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Behind the Firm: Winston Rafael Garcia, Founder of WRG Engineering P.C.

March 29th, 2024 at 10:12am, by: WRG ENGINEERING P.C

For this article, we sat down with the founder of WRG Engineering P.C, Winston Rafael Garcia. Civil and Structural Engineer, Winston Rafael Garcia shares with us his journey in the construction and engineering industries. Mr. Garcia also discusses what he has and will accomplish with WRG Engineering P.C. 

  • Mr. Winston, where are you from and what was your journey to become an engineer? 

“I was born and raised, in the Dominican Republic. As a child, I always had a love for mathematics and drawing. My mother was extremely strict about my studies and made sure I made it to college or trade school. I wanted to be an architect as I went into college, and I was advised to switch to Civil Engineering, for more job opportunities in my country. I graduated high school at the age of 15 and graduated college at the age of 20, from the university, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.”


  • What made you want to become an engineer and pursue work within the construction and development industry?  

 Mr. Winston's journey into engineering and the construction and development industry was sparked by a childhood immersed in the world of construction.

He says “From assisting on job sites at just eight years old with Mr. Bernardo, Mr. Amason and Mr. Fellito, to growing up surrounded by architectural drawings, my passion for building and creating was evident early on. Initially I was drawn to architecture, I pursued this path until financial constraints redirected my focus. With guidance from a counselor and my father, I discovered the field of engineering as an alternative route to channel my creative and analytical skills.” 

 Graduating at a remarkably early age of 15, his father's encouragement and insight into the possibilities within engineering solidified his decision. Since then, Mr. Winston has dedicated himself to shaping the environment through innovative engineering solutions. His lifelong love for construction and development has fueled this dedication. 

  • When was WRG ENGINEERING P.C founded and how was this company born? 


WRG ENGINEERING P.C was founded after my decision to embark on my engineering career, just a year into becoming a licensed engineer. For me, starting my own engineering firm was a lifelong dream, fueled by passion for the profession and a desire to be my own boss. Despite invitations to various endeavors, my heart always remained devoted to engineering. As an immigrant, I recognized that venturing out on my own was necessary to secure a job in my chosen field. Thus, WRG ENGINEERING P.C was born, driven by my dedication to engineering and my determination to carve out my own path in the industry.” 

  • What is your main goal as a civil and structural engineer?   

“As a civil and structural engineer, my primary objective revolves around my passion for tackling challenges and finding solutions. However, primarily, my overarching goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of both residents and workers. With a deep understanding of the complexities of infrastructure and construction, I strive to design and implement projects that prioritize public safety at every stage. Whether it is constructing a bridge, a high-rise building, or an intricate transportation network, my dedication to upholding the highest standards of safety underscores my every endeavor. For me, the satisfaction of knowing that my work contributes to the security and welfare of communities is the ultimate measure of success in my profession as a civil and structural engineer.”

  • What do you feel WRG ENGINEERING P.C will accomplish and what goals do you have for the future of your career and the future of WRG Engineering P.C? 


“I envision WRG ENGINEERING P.C achieving significant milestones in the coming years, solidifying its position as a reputable and dependable firm. Beyond operating at a state level, our ambition extends to establishing the company's presence nationally and even internationally. We aim for WRG ENGINEERING P.C to be recognized for its expertise, reliability, and innovative approach to engineering solutions on a global scale. Personally, I aspire to continue advancing in my career, taking on increasingly complex projects and expanding my expertise in the field. I am committed to nurturing a culture of excellence within WRG ENGINEERING P.C, fostering growth opportunities for our team, and pushing the boundaries of what our firm can achieve. With a focus on continuous improvement and a dedication to excellence, WRG ENGINEERING P.C is dedicated to making significant contributions to the future of the engineering industry.” 

  • What about WRG ENGINEERING P.C do you think sets it apart from other civil, structural, and architectural engineering firms? 


“What sets WRG ENGINEERING P.C apart from other firms in the civil, structural, and architectural engineering landscape is its exceptional work environment. At WRG ENGINEERING P.C, the atmosphere is characterized by respect, diversity, and a strong encouragement for employees to strive for their best. Unlike some firms, at WRG ENGINEERING P.C we do not hesitate to provide unwavering support to our team and staff, ensuring we are well prepared to confront any challenges that arise. This commitment to fostering a supportive and empowering work culture not only enhances our employee satisfaction but also enables WRG ENGINEERING P.C to deliver consistently high-quality results to our clients.” 


  • With your experience in the engineering field, what advice do you offer for future engineers or people starting their engineering careers? 


To future engineers, my advice is simple: do not hesitate to pursue this rewarding career path. Engineering offers one of the most fulfilling positions one can aspire to, providing many opportunities for personal and professional growth while allowing you to play a crucial role in solving humanity's most pressing problems. Whether it is designing sustainable infrastructure, developing innovative technologies, or addressing environmental challenges, engineering empowers you to make a tangible and positive impact on the world. Embrace the challenges, seize the opportunities, and never underestimate the potential of your skills and knowledge to shape a better future for generations to come.” 


      Winston Rafael Garcia's journey from the Dominican Republic to the founding of WRG Engineering P.C, exemplifies the power of passion, determination, and innovation in the field of engineering. His dedication to ensuring public safety and fostering a supportive work environment sets WRG Engineering P.C apart from other firms. With a vision for expansion and a commitment to excellence, Winston Garcia aims to lead his company to achieve significant milestones on a global scale. His advice to aspiring engineers resonates with the core of the profession: embrace challenges, seize opportunities, and use your skills to shape a better future for generations to come. As Winston Garcia continues to push the boundaries of engineering, WRG Engineering P.C stands poised to make enduring contributions to the advancement of the industry and the betterment of communities worldwide. 

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