About

Our Approach

Our approach to Plumbing, HVAC and Electrical design is to find solutions using a simple and basic process. Our approach is based on the understanding, needs, capabilities and budget of the Owner and Maintenance Staff. This methodology is thoughtfully determined on an individual basis with regards to each project and owner.

We are able to build relationships with each specific Client and truly understand their needs. Through our experience, we have determined that the “simpler” and “easier” a design concept is, the quicker it is to install. This significantly lowers first cost, ongoing maintenance operation and utility costs. System solutions that require less trouble shooting are more efficient and more cost effective for the Owner.

Our approach is “simple” but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t on track with current industry trends new and innovative solutions such as day lighting control, energy recovery, solar water heating, rainwater catchment to name a few. These solutions have been only utilized when they provide both benefit and value to the owner. Our approach has consistently proven to be well received by owners and the occupants of the building.

Our Team

Ted O. Ambrose, Jr. P.E.President/CEO

Ted O. Ambrose, Jr. P.E.
President/CEO

Scott E. Hickman P.E.Executive VP/Mechanical Engineer

Scott E. Hickman P.E.
Executive VP/Mechanical Engineer

Tim D. JonesVP/Electrical Designer

Tim D. Jones
VP/Electrical Designer

John R. PelletierVP of Production/Plumbing Designer

John R. Pelletier
VP of Production/Plumbing Designer

  • Ted O. Ambrose, Jr. P.E.President/CEO
  • Scott E. Hickman P.E.Executive VP/Mechanical Engineer
  • Tim D. JonesVP/Electrical Designer
  • John R. PelletierVP of Production/Plumbing Designer
  • Ted O. Ambrose, Jr. P.E.
    President/CEO

    Mr. Ambrose has more than 38 years of experience as a mechanical engineer with expertise in renovations/alterations, and new construction of educational, commercial, medical, religious, light industrial, and government/municipal facilities.

    His work includes designs for central chilled water systems, closed loop heat pumps, variable air volume, industrial ventilation, infra-red heating, heat recovery, computer facilities, plumbing systems, fire protection systems and energy management.

    In addition, Mr. Ambrose has expertise with testing and balancing of mechanical systems in the field. Mr. Ambrose graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

    Ted’s time outside of the office is spent with High performance cars as an Amateur Road racer with the National Auto Sports Association. He races a BMW M3 in the ST3 Class. His favorite tracks are the Virginia International Raceway, Road Atlanta and Sebring.

  • Scott E. Hickman P.E.
    Executive VP/Mechanical Engineer

    Mr. Hickman has over 42 years of experience on a wide variety of projects including educational, religious, commercial, government, industrial, and institutional facilities. His experience encompasses the design and preparation of contract documents for a variety of heating, ventilating and air conditioning projects.

    These projects have included such systems as steam distribution, closed loop heat pumps, industrial ventilation, chilled water, hot water, variable air volume, heat recovery and energy management systems.

    Mr. Hickman is responsible for production including coordination of all trades, quality control and scheduling. In addition to his mechanical design expertise, Mr. Hickman is experienced in the design of high-pressure water pumping and distribution systems.

    Mr. Hickman graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technologies. He enjoys beach camping, fishing, Jeep 4WD, shooting sports and ammo reloading.

  • Tim D. Jones
    VP/Electrical Designer

    Mr. Jones has more than 22 years’ experience in the design of Electrical systems, including integrated communications, telephone, data, security systems and fire alarm systems.

    His experience varies a wide variety of building types including, government, educational, commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities.

    Mr. Jones also has a unique background performing the actual installation of Electrical systems for buildings while working for Jones Electric Contractors, Inc.

    Mr. Jones graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology. He enjoys grilling, sports and spending time with his family and friends.

  • John R. Pelletier
    VP of Production/Plumbing Designer

    Mr. Pelletier has performed design and prepared construction documents for plumbing systems including fire protection, sanitary waste and vent, domestic water, service water heating, acid waste, compressed air, hydraulics, medical gas piping, rainwater harvesting, siphonic drainage and solar domestic hot water systems.

    His over 40 years of experience encompasses designs for new construction as well as renovations in addition to a wide variety of projects including educational, universities, religious, commercial, government, industrial, medical, offices, and institutional facilities.

    John enjoys volunteering as a living historian to the National Park Service, Virginia State Parks, Historic sites, local schools and civic groups explaining civil war medicine. He enjoys old Ford Mustangs and spending time with his wife and their four Belgian Shepherds.

  • Ted O. Ambrose, Jr. P.E.President/CEO
  • Scott E. Hickman P.E.Executive VP/Mechanical Engineer
  • Tim D. JonesVP/Electrical Designer
  • John R. PelletierVP of Production/Plumbing Designer
Dawn A. Rieger Admin/Social Media

Dawn A. Rieger
Admin/Social Media

Mindee McCollom Marketing/Financial

Mindee McCollom
Marketing/Financial

Isamar M. CramElectrical Designer

Isamar M. Cram
Electrical Designer

Sherwood O. Seagraves Electrical Designer

Sherwood O. Seagraves
Electrical Designer

Jennifer L. Wright Mechanical Designer

Jennifer L. Wright
Mechanical Designer

Barbara J. ThorpDesign Technician

Barbara J. Thorp
Design Technician

Dyrae M. Gambrell Design Technician

Dyrae M. Gambrell
Design Technician

  • Dawn A. Rieger Admin/Social Media
  • Mindee McCollom Marketing/Financial
  • Isamar M. CramElectrical Designer
  • Sherwood O. Seagraves Electrical Designer
  • Jennifer L. Wright Mechanical Designer
  • Barbara J. ThorpDesign Technician
  • Dyrae M. Gambrell Design Technician
  • Dawn A. Rieger
    Admin/Social Media

  • Mindee McCollom
    Marketing/Financial

  • Isamar M. Cram
    Electrical Designer

  • Sherwood O. Seagraves
    Electrical Designer

  • Jennifer L. Wright
    Mechanical Designer

  • Barbara J. Thorp
    Design Technician

  • Dyrae M. Gambrell
    Design Technician

  • Dawn A. Rieger Admin/Social Media
  • Mindee McCollom Marketing/Financial
  • Isamar M. CramElectrical Designer
  • Sherwood O. Seagraves Electrical Designer
  • Jennifer L. Wright Mechanical Designer
  • Barbara J. ThorpDesign Technician
  • Dyrae M. Gambrell Design Technician
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