This year, Wight proudly celebrates 85 momentous years of industry leadership in architecture, engineering, and construction, upholding our enduring commitment to building a better world. Across our integrated firm, we bring together experts with a deep knowledge of their craft and true passion for the clients we collaborate with, the people that experience our work, and the professional services we provide.

Rooted in History

In 1939, Wight & Company was founded by Colonel Raulin Wight as a surveying firm in Downers Grove, Illinois. Colonel Wight temporarily closed the practice while he served in the US military as a civil engineer until the end of WWII. After the war, Colonel Wight added civil engineering to the list of services offered by the newly reopened Wight & Company.

In the 1960s, Sonny Wight joined the family firm, bringing the insight of a second generation and his training as an architect. After two decades of successfully planning and designing many suburban municipalities and roadways, the firm added a full range of architectural capabilities to its list of services.

In the 1980s, Wight further diversified by adding environmental consulting and building construction through the entrepreneurial vision of Mark Wight. In the years that followed, mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), fire protection, and structural engineering services were also added. These disciplines established Wight as a fully integrated firm and further enhanced the value and solutions we provide to clients.

A Bright Future

Today, with the 3rd generation family leadership of chairman and CEO Mark Wight, we are a visionary and vibrant family of design, engineering, and construction specialists, each dedicated to creating meaningful impact in the world. As we look to the future, we are more committed than ever to delighting our clients and delivering thoughtful, sustainable solutions for the built environment designed to last for generations to come.

A Heartfelt Thanks

We owe our success to the passion and talent of our remarkable team, the trust of our valued clients, and the collaborative spirit of our communities. To everyone who has been a part of our incredible journey, thank you.