Sam & Patti Hoff.

Company History

Patti Engineering has evolved from one man and his laptop to become a thriving business with an international scope. Since our inception in 1991, we have prided ourselves on the quality of our work.

An American Success Story

Founded on June 3, 1991, Patti Engineering’s corporate headquarters is based in Auburn Hills, MI with offices in Indiana, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Texas. We have two plus decades of experience serving as a trusted advisor to clients, providing electrical control and automation system design, hardware, software, and installation for various automation projects at manufacturing plants and distribution centers.

A true American success story, back in 1991, Patti Engineering was supposed to be just a temporary solution for 24 year old Sam Hoff, founder of Patti Engineering.  At the time, Sam was just three weeks away from marrying Patti, the company’s name sake and CFO. Sam’s previous background included employment as a Controls Engineer for General Motors Truck &Bus, and a Sales Engineer for Total Control Products. Sam has a BSEE from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University).

Patti Hoff joined her husband in the business shortly after its founding, working alongside Sam. Patti earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI. Under her leadership, Patti Engineering has built a solid financial position to ensure continued growth.

Patti Engineering has evolved from one man and his laptop to become a thriving business with an international scope. In the control systems integration industry, your reputation and intellect are your most important offering.  We are proud of our outstanding record of meeting and exceeding client’s expectations and obtaining repeat business.

Fanuc Robotics, our First Client

While the company is well diversified now, serving a variety of industries, Sam started in Automotive. Fanuc Robotics was Patti Engineering’s first client. Don Kijek, Staff Engineer at Fanuc Robotics was responsible for hiring Sam for the first Patti Engineering contract. Kijek was interviewed for Patti’s 20th anniversary press release and offered the following statement about Sam and Patti Engineering, “I knew from the first job I hired Sam for that Patti Engineering would be a successful company. His passion, integrity and unwavering commitment to understanding his customers wants and needs assured his success.”

Patti and Sam have worked together to build a respectful team culture that creates autonomous leaders. They have grown the company by choosing to surround themselves with the very best talent when hiring. Patti and Sam are very proud of the fact that all three of Patti Engineering’s top executives have earned the highly regarded Professional Engineer (P.E.) license.

Key Executives & Accolades

In addition to Sam Hoff, CEO and Patti Hoff, CFO, the Patti Engineering team is led by key executives Dave Foster, Vice President of Engineering, who joined Patti Engineering in 1995; and Steve Palmgren, Vice President of Texas Operations, who joined Patti Engineering in 2001.

Patti Engineering is a CSIA Certified Integrator and a recognized partner to many leading automation technology companies. Patti Engineering’s outstanding team of degreed engineers (electrical and software disciplines) have extensive knowledge and experience in designing and implementing manufacturing control and information systems across various industries. Our engineers further assure that they stay on the leading edge of such technology through continuing education, classes, and seminars.

Our engineering team thrives on challenge and variety. We are dedicated and committed to earning the trust and respect of our clients. We proudly serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, including several fortune 500 companies.