Matthew J. Van Hoof, PE

Managing Principal | Structural Engineering

Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering and has been practicing structural engineering ever since. Matt joined the firm in 2001 after working in Chicago for four years.


What do you enjoy most about working at KOMA?

I enjoy the people I work with and our clients.  I also like the variety of things I get to do every day.

Favorite restaurant/ bar?

Pier 500 in Hudson.  Salt and Vinegar fries…’nuf said.

When you’re not at work you…

Walk around our house shutting off lights my kids leave on.  I also try to keep my mountain bike from hitting a tree.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

I enjoy the family cottage (in Eastern Wisconsin so it is a cottage) or wherever we can set up our camper.



InterKOM Articles

A Balancing Act

June 2015, Inver Grove Heights, MN. – Most days it feels like I’m standing on one foot with an armful of balls, trying to keep my balance and not drop any; and as the years pass there are more balls added and that balancing act gets a little trickier. It seems like only yesterday, when I was newly married and had just joined Krech, O’Brien, Mueller & Associates (KOMA), life was a little simpler. Yet here I am fourteen years later celebrating the company’s 30 years, working as a managing partner, a husband with an awesome wife, and a father with four great kids.  Some days I wonder how it all gets done but a healthy balance between our work lives and personal lives is an extremely important value to me and I am fortunate to be a part of a company who believes in a healthy balance just as much.

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Every Kid’s Dream

My name is Matt. I’m 36 years old. I’ve got a wonderful wife, three amazing kids, a career I enjoy, and – as a Packers fan – some serious bragging rights.

And, I admit, I like to play with LEGOs. More »

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