This is Who We Are

We are veterans, first-responders, craftsmen, engineers, fathers, and mothers. We wrote these ideas, not because they showed positive reactions in focus groups, not because we think we should aspire to these ideals, but because we live these principles every day.  These ideas are descriptive, not aspirational.


It is our core purpose to protect our community and enable them to accomplish their purpose and goals.


To this end, we believe that everyone should have confidence in the resilience and reliability of every structure.


In pursuit of this vision, our mission is to assist in the responsible development of our built environment by cultivating community relationships and providing safe, innovative designs that are sustainably efficient and artful in function


In service of our mission, we identify the values that created us and that we endeavor to preserve

Informed Innovation

We dedicate ourselves to continued development and education to seek better more innovative solutions.

Thorough Excellence

With a craftsman’s respect for our work, we are dutifully thorough in our pursuit of excellence.

Responsible Flexibility

We welcome new ideas and consider them fairly and responsibly.

Our History

Our team started as a one-man show in downtown Eugene, Oregon in July of 1973. Emile “Mort” Mortier had taken a long path to wind up in the small community of Eugene. This path taught him to appreciate what he had and to support those around him. Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan to Belgian immigrants he learned hard work and taking care of the customer at age 11 as a newsie during World War II and the great depression. Taking on so many customers and routes that he worked longer hours than most adults, he’d tout that he never missed a delivery. Earning degrees in Architecture and Engineering, Mort learned how to combine elegance with functionality. These ideals still resonate with the company today. 

The company, originally founded as Mortier Engineering, quickly found success and expanded to add a number of talented Engineers to its team, including future Senior Engineers Jok Ang and Gary Froehlich. In 1994, Jok left Mortier Engineering to establish his own company, Ang Engineering Group, with Gary Froehlich soon joining him. Over the years, both firms continued to grow and enjoyed a long-lasting professional relationship with one another.

After nearly 25 years of collaboration, Mortier Engineering and Ang Engineering Group merged to become MAE Engineering. The company has grown to be a symbol of service excellence under the leadership and guidance of our senior engineering team. 

Founder Emile “Mort” Mortier