Innovative civil engineering that communities can trust.

With our exceptional customer service and a fresh approach to engineering, we’re the firm of choice for municipalities, developers, and property owners.

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We’re a professional firm offering civil engineering and land surveying to municipal leaders, private-sector developers, and property owners in Illinois and Indiana.

We’re devoted to improving the quality of life for our communities.

Municipal

As the premiere civil engineering firm of Kankakee County and of the South Chicagoland region, we address public infrastructure problems faced by our communities’ leaders.  Moreover, we help local cities, parks, and school districts secure public funding, and implement quick, forward-thinking solutions to the dilemmas they face.

With unmatched responsiveness and a fine-tuned process, we’re here to ease your stress.  Meanwhile, we empower mayors and municipal leaders to have happy constituents by creating safe multimodal transportation construction, efficient drainage systems, and improved city foundations. 

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Property Owners

When it comes to your property, you need trustworthy, experienced engineers and land surveyors to guide you through the process. Most importantly, whether it’s surveying your land for property upgrades or working through your floodplain remedy options based on your property’s risk, we’re a resource you can count on.

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Developers

Development is a cornerstone to thriving communities.  With our novel approach, we help you mitigate existing drainage issues and construction challenges, as well as potential regulatory issues.  Together, we’ll help you navigate facility expansion or capital improvements.

Whether you’re big or small, and corporate, industrial or institutional, we solve the problems that stand in your way.

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Making
Students Safer

In 2017, a student at King Middle School wrote a letter to the Mayor of the City of Kankakee. He expressed his concerns about student and crossing guard safety while crossing IL Route 17 (Court Street). Meanwhile, along the frontage of the school, both crossing guards and students were using an unsafe walkway everyday. Then, the City of Kankakee enlisted us as the civil engineering firm to write a grant application to IDOT’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant program for proposed safety improvements. The improvements included a raised median, sidewalk improvements and flashing yellow beacons, to name a few.

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Schedule a Free Consultation Call

First, we’ll discuss the details of your project during your consultation, and make sure we’re a good fit to meet your needs. 

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Create Your
Proposal

Then, with the information gathered from our consultation, we provide a customized start-to-finish solution. 

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Get to Work

From surveying to design to construction administration, we guide you through every step of the project, delivering you a long-term, meticulously designed solution.

engineers looking at plans

With a zeal for modern problem-solving, infrastructure experts Neil Piggush and Mike Gall joined forces after years of innovative civil engineering and design experience. Together, they understood that consistent investment into public infrastructure is at the core of thriving and sustainable communities.  Neil and Mike founded Piggush Engineering in 2013 on a mission to improve their communities in unprecedented ways.

The bigger the challenge, the better.

Since then, we’ve approached every project with enthusiasm, delivering our clients better-than-expected results.

Neil Piggush

PE, CFM

President, Engineering Department Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Turf Science, Purdue University
Certification: Professional Engineer License in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa & Illinois
Certified Flood manager by Association of State Floodplain Managers (IAFSM)
Why he started the company: To build something that I could be proud of. I saw the need for a new local firm that brought new ideas and outside of the box thinking to our area.
Why he loves it here: We pride ourselves on our responsiveness, technological efficiency, great teamwork and high quality and accuracy of our final product to our clients.
Family: Wife Courtney, kids Grayson, Avery and Brooks
Favorite local eats: Iroquois Cafe
Favorite local spot: Riverfront Park

Mike Gall

CAD Department Manager

Years at Piggush Engineering: 7
Education: Studied CADD Drafting and Design Technology at Kankakee Community College
Why he co-founded the team: I’ve led the drafting department in the development and delivery of Piggush Engineering’s CAD standards, creative content, and construction documentation.
Why he loves it here: I enjoy working at Piggush Engineering because it allows me to utilize and share my 20+ years of experience with my colleagues and to find new technology and methods to move our profession in a forward thinking and creative direction and to be impactful and creative with our designs for the communities and clients we serve.
Family: Wife Stacy, daughters Madeline and Sophia, and their maltipoo Lulu
Favorite local eats: Tamales at Isidros
Favorite local spot: Hanging with his family and community at Cobb Park

Jonathan Cross

PLS

Survey Department Manager

Joined Piggush Engineering: December 2014
Education: Southern Illinois University, Bachelor’s Degree in Advanced Technical Studies – Land Surveying
Parkland College, Associates Degree in Construction Design Management – Surveying Technology
Certification: Licensed Land Surveyor in Illinois and Indiana
Why he joined the team: I wanted the opportunity and challenge of building a survey department with a new company.
Why he loves it here: This company has a strong core of employees, which is a major contribution to its success.
Family: His wife Megan
Favorite local eats: Long Branch
Favorite local spot: Starved Rock State Park

Deanna Kleber

Accounting Manager

Joined Piggush Engineering: June 2015
Education: Governors State University Bachelor in Business Management
Why she joined the team: Piggush Engineering was a young and upcoming company that did not have administrative support, so it was an exciting opportunity to develop that department.
Why she loves it here: Our dedication to providing unmatched client service and continuous improvement.
Family: Husband Tim, twins on the way, and pug Sadie
Favorite local eats: Brickstone Brewery
Favorite local spot: Kankakee State Park

Timothy LaRocque

Project Engineer II

Joined Piggush Engineering: June 2017
Education: Kankakee Community College Associates in Engineering
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Bachelors Civil Engineering
Certification: Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer
OSHA 30-hour Certification
Why he joined the team: I wanted to assist in making a positive impact on the communities that I grew up in.
Why he loves it here: I enjoy being part of a small team that accomplishes big things that makes an everyday impact on my fellow citizens.
Family: His wife Samantha and daughter Cecilia, plus their two dogs – Tanner and Bueller
Favorite local spot: Kankakee State Park
Who he roots for: Bears, Bulls, Cubs

Clinton Buchmeier

Construction Observer III

Joined Piggush Engineering: October 2019
Relevant Education/Degree/Certifications:  Associates of Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting Technology; Certified in IDOT Documentation
Why you joined Piggush:  For the fresh outlook on our industry.
Why you like to work for Piggush:  I enjoy the team atmosphere.
Family members and pets: 1 Brother, 1 Dog, 1 Cat
Favorite local restaurant or food: Mexican food at La Siesta in Bradley
Favorite local outdoor spot: Riverview Historic District in Kankakee
Who he roots for: Cubs

Jackie Liebermann

Office Manager

Joined Piggush Engineering: February 2021
Relevant Education/Degree/Certifications: 13 years of administrative and management experience
Why you joined Piggush: This was an opportunity to further develop my career while being able to impact the local community and surrounding areas in a positive way.
Family members and pets: Husband Matt, Daughter Harlie, Dog Cheyenne
Favorite local restaurant or food: Brickstone, Hoppy Pig
Favorite local outdoor spot: Fishing the Kankakee River State Park

LeAnne Mazur

CAD Technician II

Joined Piggush Engineering: May 2017
Education:  Kankakee Community College, Associates Degree in Applied Science
Certification:  Kankakee Community College, Advanced Certificate Specializing in Computer Graphic Technology
Why she joined the team:  I started as an intern in the drafting department per recommendation from my CADD professor at KCC. After finding a passion for helping the community with our design work, I accepted a full-time position later that year.
Why she loves it here:  It is great being part of a company that is always getting creative with the best and most efficient ways to serve our clients in a community in which I live.
Pets:  Cats, Boo & Oliver
Favorite local eats: Burgers & Beer
Favorite local spot: Riverfront Park trail along the Kankakee River

Michael Hildebrand

Construction Observer II

Joined Piggush Engineering: 2014
Education: Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School
Why he joined the team: It was exciting to be with new company just starting and to be part of it’s success.
Why he loves it here: I like to work for Piggush Engineering and being part of the community as well as taking part in new projects.
Family: Wife, Sue, three children, four grandchildren, one dog
Favorite local spot: Love walking along the river trails in the Bourbonnais Township Park District.

Marc Mayotte

Construction Observer III

Years at Piggush Engineering: 1
Education: Morrison Institute of Technology, Associates Degree
Why he loves it here: It’s a place where everybody knows your name.
Family: Wife Nena and dogs, Finn and Izzy
Favorite local eats: Princess Cafe
Favorite local spot: The Kankakee Elks golf course is my second home.

Matt Kyrouac

Survey Technician

Owen Starr

Survey Technician

Joined Piggush Engineering: January 2021
Education: Purdue Northwest, Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering and Management Technology
Certification: Level 1 Certified Survey Technician
Why he joined the team: I joined Piggush Engineering because it is a growing company that is on the rise.
Family: Mom, Alice, dad, Chad, brothers, Zach and Tyler, and chocolate lab, Ox
Favorite local eats: Beef O’Brady’s
Who he roots for: Chicago Cubs and Purdue

Stephen Heino

CAD Technician II

Joined Piggush Engineering: December 2020
Education: Kankakee Community College, A.A.S. Computer Graphic Technology
Why he joined the team:  Everything happens for a reason, and I am certainly grateful to have been welcomed to this fantastic team.
Why he loves it here: It’s rewarding to see our work having a positive impact throughout the community.
Family: His wife, Sarah, and daughters, Adalina, Avery, and Annie, plus their cats, Flash and Crazy
Favorite local eats:  Breakfast at the Kankakee Farmer’s Market
Who he roots for: Blackhawks

John Wells

CAD Technician I

Years at Piggush Engineering: 2
Education: Kankakee Community College, Associate in Applied Science Computer Graphic Technology
Why he joined the team:  I wanted to utilize the CAD knowledge I have acquired in my studies to good, reliable effect in a challenging field of work.
Why he loves it here: I enjoy cooperating with a knowledgeable, effective team to achieve great things throughout a broad and demanding field in which there is always something new to learn.
Favorite local eats:  Koi Asian Bistro
Favorite local spot: Rock Creek and Chief Shaw Trails

Neil Piggush


President, Engineering Department Manager

Mike Gall


CAD Department Manager

Jonathan Cross


Survey Department Manager

Deanna Kleber


Accounting Manager

Timothy LaRocque


Project Engineer II

Clinton Buchmeier


Construction Observer III

Jackie Liebermann


Office Manager

LeAnne Mazur


CAD Technician II

Michael Hildebrand


Construction Observer II

Marc Mayotte


Construction Observer III

Matt Kyrouac


Survey Technician

Owen Starr


Survey Technician

Stephen Heino


CAD Technician II

John Wells


CAD Technician I

civil engineering team working on construction site

Today, we’re a trusted team specializing in land surveying and civil engineering to greater Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

We have satisfied clients who routinely call on us in multiple regions for municipal civil engineering, land surveying, and floodplain management. Above all, no matter how massive the problem you face, we make your life easier by providing fresh thinking and exceptional personal service.

Piggush Engineering is a very driven and motivated Engineering firm. Significant thought is integrated into the design process. Since working with Piggush, we know have the piece of mind knowing that the project will be completed per specification.

Neil works to make sure that we understand everything about the project and is willing to answer any questions that we had. If we didn't understand the technical issues he would work to communicate it in way that we could understand.

Hollice Clark

They are professional, they know their stuff, and are attentive to details. They are innovative and are great problem solvers. They were helpful in engineering solutions that helped us stay within budget and on time.

Jeff Hammes

What we Believe

Innovation

There’s a difference between the way it’s always been done and the way it can be done better. Therefore, by approaching each problem holistically, we provide relevant, insightful solutions, each and every time.

Community

We’re thinkers, planners and doers. Overall, from grant writing to design to implementation—whether it’s environmental, industrial, rural or urban— we’re passionate about making our world better for the people who live in it.

Extraordinary Value

We treat your budget as if it’s our budget. For example, while most engineering firms will meet your financial parameters, we love the challenge of delivering more while still respecting your bottom line.

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