Salas O'Brien News

Our Combined Strength: Industries We Now Serve

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Feb 1, 2018 4:59:22 PM

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.

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Topics: Expect a Difference, Growth, Opportunity, Varo

Lavish Hospitality in the Heart of the Deep South

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jan 25, 2018 3:41:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Retail, Engineering, Atlanta, Hospitality, Residential

Our Partnership with Varo: What Difference Can You Expect?

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jan 22, 2018 3:34:02 PM

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.

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Topics: Expect a Difference, Growth, Opportunity, Varo

Emergency Generator Design for Maximum-Security Facility

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jan 16, 2018 12:13:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Engineering, California, Design

Salas O’Brien is expanding to Ohio!

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jan 8, 2018 10:03:05 AM

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.

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Topics: Expect a Difference, Ohio, Growth, Opportunity

Project Report: Critical Designs for Emergency Operations in Washington State

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Jan 3, 2018 1:18:00 PM

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 design support that is both flexible and incredibly durable, so when the county decided to convert an existing warehouse into the new county Emergency Operations Center (EOC), they turned to Salas O’Brien for help. Our team met all of the project’s unique critical technology and infrastructure needs, including designs for structural upgrades, the addition of a new data center, and construction of a new 150-foot antenna tower.

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Topics: Critical Environments

San Jose Convention Center: Achieving Remarkable Flexibility through Design

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Dec 28, 2017 12:13:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Engineering, Technology, Design

The Story Behind Salas O'Brien's Ownership Values

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Dec 19, 2017 1:15:00 PM

As a 100% employee-owned firm, Salas O'Brien has employee ownership at its core. But what does ownership mean here?

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Topics: Expect a Difference, Ownership Values, ESOP

Project Report: Seamless Integration of History and Luxury

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Dec 14, 2017 3:13:00 PM

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 they could trust to live up to their high standards of excellence without compromising the integrity of the historic building. They turned to Salas O’Brien.

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Topics: Engineering, Historic

Announcing Key Promotions at Salas O’Brien

Posted by Salas O'Brien on Dec 7, 2017 4:32:59 PM

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.

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Topics: Expect a Difference

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