Barry E. Isett, PE, PLS, F.NSPE

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Barry Isett & Associates Board of Directors

Barry E. Isett founded Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. in 1977, in Trexlertown (suburban Allentown, PA) to provide civil and structural engineering and surveying services. In the years since, he has grown the company into a highly regarded multi-disciplinary firm serving a broad range of public and private sector clients. Disciplines also now include: mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering; forensic engineering; environmental services; municipal engineering; landscape architecture; planning; grant writing; transportation engineering; code services; water and wastewater engineering; construction services; geotechnical engineering; construction and materials testing.

In 2014, the National Society of Professional Engineers presented Mr. Isett with its Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of exceptional contributions to the engineering profession and the community. Named a Fellow Member, NSPE in 2005, Mr. Isett served as the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Northeast Regional Vice President from 2004 to 2006.  Mr. Isett served as the President of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PSPE) in 1995 and earlier was the State Chairman of Professional Engineers in Private Practice.

Personal recognition includes the Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering “Outstanding Alumnus” award presented in 2007 and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Parkland High School in 2016. He is a long-time board member of the Central Division of the Pennsylvania Economy League (PEL), a non-profit that works in partnership with government, business, civic groups, and others to present non-partisan, fact-based insight on issues that can be developed into sound public policies.


B.S., Civil Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Civil Engineering, Villanova University