About Us


Our Work is “in the bones” of Thousands of Buildings Nationwide

Classic Engineering provides structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering for new construction and renovation of “classic” buildings. Our services include building modeling and preparation of construction documents in Revit and AutoCad.

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Classic Engineering has been involved in a number of projects changing the city skyline over the past two decades.

Throughout Michigan, the Midwest and around the country, Classic Engineering’s work on thousands of projects over 20 years can be found “in the bones” of all categories of buildings. Hotels, health care facilities, commercial and residential construction, multi-family, senior and independent-living projects, educational, government and church buildings are in our portfolio of work.


Our History

Founded Under the Leadership and Entrepreneurial Spirit of Doug Huyser, PE

Douglas W. Huyser, PE, worked 15 years in structural engineering, including leadership responsibility, before founding Classic Engineering in March, 1998.

As president of Classic Engineering Doug Huyser brings more than 35 years of structural engineering and related industry experience. His background includes structural steel fabrication and erection and construction materials testing.

Classic Engineering includes several key team members who worked previously with Doug for nearly a decade. They bring strong design and project experience to create a portfolio of work across a varied span of construction work.

Like most smaller firms, Classic Engineering provides our clients with individualized service and professional attention to the critical details essential for success. Yet we have the staff, facilities and resources to organize a comprehensive, multi-disciplined project design team, a characteristic usually found only in larger firms.


Many Minds. One Place.

The most valuable service we offer has nothing to do with calculations or CAD drawings (although we are quite adept with both). Rather, our claim to fame is the way in which we've managed to bring all kinds of engineering connoisseurs, with various areas of expertise, together under a single roof. This specialized diversity allows us to integrate any, or all, of their strengths into a streamlined, full-force team -saving you time, money and maybe even a few headaches.


Why Work at Classic Engineering?

People are attracted to Classic Engineering for the scope of work we do, and they stay for the empowering and collaborative culture of a small company.

Our engineers say they enjoy the independence of working directly with clients on a project from start to finish. The repeat business of clients who choose to work with us again gives us a sense of pride in a job well done.


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