About Us

The Story behind our name White Shield, Inc.

Our company name gives honor to Chief White Shield (Nah T Asuútaáka͛) of the Arikara Tribe. White Shield became chief in 1866. He had a reputation as a humble man and a strong outspoken leader, and this continued throughout his life.

Born in 1798 when the Sahnish lived in the Grand River Villages in what is now South Dakota, he recalled seeing the Lewis and Clark expedition at age six, when they stopped at the Sahnish village in the fall of 1804.When he grew to manhood, he married Ka-wit. They had three children. Two daughters, Smoke/Tobacco Woman and Yellow Calf Woman, who died as a child, they also had a son named Comet who also died as a child.

Our Engineering Team

White Shield’s Principals and Project Managers are seasoned experts in delivering technically challenging projects. Our entire staff has requisite expertise in surveying, engineering, and environmental analysis to fulfill your project objectives
Our engineering staff has diverse experience in foundation design, geotechnical and soils analysis, retaining wall design, slope stability, and civil & environmental design to support residential, commercial, and industrial developments. Our support staff includes skilled field, research and CADD technicians to support our engineers with field data collection and engineered CADD drawings.
Our engineering staff has diverse experience in foundation design, geotechnical and soils analysis, retaining wall design, slope stability, and civil & environmental design to support residential, commercial, and industrial developments. Our support staff includes skilled field, research and CADD technicians to support our engineers with field data collection and engineered CADD drawings.
Stuart Fricke

Stuart Fricke

Owner - President

Michael Black

Michael Black

Principal Engineer

Ben Staehr, P.E.

Ben Staehr, P.E.

Geotechnical Engineer

Ron Schalla, LEG, LG, LHG

Ron Schalla, LEG, LG, LHG

Environmental Project Manger

Bill Rodgers, LG, LHG

Bill Rodgers, LG, LHG

Environmental Project Manager