Electrical Engineering

Unique power and lighting solutions for a broad range of built environments

Our team of electrical engineers are skilled in electrical system one-line diagrams, load verification and analysis, creative lighting solutions, and infrastructure design for all types of electrical systems.

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We see behind the specifications.

Bodwé electrical engineers work with clients to understand the desired functions of each system, not just the technical requirements. This ensures that projects achieve the balance between cost, efficiency, sustainability, and longevity, a delicate equilibrium that impacts each engineering project we take on.


From powering server rooms to keeping devices running to illuminating built environment, the Bodwé electrical engineering team designs effective and durable systems that also deliver efficiency and safety.


Like the fish and the turtle clans of the Pokagon Band, we are responsible for caring for dynamic natural elements and ensuring that energy and environmental resources are in equilibrium with people.


We work with other Bodwé colleagues to balance natural and artificial strategies to minimize daylighting needs. We also work to identify opportunities to generate electricity on site, including wind and solar.

Our electrical engineering services

Bodwé Group provides a full range of electrical engineering services along with other experts in our Buildings Services Branch, providing you with one point of contact for even complex projects.

Arc Flash Studies

Bodwé offers expert arc flash study services, prioritizing safety as well as technical accuracy in electrical systems. With extensive understanding of electrical engineering, we assess potential hazards, calculating incident energy levels and designing protective measures to mitigate the risks associated with arc flash events. By meticulously analyzing electrical systems and implementing industry best practices, our arc flash studies adhere to safety standards and uphold the Tribe's commitment to secure and reliable infrastructure.

Lighting Design

We deliver excellence in innovative lighting design services that seamlessly blend creativity and energy efficiency. With eyes for aesthetics and comprehensive understanding of lighting technologies, Bodwé specializes in creating captivating lighting solutions that enhance both indoor and outdoor spaces while minimizing energy consumption. By integrating cutting-edge fixtures, controls, and sustainable practices, we ensure that every lighting project showcases our commitment to imaginative and environmentally conscious design.

Power Systems

The Bodwé Buildings Services team has a deep understanding in electrical engineering, specializing in creating resilient and energy-efficient power systems that meet our client needs while minimizing environmental impact. By integrating renewable energy sources, advanced technologies, and efficient distribution methods, we ensure that each power system reflects our commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.


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.


Core to our Buildings Services capabilities and expertise, Bodwé healthcare experience spans over a decade and includes projects with tribal partners, federal agencies, and private clients. Our teams have designed and programmed campus master plans, VA hospital renovations and expansions, large-scale IHS primary care facilities, tribal community clinics, and more.


Teams across Bodwé have comprehensive experience with campus planning, site development, educational and athletic facilities, student dorms, and staff housing. Over the past several years, our partnership with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Education has expanded from condition assessments to building design and site development to modernizing federal design standards.


Our housing work is as diverse as the clients we serve. The Bodwé family of companies has experience that includes suburban neighborhood development, urban lofts, large mixed-use residential, and tribal housing, including many forms of supportive housing. This work is core to the Bodwé mission and our commitment to sustainable culture and communities.

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.


While serving clients and end users at project sites from coast to coast, we also serve the places where we live and work. We offer our time and financial support to community organizations, and we welcome the opportunity to engage with partners on buildings, recreation, and site development projects that support and uplift people, culture, and community.

Lighting a fire for current and future generations

Our mission is to benefit future generations of Pokagon citizens and with that long view in mind we choose the often-hard work of doing what’s meaningful and good. We choose it again and again to benefit wellness and missions and opportunities for people.

patients supported
tribal students benefited
federal projects completed
native nations served
housing units provided

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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