Who we are

Our mission

We are a team of consulting engineers and professionals recognized for delivering solutions to our clients’ most difficult consulting and engineering needs. In every project, we have demonstrated our commitment to quality, technical expertise, and dedication to put the concerns of our customers first.


BB&E is a civil, energy, and environmental engineering business headquartered in Northville, Michigan.  Douglas Barber, Tom Barzyk, and Aaron Etnyre founded the company in 2002, with an initial focus in environmental engineering in support of federal clients. Over the years, we continually grew and diversified our team and offerings to become a full-service consulting firm. 

On BB&E’s 21st anniversary in September 2023, the company evolved and transitioned ownership to our team members through the creation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This change allowed the company to share ownership, reward our people, and enhance our culture. BB&E currently has 375+ staff active in over a dozen countries. We are committed to providing technically excellent client service in a responsive, cost-effective, and professional manner. Our Corporate motto is Better, Faster, Different and our vision is to be a passionate team of consulting engineers and professionals recognized for delivering solutions to our clients’ most difficult consulting and engineering needs. 

BB&E proudly serves our federal and private sector clients including those in the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Interior (DOI), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), automotive industry, manufacturing industry, pharmaceutical industry, and many others.

BB&E headquarters in Northville, MI, in the renovated Water Wheel Centre.

Company locations

BB&E is headquartered in Northville, MI, with offices in San Antonio, TX; Norcross, GA; and Norfolk, VA - with projects and staff across the country and around the world.

See a map of our locations

Leadership Team

   Meet our leadership team - they are the drivers of our strategy and guides of our vision and values to ensure BB&E continues to lead the way together. See our leadership team 

Sustainability Disclosures and Reporting

BB&E strives to maximize sustainability efforts for our clients and company wide. Available reports include: 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

BB&E is committed to driving growth and opportunity by seeking out, welcoming, and valuing different people and perspectives. We have a widely dispersed employee population and are proud to employ many US military veterans. Hiring a diverse workforce is a priority at BB&E, and it remains an evolving goal that we continuously work toward. Our company culture is based on bringing a sense of belonging to all of our employees and providing an environment that is welcoming, accepting, safe and supportive to all. We diligently work to attract and retain the best possible employees from all walks of life and provide the most effective, innovative professional services in our industry.


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   235 E Main St, Northville, MI                    
(248) 489-9636                                                                      
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