Originally The Dale Schnackel Company, Schnackel Engineers was established in 1968 when Dale Schnackel left the Leo A. Daly Company to form his own firm. Under his astute guidance, it prospered for more than 30 years as an innovatively aggressive company, growing from a single engineer to a staff of 80 engineers, technicians and support staff by 1999. In the mid 80s, the company added the name of Consulting Engineers of Omaha, or CEO, as a bridge to the legacy of the company, one that was assumed by Dale’s son Greg, who began working for the firm in 1976.


Early on, the company took on 19 projects annually in nearly every type of design, including institutional, commercial, industrial, residential and governmental building, continually pushing to expand its expertise. Over the years, annual project experience has increased to over 1,300 annually, with a total project involvement of over 19,000 jobs encompassing a broad range of project types.


In 1985, the company began to grow beyond its Midwestern roots, asserting itself on a national scale. Projects that included retail mall design, retail rollout, hospitality, mixed-use facilities, high-rises and more, established a need to grow the company from a single office in Omaha, with a great Midwestern work ethic, to include offices in Los Angeles (Pasadena), New York, Seattle and Honolulu with the same core values and expertise.


With the expansion of our locations, our services and our name, it became clear that we had to refocus our identity to reflect the nationally recognized company that we had become.


Which brings us to now… and to Schnackel Engineers. While the corporate name and logo have changed, the “Who” we are and “What” we stand for has not. We were in 1968, and remain today, a team of expert engineers committed to every step of every job for each and every client. Schnackel Engineers currently employs a staff of over 100 engineers, technicians and support staff.

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Omaha - Headquarters
Contact: Melvin Smeall
3035 South 72nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
T: 402.391.7680

New York
Contact: Sean Hornbuckle
307 W. 36th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
T: 212.366.4813

Los Angeles
Contact: Jason Seymour
80 South Lake Avenue, Suite 650
Pasadena, CA 91101
T: 626.486.0246

Contact: Jeremiah Cope
701 5th Avenue, Suite 4200
Seattle, WA 98104
T: 206.926.8318

Contact: Matthew Velder
1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1320
Honolulu, HI 96814
T: 808.892.3660

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