Willy Stewart, CEO of Stewart Engineering



Willy is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Raleigh-based Stewart. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s vision, strategic growth, and leadership development. Originally from Columbia, he earned a bachelors and master’s degree in Civil Engineering – Structures from NC State and in 1994, he founded Stewart in a one-room office focusing on structural engineering. Over the years, with more than 200 employees and eight offices across North Carolina and South Carolina, the firm has expanded its offerings into eight interdisciplinary practice areas. Willy is also the author of Fire Yourself, a leadership fable that gives insight into how being successful is more about being human than any other measures of success.


Stewart is a design, engineering and planning firm with offices in the Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte and Wilmington markets of North Carolina and Columbia, SC. Stewart serves clients throughout the southeastern United States with a unique, collaborative interdisciplinary approach, resulting in stronger and more creative design solutions. Stewart offers a full range of services to meet the needs of its clients, including civil engineering, geomatics, geotechnical & construction, landscape architecture, municipal planning, sports & events, structural engineering and transportation services. Stewart provides services in a variety of markets within the public and private sectors. Clients include education, healthcare, institutions, municipalities, architects, departments of transportation and the federal government as well as commercial, retail, residential and mixed-use developers.

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