Our Work Endures the Test of Time
When we started the company more than two decades ago, my wife and I sat at our kitchen table thumbing through telephone books (it was 1998) to find a name that would appear first alphabetically. Names starting with “AAA” and “Acme” were already taken. But we also wanted a name that spoke to the culture of our team, and as a structural engineering company that our work would endure the test of time. That led us to the idea of “classic,” that our company would “be judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind,” like the dictionary definition.
Many of the people on our team today have been with us since the beginning. As a small company, our staff have big, hands-on responsibilities for their projects. We are a welcoming place to start, establish and sustain an engineering career. Classic Engineering has developed enduring relationships over two decades with building owners, architects, contractors and the construction community throughout Michigan and the United States.
We look forward to giving you the “classic” quality and service your projects deserve.
- Doug Huyser, PE, President, Classic Engineering
Who We Are
We are a Diverse Group Passionate about Designing Great Buildings
From the outside, Classic Engineering is a multi-disciplined, professional consulting engineering firm, serving the architectural and construction communities.
On the inside, our diverse team of engineers and designers shares a common passion; we love combining our unique individual backgrounds, experiences and talents to help clients create great buildings.
Nearly half our team are women working in structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, and ACAD and Revit design. (On average the industry standard is less than 15% women.) Our newest engineer has roots in the Middle East. She earned her electrical engineering degree at Western Michigan State University.
Our team blends engineers with more than 30 years of experience with new team members in the early stages of their path to becoming professional engineers. We include singles, parents, empty-nesters, grandparents, and young people starting new families.
Away from work we are campers, cyclists, kayakers, golfers, sailors and surfers. Diverse in our interests, hobbies, faith, families, and life experiences, our Classic Engineering team is dedicated to functioning as an inclusive environment. We welcome all people to our firm, and clients who share our passion for great buildings.
What We Do
Specializing in Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering services, Classic Engineering is equipped with the right resources and expertise to bring every vision to life. Large or small, our team gives your project the adequate time and attention it deserves. And by seeking early engagement, we offer engineers an opportunity to be involved in the selection and design of your entire building system.
While every project is important to us, some prominently showcase our vast capabilities and inventive solutions. These projects possess greater stature due to their size, location, visibility, and engineering difficulty. Take a moment to browse our featured projects portfolio.
“Efficient, correct and smart design, not over the top.
Classic Engineering fits into our teamwork atmosphere.”
Carl Hren - Concord Hospitality
As consulting engineers, we're privileged to work within various market segments. Our clients' industries are diverse, along with the nature of the projects they pursue. So by default, we're also diverse. From hotels to restaurants, commercial spaces to industrial warehouses, we possess the right background and acquired knowledge to serve each sector—effectively and efficiently.