Foertsch Joins Interstate Engineering

Interstate Engineering is pleased to welcome Mike Foertsch to the East Central Team. Mike is a Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor licensed in Minnesota. As a seasoned Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor with vast experience in the Western Minnesota and Eastern North Dakota area.

Mike’s experience and education will be valued assets as the company as he not only expands the municipal sector but mentors up and coming team members as well.


Mike Foertsch

Municipal Market Sector Leader | Fergus Falls & Wahpeton

Professional Side:

What impact do you hope to make at Interstate Engineering?

I hope to share my knowledge of the market place and leverage my experience to continue to see Interstate Engineering grow and prosper, adding value to the ESOP. With growth coming in many forms from staff growth to market share, I bring a positive impact to each interaction and contact.

Why did you choose the field you have chosen?

I have always enjoyed solving problems and the challenges associated with making “things” better.

What professional accomplishment or achievement are you most proud of?

The personal success of those individuals which I have mentored or worked with throughout the years.

What is your motto or personal mantra?

Learn something new every day.

Beyond Business:

Tell us a bit about your family.

I have been married for 40 years to my lovely bride, Diane. We have two adult children, Stephen and Emily. Stephen and his wife Sammi brought two amazing grandchildren into my life. Brooks and Charlotte Joy bring endless joy. Emily is attending pharmacy school near Chicago.

When you aren’t working, where can you be found?

I am spending time with family, regardless of where they may be. We are often at our lake cabin spending time on the water fishing, pulling water skiers and tubers around, and, most importantly, relaxing and watching the kids be kids.

What inspires you?

The innocence of children.

What book do you recommend most?

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

What what the first concert you attended?

Three Dog Night in Winnipeg.

What was your last Netflix binge?