Chad Rykal

Principal and Owner

As Principal, Chad takes the lead on Facility & Site Asset Management (FSAM) projects, managing team members, and running the business side of our firm. He cares deeply about having a positive impact on both people and places.


Since joining CR-BPS in 2015, Chad has assumed a leadership role and contributed greatly to our firm’s growth trajectory. His passion for sustainable and high-performance design, combined with his varied experience in the field of architecture, makes him invaluable to any project team. Chad also serves as a professor in the Construction Management program at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Education, Licenses, and Accreditations

MS, Sustainable Community Development, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

BS, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Why do you love working here?

“I often say we are a small firm that does some pretty big things. We have such an amazing niche related to the work that we do. All of our services complement each other, and I don’t think there are many firms, regardless of size, that offer all of the services we do.”

What are you most passionate about outside the built environment?

“I’m passionate about traveling the world and being outdoors. I love spending time in the woods and looking for new adventures with my wife, Heather, and our two flat-coated retrievers, Ridge and Tasul. Anytime I can be on my gravel bike, mountain bike, or fat bike, I am in my happy place. We also have a small 40-acre hobby farm called Black Dog Farmstead, and we are working to create a regenerative net-zero energy farmstead.”

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