Tony Berenyi, P.E.

Tony Berenyi, P.E.


(843) 696-7157


Raised on a farm in Montana, Tony was a teenager when he moved with his family to Union, South Carolina. Following a degree in civil engineering at The Citadel, he accepted a commission with the US Army Reserve and attended Engineer Officers School. His education continued at the top rated engineering school in the nation, MIT, where he earned a master’s degree in structural dynamics in 1987.

Just months after starting Berenyi, Inc. in 1989, duty called— Iraq had invaded Kuwait. His Army reserve status was activated, and he was entrusted to command a 250-man unit in two countries during Operation Desert Storm. As a result of his active-duty leadership, Tony was awarded the distinguished Bronze Star. Eleven months later, he returned home and restarted Berenyi, Inc., a Charleston, South Carolina based Design-Build engineering, architectural and construction firm.

For more than 30 years, Tony has led the Berenyi team in the design and management of complex and innovative industrial and commercial construction projects across the nation. The company’s expertise extended to Africa in 2016, where Tony led an infrastructure improvement project in Kenya.

As a Design-Build expert, Tony provides invaluable leadership and insights to Berenyi projects companywide. In addition to assembling an incomparable team of architects, engineers, construction, and project fulfillment specialists at Berenyi, Tony developed and instituted the Berenyi Business Program, a set of comprehensive and proprietary operational guidelines for client engagement and project processes that guarantee streamlined, efficient, and consistent high-quality deliverables for the company’s impressive client roster.

Tony has authored three hardback books including The Berenyi Life Blueprint, The Code and Secrets for Savvy Business Owners. His popular leadership podcast, What Leaders Say, features interviews with notable influencers, business and civic leaders and covers a variety of topics. He is renowned for his generosity, mentorship, and contributions to individuals and local nonprofit organizations. He is also a respected business and leadership consultant.

He lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He has four daughters and enjoys boating and fishing in his spare time.


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