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Q&A With El Paso Branch Manager, Robert Borunda

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

Robert Borunda

PE | Branch Manager

Robert B. Borunda serves as the Branch Manager for DBR’s El Paso office. In 1984, Robert founded BACE, an electrical engineering consulting firm serving El Paso and Fort Bliss. In 2019 BACE was acquired by DBR Engineering Consultants, expanding its El Paso presence.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso and is a Master Electrician and a licensed engineer. His expertise lies in low and medium voltage power distribution in buildings as well as aerial and underground high voltage power. Robert has over forty-five years of electrical and lighting design experience and he has also worked on a wide range of specialty systems including fire alarm, sound reinforcement, intrusion detection, and closed-circuit television systems. Robert’s project experience includes higher education, K-12 schools, government, and healthcare.


Q&A with Robert:


Q: You’ve had an engineering firm in El Paso for over 36 years. With the recent DBR acquisition and expanded service capabilities, where do you see the most growth opportunity?

A: The expanded services provide us the opportunity to go after work as a full-service company. Prior to the acquisition by DBR, our firm was only able to provide electrical services which limited us with some clients and projects. Now that we are joined with DBR, a full-service MEP firm providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, low voltage, commissioning and sustainability, we are able to get into markets we had never previously attempted to enter. The additional backup staff at other offices will allow us to take on larger and more projects.

Q: What do you think have been the key contributing factors to the longevity and success that you have had providing engineering services in El Paso?

A: Providing quality work, meeting schedules, being responsive to clients during the design and construction has allowed me to get repeat business. My personal involvement in all projects has helped to establish client confidence and develop long term relationships. Maintaining a good workflow has helped me to meet project schedules.

Q: What kind of development is the El Paso market experiencing right now and how is the DBR El Paso office responding to this?

A: The City of El Paso passed a bond for the addition of new fire stations and police command centers. Additionally, the school districts passed bonds for new schools and the conversion of the cooling systems to refrigerated air. With the increased services and staff capabilities, DBR’s El Paso office is positioned to take on these opportunities, and many more!


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Have questions? Give Robert a call:

Robert B. Borunda, PE
Branch Manager
[email protected]