Gary Elzweig, PE, SI, F. ASCE
B.S. Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, 1977
Columbia University, School of Engineering, New York, N.Y.
Nova Southeastern University H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business
and Entrepreneurship – Took graduate level course in business administration
U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation – Miami Division
2013 Graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy Program by completing the required coursework and for demonstrating a commitment to the FBI Mission.
Licenses and Registrations
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Colorado, 1982
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Florida, 1984 PE#34163
Florida State Certified Building Inspector #BN-003165 (Inactive)
Registered Special Inspector, State of Florida, 1985 SI#0343
Registered Radon Measurement Specialist, State of Florida
Mr. Elzweig is a graduate of Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Florida and Colorado with in excess of 40 years of experience in the fields of business management, mergers & acquisitions, real estate development, engineering, design, construction and business venture start-ups. In addition, Mr. Elzweig has met the requirements for designation as a Fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers (“ASCE”), registration by the Structural Engineering Certification Board (“SECB”) inactive, by the State of Florida as a Special Inspector, Standard Building Inspector(Inactive) and Radon Measurement Specialist.
Innovations: Mr. Elzweig lobbied the Florida legislature and the construction industry and was instrumental in passing Florida Statute §553.791, Florida’s Private Provider Law whereby developers and builders can elect to use privately licensed inspectors and plans examiners as an alternative to using traditional municipal channels.
Awards: Mr. Elzweig has been named as “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” for the State of Florida by Ernst & Young. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) annual award honors entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hard work and perseverance have created and sustained successful, growing business ventures. Candidates must possess outstanding qualities in entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance, strategic direction, community and global impact, innovation, personal integrity and influence.
Professional Affiliations: Serving as a valuable resource to the design and construction industry, Mr. Elzweig is a Board Member with Columbia University’s Engineering Council (Emeritus) and is the past Chairman and current member of the Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals, as well as past Chairman of their Structural Committee. Mr. Elzweig is actively involved with the Florida Engineering Society and was their representative on the Governors Building Construction Permitting and Inspection Task Force. Additionally, Mr. Elzweig is also a Fellow with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Mr. Elzweig is also an active member with the FBI’s Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association.
Business History: For the last forty years, Mr. Elzweig has enjoyed the challenges of successfully managing and building national engineering and technology based businesses. In 2010, Mr. Elzweig opted to start again and returned to doing what he enjoys most – running and growing independent engineering and technology based businesses firms that focus on client service. Consequently, Mr. Elzweig led the reorganization of Quality Built, a national Third Party Risk Management Solutions firm. Mr. Elzweig also oversaw and guided the acquisition and integration of West Coast Property Consultants into Quality Built in December 2011. Mr. Elzweig also launched and founded Hob-Knob, mySNOB and the Vaccarella Law Center LLC, during that same period. Currently, Mr. Elzweig is Founder, President & CEO of Elzweig Management & Engineering Consulting, LLC (dba: Emeco Consulting, LLC).
In 2002, Mr. Elzweig opened Code Administration, Plans Review & Inspection Services, Inc. (CAPRI Engineering) a structural engineering, inspection, and construction materials testing firm with an aggressive business plan and handful of determined employees. Three years later, CAPRI‘s annual revenues exceeded $50 Million with 16 offices and in excess of 400 employees nationwide.
Mr. Elzweig started his first venture back in 1984, a large regional engineering firm called PEICO with six Florida regions. After successfully merging PEICO into USLB, Mr. Elzweig held executive responsibility, influenced strategic corporate decisions for all USLB subsidiaries which included thirty offices nationwide and 750+ employees; all while continuing to serve as PEICO’s CEO and President.
Charitable Giving: Recently Mr. Elzweig made the leadership donation to Temple Kol Ami Emanuel in Plantation, Florida for their new Early Childhood Learning Center which is named the “Elzweig Family Early Childhood Learning Center”. According to Rabbi Harr “Mr. Elzweig’s very generous gift to his temple family was instrumental in giving credibility to the campaign to build a facility that is so important to our children.” Currently, Mr. Elzweig serves on Temple Kol Ami Emanuel’s executive board as the Vice President of Ways and Means. In addition, Mr. Elzweig was an Executive committee member of the Circle of Love Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Taste of South Florida Fundraiser. Columbia University has also benefited from Mr. Elzweig’s generosity with the “Brooke Lynn Elzweig Scholarship” which was endowed by Mr. Elzweig to assist disadvantaged inner city children with their education at Columbia University. Mr. Elzweig has been included in Columbia University’s “Archimedes Lifetime Giving Society” which is a permanent recognition that highlights a lifetime of giving and incredible generosity to Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Personal: Mr. Elzweig’s greatest accomplishment and delight is being the single parent to his two young daughters (19 and 14) never missing a school function or special event and served as their Room Parent for 4th and 5th grade as well as their 6th grade liaison.
Broward County Board of Rules & Appeals (BORA) – Past Chairman
Columbia University Engineering Council – Board Member (Emeritus)
Columbia University Alumni Recruiting Committee (ARC) – Member
Miami-Dade County’s Development Process Advisory Committee – Past Member
Governor’s Building Construction Permitting & Inspection Task Force
Florida Building Commission’s Private Provider Task Force
BORA Structural Committee – Board Member and Past Chairman
Temple Kol Ami Emanuel – Vice President of Ways and Means
American Society of Civil Engineers (“ASCE”) – Fellow
Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” 2006 for the State of Florida in the Emerging Company Category
American Society of Civil Engineers Robert Ridgeway Award for Excellent Scholarship in the field of Civil Engineering – 1977