Bergen Engineering Company

Established in 1945 in Lodi, New Jersey, by Barney and Inez Branca, Bergen Engineering Company (BEC) began as a full service engineering and construction firm capable of providing complete design and build services. Most notably, Bergen Engineering was one of the first building contractors to venture into the Meadowlands area where they perfected an innovative muck-and-fill method to combat the challenges of a marsh environment. Through this method, BEC was able to transform the Meadowlands into developable land that allowed businesses and sports organizations to establish themselves in the region. Over the years, Bergen Engineering has built over three million square feet throughout the Meadowlands including office, warehouse, flex, and hotel properties. Today, BEC is one of New Jersey's largest and most successful general contracting firms, and is run by Barney and Inez's son, Richard Branca.

To find out more about Bergen Engineering Company, please visit the Bergen Engineering website.


Provide a building service to the community with the utmost integrity and honesty and give each client a quality product so that all involved can be proud.
— Barney & Inez Branca, BEC Founders

375 Murray Hill Parkway, East Rutherford, NJ // Photograph by Michael Grosshandler