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


Lots of Excitement in Defiance, Ohio

Lots of excitement in Defiance, Ohio, with the opening of a new roundabout on Palmer Drive and Jefferson Avenue. The roundabout also serves as an entrance point for the new Shoney’s restaurant, a dance studio, and a Cabin Fever Coffee Shop on South Jefferson. MSG designed the...

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Spooky Supper!

Our Spooky Supper at Ronald McDonald House of NW Ohio was a success this weekend. Thanks to our Maumee office employees who served up a great dinner for families with children in area hospitals while adding a little fun with lots of Halloween decorations and costumes. Also,...

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MSG Welcomes John Freeland, PhD

We are pleased to announce the addition of Soil and Wetland Scientist, John A. Freeland, PhD, to our firm. John has 21 years of experience and a deep understanding of natural systems and how they function. He has earned a reputation for technical excellence and the ability to...

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