In just over one year, young civil engineer, Dan Mann, PE, started a new multi-disciplined firm, takes office space in the Camelback Corridor and gains multiple clients in his area of specialization.

Mann, who has been practicing civil engineering in Phoenix for more than 13 years, believes the success he has experienced in this short period of time has everything to do with working with clients ready for something uncommon to the civil engineering industry—personality and fun.

“Engineers are not on the top of everyone’s ‘exciting people to talk to’ list.  At 3 engineering, I try to make the process more enjoyable. I like truly engaging with clients and surprise them with the fact that not only can an engineer hold a normal conversation, they can do it while not staring at their shoes.”

Prior to starting the firm, located at 29th street and Camelback Road, Mann worked with local and national civil engineering firms, as well as worked alongside a general contractor to gain the insight from multiple perspectives. As a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in civil engineering, Mann quickly grew his career over the last 13 years while specializing in retail, quick service restaurant, institutional, hospitality, and multi-family market sectors.

“As I reflect on my first year since the start of my new venture, I can sincerely say that every day I am excited to come to work and create new opportunities to grow my business and build on the great relationships I have,” Mann said.

Mann expressed that gaining clients through referrals of current clients is one of the most rewarding part of the hard work he dedicates to growing the firm and delivering exceptional service to clients. “It gives me a lot of pride when existing clients are happy with our service, attitude, and outcome of projects and knowing new clients have been referred to us based on our performance.”