Why Driesenga & Associates?

Providing Michigan Clients Engineering Services Since '95

Today, we're a full-service civil engineering firm built upon our unwavering commitment to the success of our team, clients, and surrounding communities. Employee success and professional fulfillment comes second-to-none for us. We don’t just have employees, but a valued team of diverse professionals that we’re proud to support and grow alongside.
Driesenga & Associates founded

D&A is founded by Dan Driesenga in the former Chris-Craft manufacturing building in Holland, MI.  The company focused on Geotechnical Engineering, Materials Testing, and Environmental Consulting
Holland Office Relocates

The Holland office is moved into space in the former GE Building on 16th Street to accommodate growth
Growth by Acquisition

Joiner Engineering, a 25 year-old firm in Spring Lake, MI is purchased by D&A to expand services to offer Civil Engineering and Land Surveying
Expansion to Grand Rapids

D&A opens a Grand Rapids, MI office to better serve the firm's growing client and workload base in the area
Holland Office Relocates Again

The Holland office moved into the former Black River Schools Building on 8th Street to accommodate even more growth
Another Strategic Acquisition

Sandel, Chappell Associates, a 20 year-old Civil Engineering & Surveying firm, with offices in Whitehall and Grand Haven, MI is acquired by D&A.
Local Recognition

D&A is reconized as the 2001 Holland Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year

Grand opening of our Kalamazoo office
More Awards

Dan Driesenga is recognized as the 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year for Michigan by Ernst & Young
Northern Michigan Expansion

D&A opens a new office in Cadillac, MI to help serve the Northern Michigan market
D&A Goes to Detroit

D&A expands East with a satellite office in the metro Detroit area to serve the needs of our Southeast Michigan clients
D&A Targets Indiana

D&A capitalizes on a strategic opportunity by opening an office in Indianapolis, IN.  This marks the company's first office out of Michigan.
Centralizing Lakeshore Operations

As the Lakeshore market continues to grow, the Spring Lake office is merged into an expanded central Holland office
D&A Goes South

Similar to expansion into Indiana, D&A sees opportunities in North Carolina. New offices are opened in Charlotte and Raleigh within the year
Refining Focus in Michigan

The effects of the Great Recession force tough decisions to be made. Operations in Indiana and North Carolina are closed to allow D&A to focus on core clients in Michigan.
Detroit Office Relocates

The metro Detroit office moves west to Ypsilanti in order to centralize services more efficiently in the eastern Michigan region
20th Anniversay Celebration

Driesenga & Associates proudly celebrates 20 years of outstanding client service.

Holland Office Moves

D&A's corporate headquarters and Holland, Michigan operations moved to a new location in the Holland Town Center after more than 10 years in the previous 8th Street location.
Dan Driesenga Retires

Dan Driesenga steps down as President of D&A after nearly 25 years. Jim Henning has been promoted to President after serving multiple roles in the company since it's founding in 1995.
25th Anniversary Celebration

Driesenga & Associates proudly celebrates 25 years of outstanding client service

Expansion to Lansing

D&A opens an office in Lansing, MI to further serve the company's continually growing markets



Married 29 years with 1 son, 1 daughter, 2 grandsons, 3 beagles, and 2 cats. Enjoy golfing, playing hockey, fishing, hanging out with friends & family, grilling, Detroit sports teams, rock concerts, traveling with my wife. Graduated from Michigan Tech in 1990, and have been with D&A since we started in 1995. Commissioner and 2-time champion of the D&A Fantasy Football league (22 years and counting).



Hiking, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, paddle boarding, woodworking, music, MSU Spartans, and spending time with friends and family.



Married my loving wife Susie in 1984 (last time the Detroit Tigers won the World Series). I have 3 sons, 1 granddaughter and 2 grandsons.  Away from work you will find me floating on our pontoon, fishing with my brother, and spending time with my family. I am an avid sports fan who loves the Detroit Tigers and the Michigan Wolverines. Coached Little League Baseball for 23 straight years. I have been in the construction industry since 1982. My very first construction site was EPCOT Center in Orlando Florida.



Married with 3 kids, 2 golden retrievers, plus a cat and 2 birds. Enjoy hiking and biking, camping trips, visiting national parks, Dutch Dancing with my wife during Tulip Time (22 years and counting), going to the Unity Christian Music Festival every year. Dream of someday owning a ’67 or ‘68 Camaro. Michigan Tech grad, 1997. Enjoy Tigers and Cardinals baseball (but Tigers first, of course!), and leading my son’s cub scout den on lots of adventures!



Golf, fishing, grilling, online gaming, 4 daughters, 1 grandson, bird, cat, dog, 35 years experience, vacations and hiking at Mexico desert ranch, time with family



Started surveying as a survey assistant in 1989 after spending time out west working in the ski area industry. Decided to follow in my grandfathers footsteps as professional surveyor and, graduated from MIchigan Tech with a B.S. in Land Surveying and after another brief stint in the ski area industry became a professional surveyor in 2000 which was the same year the firm I was working for was merged with Driesenga & Associates and they haven't been able to shake me since. Most of my free time is spent cycling, working around the house / yard, and going to a few concerts or sporting events here and there. 



MBA from Northwood University. I enjoy being outdoors, particularly anywhere near the water, and spending time with close friends and family. Most of my time outside of work in the last couple of years has gone to building my own house and learning all of the associated trades, which has been both challenging and rewarding. I hope to travel more in my free time once it’s complete.



25+ years experience in the construction industry.  Residential, commercial, industrial, municipal. Wonderful wife (that puts up with me) and 3 children keep me plenty occupied. Working around the house and enjoyment of sports, extended family & friends along with outdoor activities keeps me busy outside of work.  Bachelor’s degree of Science and Engineering from Calvin College.



Married with four daughters and a dog. Enjoy spending time with family and my dog Ash. Also enjoy free time playing video games, golfing, and watching the Tigers. Surveying for around 23 years. Graduated from Michigan Tech (undergrad) and Thomas M Cooley Law School (graduate degree).



BSCE from Michigan State University, 25+ Years Experience in Civil & Environmental Consulting. Also, worked for an excavator and a construction company that installed wind turbines throughout Michigan for CE. Grew up in GR area, lived “up north” in Ludington for 20 years. Married with 1 dog (springer spaniel that likes to test boundaries). Enjoy yoga, art, architecture and the time at the beach.



Hiking, DIY House Stuff, Woodworking, Watching the Detroit Lions, Hanging out with my family & Fantasy Football.  Geology Degree from Central Michigan University.  25 years of construction experience.  Married with two kids.   



I joined the company over 10 years ago when I graduated from college after receiving my Bachelors Degree in Construction Management. I have been married for three years. We have a one year old son and a saint bernard. We spend our free time on the boat in the summer and snowmobiling or skiing in the winter. 



Married for 6 years with three children. Outside of the office I enjoy spending time with my family, the outdoors, playing hockey, golfing, duck hunting. 13 years construction materials testing experience, Concrete Technology Degree from Alpena Community College.



Joined the company 15 years ago after being raised in the construction industry here in West Michigan. Married only 5 years to the most patient woman i know, with 2 daughters and a third kid on the way. We settled about 5 miles from we both grew up, so family is a big part of life when i’m not at work. Once the kids are in bed, i can be found looking busy but accomplishing nothing in my woodshop or out fishing on the river.



Married for 10 years with one child. Hobbies include bowling, golfing, watching and attending sporting events, spending time with family and friends. Love my Michigan Wolverines. 17 years of construction experience.



Married for 29 years, Have two children, two grandsons, and three busy beagles.  Love Sporting events, especially Detroit Tigers, and Concerts.   Love kayaking, traveling,  Spending time with friends and going on shenanigan filled adventures with my husband. 



Happily married with three young children (1 girl and 2 boys). Born and raised in Mali- located in West Africa. Graduated from GVSU with a degree in mathematics and MSU with a degree in civil engineering. I have over nine years of professional experience. I am fluent in multiple languages (including French and Bambara). When I am not working, I enjoy being with the family, playing soccer, summer cookouts with friends, and relaxing at home.