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Paul Schafer Joins R.A. Smith National as Construction Division Group Manager

by Tyler hauser 9. June 2011 06:20

Paul SchaferBROOKFIELD, Wis. — R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., has added Paul Schafer as construction division group manager.

Schafer has 11 years of construction management experience in local roads, utilities, subdivisions, and water and wastewater facilities. At R.A. Smith National, Schafer will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing both municipal and private construction projects, as well as managing and scheduling staff members for various construction developments.

Prior to joining R.A. Smith National, Schafer worked at a consulting engineering firm for 11 years as a construction service manager and associate.

Schafer has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville. He lives in Elkhorn, Wis.

Chris Bratty and Reid Kunishige Join R.A. Smith National's Orange County, Calif. Office

by Tyler hauser 19. May 2011 06:18

Chris BrattyBROOKFIELD, Wis. — Chris Bratty and Reid Kunishige have joined the Orange County (Los Angeles), California office of R.A. Smith National — a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Brookfield, Wis. R.A. Smith National opened an office at 1965 North Main Street, Orange, Calif. on May 2, 2011.

Bratty is the western regional manager with more than 25 years of experience in land development involving retail, commercial, industrial and residential projects. His technical expertise includes site planning, entitlement and regulatory processing, master infrastructure and utility studies, project feasibility reports, construction administration and cost estimating. His experience is extensive in regional malls, urban lifestyle centers, national retailers, restaurants and big box developments. Kunishige is a civil engineering technician with more than 16 years of experience in retail, commercial, institutional and residential development projects.

Prior to joining R.A. Smith National, Bratty and Kunishige provided services to a variety of clients on projects that included Fashion Outlet of Las Vegas, Bella Terra Mall, Ontario Mills Mall, Shops at Mission Viejo, Brea Mall, Costco, Walmart, Kohl’s, Target, Krispy Kreme, Whole Foods Market, Fresh & Easy, America’s Tire Company, BP Arco, Wachovia Bank, McDonald’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Red Robin, Nordstrom and Macy’s.

R.A. Smith National’s Orange County office provides services that include site planning and entitlements, site feasibility studies, civil engineering, construction engineering, and landscape architectural and irrigation design.

Reid KunishigeR.A. Smith National’s corporate headquarters in Brookfield, Wis. has a long history of providing site engineering for a variety of projects in the western United States with an emphasis on retail/commercial development. The firm has a specialty in regional shopping malls and has provided site engineering for more than 100 shopping malls nationwide.

Among many other projects in the western U.S., R.A. Smith National has provided services for The Block at Orange (Orange, Calif.), Santa Monica Place (Santa Monica, Calif.), Westfield Culver City (Culver City, Calif.), San Diego Mills (San Diego, Calif.), Arizona Mills Mall (Tempe, Ariz.), Lake Pleasant Crossing (Peoria, Ariz.), South Mountain Crossing (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Colorado Mills (Lakewood, Colo.).

Bratty is a resident of Ladera Ranch, Calif. Kunishige is a resident of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

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