Dersch Design & Engineering Milestones Including Ranking No. 20 on San Diego’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Company List

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Dersch Design & Engineering achieved a variety of industry milestones over the last year, with making the San Diego Business Journal’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies list a highlight.

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CEO, Brian Dersch and his wife Antonette, Electrical Engineer James Smith, and Electrical Designer Edward Dee attended the awards program. PHOTO CREDIT: @Bob Hoffman Photography

In addition to the Top 100 recognition, it’s also exciting to announce a 6-year milestone. We have seen 2981% growth since our founding in 2013,” said Founder and CEO, Brian Dersch, P.E., LEED AP.

Dersch Design & Engineering (DDE), is pleased to announce it ranked No. 20 on the San Diego Business Journal’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Company list. The 2019 list is based on the firm’s percentage of verified new growth from 2016 and 2018. DDE earned its rank with a reported 148.5% increase in annual revenue over the designated time.

Dersch Design & Engineering CEO, Brian Dersch and his wife Antonette, Electrical Engineer James Smith, and Electrical Designer Edward Dee attended the awards program on July 25 at the Bali Hai Restaurant. San Diego Business Journal President and Publisher, Barbara Chodos, and interim Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adamek announced the top 100 companies. To be considered, companies need to be privately held, based in San Diego County and have earned at least $350,000 in 2016. The companies provided documentation of annual revenue from 2016 through 2018.

Dersch Design & Engineering is an award-winning electrical engineering firm. It is a Small Business S-Corporation and certified City of San Diego Emerging Local Business Enterprise (ELBE). DDE’s experienced engineers team up with architects, owners, engineers, and contractors to solve complex engineering design challenges for both public and private sector construction projects, with an emphasis on renewable energy and microgrid designs.

In addition to the Fastest-Growing Company honor, DDE’s milestones include having 2018 be its strongest year ever. It was driven by sustainable design principals, new exciting projects, and expanding its client base.

“It’s also exciting to announce a 6-year milestone. We have seen 2981% growth since our founding in 2013,” said Founder and CEO, Brian Dersch, P.E., LEED AP. Also, in 2019, we began our first projects as Prime Engineering Consultants for the University of California San Diego (UCSD). And, we have been engaged in ‘on-call electrical professional services’ for various local school districts.”

With three licensed electrical engineers, DDE ranked #45 on the 2019 San Diego Business Journal list of top engineering firms based on the number of full-time licensed engineers as of January 1, 2019. One of its electrical designers, James Smith, recently passed his PE exam and is now one of the firm’s licensed electrical engineers.

Founder and CEO Brian Dersch was recently elected as a member of the Board of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) San Diego Post. In December 2018, Dersch received the 2018 Gaslamp Award at the professional organization’s end-of-year awards ceremony. The award is given to a young member who has exhibited outstanding leadership in support of the SAME mission.

With the success of Dersch Design & Engineering came recognition for Dersch as an outstanding 40 under 40 business leader. In 2018, he was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego’s NEXT Top Business Leaders Under 40 in the Build Environment category. In 2017, the SD METRO Magazine honored him as one of San Diego’s 40 Under 40 brightest young leaders.

In addition, Dersch Design & Engineering renewable energy contractor customer, Sullivan Solar Power, won the 2019 NECA Project Excellence Award in the Educational Under $1M Category for its solar work for the Cathedral City High School.

“2018 and 2019 have been stellar years for us, with participation in NECA, SAME, CMAA and Vistage critical to our success,” said Dersch. “As we continue our sustained growth, our number one priority is to provide the best and brightest engineers interested in developing the future of the renewable energy industry and our nation’s infrastructure. Our vision for the future is to continue to expand our team with experienced engineers who thrive on tackling rewarding engineering challenges while also giving back to the community through outreach programs such as meal service at the San Diego Rescue Mission and more.”

To learn more about Dersch Design & Engineering, visit https://www.derschdesign.com/.

About Dersch Design & Engineering
Founded in 2013 by electrical engineer Brian Dersch, P.E., LEED AP, award-winning Dersch Design & Engineering, Inc. is a professional, proactive and approachable Small Business S-Corporation. It is a certified City of San Diego Emerging Local Business Enterprise (ELBE). As licensed professional engineers, DDE has a broad range of experience in many engineering disciplines, with specialization in electrical engineering, building construction/renovation, lighting, renewable energy, and microgrids. DDE is licensed to perform engineering services in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, and Hawaii. For more information, visit https://www.derschdesign.com.

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