Menna Engineers and Associates was founded in 2002 in South Philadelphia by its Principal, Christopher J. Menna, Sr., P.E. For 15 years, the firm operated as a part-time sole proprietor firm. During that time, its principal was still working full time for a handful of employers, as well as teaching part-time as an Adjunct Professor for the Community Colle of Philadelphia. Throughout this period of time, a large and diverse client base was built. Several additional state licenses were obtained as well. Through an extensive network of subcontractors, client base and reputation expanded into the Latino. Muslim, and Asian Communities. At the end of 2017, the decision was made to go all in as a full-time consultant. From that point, we never looked back. In 2018, we established an office in Manayunk and have remained there since. In 2022, we will be converting to an LLC business.
At the time of this writing, Mr. Menna offers approximately thirty years of experience. While there are competitors, few can offer a comparable background. He is one of the last graduates of Spring Garden College, the school of choice for regional constructors, surveyors, and engineering technologists, while it was in operation. He has worked on projects ranging from a few thousand to $60 million dollars in value. Over the years, Mr. Menna has earned good report and exposure interacting with almost every public and quasi-public agency in the Philadelphia Region. He is particularly known for his patience to deal with extremely complicated and/or dangerous project situations. Many clients have appreciated his ability to explain project details and/or services at a level that they can understand. Additionally, this firm has provided assistance to clients that have had no one left to turn to, providing solutions and a level of comfort where none existed before. Today, many clients remain loyal and trust no other firm. In fact, many agency employees, whether inspectors or examiners, recommend this firm. A recent survey on the streets of Philadelphia found that approximately 8/10 times, this firm was the first one called to mind for engineering or inspection services.
Much of the firm’s success, as well as that of its principal, stems from involvement in professional societies and non-profit groups. These groups served as proving ground where it was Ok to try things out and learn from mistakes. Skills such as logistical planning, time management, project management, public speaking, grant writing, advocacy, and other business-related skillsets were cultivated while serving in these groups. Relationships and friendships grew from this involvement, providing exposure and travel opportunities to learn from others locally, nationally, and internationally.
When our background is challenged or questioned, one only needs to do a simple internet search. Scores of hits showing positive accomplishments will result every time.
In 2022, we celebrate our 20th Anniversary. We look forward to all of the continued challenges, projects, and relationships that lie ahead!