At Burian & Associates, we focus on developing creative solutions.

About Us


Steve Burian has devoted his entire career to consulting for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. He co-founded AE2S in Grand Forks in 1991 while in graduate school, where he served as Vice President and then CEO for 27 years. He was also involved in economic development at the community, regional, and state levels. Under Steve’s direction, AE2S grew from two-person environmental engineering firm to a 275-person multi-disciplinary firm with 22 offices throughout the Upper Midwest and Upper Rocky Mountain Region.

In 2019, Steve and AE2S parted ways. Shortly after the separation, Steve founded Burian & Associates, LLC with two objectives in mind: (1) provide engineering and consulting services of the utmost quality to our clients and (2) develop creative, cost-effective solutions for a more sustainable future.


We currently have staff in Grand Forks, Fargo, and Bismarck/Mandan, North Dakota.


    We are devoted to our clients’ success
    We deliver consistent and precise results
    We think differently to develop creative and new solutions
    We never stop learning and growing
    We take responsibility for our decisions and actions