Our Story

Athena Engineering, Inc. was founded in 1984 by Richard & Jannie Chiera as a mechanical construction company . Jannie was pregnant with Athena at the time, making Athena the unofficial third employee from the company’s founding. We were initially based in Covina, CA – specifically in Jannie & Richard’s garage. Lots of good things start in garages. Anywho, Jannie had received a $5,000 tax refund and said “Lets do this!” and Athena Engineering was born (not Athena yet, just the company).

We were initially incorporated as CCE Systems, but our name was changed to Athena Engineering in 1986. To this day, we do not remember what the acronym “CCE” stood for, so it is probably best we changed our name to Athena Engineering.

Athena graduated college in 2006 and immediately joined her family in managing the business. Today, all three members of the Chiera clan run the business together, in partnership with some pretty awesome employees. Check out some more Vital Statistics and learn about our Community Commitment!

Our Core Values

We are committed to caring for the whole person – not just the parts of life lived at work. Our success stems directly from our employees

We do not just solve a customer’s immediate problem, we solve the underlying cause in order to give our customer’s the best possible value.

Customer’s should want to choose us, not have to choose us. Check your ego at the door.

The simple rule – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” guides our interactions with everyone we touch.

We laugh, act out, and, most importantly, have fun. We bring a little happiness into the lives of everyone we do business with and beyond.

Service, quality, and price are not mutually exclusive. We endeavor to provide the best service and quality we can, all for a value our customer’s can afford.

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