Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue.
As of January 1, 2022, Randy Van Natta and Archie Becher have transitioned ownership of Becher-Hoppe’s business and real estate holdings to current employees Karl Kemper, Matthew Graun, and Jed Mattmiller.
“We are excited to announce the fourth generation of internal ownership transition at Becher-Hoppe. Archie and I are confident in the new ownership team’s leadership abilities to continue Becher-Hoppe’s legacy of partnership and outstanding service with our clients,” said Randy Van Natta, past president.
“We appreciate the trust clients have placed in Becher-Hoppe since 1954, and we’re eager to continue growing partnerships with clients and improve communities,” said Karl Kemper, Becher Hoppe president.
KARL KEMPER, President and Project Manager. Karl primarily serves on airport improvement projects, and has experience with municipal streets, utilities, corporate development sites, DOT highways, pedestrian paths, bridges, and landfills. Karl is an instrument-rated private pilot, which allows him to efficiently serve clients throughout the state, as well as understand airport projects from a user’s perspective.
MATTHEW GRAUN, Vice President and Resource Manager. Matt will continue to manage staffing, scheduling, and IT; in addition to providing industry leading CAD design services on numerous civil engineering project types. Matt is also a commercial rated drone pilot, which Becher Hoppe uses for surveys, photogrammetry, and photography on their projects.
JED MATTMILLER, Partner and Project Engineer. Jed performs highly technical designs for runways, airport navigational aids, airspace evaluations, airport layout plans, pipe networks, roadways, sites, and many other civil design applications. Jed began his career as an intern with Becher Hoppe on the survey crew, and his survey fundamentals are still solid.
RANDY VAN NATTA, Senior Consultant. Randy previously served as president and project engineer, primarily on airport and municipal projects. Randy will continue with Becher Hoppe as a senior consultant while continuing to serve clients and helping with the ownership transition. Randy began his career with Becher Hoppe in 1981.
ARCHIE BECHER, Senior Consultant. Archie previously served as vice president and project engineer, primarily on municipal and dam projects. He will continue with Becher Hoppe as a senior consultant while continuing to serve clients and helping with the ownership transition. Archie’s grandfather, Archie Sr., was a founder of Becher Hoppe in 1954. Archie began his career at Becher Hoppe in 1992.
Becher-Hoppe provides consulting engineering and survey services throughout Wisconsin including airport, highway and municipal engineering; real estate appraisal and acquisition services; and aerial drone photogrammetry services. Check out Becher Hoppe’s services at www.becherhoppe.com.