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About Us

Chanin Engineering (TBPE F-9369) is a people-oriented structural engineering firm that pursues solutions to make our buildings and communities a better place to live. We embrace challenges that arise with complex projects and thrive in finding solutions – utilizing the talents of our entire team of engineers and designers to make every project a success.

Whether it’s performing a structural analysis or designing a complex structure, we are committed to delivering a prompt and consistent result of the highest standard, every time. While we believe that a strong technical background and expertise is the foundation of a good design, we ensure that great communication with our client leads to the best design achievable.  Our team maintains a system of quality control that results in an innovative and cost-effective design on every project along with outstanding service to our client.

Our mission is to build long-standing professional relationships with our clients through our expert designs and personal customer service.

Chanin Engineering is HUB, SBE, and DBE certified.

OUR TEAM

MIGUEL CHANIN, PE - PRINCIPAL IN CHARGE

Miguel Chanin is the founder of Chanin Engineering and a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas with over 19 years of design experience in various private and public projects. Miguel is fully responsible for interpreting, delegating, and coordinating all engineering projects. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

HECTOR RAMIREZ, PE - PRINCIPAL

Hector Ramirez is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas, New Mexico, and Kentucky with over 16 years of design experience with various structural systems including CMU, Pre-Engineered Buildings, Conventional Steel, and Concrete Construction. Hector supervises the structural design and production team and is responsible to plan, develop, coordinate, and direct projects. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has been with Chanin Engineering since 2010.

OSCAR LOPEZ, PE - PRINCIPAL

Oscar Lopez has over 31 years of experience in structural engineering including planning design, detailing, construction administration, contract administration and quality control supervision. Having worked and studied along Texas, Nevada and the California West Coast, Oscar provides a significant contribution to any project with his diversified engineering background. Oscar has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of Texas at El Paso and Master of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. When he’s not at the office, you can find Oscar teaching students at Texas A&M University McAllen Campus where he is the Professor of Practice for Engineering 111.

ETHNY FANTICH, PE - CLIENT EXECUTIVE

Ethny Fantich is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and New Mexico with over 10 years of structural design and construction administration experience. Ethny’s prime focus is business development in South Texas as well as structural design coordination, by providing technical input and evaluation. Ethny received her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from UT Austin. She currently serves as the Past President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) RGV Chapter and is the Community Outreach Committee Chair for RGV FIRST – a local RGV Partnership initiative.

JOSE "JC" GARZA - LEAD PROJECT ENGINEER

JC Garza is a recent graduate from The University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. JC has been with Chanin Engineering since 2016 where he assists the with various aspects of a project including structural analysis, detailing, and project coordination; all under the direct supervision of the Professional Engineers on staff.

MARIO GUAJARDO JR - CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Mario Guajardo Jr is a project manager with over 21 years of combined experience in the construction and design industries. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas Pan American and has been with Chanin Engineering since 2008 where he provides Construction Administration for our projects including submittal reviews and site visits.

ARAM YAZJI, EIT - PROJECT ENGINEER

Aram Yazji is an Engineer-In-Training and a graduate from The University of Houston. Aram joined Chanin in 2017 where he assists with the various aspects of a project including structural analysis, detailing, and project coordination. During the Construction Administration phase of the projects, Aram assists in field observations, review of shop drawings, and responding to RFI’s. All work is performed under the direct supervision of the Professional Engineers on staff.

2017 ENGINEERING FIRM OF THE YEAR

On January 19, 2018 Chanin Engineering was awarded the 2017 Engineering Firm of the Year by the Rio Grande Valley Chapter Associated General Contractors. We are grateful to our clients for the numerous opportunities and for trusting us with your vision. We appreciate our construction and design colleagues for your expertise, your collaboration, and your tireless dedication to making each project a success. Last but definitely not least, we are extremely thankful to each individual, each administrative assistant, each production technician, and each engineer that collectively defines Chanin Engineering. Thank you! We are looking forward to another successful year of engineering new structures!