our team.



Meng-Hsiu Chen


MHC Engineers, Inc. is a project that I started in 1993 to meet the needs of a changing building industry. At the time, hand drafting was just beginning to be phased out and computers with AutoCAD were becoming the norm. I had spent several years working at another engineering firm after I completed my Masters in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. Coming from college in Taipei, I feel grateful for the opportunities I have had and all the mentors who have guided me and given me a chance along the way. I love working with the project engineers here at MHC and mentoring new hires. Working with these people has been a great experience. I believe it is our sense of curiosity and adaptability that has allowed us to thrive for so many years. We hope we have made a positive and significant contribution to the built environment of San Francisco and beyond.

What have you gained from working at MHC Engineers?
A desire to keep learning and change with the times.

What motivates you to work hard?
The new, young engineers wanting to do good work and provide for their families.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence. 
Old dog who tries to learn new tricks.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Golfing somewhere beautiful that my wife can paint and hang out with her dog, Mochi, and not too far from my kids while drinking a nice bourbon.



Toby Lee


What have you gained from working at MHC Engineers?
Learning something new every day and trying something new every day.

What three things do you think of the most each day?
Projects, Our Engineers, Family.

What is your life philosophy?
Be patient, never downplay on details, enjoy the process rather than result.

How has MHC Engineers helped you in your career development?
It provides a place to start and grow. 


Yee Cheung


What have you gained from working at MHC Engineers?
I have gained an amazing group of friends!

What motivates you to work hard?
My parents were a hard working pair who were patterns to me. Seeing what they were able to accomplish with the little resources they had is a constant motivator for me. 

What is your life philosophy?
Be genuine.

How has MHC Engineers helped you in your career development?
MHC has always been supportive of my interest in continuing education and everyone in the company fosters an environment conducive to growth.


Timmy Lai


Describe yourself in 1 sentence.
I am a practical, dedicated, considerate, family-oriented individual, who happens to enjoy engineering systems.

What is your life philosophy?
A person who is comfortable will happily do his best work. However, a person willing to roam outside his comfort zone may make his best work better. 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
On a road trip, in a minivan filled with my family!

How has MHC Engineers helped you in your career development?
MHC has provided me with a nurturing environment with access to knowledgeable, experienced mentors and extremely useful tools, allowing me to grow at my own pace.


Jimmy Li


What have you gained from working at MHC Engineers?
Knowledge, Confidence and Leadership.

What motivates you to work hard?
Meng-Hsiu Chen. I strive to uphold the reputation that MHC has developed.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence. 
Cool, Calm, and Collected.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Still here at MHC.


Eiki Or


What three things do you think of the most each day?
First: I need coffee.  Second: What deadlines do I have?  Third: I need more coffee.

What is your life philosophy?
Go with the flow.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Continuing to enjoy life.

How has MHC Engineers helped you in your career development?
MHC has made me a better engineer.  Each project is unique and brings with it its own challenges, many times requiring creative out of the box thinking.  The ability to work with a client to achieve their design goals, and to then see that design implemented is very rewarding.



Robert LaBare


What have you gained from working at MHC Engineers?
I've had so many opportunities to learn and grow as an engineer at MHC. The most valuable part of working on this team is the wealth of knowledge and experience that I'm able to tap into when I ask for advice or ideas on how to design a certain project. 

What motivates you to work hard? 
I get a sense of satisfaction when I see my designs constructed in the real world, and it's very satisfying to know when a design clicks and is able to solve a problem in a very efficient and sometimes surprising way. 

What is your life philosophy?
Live and let live.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
10 years is a long time. Wherever I am, I hope I'm having fun and not taking things too seriously.


John Farrell


What motivates you to work hard?
Providing the best service to our clients motivates me to work hard. 

Describe yourself in one sentence.
I am someone who can adapt to any situation.

What is your life philosophy?
Work hard, play hard.

Describe MHC Engineers in three words.
Meng. Hsiu. Chen.


Gabriel Suller


What motivates you to work hard?
I strive to be self sufficient in everything that I do. I am motivated to work hard because there is no other way to learn and develop the skills and knowledge to work in this manner.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself as a Project Manager with my professional engineering license and living in San Francisco.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence.
Hardworking, family oriented and laid back.

What is your life philosophy?
Never be complacent but know how to be grateful for everything you have accomplished along the way.


Michael Magee


What motivates you to work hard?  
Opportunities to learn are my greatest motivator.

What three things do you think of the most each day?
My family, my clients and work needed on my home. 

What is your life philosophy?
The unexamined life is not worth living.

Describe MHC Engineers in three words.
Friendly, supportive, and dynamic.


Raymond Quan


What have you gained from working at MHC Engineers?
I have gained a greater appreciation of the HVAC field and the engineering that goes behind designing different systems.

What three things do you think of the most each day?
Which project I'm working on today and the task I want to finish by the end of the day. Is it lunch/snack time yet? Hoping I can get a seat on Muni.

Describe MHC Engineers in three words.
Professional. Quality. Family.

How has MHC Engineers helped you in your career development?
Coming from my previous job, I hoping to expand on my limited HVAC knowledge. I believe MHC has provided that and given me much deeper insight into the industry.


Spencer Wong


What have you gained from working at MHC Engineers?
I've gained a more practical way of tackling problems in addition to a better sense for project management. I've grown more confident in working with clients, contractors, and everyone in between.

What motivates you to work hard?
I like a good challenge that puts me outside of my comfort zone. Nothing is more satisfying than coming up with a solid solution to a hard puzzle.

What is your life philosophy?
Don't judge something until you give it a fair shake.

How has MHC Engineers helped you in your career development?
It's given me a great opportunity to quickly learn the industry and gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become a better engineer. The breadth of work provides a taste of everything that one would encounter in their career.



Nicholas Chua


What motivates you to work hard?
Having the chance to work on different projects as each project is unique and challenging in it's own way. So the learning never stops.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence. 
Adventurous, outgoing, and hardworking.

What three things do you think of the most each day?
When my projects are due, my family, and where should I visit next.

Describe MHC Engineers in three words.
Dedicated. Quality. Family Oriented.


Caroline Chen


What have you gained from working at MHC Engineers?
Friendship, knowledge and new technology skills.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence. 
I am a hardworking, positive and motivated.  

What three things do you think of the most each day?
Accomplish daily work, challenge the MHC Engineers staff and make sure everyone balances their workload and private life.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Retired and enjoying life.


Michelle Lee


What have you gained from working at MHC Engineers?
I have gained a newfound appreciation for how small businesses run, valuable experience but most of all, an extended family!

What motivates you to work hard?
When you’re part of an amazing team.

Describe yourself in 1 sentence.
I’m dependable, hardworking and sometimes gullible.

What is your life philosophy?
YOLO


Greg Fok


What motivates you to work hard?
My family.

What three things do you think of the most each day?
Being happy, happier and the happiest that I can be.

What is your life philosophy?
Work hard, play hard.

Describe MHC Engineers in three words.
Family, Warm, Energetic.


Melissa Lee


What three things do you think of the most each day?
Food, family and productivity.

What is your life philosophy?
Stay healthy, think positively and live happily.

Describe MHC Engineers in three words.
Fun. Friendly. Busy.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I would love to have my own business.