Engineered for collaboration.

FOCUS Engineering delivers an in-house engineering department for cities and townships in Minnesota. We work as an extension of city staff, getting to know the communities we serve and delivering tailored services for each. 

Our Story

The go-to for City Engineering.

Since 2011, FOCUS Engineering has fulfilled the “City Engineering” position and the engineering department needs for communities in the Twin Cities.

Formed by Cara Geheren, Jack Griffin, and Ryan Stempski, FOCUS provides an alternative to in-house engineering departments or the full-service firms that many cities used to meet their engineering needs. As an extension of city staff, our team leverages each member’s skills, experience, and specialties to meet the needs of the communities we serve.

FOCUS staff serve as City or Town Engineer for the cities of Victoria, Lake Elmo, Hastings, Dellwood, Medicine Lake, Denmark Township and West Lakeland Township.

Our Expertise

Delivering solutions that
enhance communities.

FOCUS Engineering is structured to provide professional services through a unique and effective service model that results in cost savings to the communities we serve. We are committed to leading day-to-day engineering operations and the management of public infrastructure systems with efficiency, and a focus on continuous improvement.

Our Team

Multi-faceted team of professionals.

With six registered professional engineers specializing in the planning, design, and construction of municipal infrastructure with support from graduate engineers and construction observers, the FOCUS team works collaboratively to deliver services to municipal clients.

Working as one team, FOCUS places a strong emphasis on collaboration, sharing of resources, and the development and implementation of industry best practices.

Cara L. Geheren, PE
Cara L.
Geheren, PE
President / Senior Municipal Engineer
John (Jack) W. Griffin, PE
John (Jack) W.
Griffin, PE
Principal / Senior Municipal Engineer
Chad J. Isakson, PE
Chad J.
Isakson, PE
Principal / Municipal Engineer
Mike Rusenovich, PE
Rusenovich, PE
Project Engineer
Jeremy Stalcar, EIT
Stalcar, EIT
Graduate Engineer

Want to join the team?

View opportunities to learn and grow under the leadership of city engineering professionals with decades of experience working with municipal infrastructure and local governments.