Plumbing Engineering

Plumbing system design services inspired by the Pokagon water clans.

Inspired by the clan system ways of shared responsibilities, the Bodwé plumbing engineering team balances the needs of the people and property with the needs of the land and water we care for.

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We are experts and stewards

MEP experts from the Bodwé Buildings Services branch understand how important it is for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems to operate and integrate effectively within an entire construction or renovation project. Our plumbing team is detail oriented and responsive, leveraging industry expertise and modern technology to provide client-focused services while preserving and protecting natural resources.


The Bodwé plumbing engineering team has extensive experience in healthcare environments from rural tribal clinics to urban VA hospitals, including multiple complex plumbing systems and medical gas.


Bodwé plumbing experts design, sustain, and extend the many types and scales of plumbing systems that deliver potable water, and remove waste and stormwater, for commercial and industrial structures.


We look for opportunities to conserve and connect with natural elements, including rainfall collection for commercial gray water or residential gardening and landscaping, making the most of our resources.

Our plumbing engineering services

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

Boiler & Steam Systems

Our boiler system design services prioritize safety and efficiency. With a deep understanding of thermal dynamics and engineering principles, the Bodwé team designs innovative boiler systems that ensure optimal performance while adhering to stringent safety protocols and codes. By integrating advanced design strategies and technologies, we deliver safety and sustainable energy usage.

Domestic Water Systems

Bodwé brings extensive experience to domestic water system design services, focusing on effective and efficient solutions for commercial, institutional, and residential project types. Leveraging our expertise, we specialize in designing water distribution systems that optimize resource usage and minimize waste, aligning seamlessly with our commitment to sustainable and responsible design practices.

Medical Gas Piping

The Bodwé plumbing engineering team includes seasoned experts in medical gas system design services, focusing on the unique needs of healthcare facilities. With a wealth of experience in specialized gas distribution systems, Bodwé designs safe and compliant environments for patient care. Drawing on our extensive background in healthcare engineering, we ensure that every medical gas system we design aligns with the highest standards of functionality and safety.


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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