About Loring

The Company that Joe Built

Founded in 1956 and led for more than 50 years by Joseph R. Loring, an engineer of great talent and integrity, Loring Consulting Engineers is today one of the most respected MEP, fire protection, commissioning, telecommunications and energy services firms in the country. Established as Joseph R. Loring & Associates, the company won its first project for the Schaefer Brewing Company in Brooklyn, NY. Less than six years later, the young firm was tapped by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to be the Electrical Engineer of Record for the world’s tallest and most iconic project—the World Trade Center complex—putting Loring engineers firmly on the map.

Some 10,000 projects later, Loring’s history is replete with state-of-the-art services and innovative building systems design for a diversified and high profile portfolio of projects worldwide. Our reputation for responsible engineering stands on the successful delivery of some of the most technically challenging projects, including the Citicorp Center in Manhattan and JKF International Airport Terminal One. Ahead of the green revolution, we brought daylight harvesting to IBM facilities, and were part of an award-winning international design team that created the largest green roof of its time in 1984 for the Australian Parliament House.

Joseph R. Loring

Joseph R. Loring
1926 - 2013

Through the years, we’ve also made our mark on building design for the modern laboratory with cutting edge and energy efficient HVAC solutions. And in 2016, we received a national award for the achievement of a groundbreaking net zero energy school building in New Jersey.

Loring’s story of smart design, technical excellence and commitment continues. We’re now over 125 employees strong, operating from four offices. From researching alternative battery systems and photovoltaics for New York City’s IDEA Initiative to providing millions of square feet of retrocommissioning services, we’re delivering sustainable, high performance/high functioning building systems. Our mission is to bring the right technologies, impeccable quality, and adherence to schedule and budget to projects of every type—standards our founder, Joe Loring, would demand.

Life at Loring

Life at Loring is…very good! That’s what our employees will tell you, from the recent intern-turned-full-time engineer to the seasoned professional engineer. We work hard at creating an environment that works for our talented staff so we can deliver the highest quality projects to our clients.

Our top workplace priorities:

  • Providing resources and time for continuing professional training
  • Providing opportunities for advancement
  • Establishing a healthy work/life balance
  • Giving everyone a voice
  • Challenging our workforce
  • Mentoring
  • Creating a comfortable and collaborative environment
  • Encouraging friendships
  • Having fun
Ours is a fast-paced environment with multiple and diverse projects in house at all times. From principal on down, we recognize the importance of continually providing our staff with educational experiences and on-the-job training. We also believe in the importance of mutual respect and trust, among both clients and our staff, and the power of getting to know one another as people as well as co-workers.

Here’s what our staff is saying about life at Loring:

Customer Testimonails

"Everyone’s contribution is valued and we work as a team."[We’re a politics-free office.]

Customer Testimonails

"You can start as a summer intern and become president." [It’s been done. Twice.]

Customer Testimonails

"We’re encouraged to benefit from professional development and licensing opportunities outside the company." [Loring provides the time and covers the expense, happily.]

Customer Testimonails

"We field a Loring team for whatever the sport of the season is…basketball, softball, soccer." [Practice is held at a nearby park—no excuses.]

Customer Testimonails

"The work is very challenging, and cookie cutter solutions are rare." [Left-brain/right-brain thinkers required.]

Customer Testimonails

"You can be yourself, even with the top leadership." [Individuality and diversity rule.]

Customer Testimonails

“The staff is really close.” [Happy hour is a company outing on Friday nights."]

Customer Testimonails

"I have the best job of all my friends."[Great hours, great projects, great fun.]

"Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than to watch a bright, ambitious engineer advance over time to a leadership position within our company."

- Joseph R. Loring