After opening a second office in the Waterloo area in 1945, Oz Thorson initiated the major growth and INVISION’s impact on the community ever since. Leveraging his father’s great reputation and applying his own expertise and “stupid luck,” as he so humbly called it, Oz expanded the long-time church and education work. He also launched the firm into the healthcare and cultural industries with the first of many projects at Allen Memorial Hospital and the Grout Museum in 1954. His natural leadership and influence in the industry also grew in the 50s, further contributing to the growth of the firm. New, young talent was brought on board and R. Hovey Brom was made a partner in 1957. Together, they started the firm’s significant impact on the Waterloo/Cedar Falls community.
Photo of Waterloo office, circa 1955
Back: Harvey Henry, Richard Hovey Brom, Jim Bentley, Keith Lorenzen.
Front: Bob DeVoe, Ann Huss, Bob Danton, Oswald (Oz) Thorson.