Grocery & Distribution Sector

Today’s shoppers are driven by more than just stocking their pantries. Shopping has become an experience fueled by healthy lifestyle choices, food exploration, and the social component of sharing meals. We design grocery stores, food markets, and convenience stores with that customer experience in mind. In addition, we also design the “behind the scenes” facilities that serve these stores such as distribution centers and refrigerated warehouses. We know what it takes to seamlessly integrate mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, with other critical systems such as refrigeration, fire protection, technology (telecom/security), and lighting with a sustainability lens.

Explore our Grocery & Distribution Sector practices and learn more about our relevant project experience. Discover more about Henderson’s extensive experience in other market sectors here.


Our leaders are industry experts, well-respected for their experience, drive, and people-first approach. Full of passion, creativity, and wisdom, our leadership is highly collaborative and committed to delivering nothing but the best. Henderson’s vision is to build a better world, and we believe that starts with leaders who embody our company culture and core values.

Tony Welter

Grocery & Distribution Sector Executive | Principal

Bret Willett

Grocery & Distribution Sector Client Relationship Director | Principal

Megan Oberg

Grocery & Distribution Sector Marketing Manager

Grocery & Distribution SECTOR LEADERS

Robert Baehr

Grocery & Distribution Sector Operations Director | Principal

Joe Brauchle

Grocery & Distribution Sector Convenience Store Practice Co-Director | Grocery Store Practice Co-Director | Principal

Sean Eisler

Grocery & Distribution Sector Technical Director | Principal

Jen Jewers Bowlin

Grocery & Distribution Sector Cold Storage Practice Director | Distribution Center Practice Director | Principal


We believe good design requires great building partners to bring it to life. Our sister company, Henderson Building Solutions, bridges the gap between design, construction, and ongoing building maintenance. Together, we seamlessly combine our engineering knowledge with in-the-field expertise to provide an unmatched client experience.

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We could tell you all day how we always find new ways to innovate, but we’d rather let our projects speak for themselves. Browse our project gallery to discover what we’ve been working on in the Grocery & Distribution Sector.

Walmart Neighborhood Markets

Delivery Stations - Confidential Client

RaceTrac City Market

Cold Storage Fulfilment Centers - Confidential Client


Our people are always up to great things. Flip through the stories below to stay up to date on latest the latest news, awards, and announcements from Henderson.

May 11, 2023

EC&M Ranks Henderson Among 2023’s Top Electrical Design Firms

EC&M Magazine

Henderson Engineers earns a top 10 ranking in notable annual list of leading electrical design firms in the US.

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May 11, 2023

Video: Pass the PE Show Interviews Henderson’s Engineering Director

Pass the PE Exam

Jared Carlson discusses the importance of earning a PE license and the positive impact it can have on an engineer’s career trajectory.

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April 25, 2023

VIDEO: The Engineering Career Coach Podcast Interviews Henderson CEO

The Engineering Career Coach Podcast

Kevin Lewis shares insights on some of the soft skills up-and-coming professionals need to achieve excellence in their careers.

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April 5, 2023

Henderson Companies Announces New Scholarship

National design and construction firm to award educational grants to up to 10 students for 2023-2024 academic year.

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March 10, 2023

K-State Grants Professional Progress Award to Henderson Executive

Chief Sector Officer Jason Wollum is recognized by his alma mater for his significant early to mid-career success.

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We’re an organization of innovators and idea-generators, and we love to share what we know with others. Scroll our thought leadership library for technical expertise, design discoveries, industry trainings, and more from the brains behind the building systems.

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