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.


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.

MSG Brings Home the ACEC Outstanding Small Project Award

Big news for a great project! Our Road 17C Bridge over the Miami & Erie Canal has been named Outstanding Small Project in the ACEC Ohio 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The Road 17C Bridge in Florida, Ohio, was designed for the office of the Henry County...

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Broke?

Having budget issues that are preventing you from building your projects? Our grant strategists have helped our public and private clients secure over $121 Million in the past 15 years for their priority projects. Through innovative funding strategies, MSG’s in-house...

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Gold Sponsor of NORED's Annual Meeting

MSG was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development (NORED) Annual Meeting in Perrysburg, Ohio with Matt Ouimet, the CEO of Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, as the keynote speaker. As a member of NORED, MSG works with economic development...

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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.”
    MSG Client
  • “Good culture - care about the individuals. Innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. ”
    MSG Employee
  • “Working with members of the Mannik & Smith team on any project gives me a sense of confidence that the job will be completed in a timely and professional manner.”
    MSG Client
  • “I enjoyed the efficiency of having so many services included with their company. ”
    MSG Client
  • “Everyone has an equal say in the work and can propose ideas or solutions openly. ”
    MSG Employee
  • “Caliber of individuals assigned to my projects. ”
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  • “I’ve been very pleased with the fact that they [MSG] have been able to provide comprehensive services, typically without the need for other subconsultants, and have provided talented professionals in all areas of expertise.”
    MSG Client
  • “Attractive office, work and good working atmosphere. ”
    MSG Employee
  • “Responsiveness. The people I work with are always there for our company. They exceed our expectations. They always look out for what is best for us as a company. ”
    MSG Client
  • “As the prime engineering consultant, MSG performed all planning, design and management of the [Dorr Street] project, coordinating the work with multiple stakeholders and completing the work ahead of schedule. ”
    MSG Client
  • “Fosters growth in areas of employees interest. ”
    MSG Employee
  • “Technical, spirit, skill, teamwork. ”
    MSG Client
  • “We have been very pleased with the level of service Mannik & Smith provided. I would highly recommend consideration of The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc. for construction services for your municipal engineering projects.”
    MSG Client
  • “Management that you can believe in and are supportive.”
    MSG Employee
  • “Staff was incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. Very professional! ”
    MSG Client
  • “…you really have impressed the heck out of me on this one. ”
    MSG Client
  • “It's like having an extended family.”
    MSG Employee
  • “I know and trust the people at MSG. ”
    MSG Client
  • “Your knowledge of our community, your dedication to your profession and your firm’s reputation made The Mannik & Smith Group an easy choice for us.”
    MSG Client
  • “Great location, flexible schedule, a lot of out of office team building events.”
    MSG Employee
  • “Organized professional approach. ”
    MSG Client
  • “I just wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude regarding your ability to keep the pace with the last minute requests and revisions that have been asked of you while maintain the aggressive schedule set before you and ultimately delivering and meeting the deadline. Your efforts are very much appreciated and have not gone unnoticed.”
    MSG Client
  • “Projects are exciting and making a difference in the communities that we live in.”
    MSG Employee
  • “The professionalism. Everyone I've encountered are true professionals and have a passion to do a great job. ”
    MSG Client
  • “The DDA Board worked very closely with Mannik & Smith . . .the success of the project has already brought new investment into the area surrounded by the project. . . . through the design and engineering work of the Mannik & Smith Group today the City of Monroe has a park and parking lot that not only meets the parking needs; but also provides a pedestrian friendly environment for access to the Riverwalk, pedestrian footbridge, and access to the back of the buildings for future development of business.”
    MSG Client
  • “This organization provides many different office styles and environments to choose from - rural to urban, small to large offices. There is a wide range of service areas, so there is an opportunity for a position in a wide range of careers. There's a strong sense of collaboration and teamwork between the offices. The projects are exciting and employees always have something different to work on each day.”
    MSG Employee
  • “Compared to other consultants, MSG has the ability to bring "Horsepower" to a project. If there are design or construction related items that need addressed, there is likely someone on the MSG team that has the experience to deal with it. ”
    MSG Client
  • “We are very pleased with the quality of your work on the projects you have recently completed for us. MSG was very responsive and communicated efficiently with regard to project status, etc.”
    MSG Client
  • “Treating each other as a family, not fixed within a hierarchy system. Equality and unity.”
    MSG Employee
  • “Very well prepared and willing to share their knowledge ”
    MSG Client
  • “We couldn’t be more pleased with the consulting, design, construction management, and inspection services your team has provided. You obviously place a high priority on client relations, and we are so grateful for your professional manner in which your staff coordinated these complex projects.”
    MSG Client
  • “This company has the confidence in it's employees to approach potential clients from a position of strength and the knowledge that we are leaders in our industry. I am proud to be part of a forward thinking group of professionals.”
    MSG Employee
  • “They are capable of seeing the big picture. ”
    MSG Client
  • “I am confident anyone needing excellent civil engineering services would be very happy with The Mannik & Smith Group and Steve’s honesty, “Midwest” work ethic, and his drive to make any task assigned to him a positive success. All involved with your organization will enjoy his passion and enthusiasm for getting projects done with great value for their efforts.”
    MSG Client
  • “The company treats people with respect and values each individual employee. Employees are treated as people with lives outside work, and not just another number or a replaceable commodity. ”
    MSG Employee
  • “They were very professional and did a good job on both the design and project management aspects of the project. ”
    MSG Client
  • “We have used Mannik and Smith over the past five or six years with similar projects and have found their work to be professional and their interaction with the contractor and residents to be excellent.”
    MSG Client
  • “This organization conducts employee coaching sessions quarterly which helps the employees to discuss their progress, goals and professional or personal issues that might be affecting their work capacity. Furthermore, it also promotes confidence and trust in the employees. Employees are exposed to a variety of projects, which strengthens their technical background and enhances software skills pertaining to their job role.”
    MSG Employee
  • “Timeliness of the work, responsive, thorough ”
    MSG Client
  • “It is clear you have the respect of the city staff and that is a blessing.”
    MSG Client
  • “Help employees out with their 401k accounts by having meetings with financial planners.”
    MSG Employee
  • “The company's staffing includes employees with previous experience in County and City employment sectors beneficial to township government, especially in the areas of water line projects, road improvements, and planning. We find there is great benefit to working with a local company. The MSG staff stays ahead of the curve on events that could impact projects proposed for our community, always keeping our best interest in mind. Working with them is always a pleasant experience. ”
    MSG Client
  • “The Mannik & Smith Group has truly become the ‘trusted advisor’ for the Township and Resort Authority. I would highly recommend The Mannik & Smith Group to any municipality considering their services.”
    MSG Client
  • “Great leadership and it challenges you.”
    MSG Employee
  • “Working with the staff at MSG--they are professional, friendly and are willing to work with me to achieve my goals for the project. ”
    MSG Client
  • “…thank you all for the push to get the application in today. I realize that it was a lot of work and collaborative effort on the part of the entire team, with several of you shouldering a majority of the work product. Glimcher appreciates your efforts and dedication to helping us get the project underway. Looking forward to seeing all of these efforts come together for a project that is an important component of GRT’s ongoing redevelopment strategy.”
    MSG Client
  • “They promote communication, collaboration and a engaging environment.”
    MSG Employee
  • “Efficient, knowledgeable and effective. Honest and personable. ”
    MSG Client
  • “Prompt turn around time. ”
    MSG Client
  • “Very family focused and willing to flex around family schedule thru offering flex time. Continuing to be more focused on growth and career advancement as a firm.”
    MSG Employee
  • “I thought your associates did an outstanding job. Honestly we put them in some tough situations with short lead times and they performed great. ”
    MSG Client
  • “The friendly manner in which work is accomplished. Everyone is ready to jump in and help. There is a variety in what is expected day to day. I've worked for a number of employers and this is by far the best place I've worked.”
    MSG Employee