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Lawrence Engineering Group is a full-service mechanical engineering firm, providing plumbing, fire sprinkler, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, and air conditioning design, energy audits/studies, commissioning and construction administration services. The firm has been involved in the design and construction of major projects in Central California. The firm is the largest mechanical consulting office in the Central Valley. The present staff includes 12 licensed mechanical engineers, graduate mechanical engineers, technical support and administrative/clerical staff.

The strong educational and practical background of the key personnel, utilizing the latest technology for analysis, modeling, design, drafting, energy budgeting, and life cycle costing, gives the company the ability to produce projects that are both practical and efficient. The company is widely recognized for its innovative, energy-conscious approach to mechanical systems design, which incorporates both value engineering and energy conservation.

The firm has been retained by public organizations such as the City and County of Fresno, PG&E, California State University – Fresno, State Center Community College District, Pacific Telephone, fifty school districts, and well over thirty architectural firms to provide services for projects ranging from small rehabilitations to over $120 million in construction costs. Projects include twenty-seven county and state facilities, forty-one hospitals, seventy-five office buildings, over fifteen hundred schools, and fifty-four shopping centers. Projects and clients are located in the San Joaquin Valley from Modesto to Bakersfield.

Eric K. Andersen, P.E.

Senior Mechanical Engineer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 1979

Registrations

  • CA #M21856

Stephen A. Becker

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Fellow
MSME University of California at Los Angeles
BSMC CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 1979

Registrations

  • CA #M16029

Anthony Bischel, P.E.

Mechanical Engineer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2013

Registrations

  • CA #M38162

Joelon D. Chinn, P.E., CPD, LEED AP BD+C

Mechanical Engineer
BSMC CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2016

Registrations

  • CA #M35784

Ann R. Heiniger, P.E.

Senior Mechanical Engineer
BSME Texas A&M University
Joined firm in 1990

Registrations

  • CA #M27321

Gary S. Hughes, P.E.

Senior Mechanical Engineer
MSIT CSU Fresno
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2000

Registrations

  • CA # M18685
  • NEV # ME10603

Gary W. Lindeman, P.E., LEED AP

Senior Mechanical Engineer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 1998

Registrations

  • CA #M33029

Gilbert L. Nye, P.E. FASHRAE

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Fellow
BSIT CSU Fresno
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 1977

Registrations

  • CA #M26224
  • NEV #9875
  • OK #25668

James L. Orr, P.E

Mechanical Engineer
BS Environmental Engineering Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Joined firm in 1993

Registrations

  • CA #M28469

Dave Oustad, P.E.

Senior Mechanical Engineer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 1976

Registrations

  • CA # M33751

Mark Bennett, EIT

Mechanical Designer
BSME UC Davis
Joined firm in 2017

Leon H. Brown

Senior Mechanical Designer
AS Fresno City College
Joined firm in 1978

Ezequiel Fregoso, EIT

Engineering Intern
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2017

Anthony Kupina

Mechanical Designer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2017

Creighont Whaley

Mechanical Designer
AS Degree – Fresno City College
MSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2016

Paul Xiong, EIT

Mechanical Designer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2017

Ronald M. Moore, CPD

Senior Plumbing Designer
Pacific Union College
Joined firm in 2012

Registrations

  • Certified Plumbing Designer

David Murov

Plumbing Designer
BSIT CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2013

Baltazar Burns

Fire Protection Designer
Liberal Studies, BA CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2013

Benjamin Long

Fire Protection Designer
Joined firm in 2013

Ed Long, CFPS, CET

Senior Fire Protection Designer
Joined firm in 2012

Registrations

  • NICET Level I, II, & III

William T. Cook

Construction Administration
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2003

Muey Saephan-Tarvin

Commissioning Agent
BSIE CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2016

Dalton B. Smith

Specifications/IT Manager
Joined firm in 1980

Megan Adams

Drafting Technician
AA Fresno City College
Joined firm in 2017

Esteban Bojorquez

Drafting Technician
A.S. – Computer Drafting/Design ITT Technical Institute
Architectural Program – Fresno City College
Joined firm in 2018

Rashana Huizar

Drafting Technician
ITT Technical Institute
Joined firm in 2017

Jose Jaime

Drafting Technician
A.S. – Computer Drafting/Design ITT Technical Institute
Fresno City College
Joined firm in 2016

Karilee Mayer

Drafting Technician
AA Bauder College Sacramento
Joined firm in 1997

David Sylvester

Drafting Technician
Fresno City College
Joined firm in 2017

John Walling

Drafting Technician
Sawyer College – Ventura, CA
Fresno City College
Joined firm in 1990

ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL

Joetta B. Makofske

Controller
Pacific Business College
Joined firm in 1989

Tahiea Fortmeyer

Financial Analyst
BSBA CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2013

Serena Cantelmi

Administrative Assistant
University of California, Irvine, BA
CSU Fresno
Teaching Credential, Emphasis in Early Childhood Education
Joined firm in 2012

Jessica J. Saucedo

Executive Secretary
Joined firm in 2015