Our Founder
Ralph WagnerRalph Wagner 1937-1990

Ralph Wagner is the original founder of Windy City Engineering, Inc. Ralph was born on the southside of Chicago in the back of the yards. He always had a passion for cars growing up as a teenager in the '50s. He married his high school sweetheart Diane and soon after got into the business of selling automotive parts. At one time Ralph worked for Sealed Power, Engineware, and Internal Parts Depot.

Ralph also worked hard at raising his family. In order to make ends meet Ralph started rebuilding cylinder heads and engines in the garage of his home while helping his wife raise 5 children. Eventually, Internal Parts Depot closed its doors and Ralph took this opportunity to turn his passion into a successful business.

Ralph's two sons came to work for him in their teenage years doing odd jobs. Little did they know then that rebuilding cylinder heads and engines would also become a passion of their own. Darryl and Dale Wagner are the current owners and have been running Windy City Engineering, Inc. since the early 1980s.