Civil & Municipal

The right people and skillsets to create, improve, and maintain public infrastructure

From roadways and utilities to public sites and stormwater infrastructure, Bodwé engineering teams have been partnering with townships, municipalities, and counties through all project phases for more than two decades.

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We take the time to understand your goals and challenges

The Bodwé team works hand-in-hand with you through planning, evaluation, and design of primary infrastructure and multi-year capital improvement programs including roadways, bridges, water and wastewater utilities, stormwater and drainage concerns, and environmental restoration opportunities.


Bodwé expertise includes management and design of transportation infrastructure and underground utilities, development of public gathering locations and space amenities, and asset management of all community infrastructure.


Our team facilitates all aspects of the land development review, permitting, inspection and approval process, often serving as an extension of the client team from planning to engineering to construction oversight.


With more than 25 years of experience, we build holistic partnerships to enhance community assets and ensure that community infrastructure provides the services residents expect and enjoy every day.

Our complete offering of civil and municipal services

Bodwé Group delivers a full range of civil and municipal services in partnership with other experts and teams within our Infrastructure Services Branch. We also collaborate seamlessly with our colleagues in the Buildings Branch, providing you with one point of contact for even complex projects and programs.

Design-Build Support Services

Bodwé engineers, planners, and architects support many of our contractor clients in bringing projects to successful fruition through the increasingly popular design-build delivery method. Our experts provide conceptual design and costing assistance, as well as design and permitting support throughout the process. We have the experience it takes to assist you in determining where cost-saving measures might exist that will not detract from the overall effectiveness of the project. Our staff can help you make the right decisions, early in the process, to maximize efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Drainage Investigation, Evaluation & Improvements

Bodwé has the expertise and experience to diagnose any drainage issues, including localized, urban, and riverine flooding. We have an extensive track record of working with private property owners, local municipalities, counties, transportation agencies, tribal governments, and federal agencies to assess, plan, and implement drainage improvements both large and small.

Existing Conditions Assessment

We perform comprehensive assessments of existing private and public infrastructure. We have experts in utilities, drainage systems, pavement, structures and more. The best basis for future improvements and capital planning starts with an accurate assessment of current conditions, and the Bodwé team can provide comprehensive assessment services for nearly all infrastructure facilities.

Grant Application & Funding Assistance

Our staff keeps abreast of the ever-changing grant funding landscape. We are experts in preparing grant applications for local, state, and federal level grant programs, including review of flood mitigation grant applications for FEMA. Our staff has assisted our clients in successfully receiving grants for transportation projects, stormwater management, community development efforts, and more. Bodwé can help you navigate the often-murky waters of the application process and help take unfunded projects from an idea to a reality.

Infrastructure Asset Management & Planning

We offer infrastructure management and planning services for both public and private sector clients. Whether you are responsible for municipal infrastructure, government facilities, or private property improvements, Bodwé Group engineers can assist you in the assessment, planning, budgeting, and implementation of managing your assets. We are experts in maintaining existing infrastructure and in planning for future improvements to maximize value both now and far into the future.

Infrastructure Planning, Design & Construction Inspection

Bodwé provides conceptual planning, preliminary and final design, and construction administration and inspection for all types of infrastructure projects. Whether you are replacing or supplementing your existing municipal infrastructure, or planning for future growth and expansion, our staff will guide your project to a successful and cost-effective conclusion. Our engineers assist in the assessment, planning, budgeting, and implementation of any infrastructure project, no matter how small or large. Bodwé helps you to maximize the value of your infrastructure dollar.

Management of Land Development

Our team of planners and engineers have decades of experience managing land development projects. From initial concept design to planning and entitlements, property investigation, budgeting, cost estimating, final plans and construction administration, Bodwé can take your development project from start to finish. Our staff is intimately involved in all aspects of the development process. We have staff members with decades of hands-on development experience, in both the private and public sectors, to help with your next development project.

NPDES Permitting & Compliance

Our experts can perform planning, permitting, and inspection for construction related non-point source NPDES permit compliance for public infrastructure projects and private development. Bodwé engineers will prepare SESC plans, submit them for compliance with state and federal notification requirements, and perform field inspections during construction. Our inspectors maintain compliance with record keeping requirements and make recommendations on the fly to dynamically keep projects compliant during changing construction conditions.

Utility Evaluation & Design (Water Supply & Wastewater)

Bodwé Group engineers assess existing water and sewer systems and make recommendations regarding replacements and upgrades to improve system operation. In addition, we can provide design assistance on future improvements to increase the level of service or expand utility service areas.


Meeting the diverse needs of a range of clients


Bodwé Group is part of Mno-Bmadsen and wholly owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. Our mission is to serve the more than 6,000 Pokagon citizens through growing the economy and legacy of the Band and our commitment extends to more than 50 Indigenous clients as well as a multitude of partners and friends from coast to coast.


Focusing on clients that offer us preference as a result of our tribal ownership by the Pokagon Band is essential to our growth. Through our 8(a) contracts and other set-asides, the Bodwé Group has successful past performance on hundreds of projects for many federal departments and agencies, and our Federal Support Services business grows significantly every year.


With experience that extends more than 25 years, our municipal and civil engineering team is proud of its long-term relationships with townships, cities, and counties. Often working as an extension of our client team, we are partners in the design, construction, maintenance, and monitoring of infrastructure for municipal sites, roads, utilities, and stormwater management.


Our transportation engineering team members are specialists in designing and permitting roadway reconstruction and rehabilitation projects, from local roads to complex highways. Whether we are modeling traffic, analyzing alternatives, designing roundabouts, or overseeing construction, the Bodwé Infrastructure Services branch keeps things moving.

Bridges & Structures

Working with Bodwé transportation and water resource engineers, our structural team embraces their responsibility for human safetyand for the protection of natural ecosystems. We understand the dynamics between built structures and potential impacts to people and planet. We design efficient, effective, and durable solutions that fit the context of the community and environment.

Water & Dams

With recognized industry expertise in stormwater and flooding as well as natural riverine and manmade conveyance, Bodwé provides waterways analyses, flood studies, dam improvement and removal, and stormwater management design. And with every project, our team takes responsibility for protecting communities and natural ecosystems.

Site Development

For decades, WBK Engineering has partnered with municipalities and private clients to develop sites and create community. Today, our Building Services and Infrastructure Services teams are engaged in planning and development work that crosses the country, serving local, federal, and Indigenous clients with an approach that integrates people, place, and planet.

Focused on benefits for people and planet

We are mediators. We create bonds between communities of people and the places we shape and form, the infrastructure serving those communities, and the land, water, and habitats we protect and restore.

miles improved
greenspaces created
waterways sustained
municipal citizens served
endangered species protected

Contact us

If you are interested in beginning a new project, you are a potential teaming partner, or you just want to chat about great architecture and engineering, please drop us a note.

Bodwé Professional Services

415 E. Prairie Ronde St.
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047

Seven Generations Architecture + Engineering

600 East Michigan Avenue
Suite B
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

3463 Magic Drive,
Suite T15
San Antonio, TX 78229

The Steelhead Engineering Company

259 E. Michigan Ave.,
Suite 407
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

WBK Engineering

116 W. Main St.
Suite 201
St. Charles, IL 60174

68 E. Michigan Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Blue Star Integrative Studio

320 S. Boston Avenue
Ste. 1710
Tulsa, OK 74103

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