Wright Engineers was founded in Las Vegas in 1997 by Brent Wright, SE, an ambitious 30-something structural engineer who had just completed several high-profile projects in Las Vegas including the Stratosphere Tower and the Circus Circus Adventuredome. Brent took out a home equity loan to cover start-up and operating expenses, cobbled together some used office equipment, brought his computer from home, and set up shop in a small three-room office with faded blue carpet and a roof that leaked whenever it rained.
Thanks to a strong Las Vegas economy, a staff of talented, hard-working people, and lots of happy clients who kept coming back for more and bringing their friends, the start-up loan was paid off and the company even turned a profit by the end of its first year.
Wright Engineers grew quickly, and in a short while had become one of the largest structural engineering firms in the West. Scott Jones, SE led our expansion into Orange County in 2004. Tye Havey, SE opened Phoenix in 2005, David Winn, SE opened Salt Lake City in 2006, and Braden Forbush, PE led our most recent expansion into Dallas in 2021.
Over the years, we’ve completed thousands of projects from coast to coast. We’ve been ranked as one of the country’s fastest growing engineering firms, and more importantly, for five years in a row now we’ve been named the nation’s #1 best structural engineering firm to work for—a distinction we’re particularly proud of. Along the way, we’ve developed strong and meaningful relationships with our clients and friends in the industry.
Today, a quarter-century later, our singular focus continues to be providing world-class structural engineering services
We thank you for your trust and support. We could not have done this without you.
“Wright Engineers has a very creative and responsive team and we have enjoyed many years of working with Brent Wright and his team. Wright Engineers has always come through for us on the most technical type projects. We at R&O Construction would recommend Wright Engineers on any type of project.”
“Whenever I see that the project has been designed by Wright Engineers, I know I can save the owner a lot of money. Their designs cost as much as $2 a square foot less to construct – and that’s just for the roof system. Wright Engineers has also pioneered the design of a panelized floor system that saves $5 to $8 a square foot over ‘old school’ conventional floors.”
“Wright Engineers has been a great partner as we have diversified our business. They understand our process and give us quality structural engineering support to meet our ever-changing demands. We appreciate their good communication, responsiveness, flexibility, and willingness to make time for us when we have questions.”
“Brent Wright and his staff have worked with us for over 20 years on multifamily projects… They are responsive, they don’t overdesign projects, and are team players that work with us throughout to meet or beat deadlines and have great solutions for our clients to get deals built. I highly recommend them.”
“We love working with the team at Wright Engineers because they really engage as partners in the design process and in our efforts to make the client happy. It gives me great confidence as an architect to have them as part of our design team, knowing we can tackle any structural design challenge we face, which enhances our ability to take care of our clients.”
“Wright Engineers has consistently put forth the extra effort required to help us make each project a success. They continue to provide us the traditional, personal, small company service that we expect. No matter what the need, we can count on Wright Engineers to come through for us.”
“It has been a real pleasure working with your team for the past 25 years. Wright Engineers has been our “go to” structural engineering firm for a long time. You and your team are hard working and just as dedicated to perfection as we are. You have met some difficult schedules and have done all that we asked of Wright Engineers.”
“It is with great enthusiasm that I write this letter of high recommendation for Wright Engineers. Our firm principals have been contracting their services for nearly three decades and can attest to the excellence of their services always delivered with a professionalism seldom found today! Their work is equaled by few and surpassed by none.”