Category Archives: News


Meet Zach Hadenfeldt!  Zach is a Contract Analyst I for Flatwater Group. He considers his job two-fold. First, he reviews contract terms to ensure the best contract possible. Second, he works to maintain contracts to make sure things run smoothly from an administrative level.  What do you enjoy most about the work you do?  I […]


Meet Rocky Mireles! After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Rocky started his decade-long on and off journey with Flatwater Group. He was recently promoted to Services Program Manager and part of his duties include overall execution of all assigned service contracts. “I like a challenge,” Rocky said of his new role. Going from the […]


Get to know Mandi Sharpe, Operations Supervisor II for the Flatwater Division. Mandi’s role involves reviewing every aspect of the division’s operations for the purpose of improving operational processes to better serve customers and to make the division’s operations more efficient. How long have you been with the company?I have been with the company for […]

Flatwater Group Approved as Industry Partner for U.S. GSA MAS Program

BELLVUE, Neb. — The Flatwater Group has been approved as an industry partner for the U.S. General Service Administration Multiple Award Schedules program, allowing it to bid for long-term contracts to provide a range of professional services to government agencies. The MAS program is designed to make it easier for customers to find total solutions […]


SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. — Flatwater Metals was recently awarded the $7 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime. Flatwater Metals was awarded $3.6 million of the contract while QPI Pro, Inc. received the remainder of the compact to provide non-metallic military hoses over a three-year period to the DLA with the potential for up […]


Get to know Michael Houser, Senior Business Development Manager for the Flatwater Group companies. Mike has been with the company for 11 years. What does your role involve?My role is to identify and develop capture strategies for new opportunities within current FWG markets. Following the Ho-Chunk Inc. culture of entrepreneurship, I also investigate new vertical […]

Winnebago Free Library

Take a book, return a book. That’s the idea behind the new free library in Winnebago, NE. Each year, Flatwater Group’s parent company Ho-Chunk, Inc. works with college interns to help on meaningful community projects. The little library is an ongoing intern project to increase book access and promote reading. “It warms my heart seeing […]

Winnebago Basketball Fan Appreciation Night 2021

Go Big Blue! Huge thanks for everyone who joined us for Fan Appreciation Night at Winnebago Public School. Basketball fans got a free hot dog and swag from during the match-up between Winnebago and Omaha Nation. Flatwater Group and our parent company Ho-Chunk, Inc. are active partners in the Winnebago community. This is one of […]

Interior Department Announces the Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs on Biden-Harris Leadership Team

Please join us to congratulate Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes! She is joining the Biden Administration as the Deputy Solicitor for Indian Affairs. Ann Marie is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe and has been Ho-Chunk, Inc.’s Executive Vice President of Community Impact and Engagement for the past 4 years. Flatwater Group is a division […]

Tribes Help Tribes on the Path to Self-sufficiency

Through the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), Flatwater Group is helping tribes across the country develop their natural resources and promote tribal self-sufficiency. Because of disparities in Native American communities, this work became more urgent and faced bigger challenges in 2020 with COVID-19. Flatwater Group relies on face-to-face meetings and on-the-ground teams for  energy […]