Greg Hobi

Structural EngineerGREG HOBI, PE, SE
Principal

Growing up watching his father actively run the family business, Greg learned diligence and a strong work ethic at a very early age. In fact, by the age of 15 Greg was working for his dad’s company, and after his high school graduation took a job with a small engineering firm in Southern Oregon.

Perceiving Greg’s responsible nature, the company’s owner trained him as special inspector performing concrete testing and soil testing. He even appointed Greg as lead inspector on an important bridge pour despite his youth. Being elevated to positions of authority is a common theme in Greg’s career.  His proficiency for detail makes Greg expertly versed in structural code requirements and it wasn’t long before Greg was promoted to Froelich’s Senior Associate.  In January of 2017 Greg became a partner at FE.

Greg is the “go-to” guy for technical questions but he can cleverly think through even the most daunting project with a clear understanding of how systems respond to various solutions.  Over the past 14 years, Greg earned his stripes working with all structural construction materials – steel, concrete, masonry and wood – and he manages the most complex projects with ease. Greg is a great communicator who truly enjoys working shoulder-to-shoulder with architects and contractors. He loves connecting the dots between aesthetic goals, structural demands and constructability. For Greg, when the synergy of all his education and experience leads him to the next perfect solution, it feels like hitting a home-run.

Greg builds rapport after hours too, but this time is dedicated to family. He’s the biggest fan at his sons and daughters sporting events, and he coaches his son’s basketball and soccer teams. Greg’s family also loves to spend time outdoors hiking and camping. One of their favorite places to unwind is his parent’s property on the North Umpqua River. Recognized as one of Oregon’s most beautiful rivers, the North Umpqua offers Greg’s family the perfect relaxation spot, where they swim, kayak and go boating together.

Education:
Oregon State University
Bachelor of Science 1999

Professional Registrations:
Registered Structural Engineer:
Oregon
California
Washington

Affiliations:
Member American Institute of Steel Construction, AISC
Structural Engineers Association of Oregon, SEAO