Chicago Office Opening

By Jasper Calcara | September 29, 2020

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D.H. Charles Engineering, Inc. has a long-standing tradition of servicing clients in the State of Illinois since obtaining our IL SE license, and has developed close relationships with contractors, IDOT and CDOT OUC over the past twenty years working in the area. Even though we’ve felt confident we could continue to meet the needs of our customers, as had been proven with the hundreds of projects completed, we knew a local presence would provide the extra level of support we wished to offer. Therefore, after many years of looking for the right opportunity, we are thrilled to announce the opening of our newest office in Chicago.


Andrew Schwarz, PE, SE, was born and raised in the Chicagoland area and continues to call the area home. He has over twenty years of experience in the structural and geotechnical engineering discipline, including starting out in the bridge design industry while also working in the building design industry. For the last 10+ years, he has been working in the underground shoring and temporary works industry expanding his close relationships with contractors in the area. Andy is excited to be joining the DHC team and looks forward to growing the Chicago and Midwest operations for the company while assisting the company nationwide.


The success of the Seattle, Portland and New York offices has proven that although our resources are now spread throughout the Country, we can effectively work as a team and can be depended upon to share our wealth of design experience and knowledge regardless of location. Our customers have come to expect collaboration and support from all our team members in developing state of the art and cost-effective solutions for their construction engineering needs.



Andy and the entire DHC team look forward to servicing an expanded customer base and providing more on-site support to projects in the area. Please contact any of our team members to discuss how we can be of assistance on your jobs or bids.



Andrew Schwarz, SE, PE – Branch Manager/Sr. Engineer – (872) 240-8033


Jasper Calcara, PE – President – (760) 436-9756


Luke Griffis, SE, PE – Vice President – (707) 537-8282

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