PCI’s History

Charles Braun Sr. founded Industrial Contractors Inc. in 1964 as a general and mechanical contracting company. In 1972, Professional Consultants Inc. was formed as an affiliate engineering and architecture company to support Industrial Contractors with their projects. Over the years, Professional Consultants began to provide design services directly to local and regional clients and became better known as PCI.

In 2021, PCI merged with Salas O’Brien, creating a firm of 51 offices with more than 1,300 team members and more than 330 registered professionals with extensive experience in multiple markets in more than 16 disciplines.

Nearly 60 years since our inception, our strengths lie in a wide range of industries, and our enhanced expertise and international resources strengthen our ability to provide the best value customized solutions that support the success of our clients.