About Aran + Franklin Engineering
Aran + Franklin Engineering Inc. is a leading windstorm and structural engineering firm and has served the Gulf Coast since 1998. We are prepared to work with you on any size job; from replacing a door to building new houses and commercial buildings. A+F is experienced and equipped to meet all city, local and windstorm codes and any “code plus” construction desired from the windstorm inspection to full architectural and structural design.
Aran + Franklin Engineering team is licensed to work in in the following States:
Our engineering team is licensed to work in in the following States:
Our Engineering Team
Aran + Franklin Engineering: Bringing a Quality Engineering Team to You
Aran + Franklin Engineering has a team of highly qualified and experienced engineers. Our engineers are certified and have years of experience in the engineering field. We take pride in our staff and always aim to provide quality service to our clients.
Chandra Franklin Womack, P.E.
Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Aran & Franklin Engineering Inc.
Chandra Franklin Womack is owner and Chief Executive Officer of Aran & Franklin Engineering Inc. Chandra earned her Texas Professional Engineer license in 2010 and is also licensed in Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, and New York. She is a 2006 graduate of Lamar University with a BS in Civil Engineering and a 2020 graduate of Texas A&M Mays College of Business with a Master of Business Administration.
Chandra is a Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm Appointed Engineer and a member of the International Code Council, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Institute of Steel Construction. She has performed the windstorm design on thousands of structures in the Golden Triangle, Bolivar Peninsula, Lower Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend. Chandra has been project manager for disaster recovery related to Hurricanes Dolly, Ike, Rita and Harvey, as well as the 2009 Bastrop wildfires.
Chandra also represents the 14 first-tier coastal counties as a member of the board of directors for the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and was elected in 2019 as Vice-Chair and Chair in 2020. She also serves on the board of directors of Smart Home America.
Chandra is available before hurricane events as a subject matter expert for interviews related to windstorm design, structural engineering, and coastal construction, and also serves as a litigation consultant on construction-related matters.
Rachel Riley, P.E.
Senior Professional Engineer
Rachel Riley is a 2009 graduate of the University of Houston, Downtown, with a BS in Structural Analysis and Design Technology, and a minor in Mathematics, graduating Magna Cum Laude and a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi since 2008. She is currently a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Rachel joined the A+F team in 2013, earned her Texas E.I.T. certification in 2015 and State of New Jersey Professional Engineer license in 2019.
Brady Ewing, E.I.
Brady Ewing is a 2020 graduate from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston with a BS in Civil Engineering. Brady joined the A+F team in 2021 in the Texas City, TX office, before relocating to our Cape Coral Office. Brady is now a registered EI in the State of Florida.
Phuc Austin Luong
Phuc Austin Luong graduated from North Carolina State University in 2020, with a BS in Civil Engineer, graduating Cum Laude. He accomplished his MD in Civil Engineering with Structural concentration in 2021 at North Carolina State University.
Dalrisa Gray is a 2020 graduate of the University of Texas, San Antonio, with a BS in Civil Engineering, and certification in Graphic Design. Dalrisa is a former member of the Worthing Scholar Society in Houston and has worked in participation of Hurricane Ian Recovery. Dalrisa joined the A+F team in 2021, currently working toward her Professional Engineer license in the State of Texas.
A+F Civil Designer
Andy Helgeson, the A+F Civil Designer, has been a member of the A+F team since 2013 with a decade of experience in civil, structural, residential, and commercial design with some additional platting and surveying experience throughout his career. Andy has worked on thousands of home projects and various commercial developments across the great State of Texas. Andy’s civil experience includes the development of hundreds of acres for residential subdivisions, commercial sites, RV Parks, and everything in between to accommodate thousands of residential lots and recreational camping spaces, as well as countless businesses. While being a member of the A+F team, he has worked diligently to branch out and coordinate with various municipalities and other state and local government offices while working with other engineers and surveyors to provide the best product for the clients.
Rolando Lopez, the newest member of the A+F engineering team, joined the A+F Florida office with more than a decade of experience. Rolando holds a Master’s degree in Roadway Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, as well as degrees from Universidad de Costa Rica and his undergraduate degree from Universidad Fidélitas in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Rolando’s project management and project control experience broaden the A+F Florida services and allow for a more complete client experience from beginning to end of a development.
A+F in the Media
Media Representatives: Need an expert? Chandra Franklin Womack, P.E., is available during hurricane events to offer expert testimony related to windstorm design, structural engineering, and coastal construction.
Leaders In Windstorm
Aran + Franklin was Founded.
Aran & Franklin Engineering, Inc. began as a partnership between Dan Aran & W. D. “David” Franklin as a home-based engineering consulting firm in Southeast Texas.