SCBIZ Magazine - May/June 2022

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TONY BERENYI Berenyi Construction Inc.


erenyi, a commissioned officer with the U.S. Army Reserve, earned engineering degrees from The Citadel and MIT, and completed the Army Engineer Officers School. He started his own engineering firm in 1989, but just months after launching Berenyi Inc., he was called to active duty. During Operation Desert Storm, he commanded a 250-man unit, spanning two countries, receiving a Bronze Star Medal. After fulfilling his military commitment, he returned home and continued to build Berenyi

Inc., which today is a leading design-build firm, providing clients with solutions and costefficient services, using a team that operates in design and management of complex industrial and commercial construction projects both nationally and abroad. He was named S.C. Engineer of the Year by the Charleston Contractor’s Association in 1995. In 2001, he helped found Rein & Shine, an equine-oriented facility for military veterans and people with disabilities, and was named to the Boeing Hall of Honor in 2021.