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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 10 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 those with 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.

Stephen A. Becker, P.E.

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

Logan Costa-Smith, P.E.

Mechanical Engineer
BSME Santa Clara University
Joined firm in 2018

Registrations

  • CA #M40220

Ezequiel Fregoso, P.E.

Mechanical Engineer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2017

Registrations

  • CA #M40284

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

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

Paul Xiong, P.E.

Mechanical Engineer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2017

Registrations

  • CA #M40267

Leon H. Brown

Senior Mechanical Designer
AS Fresno City College
Joined firm in 1978

Anthony Kupina

Mechanical Designer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2017

Wayne McCracken, EIT

Mechanical Designer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2019

Erik Ruiz

Mechanical Designer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2021

Eric Smith, EIT

Mechanical Designer
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2021

Creighont Whaley, EIT

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

Muey Saephan-Tarvin

Commissioning Agent
BSIE CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2016

Ronald Moore, CPD

Senior Plumbing Designer

Joined firm in 2012

David Murov

Plumbing Designer
BSIT CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2013

David Sylvester

Plumbing Designer
Fresno City College
Joined firm in 2017

Ed Long, CFPS, CET

Senior Fire Protection Designer
Joined firm in 2012

Registrations

  • NFPA CFPS
  • NICET Level III

Baltazar Burns

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

Benjamin Long

Fire Protection Designer
Joined firm in 2013

William T. Cook

Construction Administration
BSME CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2003

Jose Jaime

Construction Administration
A.S. – Computer Drafting/Design ITT Technical Institute
CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2016

Dalton B. Smith

IT Manager/Specifications
Joined firm in 1980

Anthony J. Mancini

CAD Manager
AS Reedley College
ADDA Certified Mechanical Drafter
Joined firm in 2019

Timothy A. Long

Drafting Technician
Joined firm in 2017

John Walling

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

Nicklaus Heppner

Drafting Technician
Fresno City College
Joined firm in 2021

Armando Padilla, Jr.

Drafting Technician
Fresno City College
Joined firm in 2021

ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL

Sue Staicer

Business Manager
BA, CSU Fresno
Joined firm in 2018

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

Kimberly Enns

Office Administrator
Joined firm in 2020