Firm Background

In 1922, Charles Foster, as sole proprietor, established his professional engineering company in Duluth, Minnesota. In 1959, Principals Howard Jacobs and Philip Johnson incorporated it under the present name of Foster, Jacobs & Johnson, Inc. Recently with the addition of new capabilities FJJ has further expanded its services to include master planning, Pre-construction, Design and Construction Administration/Management Services.

The current principals maintain an extensive archive of engineering drawings and construction documentation dating back over 75 years. When you work with Foster, Jacobs & Johnson, Inc., you are working with a well-established, professional consulting firm with extensive and diverse resources dedicated to providing comprehensive design and execution services.

Our firm is experienced in the preparation of master planning studies, energy audits, grant applications and detail design for educational facilities, hospitals/nursing homes, government/industrial/commercial buildings, and multi-housing projects. Our specialized services also include the preparation of working drawings and specifications for, and the subsequent inspection of construction of power and heating plants, air-fields, traffic and street lighting systems.



FJJ was selected to provide the mechanical and electrical design, and the construction observation for all phases of this extensive renovation project, which resulted in the beautiful Kirby Plaza at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Our services for public building infrastructure include design for H.V.A.C., fire protection, plumbing, power, data systems, fire alarm and lighting. Our designs incorporate high-performance systems for today's sustainable construction.

FJJ offers a diverse range of expertise and services that is atypical of a traditional mechanical and electrical engineering firm. Our engineers, designers, planners and project managers at FJJ are involved through initial study, design, cost estimating, equipment selection, specification writing, construction observation and management services for a wide range of customers.