A WELL-ENGINEERED JOURNEY.

McCLURE HISTORY

It was 1956 when Jon McClure and Don Culver began building our firm. It was the year the National Highway Act was signed into law, further connecting the country and helping build the expanding economy. It was all part of the great period of growth after World War II when consumer society was taking hold. Cheap, portable black-and-white TV sets were all the rage, and non-stick frying pans began showing up in kitchens across America. People all over the country were watching Elvis’s first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on those very TVs. Engineering was becoming more and more important with all the growth across the country, and great changes could be seen coming down the road.

 

We’re still committed to making lives better today.

A WELL-ENGINEERED JOURNEY.

McCLURE HISTORY

It was 1956 when Jon McClure and Don Culver began building our firm. It was the year the National Highway Act was signed into law, further connecting the country and helping build the expanding economy. It was all part of the great period of growth after World War II when consumer society was taking hold. Cheap, portable black-and-white TV sets were all the rage, and non-stick frying pans began showing up in kitchens across America. People all over the country were watching Elvis’s first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on those very TVs. Engineering was becoming more and more important with all the growth across the country, and great changes could be seen coming down the road.

 

We’re still committed to making lives better today.

OUR STORY

 

1956
It All Began

In 1956, Jon McClure founded McClure Engineering Company in Jefferson, Iowa. The following year, he partnered with Don Culver, creating McClure & Culver Consulting Engineers.

1963

Jon McClure and Don Culver parted ways. While Don remained in Jefferson, Jon sold his shares of the company and they relocated McClure Engineering Company to Fort Dodge, Iowa, where we remain a strong community partner to this day.

1966

Mike Trotter started his career with McClure in 1966. He continued his education and received his Master’s Degree in 1979.

1970

McClure moves into the current Fort Dodge office at 705 First Avenue N. The building, built in 1918, was once a hotel, famous for being the last place Buddy Holly stayed a few nights before his death.

1979

Terry Lutz and Brent Johnson join the firm.

1986

McClure opened its doors in the Des Moines Metro Area in 1986. With a small staff, Chuck VanGilder relocates to Altoona, Iowa to operate our second office location. Soon to follow a third office was opened in the Iowa City area, expanding McClure’s reach across the state.

2014

McClure opens a new office in Sioux City, Iowa in April 2014.

2015

McClure merges with Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw Inc. (THHinc) of Columbia, Missouri. The combination of McClure and THHinc brings together two well-respected, Midwest engineering firms. Both firms have specific specialties to offer clients and the communities they serve.

2018

McClure acquires Kansas City civil engineering and surveying firm Shafer, Kline & Warren (SKW). The acquisition adds bridge engineering and market presence in the Kansas City Metro. McClure is able to service additional clients in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri.

2021
Looking Forward

We look forward to strengthening the relationships we have establish with our current clients and building more throughout the Midwest and Nationally.

OUR STORY

 

  • Licensed in 48 States plus D.C.
  • Engineer of Record Architectural Services
  • Full Building Systems Designed with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS)
  • Complex CFS Framing with Radiused Surfaces
  • Reinforced Concrete including Precast and Prestressed
  • Storm Shelters and Hardened Structures
  • Specially Designed CFS Roof and Floor Open Web Trusses
  • Non-Bearing CFS Cladding and Wall Systems
  • Historic Rehab and Repurposing
  • Blast and Progressive Collapse Resistant Structures (D.O.D.)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Structural Services
  • Value Engineering Solutions including Design Build Experience
  • Special Analysis – Vibration, Instrumentation, Testing, High Seismic, etc.
  • Structural Evaluations, Insurance and Property Assessments
  • Peer Reviews and Expert Witness
  • Modular and Prefabrication Design