Raised on a farm in Montana, Tony Berenyi was a teenager when he moved with his family to Union, South Carolina, where he attended high school. Following a degree in civil engineering at The Citadel, Tony went to graduate school at MIT, receiving a degree in structural dynamics in 1987.
Tony also has a distinguished military career. After The Citadel, he accepted a commission with the US Army Reserve and attended Engineer Officers School. Just months after setting up his own company in 1989, duty called; Iraq had invaded Kuwait. Tony was called upon to command a 250-man unit in two countries during Operation Desert Storm. He earned the Bronze Star for his combat experience. Eleven months later he returned home and restarted Berenyi, Inc., a Charleston engineering architectural construction firm.
At Berenyi, Inc., Tony has led the Berenyi team in the design and management of many industrial construction projects in Charleston, across the United States, and more recently, in Africa. The work in Africa combines three of Tony’s core beliefs from The Code: an unending search for excellence in quality, challenging work, plus caring for others by providing much needed, dependable infrastructure projects.
Tony lives in Charleston with his wife Cokie. They have four daughters. His first book, Secrets for Savvy Business Owners, was published in 2007.