Family Business

Horst Engineering is an award winning family business. Over the years, we have received many accolades for maintaining our family oriented culture while developing a professional management approach.  The East Hartford Chamber of Commerce nominated the company for the Connecticut Family Business of the Year award. Horst Engineering went on to win the award as the top medium sized family business in Connecticut. Each year, the University of Connecticut School Family Business Program honored another group of businesses.


Horst Engineering has evolved into a company that other family businesses benchmark. Our ownership model, professional management team, and family business practices demonstrate how family owned enterprises can succeed and grow. People at Horst Engineering agree that a stronger family leads to a stronger business and we are proud of our enduring family enterprise.

UCONN Family Business Program    UConn Family Business Honoree
In 2010, the UCONN program celebrated its 15th anniversary. To commemorate the achievement, a special book was published. It recounted the founding of the program, highlights the importance of family owned/managed enterprises,and profiles many of the great Connecticut family businesses that have been honored with this prestigious award.
Our company was proud to be profiled on pages 54 and 55. We are thrilled to be associated with so many other great enterprises.
There are several ways for you to read Horst Engineering’s profile and the other profiles:

Horst Engineering’s Profile

The Hartford Business Journal’scoverage with links to the book and all downloadable profile PDF’s

The entire digital book




In 2018, the Connecticut River Valley Chamber of Commerce awarded Scott Livingston with the Businessperson of the Year Award. This was a wonderful honor and speaks to the success of our enterprise.