TSPE Dallas Engineer of the Year 2024

Marc Sandhu, PE

Marc Sandhu, P.E.

2024 Engineer of the Year

Marc serves as President of ARS Engineers, Inc., a civil engineering, land surveying, and utilities firm headquartered in Carrollton, Texas.

After graduating from Texas A&M University, Marc began his career at ARS in 2009 as a roadway/utility design engineer, working on projects including I-35E TEXpress Phase I, LBJ TEXpress Lanes, New Parkland Hospital, Central City Riverside Oxbow Flood Water Storage, and DFW Airport Founders’ Plaza.

In 2015, he shifted his focus to Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE), working on projects including SH 289 at President George Bush Turnpike and Loop 9 Segment A, while helping ARS win nine Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Utility Engineering contracts to date as a Prime Consultant.

In 2021, he took the mantle of President from his father Ayub Rehmat Sandhu, ARS’ founder and namesake. Ayub passed away less than 6 months later; Marc is honored to carry on his legacy and enduring values.

Marc has overseen the hiring of several key staff members over the last several years, helping ARS grow its workload and compete with larger firms. However, he always works hard to maintain Ayub’s “small firm” company culture, focusing on lasting solutions with high quality, efficiency, and responsiveness.

Marc was previously awarded the TSPE Dallas Chapter Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2014, ASCE Dallas Branch Young Engineer of the Year Award in 2015. He has served on the TSPE Dallas Chapter Board since 2012 and currently serves as TSPE Dallas Chapter Immediate Past President.

Marc has been married to the love of his life, Jessica, since 2011. They have two wonderful kids and are Covenant Members at Citizens Church in Plano. Marc is also an avid musician and has been playing the piano for 30+ years. When not at work, you can likely find him at a concert, worship service, Bible study, taking a kid to soccer practice or gymnastics, or cheering his wife on at a marathon.

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Previous Recipients

Year Engineer of the Year Year Engineer of the Year
2022 Nicholas C. Duane, P.E. 2023 Adrianna Vandercook, P.E.
2021 Ayub Sandhu, PE, RPLS 2020 Caleb Thornhill, PE, ENV, SP
2019 Jennifer M. LaFoy, P.E., CFM, ENV SP 2018 Victor Zepeda, PE
2017 Terry Preuninger, PE 2016 Monica Kent, PE
2015 Brian LaFoy, PE 2014 Ramon F. Miguez, PE
2013 Devarati (Dev) Rastogi, PE 2012 Jean Maier Dean, PE
2011 John Ho, PE 2010 Mark K. Boyd, Ph.D, PE
2009 Roger Behgam, PE 2008 Marshall (Neal) Abernathy, PE
2007 Jeffrey W. Schroeter, PE 2006 Patrick L. Kunz, PE
2005 Elliot Short, Jr., Ph.D, PE 2004 Jill A. Jordan-Hanson, PE
2003 Natarajan Ramanan, Ph.D, PE 2002 Donald Price, Ph.D, PE
2001 Richard Mueller, PE 2000 Oren B. Kesler, Ph.D, PE
1999 David C. Dybala, PE 1998 Charles G. Wilmut, PE
1997 Jack Haston, PE 1996 Arthur F. Beck, PE
1995 Michael J. Masten, PE 1994 James E. Laughlin, PE
1993 Robert Lee Johnson, PE 1992 Philip Charles Crouse, PE
1991 Robert K. Tener, Ph.D, PE 1990 I. Carroll Finklea, PE
1989 Jose I. Novoa, PE 1988 Alberto F. Gutierrez, PE
1987 Jack E. Rosenlund, PE 1986 Gerson Berman, PE
1985 Raymond C. Mason, PE 1984 Joe M. Nall, PE
1983 Robert J. Gary, PE 1982 Sophus A. Thompson, PE
1981 John D. Wisenbaker, PE 1980 Albert H. Halff, PE
1979 M. Lee Halford, PE 1978 Perry G. Brittain, PE
1977 Raymond L. Goodson, Jr., PE 1976 John Roebuck, PE
1974 Charles W. Woolridge, PE 1973 W. Scott McDonald, PE
1970 Henry J. Graeser, PE 1958 Rank W. Chappel, Jr., P
1957 R. M. Dixon 1955 T. Carr Forrest, Jr., PE
1952 W.W. Lynch, PE 1949 O.H. Koch, PE (Man of the Year)