About Us

From Start to Finish

Your home is treated as if it was our very own.

Who We Are

New Beginnings Engineering, Inc. (NBE) is a comprehensive A&E Architectural and Structural Engineering firm established in 2014. We specialize in cutting-edge Cold Form Steel (CFS) technology for residential construction and traditional design methods, including timber, concrete, and structural steel. Our core values of integrity, quality, expertise, and responsiveness distinguish us from competitors in the industry.

What You Can Expect

At NBE, we forge strong, trust-based relationships with clients from the architectural design phase through engineering and construction. We deliver complete architectural and structural engineering plans and submittal packages for a variety of projects, including Custom Luxury Homes, New Single-Family Homes, ADUs, Multi-Family Buildings, Home Additions, Home Remodels, and Retaining Walls, tailored to your specific needs.

Our clients highly praise our personal dedication, passion, holistic approach, collaborative ethos, proactive strategies, ownership of projects, and creative, out-of-the-box thinking in design solutions. This acclaim has solidified New Beginnings Engineering’s reputation for engineering excellence, as evidenced by ongoing client endorsements, peer awards, and an impressive portfolio of successful projects.

We place people at the core of our business, valuing diverse perspectives and working collaboratively to make a positive impact. With a focus on inclusion and a team of diverse visionaries, thinkers, and doers, we build trust within our team and throughout our company.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
  • National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
  • Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
  • American institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Wood Council (AWC)
Jonathan Sipe

Jonathan Sipe

Principal Structural Engineer / Owner

Jonathon Sipe, the founder of New Beginnings Engineering, is a seasoned structural engineer and a native of San Diego. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, Jonathon has accumulated over 25 years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry. He is a licensed Structural Professional Engineer in more than 30 states, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and Florida.

Starting his career in residential structural engineering, Jonathon has worked with top home builders in Southern California, such as Lennar, KB Homes, Richmond American, DR Horton, Shae Homes, Taylor Morrison, and Toll Brothers. His deep knowledge of construction materials like wood, steel, and masonry allows him to deliver cost-effective solutions to both simple and complex challenges.

Recognizing the emerging role of Cold Form Steel technology in residential construction, Jonathon strategically positioned New Beginnings Engineering at the cutting edge of this innovation by partnering with leading CFS manufacturers, contractors, and developers. This initiative has expanded the company’s reach, providing architectural and structural engineering services across the nation.

Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for helping clients realize their dream homes, Jonathon established New Beginnings Engineering. His technical skills enable him to tailor home modifications to client specifications while prioritizing safety and maintaining high standards.

Jonathon’s commitment to fairness, staying within budget, and timely project completion has earned him enduring trust and repeated engagements from his clients.

Trina Sipe

Trina Sipe

Owner/ VP of Operations

Trina Sipe, is the co-founder of New Beginnings Engineering, a dynamic venture dedicated to helping homeowners navigate the structural aspect of home remodeling. With a deep-seated desire to assist people in achieving their dreams, Trina recognized a significant gap in the market and was inspired to create a solution.

Drawing upon her extensive background in Procurement, retired for a Fortune 500 company, spanning three decades in the stringent medical device field, has given her the experience to know the right supply partner is not always the cheapest. Her wealth of experience, coupled with her innate ability to identify and address client needs, serves as the cornerstone of the company’s success.

Trina is the backbone of the company, embodying traits of organization, responsiveness, and genuine care for the clients. Her meticulous attention to detail ensures that projects are executed flawlessly, while her proactive approach guarantees that client expectations are not just met but exceeded.

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