1986: The Beginning
Arora Engineers, Inc. is established by Manohar (Mike) L. Arora, MS, PE in the basement of his home with the intent of offering quality service based on the principles of responsiveness, consistency, and teamwork. Arora’s first client was Dupont. The firm initially specialized in electrical engineering but soon added mechanical and plumbing capabilities. After three months of operation, the office was moved to a 600 SF commercial office space in Media, PA.
1990: Continued Growth
Arora purchases an office condominium and moves the company to Commons Court in Chadds Ford, PA. The firm’s project mix now includes commercial, residential, K-12, higher education, and transportation projects.
1993: Next Phase - Manik Arora Joins the Firm, CM Office Opens at PHL
Manik K. Arora, PE, joins the firm upon graduation from Drexel University. Arora opens a construction management office at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Arora has maintained a consistent on-site presence at PHL ever since.
2002: Philadelphia Office Opens
Arora adds a branch office in Philadelphia, PA, allowing closer proximity to its clients, particularly City of Philadelphia agencies.
2004: Arora Systems Group is Formed
Arora Systems Group, LLC (ASG) is formed to provide facilities maintenance and management services. ASG’s work compliments Arora’s design services by maintaining clients’ infrastructure investments. Manik Arora is promoted to Vice President.
2005: New Jersey Office Opens
A New Jersey office is opened to better serve Arora’s clients in the New York City metropolitan region.
2006: Manik Arora Becomes President, Mike Arora Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Manik Arora is named President & CEO of Arora Engineers, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Mike Arora is honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers. The award coincides with Arora’s 20th anniversary and celebrates Mike’s nearly 40 years of dedication to the engineering profession. He continues to provide guidance for the firm as Chairman of the Board.
2007: New Corporate Headquarters
Arora builds a new state-of-the-art, 16,500-SF corporate headquarters in Chadds Ford, PA. Having designed all of the building systems, IT and security, the facility becomes a mini-engineering lab for the firm’s work.
2011: Boston Office Opens
An office is opened in Boston to serve regional clients such as Massport and the MBTA.
2012: Fort Lauderdale Office Opens
Arora opens a Fort Lauderdale office as Arora’s east coast presence expands southward.
2014: Baltimore Office Opens
Arora expands south, opening an office in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor area.
2015: 100 People Strong, Office Openings in Atlanta and Charlotte
Arora continues to press southward building new offices in Atlanta and Charlotte. Growth within the firm leads to a renovation and expansion of its Chadds Ford headquarters to nearly 27,000-SF. Arora’s employee count reaches 100.
2016: 30th Anniversary, Office Openings in Dallas, Chicago, and San Jose
Arora celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a roaring 20s themed party at the newly-renovated corporate headquarters. New offices in Dallas, Chicago, and San Jose serve as evidence of the firm’s growing national presence.