Who We Are

Jim DeStefano

Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI

Jim DeStefano is President and founder of DeStefano & Chamberlain, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineer from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California at Berkley in 1977.

Jim is a Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI), served as President of the Connecticut Structural Engineers Coalition (SEC) from 1994 to 1997, and has been a Director of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA). He is a founder and past chairman of the Timber Frame Engineering Council (TFEC), and currently chairs the TFEC Mass Timber Committee. He also previously chaired the Editorial Board of Structures Magazine.

He is a Professional Engineer licensed in 20 states, a board-certified Structural Engineer, and a registered Architect.

Kevin H. Chamberlain

Kevin H. Chamberlain, P.E., SECB

Kevin Chamberlain is CEO of DeStefano & Chamberlain, Inc, where his responsibilities include all aspects of engineering design and firm management. He received his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1996 and has been with DeStefano & Chamberlain ever since.

Kevin is a director of the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE) and is chairman of the CASE Guidelines Committee. He was the President of the Connecticut Structural Engineers Coalition (SEC) from 2007 to 2009 and served on the Board of the New England Coalition of Structural Engineers. He has also served on the Trumbull Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission and the Building Code Board of Appeals.

He is a Professional Engineer licensed in 11 states and a board-certified Structural Engineer.

Joe Gencarelli

Joe Gencarelli, P.E.

Joe Gencarelli is the CFO of DeStefano & Chamberlain, Inc. and is responsible for the financial management of the company. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Central Connecticut State University in 2000 and has been with DeStefano & Chamberlain ever since. In addition to being a senior structural designer, Joe manages the firm’s special inspection program and holds a Master of Special Inspections certification.

Joe is the current President of the Connecticut Structural Engineers Coalition (SEC) having taken the position in 2018 and serves on the ASCE 7 Standard Committee that is tasked with establishing structural design loading criteria for the International Building Code.

He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Connecticut and New York.

DeStefano & Chamberlain is licensed to offer engineering services in the following jurisdictions:

  • Connecticut
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
States in which we are licensed
  • Connecticut
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
States in which we are licensed
  • Connecticut
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
States in which we are licensed