54 years ago, Seymour “Sy” Israel embarked on a one-man venture to start an engineering business that would eventually become Universal Engineering Sciences. Today, Universal has grown into a 750+ person, 18 branch, $60 million a year operation. Although our operations are primarily in the Southeast, Universal has been named a National Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record every year since 1985. We are proud to have the distinction of being the largest family-owned firm of our kind in the United States. Universal was founded in 1964 in Merritt Island, Florida. Sy, our founder, is still actively involved in the company as CEO and his son, Mark C. Israel, PE, serves as president. Our firm’s distinguished history and family-oriented work environment are only two of the many factors that contribute to the long-term employment of many of the most experienced personnel in our industry. The result is highly-qualified, loyal professional and technical personnel who are dedicated to excellence in their fields.