Vertrees A&E was formed as a consulting firm specializing in architectural and engineering services for commercial and industrial clients as well as Design Build General Contractors. An office in Brea, CA was established in 2000 to service clients in Southern California and the Western United States. The founder of the firm, Joe Vertrees, is a professional engineer and licensed architect with 28 years of progressive and responsible experience in the design and construction industry.

The firm specializes in providing quality Architecture & Engineering services using the latest design and engineering analysis practices including three dimensional modeling, visualization systems, and state of the art CAD, Building Information Management (BIM), and structural analysis/design software. VAE has cultivated a team of quality engineering professionals from various disciplines that contribute to the success of all projects.

Our mission is to provide our clients with architectural and engineering services for commercial, industrial, and residential clients from concept and planning through to completion, with a highly skilled professional team working together, using common sense and practical experience.

Quality control and assurance is the cornerstone of VAE’s production work. VAE supervises the efforts of all disciplines to ensure that all work is complete, coordinated and “constructible”.  Additionally, VAE works closely with all parties to identify and implement Value Engineering options throughout the design process.  The result is a track record of projects constructed within the prescribed schedule and on budget.