Garza Karhoff Engineering, LLC (GKE) is a Hispanic-woman owned business providing structural engineering consulting services in the transportation and building sectors.

GKE is committed to client satisfaction and is dedicated to working with the client using practical experience to provide the highest quality professional services on schedule and within budget. Our mission is to establish lasting relationships with our clients by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance. We strive to ensure the growth and longevity of our company through repeat and referral business achieved by client satisfaction.

GKE is a member of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA), the American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-IL) and Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI).



Brenda Garza Karhoff, SE, PE

The principal of the firm, Brenda Garza Karhoff, S.E., P.E., has over 23 years of experience. Ms. Karhoff is a BSCE and MSCE graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She is a licensed Structural Engineer and a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois and a licensed Professional Engineer of the state of Wisconsin. Her professional experience includes both transportation and building projects. Ms. Karhoff worked as a Structural Engineer for a prominent Chicago engineering company for multiple years and served as Vice President of a Chicago based engineering company before she founded GKE in 2008.