Industry and Community

In the Industry


ENR 500

#267 on 2018 list
Presented by Engineering News-Record

Inc. 5000

#2829 on 2018 list
Presented by Inc.

MEP Giants

#22 on 2018 list
Presented by Consulting-Specifying Engineer

What Clients Say

“Since the inception of our business relationship, Salas O’Brien’s entire staff has been insightful, knowledgeable, and professional in regards to our needs and the demands of our specific projects. The staff is always available for questions, they are courteous, easy to work with, and very responsive. Salas O’Brien is an asset to our team.”

—Managing Principal, national architecture firm

“Our district has had a long-term trusted relationship with Salas O’Brien that includes several bond programs. The quality of design and thoroughness of their construction administration department has led to several successful projects for the district. Our preference for Salas O’Brien will continue on future projects.”

—Director, Facilities & Construction, school district near Houston

“Salas O’Brien has demonstrated that they are well-versed in electrical, mechanical and architectural design work….Our projects have always been delivered quickly and efficiently, and within budget. The finished projects have been completed and perform as intended, which is a tribute to Salas O’Brien’s follow-through and partnering with the District team.”

—Facilities Maintenance Administrator, municipal water district

“Salas O’Brien has a unique ability to think and solve problems at the contractor and subcontractor level. If a major switchover or test was to occur at 2:00 a.m. Salas O’Brien was there to participate and witness firsthand.

Salas O’Brien’s technical competence, trustworthy approach and overall respectability across the construction and design team is the reason that we have hired them on more than just one project. We consider Salas O’Brien an exceptional member of the team, and highly recommend them to our clients, partners, and tenants.”

—Managing Director, national commercial real estate developer

“Salas O’Brien has been able to save the University thousands of dollars each year by effectively and efficiently reducing energy costs through upgrading our MEP design systems. They have served our campus for over 15 years and continue to provide excellent service to this day.”

—Director, Planning, Design & Construction, urban university with 30,000+ enrollment

“You sometimes wait 30 days for a decision. Salas O’Brien only takes one or two.”

—Project Manager, construction firm in California

In the Community

Salas O’Brien and its employee owners value active public service through local projects, national associations, and generous giving. Community service is in our blood—and that’s why contributing significantly to the communities where we work and live is a core value here.

Below are some of the organizations that Salas O’Brien and its employee-owners support:

  • ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Associated Commissioning Group (ACG)
  • Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)
  • Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
  • Association of Women in Architecture (AWA)
  • Building Commissioning Association (BCA)
  • California Associations of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC)
  • California Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH)
  • Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
  • Coastal Cleanup Day/National River Cleanup Day
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
  • Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC)
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Dodge for a Cause
  • Energy Management Association (EMA)
  • Engineer for a Day
  • Georgia Association of Physical Plant Administrators (GAPPA)
  • Georgia Hospital Association (GHA)
  • Georgia Peach Sustainability Committee
  • Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE)
  • Georgia State Codes Advisory Committee
  • Georgia State Electrical Task Force Review Committee
  • Georgia Tech: Pete Hudson Memorial Scholarship (for Electrical Engineers)
  • IEEE
  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
  • InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA)
  • International Facility Management Association (IFMA)
  • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Orangewood Children’s Foundation
  • Power Association of Northern California (PANA)
  • Rotary International
  • Sacramento Builders Association (SBE)
  • San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA)
  • Seattle AIA Disaster Preparedness Committee
  • Seattle AIA Response Team for Post Earthquake Building Safety Evaluation
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce (SVCC)
  • Silicon Valley Santa Run
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
  • Sustain Charlotte
  • Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes