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Actually, this is more about you than us.

First and foremost, we’re a small team of professionals. Our size is by design and positions us ideally to connect with you on a much more direct and candid level. With SAI, you get a no-nonsense, go-to resource with the knowledge, understanding, and wisdom to not just blindly go along, but to consider the objectives of your challenge and make alternate suggestions as needed.

Moreover, it’s important for us to get to know your preferences and philosophies. This allows us to better understand your goals and vision, and encourages a trusting, lasting relationship. Since our inception in 1992, most of our work has been repeat business, which says a lot about our work ethic. But again, this isn’t about us. It’s about meeting your expectation, attaining your vision, and making you look good to the end-user by providing an extraordinary experience for all involved.

Why us?

Any structural engineer worth their salt will provide a very stout solution to the problem. What sets us apart is our ability to work with and within your vision. To take that deeper dive and identify what the objective truly is, whether it’s a room, space, structure or flow. Yes, another firm can move a column inside a wall so it’s hidden from view. And yes, they might upsize a glulam so that it looks proportional to the room. But should you have to review the design to catch those things? With SAI, you don’t have to because, as you’ll recall, we got to know you and are already anticipating your requests.

About Our President

The boring stuff: Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, I am the son of a truck driver and a dental secretary, and the oldest of three competitive siblings. You wouldn’t know it by looking at me now, but I was once quite the athlete. While I competed in many sports, I really enjoyed hockey and swimming. After graduating from SUNY University at Buffalo, I took on my first job designing fabric structures in Sanford, Maine. After that, I moved to North Carolina and later to Massachusetts designing metal building systems. In 2005, I came to Grand Rapids to work at SAI.

Let’s get to the heart of the matter: I never set out in life to run a company. But if there’s one thing you should know about me it’s that I don’t do anything halfway. For example, when it was time for someone new to take the helm of SAI, I was concerned that anyone else might not treat my customers, my friends, my livelihood, with the same respect, care, and understanding as me. So, you see, it was never about fame, glory, or being the boss. For me, becoming president of SAI was just the best way I could serve my customers.

My promise to you: I’ll push myself and my team to make your experience with SAI extraordinary. I look forward to partnering with you.

Services

Structural is in our name so you already know what we do. However, people like lists so here you go.

• New construction
• Design/Build
• Condition surveys and reports
• Feasibility studies and reports

• Constructability and value engineering
• Shoring design
• Remediation design
• Metal stud design

• Steel connection design
• Expert legal witness
• Historic restoration
• FHA loan residential evaluation

  • New construction
  • Design/Build
  • Condition surveys and reports
  • Feasibility studies and reports
  • Constructability and value engineering
  • Shoring design
  • Remediation design
  • Metal stud design
  • Steel connection design
  • Expert legal witness
  • Historic restoration
  • FHA loan residential evaluation

And so much, much more.

SAI Area of Service

SAI is licensed in the following states: Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

If necessary we can get registered in most other states in approximately a month’s time.