SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
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Click here to read the recent 2019-2020 awards & milestones for Dersch Design.

Dersch Design & Engineering is pleased to announce SD Metro Magazine recognized it as one of San Diego’s Best Companies Under 50 Employees to Work For.  


Announced in its February 25, 2020 issue, the judges selected ten companies for this prestigious honor.  The criteria included the company’s benefits program, corporate culture, career advancement opportunities, open door, safety, security policies, and community involvement.

DDE ranked four consecutive years (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020) on the San Diego Business Journal’s Top Engineering Firms list.  Rank is based on the number of local full-time licensed engineers.  


Additionally, team member Edward Dee, recently passed his PE exam, bringing DDE’s team of licensed electrical professional engineers to four.

JULY 25, 2019

Click here to read the recent 2018-2019 awards milestones for Dersch Design.

Dersch Design & Engineering ranked No. 20 on the San Diego Business Journal’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Company list. The list is based on the firm’s percentage of verified new growth from between 2016 and 2018. DDE earned its rank with a reported 148.5% increase.

In addition to the Top100 company honors, Brian Dersch was recently elected as a member of the Board of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) San Diego Post.


Also Dersch Design energy contractor customer, Sullivan Solar Power, won the 2019 NECA Project Excellence Award in the Educational Under $1M Category for its solar work for the Cathedral City High School.    

NOVEMBER 1, 2018

Founder and CEO, Brian Dersch was Joanie Connell's guest on

Reinventing Nerds: People Strategies for Technical People Podcast

Q: How did you come to create a company where engineers can have conversations with customers?

“I am an engineer first, and a business person second.  Positioning the business for success, that was learned from trial and error.”

Q: How did you develop your people skills?

“I thought I was shy in high school.  I joined the speech team and theater and I broke out of my shell.”        And more ...

MARCH 21, 2018

Dersch Design & Engineering Announces 2017 Year-End Milestones

Dersch Design & Engineering (DDE) teams up with engineers, contractors and architects to solve complex engineering design challenges for commercial, higher education, government and renewable energy / microgrid projects. The firm is pleased to report 2192% growth since its founding in 2013, with 185% increase realized year-over-year for 2017. Brian Dersch is 40 Under 40 recipient. Firm makes San Diego Business Journal Top Engineering list second consecutive year. One of DDE’s customers, Stone Edge Farm Winery, was named one of the 13 winners of California’s highest environmental honor, the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA). Dersch featured in SD Voyager article, and more.

“2017 was an outstanding year for Dersch Design and Engineering,” said Dersch. “As we move forward, our number one priority is to provide the best and brightest engineers interested in developing the future of the renewable energy industry. Managed growth will continue to be a focus for us in 2018, as we continue to expand our team with experienced engineers who thrive on tackling engineering challenges for our customers.”

Click here to view the online press release with media assets.

JANUARY 2017, 2018 and 2019

Dersch Design & Engineering has made the San Diego Business Journal's List of Top Engineering Firms three consecutive years. The list is based on the number of full-time licensed engineers on a designated date in January.

DECEMBER 7, 2017 

Local San Diego online magazine SD Voyager interviewed Dersch for its most inspiring story feature for the December 2017 issue. The publication looks for independent entrepreneurs, freelancers and other risk takers that make San Diego an exciting place to live. In his interview, Dersch was asked what sets DDE apart from other engineering firms. He answered, “We approach our projects from a variety of different perspectives. We look at the motivation of all the people who are involved in the project. I’ve seen how utility companies interface, how the design teams design, and how the construction teams build it. We take multiple people’s opinions and goals into account. It ultimately boils down to having a clear view of the big picture.”

Click here to read the SD Voyager article.