About Us


Our Mission

As a premier civil and environmental engineering firm, our mission at Lu Engineers is to partner with clients and communities to provide enduring solutions.

Our Core Values

At Lu Engineers, our core values guide each and every action.

Respecting and embracing diversity of ideas, people and culture.

Uncompromising integrity.

Caring and trusting relationships with co-workers and clients.

Our Vision

Lu Engineers strives to be the “go-to” company for engineering, operational, and technical excellence. We understand that a solid team is what drives a company’s success, and because of this, we continually work to attract and retain the best employees, clients, and partners. By doing this, we ensure the growth, profitability, and sustainability of our company.

We recognize that the work we do has a lasting impact on our communities and the environment. We seek to make each and every project as sustainable and successful as it can be.


Our History

Joseph C. Lu established Lu Engineers in 1980 in downtown Rochester, NY. In 1986, Lu Engineers moved to Penfield, NY, where the size of the office was doubled in order to accommodate a larger team and more equipment. Just one decade later, the firm assimilated the engineering staff from the office of a large, nationally known engineering firm, adding even more experience and expertise in airport, city and street design and inspection.

Joe Lu retired in 2007.  The company was purchased from Joe by internal employees and the company was owned by its employee shareholders and operated by its Board of Directors with Robert Hutteman, PE as president from 2007 to 2014 and Scott Prior, PE as president from 2015 to 2017.   In March 2017, the Board of Directors authorized the sale of all of the current stock shares to Cletus O. Ezenwa, P.E.  Mr. Ezenwa is a former partner of Prudent Engineering, LLP and he is of African descent.  Lu Engineers is Certified as a Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE),  a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and Veteran Owned Business (VOB) in New York State.

We have returned to our roots and our main office is now located at 339 East Ave, Rochester, NY.  This location helps us to be even more responsive to our local clients.  The acquisition of the Company by Mr. Ezenwa has extended our reach across Upstate New York and we now have major satellite offices in Buffalo, NY and Syracuse, NY along with smaller offices in Albany, NY and Binghamton, NY.