Company Profile

Finn Design Group (FDG) was established in 2004 and has a fully staffed office located in Pleasanton, California. FDG offers a broad range of structural engineering services on commercial, industrial, infrastructure, institutional, and residential projects including design and construction phase services, seismic evaluations and retrofits, structural condition assessments, and peer reviews. We are licensed in California and twenty other states, and have worked with clients all across the United States and Canada. FDG also has professional staff resources available to design a broad range of mechanical systems including HVAC, process piping, and cryogenic systems. The company is certified as a local Small Business by the Alameda County, the State of California, and the Federal General Services Administration.

Since its inception, Finn Design Group has strived to incorporate the following key values into each project that we undertake:

  • To produce quality products for our clients. Our drawings are constructible and easy to interpret, with the appropriate level of detail necessary to construct the project. Clients, building officials and plan checkers testify that our drawings are some of the best that they see. We take pride in our work.
  • To be reliable and fulfill our commitments. We meet schedule deadlines and strive for effective communication with our clients and other project members. We believe that collaboration between project members is crucial to the success of a project. We have earned an excellent reputation with our clients and with other design professionals.
  • To be an active part of the problem-solving process. When problems arise either during the design or construction phases of a project, we work with the client, contractor and other project team members to bring innovative, viable and cost effective solutions to the table that keep the project on schedule.
  • To be technically proficient in our approach to each project. We are knowledgeable about current and past building codes and are up to date with the latest requirements, codes and trends in the construction industry. We are proficient in using current structural analysis and drafting software as well as developing in-house tools to streamline design of common elements.



Finn Design Group’s staff has expert knowledge of all major Codes that govern construction in California, including the International/California Building Code, NFPA, FEMA, NEHRP, ATC, ASCE, OSHA, ACI, AISC, AISI, AF&PA, AWWA, AASHTO, and Caltrans Documents. We utilize a variety of state-of-the-art structural analysis computer programs, as well as custom analysis and design software developed in-house.


Finn Design Group’s success is a direct result of long standing relationships with our clients. We have developed productive, professional, working relationships with Architects, local building officials and City/County staff, facility managers, developers, contractors, and other design professionals. Providing quality structural designs that are cost effective, efficiently constructed, and tailored to the specific project time after time, make Finn Design Group the Structural Engineering firm of choice.


Our staff consists of a group of highly skilled individuals that collectively possess Master’s degrees in Structural Engineering from respected universities across the country, including Cornell University, the University of Delaware, and Santa Clara University.


Finn Design Group’s key to effective project management lies in the company philosophy that small teams of well organized and focused structural engineers can best understand and satisfy the highly variable needs and requirements of their clients. Each project team is managed by a very experienced, capable Structural Engineer.


Finn Design Group personnel have performed Structural Engineering Services on countless projects for more than 30 years. We have experience in nearly all types of projects that involve Structural Engineering.