfills our commitment to be ‘prudently investing in growth,’” says Jeff LeDoux. “HEI will continue to look for intelligent and practical opportunities to better serve our clients, improve our culture for our employees, and expand the services we offer and the areas in which we offer them. This acquisition is a win-win for both our companies and will create continued growth and opportunities for years to come. HEI and Boundary aligned together provides ideal and new services to our clients in western North Dakota. We are excited that Shawn and Kory will be part of the HEI team.”
More About Shawn Soehren
Shawn Soehren will serve as Project Manager and the Office Manager for HEI’s Dickinson office. Shawn is originally from Reeder, ND. After graduating from NDSU, he began his career with the Missouri Department of Transportation as a traffic engineer before moving up to become an area engineer responsible for highways in several counties.
When Shawn and his family returned home to western North Dakota, he became City Engineer for the City of Dickinson, shifting his focus to urban roadways as well as a wide range of other municipal needs. He founded Boundary Engineering in 2012 and continued to focus on the municipal needs of clients by providing solutions for utility projects in the areas of water supply, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer.
Shawn’s Fun Facts
- Hobbies: Hunting, riding motorcycle, and spending time at the lake
- Family: Married to wife (Denise) with two sons (Dalton and Tanner) and a daughter (Brianna)
- Most Memorable Concert: Kid Rock in Sturgis, SD
- Favorite Food: Pizza
- Favorite Sports Team(s): Tennessee Titans, Houston Astros, and Vegas Knights
- Best Weekend Activity: Going to the lake and riding motorcycle
More About Kory Schweitzer
Kory Schweitzer will serve as Senior Technician in HEI’s Dickinson office. Kory has nearly 25 years of experience as a civil designer, construction observer, and project manager. Originally from Berthold, ND, Kory earned his associate degree from Williston State College before heading south to earn his bachelor's degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
When Shawn founded Boundary Engineering in 2012, one of the first people he asked to join up was Kory. Knowing not to fix something that's not broken, Kory and Shawn will continue to serve clients together out of the Dickinson office, carrying forward the successful partnership that has solved problems for so many clients already.
Kory’s Fun Facts
- Hobbies: Golf, fishing, and hunting
- Family: Married with two grown children
- Favorite Music Genre: Country
- Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Twins
- Pet Peeve: Hard butter on soft bread
- Top Destination on Must-Visit List: Dodger Stadium