Niranjan Shah is the co-founder and chairman of Globetrotters International Inc. The company is one of the top architecture, engineering, and construction management firms in the United States. The Chicago-based firm also offers consulting services, property and facility management, IT services, and permit review.
The company has been in business since 1974. They serve both public and private sector clients with consulting, management, and design services. The company has over 200 professional, management, and support personnel. Their goal is to provide services that are cost-effective, high quality, and sustainable for their clients. They take pride in tailoring professional services to each unique project.
The business succeeds on every count as they are an award-winning firm that puts their clients’ needs first. The company has worked on various projects for federal agencies. The results of their projects are so precedented that the work they have done has been published in several research reports and journals.
The company has worked on various local projects in Chicago including the Deep Tunnel Project which was designed and implemented to manage urban flooding and water pollution for the city. For this project, Globetrotters won a national award from the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1986, the Outstanding Civil Engineering Award.
Globetrotters has also worked on other highly notable jobs including the redevelopment project for Chicago Midway International Airport, the McCormick Place expansion, and at Chicago O’Hare’s airport international terminal 5 in design and facility management.
The company has some very modest beginnings. Niranjan Shah was the only full-time employee for Globetrotters International Inc. when the company was started from an office on the south side of Chicago. With his leadership, the business grew to where it is now with over 200 technical and professional personnel. They are one of the leading engineering and architectural firms in the U.S.
Born in India, Niranjan Shah also experienced some very modest beginnings. He grew up in a small village with no running water or electricity. This had to have a huge impact on him, as he had an avid interesting in engineering. Engineering is the science of building infrastructure with a focus on benefiting society and increasing the standard of living for people.
In India, he earned an engineering degree from the Birla Engineering College at Sardel Patel University.
After college, he moved to the United States and earned his master’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Mississippi. Upon graduation, he moved to Chicago to start his company, Globetrotters International Inc.
Niranjan Shah worked hard to establish his business and earned professional licenses in several states, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Wisconsin and expanding the business into these regions. To gain more of a business education, Mr. Shah attended management training at the prestigious Harvard Business School.
Mr. Shah has a deep commitment to philanthropy, giving back to the community, and public service. He helps small villages in his homeland of India and organizations throughout the United States by working with local and international foundations. For his contributions, he has been a proud recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award in 2006.
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