About Zenith Engineers Inc.
Founded in 2009, Zenith Engineers Inc was created with the mission to support in-field construction engineering and residential structural design. The founders' mission was to change the industry's perception of the engineering standard, in service, quality, and expertise. After 10 years, the mission has evolved to serve six distinct divisions, all while incorporating their love of construction means and methods. You can't engineer quality concrete structures if you don't know how to form it. We're motivated by client satisfaction and quick submittal processes so we enjoy sharing our expertise to make your project as smooth as possible.
Since our start, we have grown from two engineers to thirty, and from one office to four. For two years running, we’ve made the Inc 500 list for Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, ranking 446 in 2018, 213 in 2019, and ranking number 1 in the Engineering Sector. This growth is a byproduct of our own challenge to be the best, we're willing to try new technologies, new techniques, and try new products and materials. Being based in Silicon Valley has influenced our approach to business, engineering, and how clients should feel about our process.
Founders, Senthil Puliyadi, President and CTO, who brings 30 years of experience in large scale public infrastructure and energy projects, and Nikhil Choudary, CEO, who has 20 years of construction management experience, bring their own unique perspectives to the team. They felt service, expertise, and responsiveness was missing from a few key areas in the engineering and construction world and purposely assembled a team with diverse backgrounds in design, customer service, construction management, and structural engineering.
The focus on efficiency is shared from the top down, as taken from Caldwell's Dynamic Entrepreneurs of the 21st Century, "Structural engineering is a very old profession," Senthil explains. "And people seem to forget that scientific structural engineering principles have been incorporated into new building codes. Engineers have either become complacent or scared of their own skills to the point where they over-design and increase construction costs for the client; at Zenith we don't do that. We design exactly to the code, which keeps costs low and automatically ensures against the failure of buildings and structures."
In their Inc. 500 leadership interview, Vincent Yan, Chief Estimator, and Partner explains "We are training our engineers to care about the owner, the contractor, and the architect, not only care about the money they take and their stamp, but to come from their true heart to help the client realize their dream, not only caring about their self, taking off at 5, adverse to new ideas, because it would be too risky, that right there is not Zenith's culture."