President's Message

In a veteran company like ours, we have the ability to leverage technical expertise, relationships and experience, applying what we've learned to make our clients successful. But gaining knowledge from the past doesn't mean we ever stop growing as an organization.

2020 is a landmark year for Dannenbaum Engineering. We're celebrating a remarkable 75 years of engineering excellence and building a new, stronger company on a solid foundation of trust, respect, and excellence. 


Our history shows that we’ve always been more than an engineering firm. We build lasting relationships with clients and others to find innovative solutions to make communities better. Through the decades, we’ve partnered to provide safe water and sewer systems, address subsidence, and identify ways to fund mass transit and highway projects. 

In the 1950s-‘60s the company played a leadership role in addressing public health concerns in Houston by establishing entities to fund residential water and sewer services, including for Acres Homes, a historic African American community established during World War 1. 

In the 1980s Dannenbaum Engineering worked with municipal utility districts and others to begin the formation of the West Harris County Regional Water Authority, resulting in more than $1 billion in new infrastructure to provide surface water to up to 750,000 people.   

Our current major projects include working with the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District (GCCPRD) to evaluate how to protect coastal communities during tropical storms. 


Building on this remarkable legacy, we’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement in how we manage the company, work with clients, and fulfill our commitment to engineering excellence. Our greatest strength has and always will be our people, who are dedicated to client service, innovative solutions, and teamwork.  

We’re looking forward to another 75 years of developing innovative, sustainable projects that benefit our communities.  

Michel Maksoud has been with Dannenbaum Engineering for more than 20 years. Before being appointed president in late 2019, Maksoud served as the company’s Houston Transportation Division manager and chief structural engineer. 

Michel Maksoud - President

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