As we close out another successful year at ORB Engineering, we’d like to take a moment to highlight our founder and president, Julio Orbegoso. His years of experience in engineering and business has made ORB the company it is today. Through the ups and downs, Mr. Orbegoso’s integrity, work ethic, and quality skills have helped him thrive.
Mr. Orbegoso is originally from Lima, Peru. To this day, he frequently returns to his native country to visit his family and friends and pick up his favorite snacks that are hard to find in the States. He moved to Miami, FL in the 1970’s to study engineering at Miami-Dade Community College and Florida International University. While there, he met his lovely wife, Ohilda. They spent a few years in Miami, enough time to call the place home. However, an engineer must go wherever there is work. This led Mr. Orbegoso to Cocoa Beach. Here he experienced doing projects for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center and the U.S. Navy at the training facility in Jacksonville, FL. At this time, his education and experience really started to shine and set him apart as a quality engineer. He also had a growing family and decided it was time to take them somewhere that would be best for them.
In the 1980’s, Mr. Orbegoso moved to Lakeland, FL and began working as a structural engineer at Davy McKee. Here he experienced working in the heavy industrial field, doing projects such as sulfuric acid and phosphoric acid plants. His time at Davy McKee gave him the experience necessary to begin work as a consulting engineer on his own. He chose to take his experience back to his home county, Peru. He consulted for many industrial projects, including a petrochemical plant and pulp and paper company. Along with his personal consulting work, he worked for local companies, such as Badger America in Tampa and Walt Disney World in Orlando. The projects he handled ranged from General Electric and Chevron industrial plants to Disney’s MGM Studio Town Square. He also managed projects for multi-story apartment buildings, the Orange County Correctional Institution, colleges and churches throughout Central Florida.
With nearly 20 years of experience under his belt, Mr. Orbegoso had all the skills, experience, and business savvy to start consulting full time on his own. In the 1990’s, he worked as a consulting structural engineer for many local companies, such as Jacob Engineering, Menzel and Associates, and Bowen Engineering. His projects included residential, commercial and industrial structures using many building materials including steel frame, concrete, and wood. The culmination of the past three decades work and experience was the founding or ORB Engineering, Inc. In January of 2000, the company opened its doors to the public to offer a wealth of engineering knowledge and experience.
ORB Engineering, Inc. has been growing ever since. Despite the recession of 2008, ORB has been able to keep up as a small business with the growing demand for structural engineering. The company has grown to include project managers, inspectors, AutoCAD technicians, and support staff to supply the demands of business both locally and nationally. Mr. Orbegoso is currently licensed to practice engineering in four states and that number is constantly growing. With over forty years of experience, Mr. Orbegoso offers the skills and quality found at a large corporate firm with the personalized attention of a family owned business. To get a better idea of his work experience, please check out his resume here.
Thank you Mr. Orbegoso for you hard work to create ORB Engineering as it is today.
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