About Valdes

Personalized Services and Solutions

Who We Are

Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.

Our Mission

We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers.

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:

Integrity      Critical       Thinking       Excellence       Teamwork       Passion

Licenses & Certifications

Valdes holds the following professional licenses:


Land Surveying

Professional Engineering

Structural Engineering

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients.

We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:

National Minority Supplier Development Council – MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services – BEP Certification
City of Chicago – MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse – MBE Certification

Our Team

Robert (Bob) Valdes, PE, SE


Brandon Bell, PE
Senior Vice President of Operations


Gary Bell
Senior Vice President – Process Industries


Steve Ejnik, PE, RA, LEED AP
Vice President – Buildings


Bob O’Hara, PE
Vice President of Power Delivery


Ray Zamora
Director of Life Sciences


Mariano Marinkovic, P.Eng.
Director of Engineering


Torre Leddy, PE
Director of Projects


Maureen Foster Vasselli
Director of Operations


Tom Etchason, PE
Director of Energy & Infrastructure


John Naughton
Director of Transportation


Darrel Doctor
Director of Plant Services


Pam Bruggeman, JD, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources


Jillian Garcia
Manager of Business Development


History of Valdes

Robert (Bob) Valdes founded Valdes Engineering Company in 1992 as a civil/structural firm to support the refining industry. Starting with just one employee, Valdes has grown to be to a 200-person business and has expanded capabilities to now serve the oil & gas, chemicals, utilities, life sciences and facilities markets.

Valdes has completed more than 7,300 projects across the United States. We attribute our success to our commitment to safety, industry knowledge and client satisfaction. 30 years later, we are honored to continue to support our very first client!


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