P&N mourns the loss of Ed Prein, Co-Founder
May 15, 2018
We are saddened by the recent death of Prein&Newhof co-founder, H. Edward Prein. Our thoughts and prayers go to the Prein family during this time. Ed will be remembered for his vision, wisdom, strong technical skills, and committed service to our clients, all of which helped to grow our business.
In 1969, Ed Prein, PE, PS and Tom Newhof, PE established Prein&Newhof, a civil engineering firm founded on the belief that each engineer should take responsibility for meeting his or her clients’ needs – building long-term relationships and ably managing projects from start to finish with honesty and professionalism. Since its beginning, P&N has grown from a venture of two talented engineers working from a rented space on the north side of Grand Rapids, to a business that employees nearly 150 employees and has a physical presence in six office locations across Michigan, as well as an environmental laboratory.
Ed Prein earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Structural Engineering from Michigan State University. He was both a Professional Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor. Ed was active in many professional and civic organizations, including serving as President of the state and local chapters of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE).
Visitation and funeral arrangements can be found here.
He will always be honored with respect and gratitude by the P&N family.