About Us

Our History

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In 1957, company founder Jack S. Braun was newly graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Civil Engineering when he started providing soil testing services from his Minneapolis home. As the company grew and evolved to adapt to industry changes, new services were added, including environmental consulting and geotechnical engineering. Extending beyond Minnesota borders, Braun Intertec brought its expertise to other neighboring states, including North Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. In 2015, our company has expanded further into Texas as well as into Kansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

Today, Braun Intertec is a 100% employee-owned consulting firm that provides geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and testing solutions for private and public sectors with offices across the central United States. As we continue to build relationships in emerging markets and recruit new talent, we never lose sight of our humble beginnings and the many strong and supportive relationships we have formed along our journey. It is our goal to be the Consultant of Choice. Each of our employees is dedicated to making this goal a reality every day by building strong client and business partnerships.

June 15, 1957

Braun Intertec is founded

1966

First modern drill rig owned by any local firm is purchased

1968

First office in a professional building opens

1974

First branch opens in Hibbing, MN

1975

First North Dakota office opens in Bismarck, ND

1977

St. Cloud, MN office opens

1979

Rochester, MN office opens

1981

Fargo, ND office opens

1982

St. Paul, MN office opens

1984

Bismarck, ND testing lab opens

1990

Jack Braun Professorship begins at the University of Minnesota

1990

Braun Intertec becomes incorporated

1995

La Crosse, WI office opens

1997

George Kluempke becomes Braun Intertec CEO

1999

Performed nondestructive examination on a Titanic whistle

2000

Won second place in Top 25 Engineering Firms by City Business

2002

Braun Intertec Headquarters moves to current location in Minneapolis, MN

2006

Mankato, MN office opens

2006

Braun Intertec receives National Award of Excellence

2007

Duluth, MN office opens

2007

Braun Intertec becomes 100% Employee Owned

2007

Braun Intertec wins Safety Award

2009

Cedar Rapids, IA office opens

2009

Jon Carlson becomes CEO

2011

Braun Intertec acquires Braun Intertec Geothermal and Agile Frameworks

2012

Minot, ND office opens

2012

Dickinson, ND office opens

2013

Williston, ND office opens

2014

First Texas office opens in San Antonio, TX

2015

Braun Intertec acquires Peer Engineering

2015

Kansas City, KS office opens

2015

Braun Intertec acquires Apex Geoscience