David Lust Accelerator Building

The David Lust Accelerator Building provides building space for start-ups and innovators, acting as an incubator for business ventures primarily focused on technology.

Maven Outdoor Equipment Company Headquarters

The new 22,500 square foot warehouse, manufacturing and two-story office space for Maven Outdoor Equipment Company supports the business’s product line of custom binoculars, spotting scopes, and rifle scopes.

Animal Disease Research & Diagnostics Lab

The Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) on the South Dakota State University campus is one of fewer than 40 veterinary diagnostic laboratories accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and is an important component of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN).

SD Mines Devereaux Library Renovations

Our Rapid City office worked with the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on an upgrade to Devereaux Library. A critical component of student life, the library needed to be upgraded to meet modern student needs.

USD DakotaDome

The famous USD DakotaDome underwent a major $24 million multi-phase upgrade to improve both the student-athlete and fan experience.

Summit Arena at The Monument

The new 250,000 square-foot Summit Arena is home to some of the region’s biggest athletic & entertainment events.



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West Plains Engineering has been a leading mechanical, electrical, plumbing and power solution center in the Upper Midwest for more than 40 years. With more than 30 engineers on staff, our team of professionals has built a strong reputation for exceptional design, and perhaps more importantly, excellent client relationships.

Our PE’s maintain active registrations in more than a dozen states and have strong connections throughout the region – because this is our home.

This year marks 40 years in business for WPE, and anyone who has turned 40 will tell you, it’s a unique milestone.

We’re proud of what our firm has learned and accomplished, and we’re confident and excited about who we are today. We’re truly enjoying looking back and honoring all we’ve accomplished in 40 years. Meanwhile, we’re embracing the great space we’re in right now and actively planning our future.

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Hats Off to Higher Education!

Hats Off to Higher Education!

We love this time of year! A time for celebrating accomplishments, closing chapters, and turning the page on life's next big adventure. This month, thousands of students will don cap and gown, make a final walk across the stage, and receive that diploma that...

WPE Celebrates 40th Anniversary

WPE Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Anyone who has turned 40 will tell you, it's a unique milestone. We're proud of what our firm has learned and accomplished, and we're confident and excited about who we are today. It felt appropriate to create a memorial logo for the occasion to commemorate such an...

Doug Feterl Announces Retirement

Doug Feterl Announces Retirement

It’s with genuine pride and appreciation that we announce Doug Feterl is stepping down to retire from his position as President of West Plains Engineering. The company has planned for Marty Christensen, P.E. to step into the role as Doug's replacement effective...