June 2021 marked an exciting time for eEngineering (EE). The company celebrated its 75th anniversary.
What started with a single location back in 1946, primarily as a service and repair company which fixed TV’s, console stereos, washers, dryers, and even window air conditioners, eEngineering (EE) has now grown to 10 offices in both Iowa and Nebraska, employing 100 people, servicing customers in several states.
While William R. (Bill) Clark is often credited with starting EE, a partnership with Floyd Johnson, John Moffet, and Bill Clark was formed and acquired EE in 1951. It was a small operation then, with 1.5 full-time employees. Bill Clark, fully employed as a salesperson for a regional appliance company at that time, left his sales role to manage EE full time in 1955. EE moved into its current “headquarters” building located at 1100 Keo Way in 1959. Over time, Bill Clark bought out his partners, and he continued to serve as the president of EE, until 1992, when his son, Mark Clark, took over that position. Mark still holds the title of president today.
A strong partner for over 70 of those years with Motorola Solutions, providing communication technology to a variety of industries, including education, hospitality, health care, utility, manufacturing and public safety partners, EE holds the Elite Status (highest level) with Motorola in professional radios sales, service partner repairs, and Manufacturer’s Representative Sales (public safety market).
EE continues with many diverse products and numerous wireless solutions, like IP Security Video Management and Access Control, GPS vehicular telematics, point-to-point microwave links, and dispatch consoles. A pioneer in the beeper and paging industry in the 1960’s, it recently sold off that piece of the business to a national messaging company. It was a pioneer in many communications products, like being one of the first centralized voicemail systems, non-operated assistance of paging, and the first cell phone call in Iowa was made in one of its building in 1986.
EE has had many, many great employees and current employees over the years of its existence. One of its true strengths is its longevity of its workforce family who truly care about EE’s customer. So many of its workers have 10, 20, 30 years of service at EE. In this special 75th year, EE wants to recognize employees who have served EE and its customers for more than 40 years. Congratulations to them for making this milestone.
- Richard Burt
- William R. Clark*
- Robert Sparks
- Bob Carr
- Bill Cronin
- Dennis Pinegar*
- Corry Hill
- David Brierly
These 40-year-plus employees are still working at EE:
- Mark Clark
EE’s mission to provide the best goods and services to its customers has made it a leader in its industries and hopes to continue providing services that make its customers’ lives safer, more efficient, and enjoyable both for the past 75 years and on into the next 75 years.