Brian Richards, P.E.
Mr. Richards began his career as a structural engineer, but after 7 years experience decided to turn his attentions to the arena of HVAC design. Since founding Summit Consultants, Inc. in 1996 he has worked to become proficient in Plumbing and Electrical design as well as HVAC. Mr Richards is registered as an engineer in 26 states and particularly enjoys more challenging projects such as concert halls and museums.
Garrett Brown, P.E., CxA
Mr. Brown began his career as a structural engineer, but after 15 years decided to turn his attentions to the arena of HVAC design. Since joining Summit Consultants, Inc. in 1999 he has worked to become proficient in the design of HVAC systems. In 2007 Garrett turned his attention to the commissioning of buildings and building systems. Mr. Brown is registered as an engineer in the state of Texas and currently manages the Commissioning department at Summit.
Kerry McLeroy, P.E.
Mr. McLeroy is a licensed mechanical engineer from Texas A&M University and a DFW native. His experience in the HVAC industry ranges from K-12 schools, higher education, central utility plants, retail, office, multi-family, and churches. Mr. McLeroy enjoys working on challenging MEP renovation projects, often taking the prime role.
Chad Leveritt, P.E.
Mr. Leveritt is a highly respected licensed mechanical engineer who has been involved in the building design and construction industry for more than 15 years. Chad helps lead Summit’s team through business development, building infrastructure design and project management. Chad is personally licensed in 5 states and experienced in the design of large secure institutional facilities, high-rise condos, refrigerated warehouses, churches, industrial, healthcare, K-12 and higher education institutions. Chad also regularly performs highly specialized mechanical design and energy analysis studies.
Steve Ruse, P.E., LEED AP
Mr. Ruse is an electrical engineer with more than 19 years of experience. He is licensed as an engineer in multiple states, and is a LEED Accredited Professional (BD&C). He has experience in a wide variety of projects, including data centers, industrial facilities, mission critical facilities, hospitals/healthcare, higher education, central plants, LEED, commercial and high-rise buildings, churches, schools, PV/photovoltaic/solar generation and other project types. His expertise includes areas such as healthcare, lighting design, medium voltage distribution, energy efficiency, mission critical systems and other areas. Mr. Ruse particularly enjoys larger, more complex projects, as well as the opportunity to use new technologies and exacting design techniques in order to reduce a building’s energy consumption while exceeding the owner’s requirements.
Technology Design Lead/Project Manager
Mr. Sanborn currently serves as Summit’s Technology Design Lead and Project Manager for our Denver location. John is a graduate from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. He began his career as an IT Director, but after 20 years transitioned to the field of Technology Design. John’s experience includes Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Educational, Worship and Senior Living. Mr. Sanborn believes that communication, coordination, constant research and attention to detail are paramount for delivering designs that exceed expectations.
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Fort Worth, Texas 76102
4144 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, Texas 75204
7800 W. Phillips Ave.
Littleton, Colorado 80128