Arnold/Sanders Consulting Engineers was founded in 2003 by Richard W. Arnold, P.E. and J.L. (Jim) Sanders, P.E. In the 17 years prior to the forming of Arnold/Sanders, Richard Arnold provided engineering services in the local area. Mark De Stefano acquired Arnold/Sanders in February of 2017.

In practice since 1965, Mr. Arnold is widely recognized for his knowledge of specialty construction and materials engineering. He has earned an engineering degree from Georgia Tech as well as numerous industry certifications. Mr. Arnold is a Florida Registered Special Threshold Inspector and Structural Masonry Specialist and has his P.E. certification in Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.

As a Professional Engineer, Mr. Sanders is known for his innovative structural designs and his attention to details. He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering with post graduate work in Business Administration. His previous experience and broad background has contributed to his ability to achieve success in this challenging and changing construction industry.

Mark De Stefano began his engineering career in 2004 and opened his own firm in 2006 with De Stefano Engineering Group, PL in Sarasota, Florida. De Stefano Engineering Group, PL is a Full Service engineering firm providing Structural Engineering.  Mr. De Stefano has over 18 years experience providing structural engineering services, a Licensed Structural Engineer, and a Graduate of the University of South Florida. His extensive experience includes building design, investigations, building condition assessments, failure investigations, construction inspections, project management and contract administration services. He has extensive experience in the evaluation, design and project management of new facilities, renovations and structural rehabilitation. Mr. De Stefano has been called upon to lecture for a number of organizations. Mr. De Stefano is a member of CAI and ASCE, and served several terms as the President of the both the Florida West Coast, Southwest Chapters, and is Presently on the National Board of Directors of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). Mr. De Stefano has served on several committees for design codes and gridlines for new and restoration of existing structures for ICRI and ACI. More information on DeStefano Engineering Group, PL can be found on their website located at

The merging of Arnold/Sanders Consulting Engineers and DeStefano Engineering Group, PL is just the beginning of Mr. De Stefano’s vision. As the future approaches, we will maintain high standards of our industry and conduct all business practices with integrity, honesty and superior customer satisfaction. Our companies expansion will continue Mr. De Stefano’s vision of the future. Our full service firms, along with continued growth, will lead us into that vision as one of the top international engineernig firms in the state of Florida and surrounding areas.

With over 50 years of combined engineering experience, Arnold/Sanders has grown into a successful and well respected engineering firm with a reputation for quality and thoroughness.

We currently provide the following services:

· Structural Engineering Services for Residential and Commercial Projects
· Engineering Design and Drafting
· Construction and Existing Structure Inspections for Owners, Contractors, Insurance Companies and Others
· Repair plans for structures damaged by Fire, Flooding, Collapse, Impact and Decay
· Building Envelope Analysis, Evaluation and Design
· Residential and Commercial Remodel and Renovation Services
· Forensic Inspection of Deteriorated and Damaged Structures
· Materials Engineering
· Boat Lift Design/Engineering
· Storm Protection System Engineering – Shutters, Screens, Impact Systems, Doors/Windows
· Generator Enclosure Engineering & Certification
· Expert Witness Testimony related to Engineering