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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 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 eighteen 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 with over fifteen 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 30 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 with over nine years of design experience in various private and public sector projects. Ethny recently joined Chanin Engineering where her 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 President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) RGV Chapter.

RAMON LOPEZ JR, EIT - STRUCTURAL DESIGNER

Ramon Lopez is an Engineer-In-Training with over ten years of experience in the engineering and drafting design industry. Ramon has an Associate Degree in Architectural Drafting from South Texas College and he is a graduate from The University of Texas-Pan American with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He has been with Chanin Engineering since 2014.

MARIO GUAJARDO JR - Project Manager

Mario Guajardo Jr is a project manager with over twenty 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.

JOSE "JC" GARZA - GRADUATE 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.