Rhoades Engineering Corporation was founded in Muskegon, Michigan in 1973 by Joseph W. Rhoades, P.E. Rhoades Engineering Corp, an organization of professional engineers, designers, and specialists, provides consulting mechanical and electrical engineering services to Architects, municipalities, utility companies, and real estate developers, as well as industry and health care organizations, and today, our offices in Muskegon and Traverse City, under the leadership of Randall J. Rhoades, P.E.,Philip J. Jaquish, P.E. and Chad A. Trnka, P.E.


The expertise of the staff at Rhoades Engineering is diversified in the numerous fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, allowing us to provide expert service on a variety of projects.  For over forty years, throughout the United States, Rhoades Engineering has taken on many healthcare facility projects.  Some Examples: MRI suites (fixed and mobile), CT suites, Emergency Departments, Aqua Therapy centers, Acute Rehabilitation suites, Occupational and Speech therapy suites and Birthing Centers, just to name a few.


Domestic Water Systems
Fire Protection
Fuel Storage, Handling Distribution Facilities
Medical Gas System
Sanitary Sewer Systems
Specialty Plumbing Systems
Waste Water Disposal


Computer/Data Processing
Control Systems
Emergency Lighting Evaluation
Fire Alarm

Lighting Protection
Power Distribution: Primary and Secondary
Security, Access Control &Video Surveillance
Sound System  Standby Power Systems


Air Conditioning Systems
Central Boiler and Chiller Plants
Cogeneration Systems
Heating Systems
Indoor Air Quality
Radiant Floor Heating
Smoke Ejection and Control Systems
Snow Melt Systems
Temperature Control Systems
Ventilating Systems

Additional Services

ASHRAE/IES 90.1 Documentation

Air Handling Units & Replacements
Construction Administration
Construction Management
Energy Audits
Facility Assessments
LEED Documentation
LEED Commissioning
Master Planning
Shop Drawing Review
Technical Studies

Rhoades Engineering projects have been recognized with the following awards.


Energy Innovation Award

U.S. Department of Energy


Lighting Design Awards (9)

Associated Builders & Contractors


Energy Administration Award

Michigan Dept. of Commerce