The Latest News, Information, and Technology Developments from Nexus Engineering Group.

Nexus Moves Up on List of Top Engineering Firms for Second Year in a Row

Nexus moves up five positions on Crain’s Cleveland Business 2020 list of largest engineering firms in Northeast Ohio.

Nexus Engineering Group, LLC is proud to be listed as one of the largest engineering firms in Northeastern Ohio in Crain’s Cleveland Business annual ranking. The company moves up five positions from 22 to 17 on this year’s list. (Read More)

Serving Our Clients During COVID-19: Re-Opening of Nexus Offices

Starting May 11th, Nexus will begin phased re-opening of our Cleveland and Maumee offices in accordance with the guidelines presented by the Governor and Ohio Department of Health.

To our valued clients: The COVID-19 pandemic has created tough circumstances for many across our industry. While we miss working together at our offices, we quickly rose to the challenge of pivoting to remote operations and have continued to deliver the level of service our clients expect and need throughout these challenging times. (Read More)

Nexus Engineering Group Extends Its Energy Services Expertise

Nexus hires industry veterans Dennis Hill, Patrick Chmura, and John Alexander to enhance services to distributors, generators and consumers of electrical energy.

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group LLC announces the hiring of Senior Consultant Dennis Hill, Principal Engineer Patrick Chmura, and Project Director John Alexander to support the expansion and enhancement of Nexus’ energy services capabilities to our Utility and Industrial clients producing and using electrical energy. (Read More)

Serving Our Clients During COVID-19

To our valued clients,

We admire your resilience as you continue providing critical products needed by our country during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that we have an important role to play in supporting your business and its response to this national challenge. We stand ready to do everything we can to safely and efficiently meet your needs.

We have taken the appropriate steps to reduce the risk to our team and clients by following government guidelines and common sense aimed at slowing the spread of this virus.

Our #1 priority is the safety of our team and their families, our clients, and our community.

On March 23, Nexus implemented a Temporary Work from Home Policy for all Nexus Team Members. (Read More)

Nexus Engineering Group Sees Continued Growth in 2019

The company surpasses $20 million in revenue as it celebrates its 15th anniversary

CLEVELAND - Nexus Engineering Group LLC, a full-service, independent engineering firm focused in the refining, petroleum midstream, chemical, and utilities industries, grew 19% in annual revenue in 2019 and hit a major company milestone of $20 million in revenue. Heading into its 15th year of business, the firm has strategically positioned itself for continued success in 2020.

Due to Nexus’s exceptional team members partnering with clients for project success… (Read More)

Nexus Engineering Group Posts 5,000 Days With No Recordable Safety Incidents

Safety is a core value for Nexus, which the firm incorporates in all aspects of its business.

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, posts 5,000 business days with ZERO recordable incidents. This accomplishment reinforces Nexus’s commitment to delivering a safe working environment for all project stakeholders, including Nexus team members and clients. Being injury free is a critical everyday goal.

Safety has been a guiding principal for Nexus since the firm was founded in 2005. The firm provides monthly safety training to all its employees to increase awareness of personal safety, the safety of others, and potential project safety risks.

“At Nexus, we are committed to maintaining a culture that values the health and safety of every member of a project team. Our team members look for and understand the potential risks associated with our work, allowing us to deliver on this promise,” says Marianne Corrao, Vice President of Nexus Engineering Group. “We are proud of this significant accomplishment.” (Read More)

Nexus Engineering Group Director to Enhance Project Services Capabilities

Nexus hires Don Newberry to grow and improve its project services offerings.

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group LLC announces the hiring of Don Newberry as its Project Services Director. Newberry will be responsible for expanding and enhancing Project Services capabilities and their integration with Nexus’ advanced work packaging process.

Project Services, which traditionally includes scheduling, estimating, and cost controls, has a direct impact on both external and internal Nexus processes, practices, and performance. To be effective, Project Services must be closely integrated with financial and accounting processes. Newberry, with the support of company discipline and project managers, will build on a strong foundation… (Read More)

Nexus Engineering Group Adds Director Focused Mid and Downstream Services

Nexus hires industry veteran Dave Roland to enhance services to petroleum refining and mid-stream customers.

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group LLC announces the hiring of Dave Roland as a director for the company. Roland will be responsible for expanding and enhancing the full range of Nexus services to existing and new petroleum processing clients.

Nexus currently provides a full range of technical services including engineering, project controls, project management and quality assurance support services to select major energy companies. As our relationships and trust deepens with these customers, Nexus is being asked to provide a higher level of strategic business services including… (Read More)

Nexus Hires Senior Staff Engineer to Further Project Health and Safety Capabilties

Howard Thompson will oversee project health and safety functions and contribute to project delivery for clients.

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group announces the hiring of Howard Thompson as senior staff engineer. Thompson will support the firm’s project management team and take responsibility for expanding and enhancing project health and safety services capabilities and their integration with the Nexus project delivery process.

Health and safety are integral parts of projects from conception through design, construction, and operation. Nexus applies a fundamental approach to engineering design with… (Read More)

Project Management

“We see ourselves as an extension of the client’s team, giving us skin in the game,” says Melena Huller, Senior Project Director at Nexus and the leader of the project management team. “We internalize our client’s problems and then work to find solutions.”

Teamwork & Collaboration

A culture of collaboration drives the Nexus project management group.

Teamwork and collaboration are critical to project success at Nexus. The firm believes in creating an environment that fosters a well-connected, highly collaborative internal team. This allows Nexus to take a more flexible approach that results in better ideas and, therefore, solutions tailored to each client’s business need.

This approach extends to how Nexus thinks about its relationship with its clients.

Huller is responsible for reinforcing a winning culture among the project management team, the engineering team, and Nexus’s clients. Her emphasis on teamwork…(Read More)

Nexus Engineering Group Invests in Project Controls to Offer Increased Value to Customers

“We are always looking for ways to help our clients make better project investments. Project controls are a key component of delivering value to our clients.”

Cleveland, OH – (September 16, 2019) According to the Construction Institute (CII), project controls is a process that encompasses the resources, procedures, and tools for planning, monitoring, and controlling of all phases of the capital project lifecycle. This includes estimating, cost and schedule management, risk management, change management, earned value progressing, and forecasting.

Successful project performance depends on appropriate planning. Project execution is based on a robust plan and can only be achieved…(Read More)

KBR and Nexus Engineering Group Team Up to Provide Project Solutions to Customers

This agreement leverages the best in class capabilities of each company to provide local solutions that maximize cost efficiencies and fit the unique needs of each customer

Houston, TX – KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) and Nexus Engineering Group, LLC announced today that they have entered into a 3-year Teaming Agreement to provide local, cost effective capital project execution and engineering support to existing and new clients. The initial focus of the agreement…(Read More)

Nexus Engineering Group Moves Up on List of Top Engineering Firms in Northeastern Ohio

Nexus moves up two positions on Crain’s Cleveland Business 2019 list of largest engineering firms

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group, LLC is proud to be listed as one of the largest engineering firms in Northeastern Ohio in Crain’s Cleveland Business annual ranking. The company moves up two positions from 24 to 22.

This is the second year that Nexus has been included in Crain’s Cleveland Business 2019 Book of Lists. Crain’s ranks the largest engineering firms... (Read more)

Nexus Engineering Group Ends 2018 With Record Growth

The company experienced 20 percent annual growth last year and has positioned itself for further expansion in 2019 with strategic hiring and development plans.

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group LLC, a full-service, independent engineering firm focused in the refining, petroleum midstream, chemical, manufacturing and utilities industries, finished 2018 with record sales. The company grew by 20 percent as compared to 2017, expanding the number and scope of projects with existing clients and developing relationships with new clients across the Midwest and Gulf Coast regions.

To support continuous growth in 2019, the company made two strategic hires. The first is... (Read more)

Nexus Engineering Group Enters Partnership With Cristal

Nexus Engineering Group will provide engineering services on several projects for one of the world’s largest titanium products producers.

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group, LLC entered into a services agreement with Cristal’s Ashtabula, OH location. Cristal is one of the world’s largest titanium dioxide and titanium chemicals producers.

Cristal project engineers visited Nexus’ Cleveland headquarters in July of this year to facilitate an open exchange of performance feedback and ideas as a kick off to their new partnership. The goal... (Read more)

Nexus Engineering Group Assists Oxiteno’s Alkoxylation Plant Start-Up in Pasadena

Nexus project services and engineering supported successful start-up.

Cleveland, OH – Oxiteno, one of the world’s largest ethoxylates producers, announced the startup of its new 170,000 metric tons/year manufacturing plant in Pasadena on September 4, 2018. The new unit includes world class alkoxylation technology to ensure safety and environmental performance. It will serve as reliable domestic source of products for Oxiteno’s regional and global customers. Oxiteno has invested approximately $200 million USD over 6 years including site acquisition, plant construction, and R&D facilities while creating more than 120 jobs.

Nexus assisted with on-site project services and engineering support… (Read more)

Marianne Corrao, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of Nexus Engineering Group featued in Toledo Blade

More women are working as engineers today … but still more are needed in the field. [The Blade/Katie Rausch]

Ms. Corrao, executive vice president and co-founder of Nexus Engineering Group LLC., started her firm with her business partner, Jeff Herzog, in 2005. The business has offices in Maumee, Cleveland, and Houston. For almost 20 years before Nexus, she had jobs with BP — then Standard Oil Company — and Praxair, a gas company based in Connecticut.

As a resident of both Perrysburg and Cleveland, Ms. Corrao often works out of the firm’s Maumee office. Even when she was younger, she said, she put pressure on herself to succeed because simply being a woman in a male-dominated field made her feel like a kind of ambassador. A mentor. A role model. (Read more)

Nexus Engineering Group Hires Lisa Theis to Keep Up with Expanding Company Growth

Lisa Theis brings more than 15 years of hands-on human resource and office management experience to Nexus.

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group LLC announces the hiring of Lisa Theis to manage HR functions in May 2018. Theis, with extensive experience and moxie, has made an immediate impact in the hiring, recruiting, and on-boarding of new employees for Nexus.

Prior to joining Nexus, Theis spent six years as the HR and office operations manager for United Way Agency, Youth Opportunities Unlimited in Cleveland. There she was responsible for all human resource functions... (Read more)

Crain’s Cleveland Business includes Nexus in the 2018 list of largest engineering firms in the area

Nexus provides key design services for new processing and logistics facility

Cleveland, OH - Nexus Engineering Group LLC is proud to be listed as one of the largest engineering firms in Northeastern Ohio, per Crain’s Cleveland Business annual ranking for 2018. Since the company’s origin in 2005, Nexus has grown at a continually increasing rate in both revenue and employee count, making a name for itself in Northeastern Ohio as a standout, highly respected, and innovative engineering firm in the refining, petroleum midstream, chemical, manufacturing, and utilities industries.

Crain’s Cleveland Business has been ... (Read more)

Nexus Celebrates Opening of New Drumming Facility and Warehouse at Lubrizol Painesville Township Plant

Nexus provides key design services for new processing and logistics facility

Nexus Engineering Group LLC was proud to celebrate with The Lubrizol Corporation the opening of a state-of-the art drumming facility and warehouse at its Painesville Township manufacturing facility at the end of September.

On September 29, Lake County Commissioners presented Lubrizol with a certificate of recognition followed by a formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility. In attendance were several of the Lake County Commissioners and Painesville Township Trustees, as well as representatives from Lake County Port Authority and many Lubrizol management executives. Nexus representatives... (Read more)

Ray Champa Joins Nexus Engineering Group to Support Business Development Effort

Industry veteran brought onboard to focus on developing new relationships for the company.

Nexus Engineering Group LLC is pleased to announce that Ray Champa has joined its team supporting marketing and business development efforts. Champa will drive Nexus’ mission to “think differently” in identifying and meeting process industry clients’ business and technical challenges.

Nexus has experienced significant growth over the last several years. Investment in state-of-the-art systems and infrastructure, coupled... (Read more)

Hydrocarbon Technology

October 15, 2017 - The Toledo Refinery is situated in Oregon, Ohio, US. Spread over an area of 585 acres, the refinery has a design capacity of155,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil. The facility was originally constructed by Standard Oil.

Major products produced by the refinery include… (Read more)

Melena Huller Assigned to New Leadership Role at Nexus Engineering Group

Nexus thinks differently about project management with new team leader.

Nexus Engineering Group LLC assigned senior project manager Melena Huller, to a new leadership role at the company.

The Nexus Project Management team, led by Huller, provides a well-defined process for managing Nexus’ client projects. As part of the project management team’s continuous improvement efforts, work is underway to ... (Read more)

Nexus Engineering Group signs professional services agreement with Oxiteno

Nexus Engineering Group LLC has signed a professional services agreement with Oxiteno, a global leader in surfactants and specialty chemicals.

The agreement creates a new working relationship to provide long-term engineering and project management services for Oxiteno’s U.S. operations and clients. Additional services will include design, construction management and the full breath of Nexus technical capabilities.

(Read more)

Jeff Herzog appointed ADVISORY board member at Great Lakes Energy Institute at Case Western Reserve University

Herzog will act as an advisor to the board based on his extensive professional experience in the oil and gas industry and will offer insights and recommendations to advance energy research and global energy solutions.

The Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI), founded in 2008, is an ... (Read more)

Nexus Engineering Group upgrades its national headquarters and doubles its office space

Due to exceptional growth in recent years and for better customer service, Nexus Engineering Group announces that it has doubled the size of its headquarters and consolidated its offices in Cleveland’s Hanna Building. The Hanna Building is ... (Read more)

Nexus Engineering Group supports graduating college seniors by helping with final capstone project

Engineers from Nexus Engineering Group, in cooperation with Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering, worked with four graduating seniors with their required Senior Capstone project to earn their bachelor of science degrees in engineering.

All graduating seniors at CWRU School of Engineering are required ... (read more)

Jeff Herzog, President of Nexus Engineering Group, moderates Oil & Gas Forum at CWRU

Jeff Herzog of Nexus Engineering Group spoke to a packed house of students and professionals interested in learning more about the impact of the oil and gas industry and its effect on local and regional markets. The Oil & Gas Industry Energy Forum took place at Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Linsalata Alumni Center ... (read more)

Nexus Engineering Group earns “United in Safety” award from BP

Nexus Engineering Group LLC was presented the prestigious United in Safety award from BP in Maumee, Ohio. Nexus is one of a few select on-site contractors that have met or exceeded safety requirements required by the company when working at ...(Read more)


Nexus Engineering Group introduces new website

Nexus Engineering Group LLC, headquartered in the heart of downtown Cleveland in Playhouse Square, launched their new website this week in support of their ongoing branding efforts. The new website better reflects the growth, capability and personality of the firm founded in 2005 by partners Jeff Herzog PE and Marianne Corrao.

The 100 plus person professional engineering services firm has... (Read more)


Nexus Engineering Group raises $3,750 for homeless women and families living in Toledo, OHIO

Nexus Engineering Group, LLC donated $3,750 to Beach House Family Shelter located in Toledo, OH. Employees of Nexus raised $1,875, which was matched by the company dollar-for-dollar bringing the total gift to $3,750 to the Beach House for their annual Holiday campaign for 2016. (Read more)