Value Focused. Community Minded.
Benesch is a unique kind of professional services firm– we are large enough to handle our client’s most complex and challenging assignments, but nimble enough to offer an exceptional level of customer service. We make our client’s number one priority, our priority as well– overall project success.
Our services range from initial planning and feasibility studies through to construction management. We have designed complex highway interchanges, new commuter railway systems and major river bridges. We’ve planned multi-use recreation centers; hospital and educational complexes; and miles of trails and greenway space. We have inspected thousands of highway and railroad bridges; overseen the construction of interstate corridors; and managed the renovations of train stations, airport facilities, schools and intermodal rail yards.
We are Alfred Benesch & Company.
“Benesch consistently provides a professional staff that understands current standards, provides practical solutions, and manages contracts within budgets while maintaining quality.”
jim beck, resurfacing manager, city of omaha, nebraska
“Thanks again for all of your work to date on the Manor Greenway project. I don't think the [public] meeting last night could have gone any better. I really believe this will be one of our best bikeway projects to date thanks to all of the work you all are doing on this.”
Mike Amsden, AICP, Assistant Director of Transportation Planning, Chicago Department of Transportation
“Benesch’s engineering team provided extensive planning, design and construction engineering solutions from concept to bridge installation. This process required Benesch to make a wide-range of engineering submittals & coordination with NS which we were very satisfied with.”
thomas bracey, system engineer public improvements, norfolk southern railroad
“Our ballfield project required a very tight design schedule and, from the beginning, the professionals at Benesch rose to the challenge. They provided a thorough design that met all our expectations and their commitment to quality during construction was unmatched.”
Mitchell Doht, PE, Director of Public Works, City of York, Nebraska
“Through their alternatives study, Benesch has understood the importance of the historic bridge and have presented a rehabilitation option which will preserve the character of the bridge while restoring its structural integrity.”
patrick mclaughlin, pe, city engineer, city of norwich, connecticut
Our history runs deep
Our company was founded as a structural and civil engineering firm in 1946 by Mr. Alfred Benesch. Early on, Mr. Benesch understood the importance of increasing the company’s knowledge and skill by bringing together a conglomeration of experts with different perspectives. As the expertise expanded, so did the services we offer.
For more than 70 years, the firm has grown and prospered. Today, Engineering News Record places Benesch among the Top 500 Design Firms in the country.
Benesch’s high retention and long tenure rates speak to how committed we are to maintaining engaged employees.
We pursue a variety of different ways to continually keep this a major focus at the company. Several different employee-driven engagement committees meet regularly to discuss initiatives such as Wellness, Rewards & Recognition, Work-Life Balance and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Benesch employs approximately 600 professional and support personnel including engineers, construction managers, landscape architects, planners, designers and scientists. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the firm has offices in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.