Edward C. Varga is a Principal in the Consulting Planning and Engineering firm of Varga &
Associates. Aside from day-to-day operations and supervision of ongoing projects, he is a
Civil Engineer with over 25 years of Consulting Engineering experience.
His skills as a Civil Engineer cross several disciplines, including storm water hydrology and
hydraulics, floodplain management, residential subdivision design, commercial
development site planning, environmental risk assessment, structural inspection and
architectural design. He is a skilled CAD operator and manages the company’s internet
presence and information technology infrastructure.
A graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, Edward C, Varga continues to expand his
knowledge base through continuing education classes and seminars. He is active within
the community as a Junior Achievement and Religious Education teacher, as well as
participation with Boy Scouts of America.
Edward C. Varga is a registered and licenced Professional Engineer in both Illinois and
Wisconsin and is a licensed septic system designer. He is a past-president of the
McHenry County, Illinois, Board of Health and chairman of that Board’s Animal Control
Most recently Edward C. Varga was accepted into Leadership Greater McHenry County, a
year-long series of seminars and instruction intended to develop the skills of community
leaders. In the future he intends to continue his work as a Consulting Engineer while
seeking elected public office.
Ernest Varga, M.S., P.E., S.E., F-ASCE
Service in the Armed Forces followed graduation from college with Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil
Engineering and a short time of design experience with the Illinois State Highway Department. The Army tour
included Airborne Infantry training and service in a Signal Construction Battalion, performing and teaching
pole line surveying, while stationed in Germany.
Initial civilian engineering employment following service in the Army was as a Construction Engineer with
Herlihy Mid-Continent Construction Company. Following one year period, was employed as Structural
Designer with Pioneer Service and Engineering Company, a consulting engineering firm in Chicago, presently
known as Fluor Daniel, Inc. In the next five years was employed by CECO Steel Products Corporation of
Chicago as Structural Engineer, with design of a new line of prefabricated buildings as principal responsibility
and steel joist and concrete slab design as secondary assignments.
That followed graduate work at the University of Illinois in Urbana to earn a Master of Science Degree in
Structures, and to completing classroom requirements toward a Ph.D. degree at Illinois Institute of Technology
Graduate School in Chicago.
A three-year period of employment as Structural Engineer with the Fifth U.S. Army Headquarters at Fort
Sheridan, Illinois, followed. In addition to the staff duties, was charged with the enforcement of mandated
structural policy and the shepherding of significant projects. Resigned from Government service to form the
Consulting Engineering Firm with active engagement in that business for five years.
Mr. Varga returned to Department of the Army, Civilian Service, as Chief of Engineering Plans and Services
Division in Facilities Engineering Directorate at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Subsequently he assumed the position
of Deputy Director of Facilities Engineering and was promoted to the rank of GS-13 in February 1978. In that
position he was awarded Decoration for Meritorious Civilian Service in recognition of managing performance
excellence in the area of facilities maintenance and repair.
In 1978 Mr. Varga returned to operate the ongoing Consulting Engineering business he started in 1971. Since
that time and presently, has been the operating head and sole owner of the firm of Varga and Associates in
Varga & Associates provides Structural, Architectural, Civil and Sanitary Engineering services for design of
new construction, revision of existing structures, inspection and investigation services, land subdivision
development, and various related services to the government and private sectors. Soils engineering practices
include devising foundation designs and consultation for difficult soils conditions. Comprehensive services are
also provided in wetland considerations, floodplain construction requirements satisfaction, and storm water
runoff management and control. Firm prepares studies, provides design and devised plans for implementing
waterway shore improvements related to boating and buffering shore land modifications.
Planning services in guiding development projects through myriads of regulations and obtaining approval in the
network local, state, and federal agencies review process are directed by Mr. Varga. He also is engaged in Code
Compliance project plan review services provided to Building Code Enforcement Departments and assists in
the enforcement of the Code provisions.
As head of the firm and senior professional, Mr. Varga has guided neophyte engineers in their formative years
and has provided on-the-job training. Mr. Varga has also presented seminars on structural inspection and has
taught adult education classes in Community Colleges on the subject of residential construction. He has served
as an expert Planning and Engineering witness, related to building construction investigations and development
An Environmental Division of Varga and Associates was formed, providing Consulting Services at a satellite
office in Woodstock, Illinois. That division was moved to Richmond office and satellite office was closed.
Principal area of services provided by Accord Environmental division are Environmental Assessment of Real
Estate Property, in all phases. The satellite environmental division provides input and review in planning of
projects and also in shepherding and oversight on clean-up and remediation of contaminated facilities.
Mr. Varga is a Registered as Professional Engineer licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin and is a Lake
County Health Department Licensed Designer. Mr. Varga is registered and licensed Structural Engineer in
Illinois. He has actively pursued his continued professional education, including training with the Department
of Defense. In the past, he was licensed as Certified Soil Tester in Wisconsin. He is licensed septic system
designer for individual onsite systems. He had been certified by the National Academy of Conciliators to hear
H.O.W. claim cases relating to residential construction. At the invitation and recommendation of the Structural
Certification Board has been elected Board Certified Structural Engineer.
Mr. Varga holds membership in numerous professional societies. He is a Fellow of the American Society of
Civil Engineers, Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers,, and Member of Structural
Engineers Association of Illinois. He had been a Professional Member of Building Officials Conference of
America, professional code administration and enforcement organization, and Member of the American
Concrete Institute. In the past, he served as President of the Great Lakes Chapter of the Society of American
Mr. Varga has been elected to membership in Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineer's honorary fraternity. His
community services have been in Rotary Club activities, participating as member and past President of the
Rotary Club of Richmond, Illinois.
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