Brain Engineering, Inc. has been an active member of the Eastern Iowa community for more than a decade. The Company was established in October 1992, by Mike and Anne Brain. They worked together as a survey team from their Toddville home. Dan Schmidt joined them a month later to provide his engineering design.
in Cedar Rapids
In December 1992, Brain Engineering, Inc. moved to downtown Marion. During their nearly ten years in Marion, Brain and their employees were active members of the community. The Company had a team that participated in and won the Wacky Winter Olympics, sponsored by the Marion Chamber of Commerce. Brain also sponsored teams for the Marion Chamber and the Marion Library Foundation Golf Outings. The Company helped several Cub Scouts groups earn their Engineering Badges, and hosted students for Groundhog Day Job Shadowing and from the High Tech High program. Brain Engineering employees participated in several Marion Swamp Fox parades, and handed out at least 100-pounds of candy to children along the parade route.
It has always been the Company’s goal to provide a good work environment for their employees and to be family friendly. The Company regularly sponsors company get-togethers, such as golf outings, bowling nights, company nights at the comedy club, and pool parties
of the Shrine Flying Eagle Maze, 2002.
Mike & Clarence surveyed the design for
each Shrine Corn Maze in 1999, 2000, 2001,
Brain’s engineers and surveyors pride themselves on staying near the cutting edge of technology. We have always been one hundred percent CADD driven. We were the first engineering and surveying firm in the Cedar Rapids area to use GPS fulltime with our survey crews. The time savings realized and the increased accuracy sold us on the benefits of GPS. We now have two GPS systems, one for each survey crew.
Anne and Mike are active participants in local community efforts. Anne served on the Marion Chamber of Commerce Board of Director for six years. She is a member of the El Kahir Shrine Women’s Auxiliary. Mike is a charter member of the Sunrise Rotary and is a Past Potentate of El Kahir Shrine. He can be seen during the summer in local parades, driving a mini-Indy race car with the Shriners Revvin’ Fezzes. Mike is also a member and past president of the Cedar Rapids Chapter of the Iowa Engineering Society. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Camp Fire Boys and Girls and on the Linn County Development Ordinance Review Committee.