Consulting Engineering Franchise

What Does a Consulting Engineering Franchise Franchise Cost?

Cash Required:$50,000
Total Investment:$65,950 - $125,900

Franchisor Details

Year Founded:1957

Build Your Future with Us

Starting a franchise can be a smart investment in your financial future and accelerate your career. While markets may rise and fall, people will always need homes, offices, hospitals, factories, schools, and other buildings and they will always need licensed, Professional Engineers to advise them on the condition, maintenance, and development of their property.

About Us

Criterium Engineers, one of North America’s leading consulting engineering firms, is committed to helping building owners, real estate investors, contractors and homeowner associations understand the buildings they own, build, manage, or purchase. We know buildings of all types, from major hospitality, institutional and transportation facilities to high rise multi-family to townhouses to single family homes.

Why Choose Us? What Makes Us Unique?

Each Criterium Engineers office has engineers that have invested years mastering a rigorous, demanding technical and professional discipline. This expertise and experience makes a difference for our clients and their ability to understand the buildings in which they live and work. Clients trust us to ask the right questions, pay attention to detail, see and solve problems, and provide quiet wisdom they can count on. And we never forget the most important part of every building we inspect: the people who call it their home or workplace.

Ideal Candidate

  • Ten (or more) years’ experience in technical fields, the building industry, or the practical application of engineering principles. Common backgrounds include engineering, architecture, business executive, facilities management, construction management, and design.
  • A commitment to delighting clients with clear communications as well as objective, analytical, and detailed- oriented deliverables.
  • A marketing and business orientation capable of building a market presence, retaining clients, attracting and managing talent, and maintaining financial discipline.

Join Us! Are you eager to control the trajectory of your own career? Are you a licensed, Professional Engineer or a business executive with experience in fields like construction, architecture, real estate development, aerospace, or tech? Are you a strong communicator with a passion for customer service? And—most importantly—do you love buildings?


Since 1957, Criterium Engineers has evaluated more than 750,000 buildings across the U.S. and Canada. We look at more than 15,000 buildings and visit more than 100 construction sites every year. Our staff of licensed, Professional Engineers offer skills in structural, civil, and mechanical engineering, project management, and much more. From diagnostics to due diligence, from commissioning to envelope performance to HVAC systems, we help our clients with even the most complex projects. We welcome the opportunity to prove our value to each of our clients. Our proven reputation and consistent professionalism have made Criterium Engineers the engineering firm of choice for many of the nation’s leading investors, builders and developers.

Training and Support

Training begins with an intensive 5-day course for new franchisees at our corporate office in Maine. But it doesn’t end there. Training and continuing education are cornerstones of the Criterium Engineers affiliate program. After you return to your office and get started, we will spend another 5 days with you to be sure you are headed in the right direction. Every other year, we host a conference with featured speakers addressing a wide range of engineering and business development topics. We also sponsor additional programs, webinars and seminars periodically, to keep our engineers updated and informed about relevant engineering- and real estate-related developments and trends.

  • Technical support
  • Business support
  • Marketing support

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Please Note:

Criterium Engineers is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas.

Interested parties should have at least $50,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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