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 four 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
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