About emds

our story

Outside of E&M Design Solutions Office in Fremont, MI

E&M Design Solutions has provided project management, construction management, documentation, and design/drawings since the founder, Cheryl Lyttle, started the company in 2008.  Since that time, EMDS has grown to offer a broader range of services that now include manufacturing skills, leadership and safety training, compliance consulting and preparation in quality and industrial services.

In 2022, Summer Thompson purchased the business after 10 years of service as a Sr. Project Manager and Business Project Manager.  Recently, E&M Design Solutions has a Director of Safety joining our team, and we have scaled our safety services to include enforcement walkthroughs, safety program development, hazardous work permitting, Lock Out/Tag Out, and audit compliance.

A large percentage of our customer base consists of repeat customers, some of which continue to rely on our employees to support key technical elements for long-term projects and programs.  When you work with EMDS, we become part of your team, which allows us to provide better service because we know the people, processes, and outgoing product objectives.  It also makes us proud to be such a strong service provider that we are considered part of  your company’s family.

Today E&M Design Solutions is a growing resource in the Midwest.  We continue focus on finding better ways to support our customers, identify opportunities to keep our costs down, and remain a best-value provider.

our mission

Your Visions. Our Goal.

E&M Design Solutions will provide superior value to our customers by delivering the most responsive and cost-effective resources for Customized Training and On-Demand staffing for Quality, Compliance, Engineering support, Business Process and Business Development services. We strive to deliver an innovative and efficient approach, while achieving a complete and integrated solution for our customers, on-time and in-budget.

Market & Industry Experience

Is it challenging finding experienced resources in your specific industry? Our client base is diverse, and our team experienced in many different industries, applications and associated standards.


Manufacturing companies, small businesses and ISO certified companies.

Graph of Marketing & Industry Experience

Registrations & Certifications

E&M Design Solutions is 100% woman-owned and operated, and proud to be certified as a WBENC by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

National Women's Business Enterprise Certification 2023-2024


US Small Business Administration Logo
Michigan Chamber of Commerce logo
Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
National Small Business Association logo

your visions. our goal.

EMDS designs custom solutions for Training and On-Demand Staff Support for Quality, Compliance, Engineering, Business Process and Business Development needs.