ABOUT EVS

OUR FIRM

We are EVS.

Since 1979, EVS has provided civil and electrical engineering, land surveying and environmental permitting assistance to customers throughout the U.S. By 1991, the company started doing civil designs for the U.S. Military and by late 2010, began working in wind energy. EVS entered the solar market in late 2014 and further grew the company. Today over half of EVS’ work has to do with engineering the civil and electrical designs for the U.S. solar market.

Over the years, EVS has been involved in prestigious projects such as the Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium, the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, and numerous Light Rail and highway transit projects. As an ever improving company, EVS is committed to the success of its customers and the fulfillment of its employees. The company’s culture of respect, integrity, transparency and high ethics translates into an engineering partner who provides increasing value to every project and to an employer who has as its core, the hope that all employees grow in their careers and have fun doing it.

EVS is a certified DBE, MBE, SDB business. Please contact us for your next engineering project; you will enjoy the experience.

Why EVS?

People

High Integrity

We do what we say.

Problem Solvers

Curiosity is part of our culture.

Industry Leaders

We are a learning culture.

Product

On Time

We meet your schedules.

On Budget.

We meet your budget.

Quality Output

We take pride in our work and stand behind it.

Experience

Customer Focused

"Right-Sized" engineering solutions.

On Budget.

We enjoy what we do.

Quality Output

Strong engineers with great work ethic.

Our Team

Dennis Kim

Chairman of the Board
EVS former President Dennis Kim joined EVS in 1980, then called Enviroscience, as a consultant. He became the Vice President in 1981, then the owner in 1982. He enjoys the people at EVS. “We’ve been very successful because of the great people working here…. It’s fun to work with great people; people here do a good job.” Dennis enjoys golfing, biking, cross country skiing, playing piano, and singing. Dennis is involved in the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, Minnesota Chorale, and Rotary Youth Exchange Programs.

Andy Kim

President
President Andy Kim started working with EVS in January of 2004. He enjoys the variety of work and the people at EVS. Andy is passionate and excited about the company’s growth potential. Andy enjoys golf and tennis, as well as playing ping-pong at the office.

Steve Hansen

Senior Vice President
Steve Hansen is well-known in the U.S. solar industry and is your primary contact for all opportunities in the solar market. Steve is a veteran energy services business developer and is dedicated to working with EVS customers throughout all phases of their projects. With over 2 GW’s of solar projects in place, he is familiar with projects of all sizes; from smaller Commercial roof top solar to Distributed Generation ground mount systems to multihundreds of MegaWatts of utility-scale solar projects, Steve can provide a pathway to project success.

Sohan Das

Vice President of Renewable Energy
Sohan Das is the Vice President of Renewable Energy at EVS. He has a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Energy from State University of New York at Buffalo. He has been working in the solar industry since 2009, and is passionate about renewable energy. “The leadership at EVS is committed to renewable energy.” He also appreciates the energetic people he works with, and the many good clients. In his free time, he likes to watch soccer, play cricket, golf, swim, bike, and do anything else outdoors, including running half marathons. Sometimes he volunteers to do solar installation work in low-income communities, and is also involved with Habitat for Humanity and Children International.

Paul Vogel

Vice President of Finance and Administration
Paul Vogel is the Vice President of Finance and Administration at EVS. Paul came to EVS with over 20 years of experience in the professional services industry and real estate development industry. On Paul's free time he enjoy running, biking, and reading. Paul also serves on the board of St. Therese, a local nonprofit providing housing and skilled nursing care at five locations in Minnesota to serve the needs of the elderly in Minnesota. “EVS is well positioned in the solar industry and I am looking forward to the challenge of providing financial leadership for the organization as it rapidly expands to serve the renewable energy market. I am passionate about renewable energy and the impact it will have in making a positive impact on our planet”.

Rob Kack

Senior Director of Civil Engineering
Rob Kack is the Senior Director of Civil Engineering. Rob has been with EVS since 2000. “I enjoy the culture of the family-owned business and flexibility to balance work and life. I also appreciate how the people who work here value our clients and projects.” Rob spends a lot of time at his kids’ sporting events and practices; he has fun watching his daughter play volleyball and his son play football and wrestling. He also got his kids started on golf so that they’ll have an activity they can enjoy together for many years.

Prithviraj (Raj) Pawar

Director of Solar PV & Battery Storage
Raj Pawar is the Director of Solar PV and Battery Storage at EVS. He has been in the solar industry since 2014. Raj has designed and managed the engineering for over 200MW of solar projects and 50MWh of solar + storage which include residential, commercial (rooftop and ground mount) and Community Solar Garden (CSG) projects. Raj also managed the largest co-op storage project in Minnesota and worked on one of the largest solar rooftop projects in the U.S. Raj enjoys spending time with his family and trying new restaurants.

Noah Waterhouse

Director of Civil Engineering
Noah Waterhouse has been a Civil Engineer with EVS since 2004. At EVS he enjoys the people, flexibility, and cool projects. During his off time, Noah likes to go hunting, fishing, play sports, and explore with motorized toys. He is a member of the Westonka Jaycees, and a former Board Member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota.

James Stanley

Director of Structural Engineering
James Stanley is the Director of our Structural Engineering team at EVS. He has over 14 years of experience in structural engineering, commercial development, renewable energy technologies, and construction support. James is extremely passionate about continuously improving personal and professional development through clear communication. On his free time he enjoys mountain biking and other various outdoor family activities.

Michael Carlson

Director of Power Studies and Substation
Michael is the Director of Power Studies and Substation at EVS. Michael has been in the power industry since 2004, and within the renewable industry since early 2009. Michael has designed and managed the power study engineering for over 1200 MW’s of solar projects and has also designed and managed the engineering for multiple distribution projects, transmission projects, substation projects, and over 2 GW’s of collection and studies work for wind installations. Outside of work, Michael focuses on family time. He also enjoys watching and playing sports.

Teresa Lassegard

Director of Administration
Teresa Lassegard joined EVS in 1992 and recently celebrated her 28th anniversary with the company. She is currently the Director of Administration overseeing the HR, accounting and administrative efforts. Her work at EVS has included marketing, project accounting, and HR. Outside of the office Teresa can often be found hiking around the Minneapolis lakes and along the Parkway, trying to beat yesterday’s steps goal.

Laine Warwick

Accounting Manager
Laine Warwick started working for EVS in 2012 as an Administrative Assistant and has worked her way up to her current role, Accounting Manager. At EVS, Laine enjoys the people she works with and the learning opportunities that come along with being involved in many different areas of business administration and management. On her free time, Laine enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time at her family’s lake cabin.

Jordan Hermes

Marketing Coordinator
Jordan Hermes started working with EVS in 2018 as a Marketing Assistant and has grown into our Marketing Coordinator at EVS. Jordan has a bachelors degree in Communication from the University of North Dakota. Jordan is passionate about creating a clean environment for our future generations and it was her goal to be part of a team that focuses on this as well. During her time outside of EVS, Jordan enjoys painting, cooking, trying new restaurants, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Divya Divakaran

HR Manager
Divya Divakaran is the HR Manager at EVS. Divya has a Masters in Business Administration and has been in the HR Field since 2006. She joined EVS in early 2021 and enjoys that her profession is ever changing to make things better. “I absolutely love the diversity and culture at EVS. The leadership is people oriented and just don’t preach the core values but lead by being an example”. Divya also serves on the Board of Minnesota Malayalee Association and volunteers at SAATH, a local non profit that promotes cultural diversity and social harmony in the community. She enjoys dancing, fashion designing and promotes sustainable fashion. During her free time she enjoys reading books, hiking, biking and primarily exploring nature with her family.