Steve Ihnen, P.E.

September 29, 2020  |  By aceaadmin


Bleyl Engineering

Steve Ihnen graduated from Texas A&M University in 1989 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.  Over the next six years he worked in a variety of cities as a project manager for Chicago Bridge & Iron and later Capital Excavation.  He began working for Jack Garrett, then-president of ACEA, at Abbe-Garrett Engineering.  Jack encouraged all his engineers to get involved in professional organizations that influence the course of their industry.  When Jack died of a heart attack in 1998, Steve bought the company from his estate and renamed it Garrett-Ihnen Civil Engineers.  Steve continued to follow Jack’s advice, serving on the ACEA board in 2008.

Steve and his wife Kathy reside in Cedar Park and attend Christ-Church.  They have three daughters, two of whom are already carrying on the Aggie tradition at Texas A&M University.  Steve loves travel and college sports.  He accepted a nomination to the ACEA board because he wants to be more involved in building and maintaining relationships with Austin’s regulatory leadership as they shape the future of our city.