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Firm History

Firm History

In 1992, Philip A. Thayaparan, PE, and Cletus O. Ezenwa, PE, founded a partnership, “Prudent Engineering Group,” to provide a brand of engineering consulting services committed to quality of service, professionalism, and client satisfaction. As a DBE/MBE-certified company, the growth and reputation of our firm have since derived from a highly qualified staff known for its technical acumen, project efficiency, and well-rounded expertise.

Initially specializing in civil engineering design and construction inspection services, we broadened the scope of our professional services in 1998 with the addition of Michael J. Wright, LS, as Land Surveying partner. With a professional survey and mapping division established, the firm’s structure was changed to a Limited Liability Partnership.

Headquartered in East Syracuse, New York, we maintain New York offices in Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, Staten Island (NYC), Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Baltimore, Maryland. With these supporting branch offices, Prudent is strategically positioned to provide clients with cost-effective engineering, inspection, and survey services from multiple locations. Supported by a team of licensed engineers and surveyors, inspectors, drafters, and support professionals, we strive to build lasting business relationships and deliver first-rate project results.

In early 2017, the two principals agreed to an amicable separation with Mr. Thayaparan becoming majority owner and principal-in-charge. Prudent remains committed to the same high principles that branded the company when it first started in 1992.