Our history is rooted in retail and it remains a focus today with multiple clients on the Top 100 retailers list. Our Retail Sector experts work on all sizes and types of projects from programmatic, nationwide retail and restaurant chains to specialty retail stores, luxury brand flagships, and new car showrooms. Through sustainable engineering solutions, we help our clients lessen their environmental impact. We understand what motivates and moves consumers inside a store and how to incorporate technology to create unique, omnichannel brand experiences that result in customer sales.

Explore our Retail 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.

Jason Wollum

Retail Sector Executive | Principal

Brent Felten

Retail Sector Client Relationship Director | Principal

Dani Dahlgren

Retail Sector Marketing Manager


Allen Bray

Retail Sector Operations Director | Principal

Devin Caruthers

Retail Sector General Merchandise Practice Director | Principal

Coy Macy

Retail Sector Restaurant Practice Director | Associate

Derek Michel

Retail Sector Automotive Practice Director

Katie Molstad

Retail Sector Design & Construction Director | Retail Sector Luxury Practice Director | Principal

Brian Sander

Retail Sector Technical Director | Principal

Chris Thibodeaux

Retail Sector Grocery Practice Director | Principal

Jason Zoeller

Retail Sector Specialty 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 Retail Sector.

Historic Olympic Theater Retail Restoration - H&M COS Olympic

Kum & Go


Terminal 6 Point the Way Cafe - Los Angeles International Airport

FordHub NYC

Walmart SuperCenters


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.

June 24, 2022

Henderson Companies Names New Chief Sector Officer

National design and construction firm promotes Jason Wollum to c-suite executive team.

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June 23, 2022

Henderson Companies Appoints New Retail Sector Executive

National design and construction firm promotes company veteran Jason Zoeller.

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June 15, 2022

Henderson Welcomes New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader

Henderson Companies welcomes Jenn Miller as its new diversity, equity, and inclusion partner for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions.

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May 18, 2022

Henderson Acoustics Expert Earns 40 Under 40 Award

Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine

Josh Thede is a recipient of the this year's award for his outstanding personal and professional achievements.

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May 10, 2022

Henderson Ranks Second on VSMD’s 2022 Top Retail Design Firms List

VMSD Magazine

Henderson Engineers earned a top spot among design/architecture firms and independent designers worldwide who service the retail industry.

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May 1, 2022

Henderson Ascends to #129 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms List

Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine

Henderson places 11 positions higher than last year, and is one of only 10 firms headquartered in Kansas City to earn recognition.

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April 6, 2022

KC Business Journal Interviews Henderson Leaders About ESOP Transition

Kansas City Business Journal

CEO Kevin Lewis and President-Emeritus Rich Smith discuss the transformative move to 100% employee ownership.

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April 5, 2022

Henderson Becomes Employee-Owned Company

Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, has become a 100% employee-owned firm.

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March 24, 2022

AutoDesk University Publishes Henderson Article on DfMA, Generative Design, and BIM Automation

Autodesk University

Henderson technical directors outline how DfMA, Generative Design, and BIM Automation can be implemented within building systems design.

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March 23, 2022

Henderson Pledges to Diversify its Supply Chain

Startland News

Henderson Engineers commits to diversifying its supply chain and to support small businesses through its buying decisions.

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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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DfMA: How it All Comes Together
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Digital Twins: A Key to Efficient Building Operations
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Retail Technology: 5 Ways It Can Bring Revenue Back to the Industry
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Grocery: Design Guidelines for Infection Control
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How Grocery and Warehouse Design Confronts COVID-19
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How A New Definition of Convenience is Changing Retail
The Future of Retail: 5 Takeaways from ICSC CenterBuild


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