Mechanical   •   Electrical   •   Fire Protection   •   Lighting   •   Comissioning   •   Construction Administration

Our Company

Farris Engineering, an employee-owned, small business provider of quality professional consulting engineering services, was established in 1967 in Omaha, NE. The firm has additional offices in Lincoln, NE, Des Moines, IA, and Colorado Springs, CO. Over the years, the firm has diversified its services to also include technology, commissioning and lighting design.

The employees of Farris Engineering represent a pool of consulting capability that can be combined to meet the challenges of any project and bring added value expertise with LEED AP BD+C staff, Certified Geothermal Designers, a Lighting Designer and Commissioning Agents on staff.  Experience, expertise and willingness to exceed expectations continue to be great advantages to our clients.

Projects in Progress

group UNL Love Library North Renovation, Lincoln, NE – Love Library North's new Learning Commons offers a variety of features including group spaces for collaborative learning and a digital learning center.
group Colorado College, Administration Office Facility, Colorado Springs, CO – Farris Engineering is providing services for this facility which originally served as The Plaza Hotel.

Farris Engineering recognizes the client as the most important factor in a project and seeks to build enduring value and trust by providing the best customer service possible.

News From Farris

Farris Engineering receives ACEC Award for the Carolyn Scott Rainbow House

The Carolyn Scott Rainbow House is an affordable place away from home for families whose sick child is receiving care at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Farris Engineering received a Merit Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for their work on the project.


Brian Johnson Joins the Farris Team

Brian Johnson recently joined Farris Engineering to assist with Business Development. In his new role, Brian will be charged with developing, growing and securing new business for the firm’s four office locations. He has many years of experience in the A/E/C Industry, is active in the community and serves on many organization committees. Brian is a great asset to our Farris Engineering Team.


Steve Wagner Joins the Des Moines Office

Steve Wagner, PE, has joined Farris Engineering as an Electrical Engineer. He is located in the Des Moines, Iowa, office and brings nearly 20 years of experience in electrical design and project management. Steve will have an instrumental role in the design of electrical power distribution and standby power systems for various building types. “Steve is a great addition to our Des Moines office. His past experience as an electrical engineer for Iowa State University gives him impeccable facility design credentials for expanding our design services in Iowa,” said Tom Svoboda, President/CEO of Farris Engineering. Steve received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University and is a licensed Electrical Engineer in Iowa.


King Promoted to Mechanical Department Manager

Ryan King, PE, has been promoted to the Mechanical Department Manager in Omaha. Ryan joined Farris Engineering in 2011 and has over 15 years of extensive project management experience in the educational and commercial markets. Ryan loves engineering; it gives him the opportunity to implement new technologies to make our world a better place, and he enjoys building long-term relationships and friendships most of all. In his new role, Ryan will oversee the mechanical department in executing projects and ensuring successful project delivery. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Nebraska and Iowa.


Wallace Promoted to Electrical Department Manager

Michael Wallace, PE, has been promoted to the Electrical Department Manager in Omaha. Michael, who joined Farris Engineering in 2009, assumes the role after serving as Project Manager. His experience includes projects of all sizes for various markets including military, educational and healthcare. Currently, Michael is serving as Project Manager for the CHI Health renovation of the Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha to accommodate teaching and trauma centers. Michael is a licensed Professional Engineer in Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming.