Eric Raatz is a Senior Consultant for Building Envelope Professionals Group, LLC. and has eighteen years of experience and success managing single and multiple concurrent building envelope investigations, condition assessments, rehabilitation and renovation projects. His involvement covers all facets of the typical design and replacement planning phases to range from project conception and investigation, schematic design, pre-design and design development, construction document and specification development, bidding services, and construction administration. His expertise is specifically directed at large scale roof replacement and fenestration projects. He initially worked for a roofing consulting firm during college and gained a vast experience of information from his time drafting details of roof systems and ensuring the performance of their installation by providing full and part-time roof installation observation of a majority of the projects he drafted.
Eric spent 3 years at the beginning of his career on the West Coast which allowed him to work on all types of building envelope projects, which included some of his largest roof design and replacement projects, just one and two years out of college. This experience included reaching further into the other building envelope categories of exterior wall systems and below-grade waterproofing. He provided functional performance testing and full-time quality assurance observations of installed waterproofing, air barrier, storefront, and curtain wall systems. His knowledge in roofing systems and detail transitions allowed him to easily pick up exterior wall systems and below grade waterproofing. He has knowledge on multiple types of wall systems from mass masonry walls to conventionally framed backup walls with masonry veneer, insulated metal panel wall systems, metal clad systems, stucco cement plaster, exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS), and numerous types of plastic and wood siding systems.
Eric graduated from the Milwaukee School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering with a Structural Design specialty in 2005. In 2009 he joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard as an All-Source Intelligence Analyst and received an Associate of Applied Science of Intelligence Operations Studies. Eric also recently completed his Master of Science in Project Management through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Eric is also the current IIBEC, Inc.-Wisconsin Chapter (formerly RCI, Inc.) President.
Eric lives in West Allis, WI and has one daughter and a dog named Junior. Eric works on a majority of the eastern Wisconsin projects for BEPG, LLC. Eric enjoys travelling, watching forensic science shows on the History and Discovery Channel, and spending time with family.