About Us

As one of the premier multi-disciplined consulting firms, we work with an exclusive collection of some of the best and fastest growing private entities, municipalities and governmental agencies in the region, nation and around the globe.

Who We Are

People are the heart of our company. Continuous training in current technology and encouragement to be creative while remaining faithful to our core values solidifies that our employees are our most appreciated asset. A knowledgeable and technically savvy staff creates the ability to positively impact the value of our projects. Comprehensive services, along with talented and dedicated professionals, combined with the culture of the company set by Jaan Mannik, PE and C. Michael Smith, PE create a benchmark for professional service companies in the Midwest.


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Technical Skill

Technical skill, relationships and leadership are the foundation of MSG and have been not just a tradition, but a way of doing business since 1955. Continuously evolving to meet the changing needs of both the public and private sectors, the success of MSG is built on partnerships, detailed and process oriented delivery of projects and quite simply, by living up to the one position that can only be earned, a trusted advisor to our Clients.

Creative Spirit

MSG believes in progressive thinking that adds value to any project we touch. Our corporate culture encourages employees to be creative, to communicate and implement innovative ideas that streamline projects and processes. These passionate and inspired professionals foster an environment of collaboration, camaraderie and community.

MSG Promise


Value. MSG develops trust by adding value with outstanding performance, open and honest business practices and solutions oriented thinking. We contribute to the success of our Clients and staff by utilizing our problem solving skills and processes to communicate step-by-step efforts to reach the end goal, providing a truly integrated project approach. What best serves our Clients is the comfort in knowing they have MSG working for their success.

We will help you get it right the first time.

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The Latest


Parker Alley behind the Shinola Hotel

Did you know: The Mannik & Smith Group’s (MSG) Detroit engineering team played an important role in developing Detroit’s newest & coolest alleyway located behind the new Shinola Hotel! MSG’s Detroit team of engineers researched, sourced, and specified the reclaimed...

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MSG’s Detroit office visited the Midnight Golf Program

MSG’s Detroit office visited the Midnight Golf Program (MGP), a local nonprofit geared towards shaping underserved high school seniors across the metropolitan Detroit area into future leaders with mentoring and golf! The MSG group participated in the MGP Mentoring Career “Speed...

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Lansing Office Community Engagement Initiative

Our Lansing office staff members Jessica Trainer, Cody Stoddard and Dan Capone were at the Crooked Foot Upland Bird & Game Hunting Club in Owosso, Michigan, recently for the 2018 Veterans Hunt. Our Lansing office sponsored this event for their Community Engagement Initiative....

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  • “The Mannik & Smith Group has been a rock star on this project. ….have consistently delivered the impossible every time we have asked…. The Mannik & Smith Group represents the kind of company that makes projects like this a success.”
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