Advantages of Joining SPEO

Networking Opportunities

From monthly meetings to annual events, you have the chance to create connections that can lead to business opportunities with clients and teaming partners.

Leadership Opportunities

Experience leadership opportunities and skill development through volunteer positions on the Board, as a Director, or on a committee.

Volunteer/Academic Outreach Opportunities

SPEO provides Grants and outreach to local organizations that encourage and support youth to enter the engineering profession. Throughout the year, SPEO members volunteer for educational camps and workshops to share educational expertise with area youth.

Training/Educational Programs

SPEO offers training throughout the year on a variety of topics of interest to our members.  Raymond L. Vargo, Director of the University of Pittsburgh SBDC, often hosts these training events at no cost to SPEO members. Members are encouraged to recommend topics for training for consideration at monthly meetings.

Membership Benefits

SPEO is a non-profit organization whose members are dedicated to mentoring local minority- and women-owned business enterprise (MBE/WBE) firms in Southwestern Pennsylvania and providing networking and subconsulting opportunities to them. SPEO is committed to increasing the opportunities available to its MBE/WBE members and prospective engineering and science students.

SPEO provides assistance with...


   Business Mentoring

   Technical Mentoring

   Staff Development

   Youth engineering initiatives

   Educational outreach

   Grants for STEM programs 

SPEO members include:

Mentor Firms – Small to Large Engineering Firms and Consultants

Protégé Firms – MBE/WBE companies

Associate/Agency Firms – Government agencies and authorities (or other firms not meeting the Mentor or Protege Member requirements)

Become a Member

To become a member of SPEO, download and complete the profile/application that applies to your company or organization below and send it in with a check (for Mentor and Protege applicants).  No check is necessary for Associate Members that are local agencies or authorities.

Mentor Profile/Application
For those who wish to become SPEO mentor firms
ONLY $300/year
  • Any engineering firm with a substantial work location in Southwestern Pennsylvania that has been established for at least ten (10) years and has committed to enhance the business viability of minority and woman-owned engineering firms in the area may become a Mentor Firm Member. (Includes established General Contractors with Design-Build capabilities/engineers on staff).
Protégé Profile/Application
For those who wish to become protégé members of SPEO
ONLY $200/year
  • Any minority-owned or woman-owned engineering firm with a substantial work location in Southwestern Pennsylvania that needs assistance with establishment or business growth may become a Protégé Firm Member.
Associate Member Profile/Application
For those who wish to become associate members of SPEO
ONLY $300/year
  • Any individual or any firm or company with a substantial work location in Southwestern PA that does not meet either the Mentor Firm or Protégé Firm Membership requirements may become an Associate Member of the Organization.
  • (FOR EXAMPLE: Non-Engineering Professional Services Firms such as Architects, Landscape Architects, etc.)
Agency Member Profile/Application
For those who wish to become agency members of SPEO
  • Any federal, state or local governmental entity may become an Agency Member of the Organization. Governmental entities are able to join SPEO for no cost.

Current Members

See what organizations are already members of SPEO (click below to expand each member type):


Company Certification Services Provided:
Advanced Integration Group WBE/DBE,
Electrical & process control systems design & engineering, automation services & equipment supply.
Advantus Engineers WBE/DBE,
Mechanical and electrical consulting engineering services, LEED consulting, and Building Commissioning services.
American Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc. (AGES) DBE Geotechnical Services.
Boden Consulting Services LLC MBE Environmental Consulting.
Collective Efforts, LLC WBE Civil & Environmental engineering.
Cosmos Technologies, Inc. MBE/DBE Civil/Site Design, Water/Wastewater Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Environmental and Safety Management, Construction Management/Inspection, Energy Management and Wastewater Process Development and Commercialization.  Also 3-D laser scanning and MEP engineering.
Crawford Consulting Services, Inc. WBE Construction management & inspection.
Dawood Engineering MBE Civil engineering, structural engineering, surveying and mapping, highway/traffic, and GIS.
G. Stephens Inc. MBE/DBE Construction and project management.
HRV Conformance Verification Associates, Inc. WBE Materials and construction inspection for public and private entities in the following industries: bridge and highway, railroad, water and wastewater, power, commercial construction, stadium, pressure vessels, and oil and gas.
Jackson and Tull Chartered Engineers MBE/DBE Civil Engineering, inspection and program management. Services include Program and Construction Management, Construction Administration, Bridge Inspection, Facilities Engineering, Stormwater Management and Drainage, Water and Wastewater Design, and Roadway and Instersection Design.
J Fab Consulting LLC WBE/DBE/WOSB Operational efficiency consulting, construction inspectors, and other engineering services.
KORYAK Consulting, Inc. MBE Information technology, management consulting and software engineering firm. Expertise includes large databases and warehouses that incorporate GIS data, flow monitoring data, asset management data etc. Google applications and Mobile applications.
KS Engineers MBE/DBE NMSDC Civil Engineering, Structural Design, Construction Management/Inspection, Surveying and Mapping, Traffic & Transportation Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering.
McKissack & McKissack MBE Minority-owned Professional Design and Construction Firm. Capital Planning, Program Development, Operations Performance Improvement, Fleet Management, Maintenance, Procurement, Enterprise Asset Management, Risk Assessment and Mitigation, and Construction Management Services.
Metco Services MBE Engineering services to the water and wastewater industry including Study, Design, and Construction Engineering Services.
Monaloh Basin Engineers WBE WBE/DBE practicing in the Civil Engineering field providing Survey, Right-of-Way, Utility Coordination and Construction Inspection services.
Navarro & Wright Consulting Engineers, Inc. MBE/DBE Engineering services for highway and structures, survey, ROW, geotechnical engineering, AMRL-certified soils/rock and materials laboratory testing, drilling services, environmental services, noise/air studies, permitting, infiltration testing, NBIS inspection, site civil engineering, water/wastewater services, and construction management/inspection necessary to site, permit, design, construct and support operations for a wide range of engineering projects.
Nemean Engineering Group MBE Engineering firm providing innovative solutions through the use of robotics, machine learning and additive manufacturing.
Quality Engineering Solutions, Inc. WBE Design and analysis services for asphalt and concrete pavement projects throughout North America (general civil engineering design, structural design, construction management and inspection services).
R2O Consulting LLC WBE/DBE Civil and environmental engineering consulting services for infrastructure planning, renewal and design projects.
Rhea Engineers & Consultants, Inc. WBE, SBE Civil, environmental, field monitoring/management, geotechnical and water resources engineering and consulting services.
Rosewood Tower Consulting WBE Civil and environmental engineering consulting firm. 
Sci-Tek Consultants, Inc. MBE Civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering.
Sigma Associates, Inc. WBE/DBE Engineering, program management, construction management, information technology and staffing support in the midwest and mid-atlantic regions of the U.S.
The Azalea Group, LLC WBE/DBE Environmental, permitting, NBIS inspection, highway engineering, structural engineering, construction inspection, municipal and site development.
Trans Associates WBE Civil Engineering Firm specializing in transportation (traffic studies, transportation planning, roadway/highway/intersection design, parking consulting, traffic signal design, traffic control plans).
The Lexis Group WBE Subsurface Utility Engineering, Civil Engineering, Site Design, Survey.
Tri-State Design & Development, Inc. MBE Multi-discipline consulting engineering firm providing bridge design and inspection, construction inspection and management, transportation planning and design, surveying and mapping, and mechanical and electrical engineering.


Company Certification Services Provided:
Architectural Innovations, LLC WBE Architectural firm designing for school, government, and public buildings.
Drummond Carpenter, PLLC SDVOSB Civil & environmental engineering and applied research including civil site design, water & wastewater sewer system design, green stormwater infrastructure design, sustainability master planning, LEED watershed analysis, hydraulic & hydrologic modeling, contaminant fate and transport modeling, and environmental assessment & remediation
EHoldings MBE/WBE Public outreach, public and community relations programs, technical services, information delivery and IT, as well as urban and strategic planning.
Environmental Data Services, Ltd. WBE Analytical data collection process from project conception and design, through final data interpretation and usability assessment.
evolve Environment :: Architecture DBE/WBE LEED Proven Provider, consulting + green design firm at the intersection of sustainability and the built environment.
Fox Pest Control   Residential pest control in the Pittsburgh area.
Henron Electrical Resources dba FTBA, LLC DBE, 8a, EDWOSB Maintenance and Management of Facilities, Electrical Solutions, Electrical Distribution, and Asset Infrastructure Support.
john j. CLARK & ASSOCIATES, Inc.   Data collection/analysis, stakeholder engagement, and planning.
King Consulting Services, LLC Mulberry Public Affairs LLC    
Mulberry Public Affairs LLC Woman-owned Grassroots lobbying, including coalition development and community engagement; local, state and federal government affairs; strategic communications & media relations; business development; and general business consulting
Pennsylvania American Water   Largest investor owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services
Tucker Arensberg, P.C.   Law firm providing legal services to large, mid-size and small businesses, individuals, and governments in Pennsylvania from construction and environmental to real estate and personal to tax and corporate
UPMC   World-renowned health care provider and insurer
UpStudio Landscapes, LLC WBE Landscape architecture with a focus on sustainable landscapes and urban design. Dedicated to creating site-specific solutions – with an emphasis on detailing, planting composition, site planning and design