Who we are and what we stand for

We are the WT Group. One company and one unified vision delivering the premier services of multiple experienced, highly skilled engineering, design and consulting teams serving clients in all 50 states. We solve challenges with the bench strength of the best integrated teams taking a unified approach working towards a common goal.

We measure success in how fully each of our employees is engaged and collaborating in unison on behalf of every client. And we never, ever settle for “good enough,” because every client deserves nothing less than our best. We exceed expectations because it’s the only way we know how to do business.

These are the values that drive the WT Group. Who we are. What we stand for. Precision, pace and passion in everything we do. Because that is what you expect, and that is what you deserve.

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Capabilities in all 50 states
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Over 150 skilled professionals delivering expertise in every aspect of engineering design and consulting services needed by businesses and municipalities
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More than 15,000 projects successfully completed over the past five years
  • 1971

    1971

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    W-T Engineering founded by Donald R. Triphahn and William White in Triphahn’s Hoffman Estates home

  • 1986

    1986

    WT Headquarters Schaumburg Illinois

    W-T Engineering moves to a new headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois

  • 1998

    1998

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    W-T Engineering expands, establishing a presence in key markets across the United States

  • 2007

    2007

    WT Headquarters Hoffman Estates Illinois

    W-T Engineering returns to its roots, moving into a new, state-of-the-art headquarters in Hoffman Estates

  • 2017

    2017

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    W-T Engineering becomes the WT Group, offering clients market-leading capabilities for a wide range of needs

A tradition of performance, a commitment to excellence

Formed in 1971, the WT Group grew from humble, entrepreneurial beginnings in founder Donald R. Triphahn’s Hoffman Estates home to a full-service engineering, design and consulting firm committed to providing world-class engineering and design services to a range of clients from local businesses to multinational corporations.

For nearly 50 years, the WT Group expanded its portfolio of design and engineering services to include Civil Engineering, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Protection Engineering, Land Surveying, and Telecommunications Engineering. The range of successful projects on which the WT Group has participated includes apartment buildings for the elderly, libraries, financial and religious institutions, gas stations, restaurants, cell sites, office buildings, park district projects and healthcare centers.

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Our Team

Today, operating under one integrated brand, the WT Group consists of experienced engineering, design and consulting teams serving clients in nearly all 50 states. Our professionals have the knowledge and expertise to help project managers navigate all applicable codes, regulations and best practices. And our people bring a passion for customer service and an unwavering commitment to helping clients achieve the results they expect – on time, on budget and delivered to the highest standards of performance.

Achievements & Awards

2018 ENR Midwest’s Top Young Professionals
Troy Triphahn, VP and COO, WT Group

2017 Veterans Network Committee Sponsor Award

2017 Concrete Masonry Design Award
Structural Engineering, Gilbert/Kivett Residence, Palm Springs, CA

2016 Speedway Contractor of the Year
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Committed to our Community

The WT Group believes that helping to build the community is a mission that extends beyond simply providing market-leading design and engineering services. It also means connecting with community leaders, nonprofits and charities that make a difference in the lives of people every day.

The WT Foundation

Cultivating talent to help build the future

At the heart of our company’s commitment to the community is the WT Foundation, which promotes the development of new talent in the field of engineering through educational assistance and scholarships to prospective engineering students.

Scholarships are given each year to a graduating senior pursuing a college degree in engineering from the District 211 High Schools of James B. Conant, Schaumburg, or Hoffman Estates. The WT Foundation also grants scholarships to a child of a WT Group employee.

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Proud Supporters of many Local and National Associations

The WT Group believes that allying our organization with local non-profits and participating in important civic and professional associations broadens our perspective about what is truly important to our community, our clients and our employees.

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