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Rock A. Deering, is our firm’s principal and is a Professional Member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). He has over thirty years experience as a foodservice professional including ten years experience in hotel/motel management, foodservice, catering and restaurant operations. He also has ten years experience in operations, sales and management with two major foodservice equipment and supply dealers. His foodservice design experience covers a wide variety of markets including; education, health care, corrections, business and industry, restaurants, hospitality and water parks.
Rad A. Deering, our Senior Project Coordinator is a Professional Member of the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). He has over 9 years experience as a Project Coordinator in the following market segments: education, health care, corrections, business and industry, kosher, hotel, and senior living. Rad has an Associate Degree in Architectural Technology and is proficient in latest design software including AutoCAD 2018, Revit 2018 and KCL.
Kai A. Deering, is a Project Coordinator who has been with Stewart Design for over 3 years. Kai graduated from Madison College with an Architectural Technician degree, and is schooled in AutoCAD and Revit. Kai has experienced in a wide array of markets including health care, education, business and industry, military, and hospitality. Kai is also an Associate member of Food Service Society International (FCSI).
Stewart Design Associates, Inc. is an independent foodservice and laundry consulting firm located in Madison, Wisconsin. We have been in business over 30 years and have designed over 2,000 foodservice and laundry projects throughout the United States and abroad. As a team, we have over 65 years of knowledge base and our consultants are all FCSI (Foodservice Consultant Society International) members that have achieved the status of “Professional” level.

We are involved in a wide range of projects and have developed a vast knowledge of most market segments. Our firm has successful foodservice and laundry designs in the following:

  • Business & Industry (corporate & industrial)
  • Correctional Facilities (county, state, federal and privatized facilities)
  • Education (K-12, higher education and educational labs)
  • Ethnic Foodservice (Kosher & Hillel)
  • Health care (Hospitals and clinics)
  • Hospitality (resort, golf & water park, hotel)
  • Independent & franchised restaurants
  • Senior Living Facilities (Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Memory Care, CBRF)


  • We offer “full service” consulting with Section 11 40 00 foodservice and 11 23 00 laundry specifications. We do not sell equipment nor are we compensated to recommend/specify preferred equipment, so that the client receives the appropriate piece of equipment for the appropriate task. We assist our clients in making the best equipment choices to fit their current operating procedures with flexibility to accommodate future needs and future foodservice technology. We also monitor all compliance with the drawings and specifications throughout the construction process.

    Stewart Design Associates incorporates “sustainable design” into our projects and has experience with LEED building practices and criteria. This results in lower operating costs for the facility and lower capital investment for utility systems.

    Services include layout drawings, electrical and plumbing rough-in drawings, building works plans, MEP schedules and elevation drawings. Our in house Project Coordinators are able to produce AutoCAD and Revit drawings (BIM, 3D modeling) and interface with all architects and disciplines.

    Our approach to developing any foodservice plan is first to gather information about the facility's menu, market and methods of service. This leads to the proposal of alternative methods of dealing with the many components of any foodservice facility. From there we develop a final operational program, equipment lists, schematic plans, budget estimates and a preliminary mechanical, electrical and plumbing schedule. Plans are repeatedly reviewed with all concerned parties and revised as needed. Detailed rough-in drawings are next, followed by elevations, sections and other drawings required to clearly indicate the construction and function of each component and work area. General and item specifications are then clearly written so all parties know what is required in terms of material, labor and workmanship. We also evaluate submitted bids for compliance with drawings and specifications, approve shop drawings and review the installation for any deficiencies in workmanship or material. The key ingredient in all phases of our work is attention to detail which makes everyone's job easier at all stages of the design and construction process and ensures client satisfaction.

    STEWART DESIGN ASSOCIATES, INC.
    2934 FISH HATCHERY ROAD. SUITE 212 | MADISON, WISCONSIN 53713
    PHONE: (608) 271-8554 | FAX: (608) 271-7848

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