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Critical Environment Redesign for Major Mobile Provider

As a nationwide planning, design, construction management, and commissioning firm, Salas O’Brien enjoys repeat project work with some of the country’s largest internet and mobile service providers. The stakes are high for these companies, and our team thrives on the challenges their business brings us. When one of our ongoing clients approached us with a […]

Growing Again!

We have more exciting news to share: After expanding last month by merging with Ohio-based Varo Engineers, Salas O’Brien is expanding again.

Our Combined Strength: Industries We Now Serve

Varo and Salas O’Brien have more than 100 years of combined experience serving clients in a variety of markets, with each firm bringing strengths in new industries to the table. More than ever before, we almost certainly have specific expertise in the area that you need. Here’s a quick summary of what we can now do […]

Lavish Hospitality in the Heart of the Deep South

Salas O’Brien is an excellent design partner for many reasons—not least of which is our diverse experience across a multitude of markets and industries. From highly technical critical environments to beautiful, extravagant interiors, our seasoned professionals have a proven track record of excellence that spans traditional divides. Our firm’s broad experience and versatility made us […]

Our Partnership with Varo: What Difference Can You Expect?

For more than 40 years, Salas O’Brien has proven time and again that clients can expect a difference, from our organization-wide emphasis on quality to the individual passion, zeal, and focus of each teammate. Through the recent merger with Varo, this difference will be amplified. Before joining forces with Varo, long and careful consideration was […]

Emergency Generator Design for Maximum-Security Facility

Salas O’Brien is committed to producing designs that are reliable, efficient, and cost-effective. When our clients come to the table with unique challenges and obstacles, we rise to the occasion and deliver excellent results. Our work with the County of San Bernardino is no exception. San Bernardino’s West Valley Detention Center is one of California’s […]

Salas O’Brien is expanding to Ohio!

We have some exciting news to share with you: Salas O’Brien is expanding to Ohio! We have merged with Varo Engineers, creating a combined firm with 16 offices and 460 employee-owners. The merger was shared late last week with the Varo and Salas O’Brien teams. Because Salas O’Brien is a 100% ESOP company, owned by […]

Project Report: Critical Designs for Emergency Operations in Washington State

In the northwest corner of the country, rough terrain and inclement weather keep residents on their toes. Washington’s Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management employees are in the business of predicting, preparing for, and responding to not only environmental disaster situations, but also accident, crime, or terror incidents. This planning for the unknown requires engineering […]

San Jose Convention Center: Achieving Remarkable Flexibility through Design

Whether it’s hosting the Silicon Valley Auto Show or legendary Stan Lee and Steve Wozniak’s latest conference merging pop culture and technology, the San Jose McEnery Convention Center is a stunning venue for community, business, or non-profit events in downtown San Jose—the “city center” of California’s technology hub, Silicon Valley. When the 372,754-square-foot convention center […]

The Story Behind Salas O’Brien’s Ownership Values

As a 100% employee-owned firm, Salas O’Brien has employee ownership at its core. But what does ownership mean here? We answer that question with Salas O’Brien’s “Ownership Values.” These values describe, under the headings of “Expect Leadership, Expect Results, Expect Relationships,” what it means to be an owner of Salas O’Brien. And though we’re not […]

Project Report: Seamless Integration of History and Luxury

With over 200 unique properties across the country and around the world, the Embassy Suites brand fills an upscale niche in Hilton Worldwide—one of the largest hospitality companies in the world. When Embassy decided to develop its next high-end hotel in one of downtown Louisville Kentucky’s historic landmark structures, they knew they needed a partner […]

Announcing Key Promotions at Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien would be nothing without its amazing team members, the relationships they keep with clients and each other, and the quality of the work they perform. Each year, we take an opportunity to honor exceptional team members for both their accomplishments and their commitment to our values of Leadership, Results, and Relationships. “The team […]

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