Don Fielding, President of Greengard, Inc. is a civil engineering graduate of Bradley University class of 1965. He came to Greengard, Inc. in 1970 after spending 5 years with Caterpillar Tractor Company, where he acted as the Northeastern Regional Sales and Service Representative, calling on 7 dealers and 27 stores.
He purchased Greengard, Inc. from Charles Greengard in 1981 with his partner John Boden and became president. He changed the focus of the company to concentrate on private clients by phasing out four municipal accounts. He grew the organization from a staff of 9 to 21, which includes 6 Professional Engineers, 3 Professional Land Surveyors and 2 Graduate Engineers. In 1998 he added a full service surveying department to the company’s pallet, which has grown to 4 field crews with office supports. In 2006 he took on 3 partners, all employees of Greengard, Inc who have risen through the ranks.
He has spent 39 years in consulting engineering, representing private interest in the building industry. He participates in many professional societies and associations, including a lifetime director of the Lake County Homebuilders Association. He is a national speaker on environmental sensitive land developments and has had numerous award winning developments.
His passion is his work. He prides himself in helping his clients and employees create designs that provide value by building to the land, not on the land.