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About Us

Tharpe Engineering Group, is located in Savannah, Georgia, just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and 125 miles south of Charleston, South Carolina, one of the most seismically active areas in the Eastern United States. These geographic features create a unique and challenging environment in which to practice structural engineering. Having dealt with the challenges of seismic and wind engineering for over seventeen years in this area, our firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to provide our clients with safe, cost-effective, and constructible designs that will withstand all environmental constraints.

Our company was founded on the belief that technical excellence and strong client relationships play an equal role in defining a quality engineering firm.

We are distinguished in our field based on our unmitigated dedication to design quality, client relationships, and the community in which we live, work, and grow. We are enthusiastic about making our clients' vision a reality, and we are continually exploring new ways to enhance our engineering and design processes in order to accomplish this objective. Above all else, Tharpe Engineering Group is a service firm committed to learning.

Our philosophy

We provide unsurpassed structural engineering services driven by a relentless dedication to quality, a sincere investment in our client relationships, and a spirit of stewardship for the built environment.

We take this responsibility very seriously. However, we believe that the essence of good structural engineering is achieving this benchmark of safety and performance while providing our clients with exceptional service that exceeds their expectations. We approach each project with the understanding that solid engineering and aesthetic value are not mutually exclusive. Our process attempts to accommodate all architectural requirements, while providing a serviceable, sustainable, and economical building structure.

Our mission is to improve the built environment with our designs as a result of an uncompromising commitment to quality, integrity, and technical expertise.

We believe in harboring lasting relationships with our clients by gaining their trust through open and dedicated communication.

— M. Cody Tharpe, Principal

Our numbers

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    The vast majority of our work comes from repeat clients and referrals.
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    Our client list has grown to 200 Architects, Developers, Contractors, and Institutions.
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    Our design work results in roughly $250M of construction annually.
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    Our employees contribute 40 hours, on average, to community service annually.
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    TEG Professional Engineers are registered in nine states across the U.S.

Our team

Our team of dedicated engineers and designers provide clients with a full range of services for any building project.

Our growth has been fueled by an unwavering pursuit of the most qualified and passionate engineers from the region's most highly-acclaimed engineering universities. Our management staff brings experience ranging from underwater structural investigation and hands-on construction to university-level instruction and research positions.

Our team is highly effective in all aspects of structural engineering, including preliminary conceptual design, cost-estimating, design calculations, building information modeling, construction document preparation, design review, and on-site inspections. Our particular expertise includes structural analysis and design of steel, concrete, masonry and timber structures located in high seismic and wind velocity regions. We also hold a distinct aptitude for adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects.


Tharpe offices

Tharpe Engineering Group is committed to providing a stimulating and rewarding work environment, and we are looking for highly motivated employees to fill several positions within our firm.

We offer competitive benefits, including 401(k), ½ day Fridays, generous PTO schedules, and professional development and community involvement opportunities.

Our satisfied clients

Where we've worked

Our team has been proud to work on projects not only in our region, but throughout the United States. Explore the map to see the projects that we have worked on.