Team

Our Engineers and Designers

Ainsworth Associates Mechanical Engineers has always focused on being a great place to work.  A cohesive team environment with a focus on communication allows us to deliver well-coordinated projects on time and above Client expectations.  Our balanced team of technically adept professionals showcases a wide range of educations, affiliations, certifications, and real-world HVAC design experiences.

A cohesive team environment

STEVEN HAS OVER THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, PRIMARILY IN AREAS OF EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE FACILITY DESIGN

Steven Ainsworth, M.E.

Title: Principal Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a concentration in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Licenses: Mechanical Engineer, California – #M-22685, Nevada – #M-8139, Hawaii – #M-9138, Colorado – #M-32720, Idaho – #M8911, Mississippi – #M14089, Washington – #M-36729

Professional Affiliations: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers – Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California, – California Society of Hospital Engineers.

Experience & Qualifications: Mr. Ainsworth has more than thirty-eight years of mechanical engineering experience, primarily in the area of a healthcare facility, laboratory, and university design. Steve has been a principal of the firm since 1988.

ALISON HAS OVER 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HVAC, PLUMBING, GEOTHERMAL EXCHANGE DESIGN AND BUILDING ENERGY MODELING

Alison Hall, P.E.

Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer, LEED AP BD+C, CPD

Education: Bachelor of Science – Master of Science – Mechanical Engineering – University of Nevada, Reno.

Licenses: Professional Engineer, Nevada: # 021194, California: # M36909, Texas: # 121301, Arizona: # 68221, Utah: # 11136957-2202, Oregon: # 94338PE, New Mexico: # 25454

Professional Affiliations: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA)

Experience & Qualifications: Ms. Hall has over 10 years of experience in HVAC and Plumbing design, Geothermal Exchange design, and building energy modeling. Ms. Hall has been a Principal of the firm since 2018.

ROGER HAS OVER 11 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HVAC & PLUMBING DESIGN AND BUILDING ENERGY MODELING

Roger Gravelle

Title: Principal, LEED AP BD+C, CPD

Education: Bachelor of Science – Education Mathematics – University of Nevada, Reno, 2008.

Affiliations: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

Experience & Qualifications: Roger has experience with mechanical design, primarily in the areas of Education and Healthcare Facility Design.

DAVID HAS OVER FORTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HVAC AND PLUMBING DESIGN OF EDUCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL BUILDINGS

David Carvin

Title: Associate

Education: 1976 Arizona Institute of Drafting and Design

Continuing Education: Codes, Energy Conservation

Professional Affiliations: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE)

Experience & Qualifications: Mr. Carvin has over 40 years’ experience in HVAC and Plumbing Design for a wide range of building types. Project experience includes the design of large and small projects starting at the schematic phase following through to construction administration. Mr. Carvin has specialized experience in schools, laboratories and remodel work. Mr. Carvin is responsible for HVAC, plumbing and specification writing and construction observation work. The most enjoyable projects are working throughout the rural areas of Nevada.

MR. MAESTAS HAS THIRTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE HVAC AND PLUMBING DESIGN INDUSTRYS

Greg Maestas

Title: Associate

Education: Bachelor of Science – Business Administration University of Nevada, Reno

Professional Affiliations: American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

Continuing Education: Revit, LEED and Energy Analysis

Certifications: ASPE Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD)

Experience & Qualifications: Mr. Maestas has thirty-five years in the HVAC and Plumbing Design industry involving a wide range of project system types and sizes. Project experience includes design of projects starting at the schematic and design development phase following through to construction administration and commissioning. Specialized experience is in educational facilities; restaurants, office buildings, laboratories, dormitories, retail, and a wide range of remodel work and tenant improvements. Responsible also for specification writing, cost estimating, energy analysis using Carrier HAP software, and plan/peer review tasks.

BRUCE HAS OVER THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF DESIGN EXPERIENCE, PRIMARILY IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND CORRECTIONAL FACILITY DESIGN

Bruce Nipp, M.E.

Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer LEED Accredited Professional

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with concentration in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Licenses: Mechanical Engineer, Nevada #M-6785, California #M-23119

Professional Affiliations: US Green Building Council – LEED Accredited Professional, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Experience & Qualifications: Mr. Nipp has more than thirty-five years of mechanical engineering experience, primarily in the areas of commercial facilities, educational facilities, and correctional facilities, including design and evaluation of large central heating and cooling plants.

LARRY HAS OVER THIRTY- YEARS OF DESIGN AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE, PRIMARILY IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY FACILITY DESIGN

Larry Green, M.E.

Title: Mechanical Engineer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno.

Licenses: Mechanical Engineer, Nevada #M-7834, California #M-31631

Experience & Qualifications: Mr. Green has more than thirty years of mechanical engineering experience, including mechanical design of commercial and institutional facilities, high-temperature piping systems, and geothermal energy systems

JOHN HAS OVER 4 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HVAC, PLUMBING, HYDRAULIC DESIGN AND BUILDING ENERGY MODELING

John Bigda, P.E.

Title: Mechanical Engineer

Education: Bachelor’s of Science – Mechanical Engineering – Master’s of Business Administration – University of Nevada, Reno.

Licenses: Professional Engineer, Nevada: # 027095

Professional Affiliations: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AirConditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)-Treasurer

Experience & Qualifications: Mr. Bigda has over 4 years of experience in HVAC and Plumbing design, Hydraulic design, and building energy modeling.

MORGAN HAS OVER 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HVAC AND BUILDING AUTOMATION CONTROLS

Morgan Goff, EI

Title: Mechanical Designer

Education: Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering – University of Nevada, Reno.

Licenses: State of Nevada, Engineer Intern (EI)

Experience & Qualifications: Mr. Goff has over 10 years of experience in HVAC and building automation controls. Mr. Goff started work at Ainsworth Associates Mechanical Engineers in September 2017.

CRUZ HAS EXPERIENCE IN HVAC AND PLUMBING DESIGN AND SPECIALIZES IN AUTOCAD AND REVIT MODELING

Cruz Kerver, EI

Title: Mechanical Designer

Education: Recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and minors in Mathematics and Unmanned Autonomous Systems.

Licenses: State of Nevada, Engineer Intern (EI)

Experience & Qualifications: Mr. Kerver has experience in HVAC and Plumbing design and specializes in AutoCAD and Revit modeling.

MARK HAS WORK EXPERIENCE IN HVAC AND PLUMBING DESIGN, DRAFTING, AND MANUFACTURING

Mark Martinez, EI

Title: Mechanical Designer

Education: University of Nevada, Reno Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in renewable energy.

Licenses: State of Nevada, Engineer Intern (EI)

Professional Affiliations: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Experience & Qualifications: Mark has work experience in HVAC and plumbing design, drafting, and manufacturing.

LAURENCE HAS OVER 5 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN

Laurence Wilbur

Title: Mechanical Designer

Education: Laurence is focused on obtaining his Certification in Plumbing Design as well as LEED AP BD+C accreditation.

Professional Affiliations: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AirConditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), LEED (USGBC)

Experience & Qualifications: Laurence has more than 5 years’ experience with Computer Aided Drafting and Design programs including Auto Cad, and Revit. 3Shape, and Sirona Connect (used in Dental Restoration Laboratories). Laurence also has a strong background in Computers, both hardware and software.

ANTHONY UTILIZES HIS CONSTRUCTION AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE TO DELIVER HVAC/MEP DESIGNS WITH CONSTRUCTABILITY AND COST IN MIND

Anthony Mazotti

Title: Mechanical Designer

Education: Graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Professional Affiliations: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning-Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Experience & Qualifications: Before joining AAME, Anthony worked as a Project Engineer in construction. He gained valuable on-site experience that has aided in his ability to design HVAC and plumbing systems with field constructability and feasibility of cost/installation in mind.

KIMBERLY HAS OVER 12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN HVAC AND PLUMBING DESIGN AND OVER ONE YEAR MANAGING THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF THE BUSINESS

Kimberly Ainsworth

Title: Bookkeeper LEED Accredited Professional

Education: Bachelor of Science – Biology – University of Nevada, Reno.

Continuing Education: American Society of Plumbing Engineers Seminars, Revit 3D Mechanical and Plumbing Systems Design, LEED Education Seminars. Since moving to the financial side of the business Kimberly has attended both online educational seminars and in person Deltek training/instructional seminars.

Experience & Qualifications: Ms. Ainsworth worked as a Plumbing Designer/BIM modeler for over 12 years prior to moving to the financial side of the corporation a year ago. While a plumbing designer, Kimberly worked on many major design projects. A few are Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Patient Tower Addition, University of Nevada, Reno Pennington Student Achievement Center, University of Nevada, Reno Great Basin Residence Hall, University of Nevada, Reno Pennington Engineering Building and Fowler California Medical office building.

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info@aa-me.com
1420 Holcomb Avenue, Suite 201, Reno, Nevada 89502
Phone: +1 (775) 329-9100

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Phone: +1 (916) 737-6014