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The REI Engineers team is comprised of 90+ talented professionals and is 100% employee-owned.

Certifications:
HRCI: Professional In Human Resources (PHR®)
SHRM: SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®)

Shel is REI's 1st official HR Manager. She joined us in 2017 and is responsible for recruitment, retention, employee relations + engagement, recognition, and health benefits. When she's not providing solutions for issues, Shel enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband + as much time as she can with her career-driven, NE metropolis-based daughters.
Professional Engineer: Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Louisiana | Mississippi | Missouri | Nebraska | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | Utah | Virginia

Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1404
UW-Madison: Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP)
UW-Madison: Certified Commissioning Authority+ Building Envelope (CxA+BE)

When Charlie isn't busy chasing leads for projects or golf balls on the green, you will find him chasing after his twin kindergartners! He's a family man and a burgeoning BBQ pitmaster.
Professional Engineer: Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Michigan | North Carolina | Ohio | South Carolina | Texas | Tennessee

Certifications:
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
NCDOT: QMS Level I Plant Technician - P1S-7647
NCDOT: QMS Roadway Technician - RD1-7647
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #2310
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC): AHERA Inspector #BI-01892
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1993
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0787
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1272
Colette keeps REI together at the seams. You'll find this former New Yorker grooving to music, while she's working on computers, upgrades, or talking colleagues through IT issues. If only she had a dollar for every time she advised "did you restart your computer", she would be retired! It’s a good thing Colette is always in the groove, as she provides hardware + software support for all of REI's offices, and she does it all with a smile, and sometimes a song. And when she's not working, Colette enjoys crafting as a way to unplug from digital living.
Professional Engineer: Arkansas | Georgia | Kansas | Maryland | North Carolina | Pennsylvania | Virginia | West Virginia

Kevin is a father to a son and daughter. When he's not in the office or in the field, he enjoys spending time with his family, fly-fishing, cycling, running, and pumping iron.
Certifications:
EIT: 044935
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0644
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0090
Professional Engineer: Alabama | Florida | Georgia | Indiana | New Jersey | North Carolina | Ohio | South Carolina | Virginia

Structural Engineer Certification Board (SECB)
Professional Engineer: North Carolina | Virginia
Licensed Asbestos Inspector: Virginia

Certifications:
UW-Madison: Certified Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP)
UW-Madison: Certified Commissioning Authority+ Building Envelope (CxA+BE)

Zach was named Branch Manager for REI's VAB office (fka Hentz Engineering, Inc.) in 2018.
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0500
FAA: Remote Pilot #4493385
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1699
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #2103
FAA: Remote Pilot #3929349
Professional Engineer: Georgia | New York | North Carolina | South Carolina
Certifications:
Professional Engineer: South Carolina
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #2175
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO®) #0084
Professional Engineer: Alabama | North Carolina | South Carolina

Certifications:
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
NCDOT: Concrete Field Technician - PCT-16311
NCDOT: QMS Roadway Technician - RD1-16311
NCDOT: Level I Certified Erosion and Sediment Control/Stormwater Installer - #4245
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1749
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO®) #0093
Professional Engineer: Delaware | Maryland | New Jersey | North Carolina | Pennsylvania | Virginia | West Virginia
Licensed Asbestos Inspector: Virginia

Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Building Enclosure Consultant (RBEC®) #0004
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0298
IIBEC: Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®) #0021
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO®) #0002
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0003
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
AWCI: EIFS Inspector # 569704
ASNT Level 1 Thermographer
Nuclear Moisture Meter Operator
FAA: 107 Remote Pilot #4417775

An expert in the building enclosure industry, Steve founded Hentz Engineering, Inc. in 2005. In 2016, Hentz joined REI Engineers, Inc., realizing that the integration of firms will expand geographic coverage + provide clients access to the best building envelope professionals in the industry.

Recently, he relocated to the Borough of Mechanicsburg, PA, "A Good Place to Live," where he will concentrate on establishing a new branch of REI Engineers.
Professional Engineer: Alabama | Florida | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina Tennessee

Certifications:
IIBEC: Fellow (F-IIBEC®)
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0286

Scott received his degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and joined REI in 1998 after several years with another multi-services engineering firm. He has served on the board of directors for the International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC) and the North Carolina Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/NC). Upon completion of his term as President of IIBEC, he was elected to the Jury of Fellows by its members.

In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Sharon, and their teenage sons, Will and Ben. Additionally, he enjoys reading, golfing, camping, and traveling with his family.
Professional Engineer: Alabama | Arkansas | Colorado | Florida | Georgia | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Michigan | Mississippi | Missouri | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Pennsylvania | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | US Virgin Islands | Utah | Virginia | West Virginia

Certifications:
IIBEC: Fellow (F-IIBEC®)
IIBEC: Registered Building Enclosure Consultant (RBEC®) #0012
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0267
IIBEC: Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®) #0015
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0021
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0229
CSI: Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA®)
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
Excel Tribometers, LLC: Certified XL Tribometrist (CXLT®)

Derek is responsible for facility condition inspections, failure analysis, damage assessments, and forensic engineering investigations of all types of structures. He provides expert testimony in litigation for deficient construction cases, as well as personal injury cases, resulting from slip/trip and fall, railing failures, swing collapse, and ladder accidents. Derek has performed engineering assessments of hurricane, tornado, hail, wind, ice and fire-related damages for a plethora of commercial + residential structures. When he's not providing expert engineering or delivering dynamic presentations, Derek enjoys spending time with his wife and children. You can find him truckin' to music festivals in his vintage, orange VW bus.
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Building Enclosure Consultant (RBEC®) #0026
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0593
IIBEC: Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®) #0022
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0040
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0824

The Man, The Myth, The Manager of the Charlotte Branch.
David is a renaissance man. When he's not working, he's woodworking, grilling oysters, or spending time with his family, and his dog Jellybean.
Recognition:
IIBEC: Carolinas Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award (2022)
Professional Engineer: North Carolina | Virginia
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #2276
Professional Engineer: North Carolina

Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #TBD
She's got the skills to pay the bills! Eileen is in charge of AR/AP, employee compensation and reimbursements for REI.
When this Massachusetts native isn't counting beans (get it?!) you will find her enjoying fitness routines and spending time with her family.
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0730
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0096
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1085

Ken's hobbies include hanging out with his family and serving at his church (he's an ordained minister!). He also enjoys martial arts movies and holds a 6th degree black belt in Shorite Ryu Tai Jutsu.
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO®) #0020
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #2123
CSI: Certified Construction Document Technologist (CDT®)
ITC: Level 1 Certified Infrared Thermographer

Josh graduated from Clemson with a degree in Construction Science and Management and joined CSE in March of 2015. When he's not working, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and hanging out with his wife and two children.
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Building Enclosure Consultant (RBEC®) #0023
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0306
IIBEC: Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®) #0018
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0042
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0301
CSI: Certified Construction Specifier (CCS®)
CSI: Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA®)

Dave is a husband and the father to a son and a daughter. When he's not in the office or in the field, Dave enjoys spending time with his family, competing at horse shows or pitching in to take care of their small hobby farm. Lately, you can find Dave expanding his family farm compound - he's remodeling a neighboring property for his in-laws.
Certifications:
EIT: A-30525
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1685

Ron enjoys spending time with his wife, sons, and their family dogs. Fortuitously, work + play cross over when golf is part of his business development efforts! When he's not driving shots and sinking puts, Ron can be found cheering on The Carolina Hurricanes. In his downtime, he enjoys relaxing with a fine cigar, listening to good music while watching the stars light up the night sky.
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1177
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Building Envelope Consultant (RBEC®) #0045
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0709
IIBEC: Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®) #0078
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0093
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0825
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
CSI: Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA®)
State of South Carolina Energy Office: Accredited Commercial Energy Manager (ACEM)
Professional Engineer: Florida | Georgia | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1289
Certifications:
NCDOT: QMS Level I Plant Technician - P1S-13360
NCDOT: QMS Roadway Technician - RD1-13360
Professional Engineer: Florida | North Carolina | South Carolina

Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0798
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1204
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1752
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #2047
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
Professional Engineer: Florida

Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0120
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0321
UW-Madison: Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP)
Professional Engineer: Georgia | North Carolina | South Carolina

Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0301

When Ken isn't running the Administration side of REI, you can find him running around town, literally. An avid runner, he spends his weekends training for marathons + sprinting towards his goal of running a marathon in every US state. He's on his way, with 18 marathons already crossed off the list.
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0877
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1624
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1117
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO®) #0070
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1688
Professional Engineer: South Carolina

Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #1995
Professional Engineer: Delaware | North Carolina | South Carolina

Certifications:
AAMA: Certified FenestrationMaster® Professional
IIBEC: Registered Building Enclosure Consultant (RBEC®) #0020
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0605
IIBEC: Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®) #0055
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0036
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0692

Professional Memberships + Industry Involvement
Consultant Member, IIBEC – current
Carolinas Chapter of IIBEC Board Member, Past President, Past Vice President, Past Treasurer, Past Secretary
ACEC Future Leaders Program
IIBEC Educational Programs Instructor
(2018) RRC Review and Update
(2019) Roof Technology + Science I

Jeremiah is responsible for the leadership, strategic vision, and oversight of all technical aspects of REI's operations. His primary goals are to develop and administer guidelines + processes for performing engineering services; create, schedule + deliver training programs for employee development; development + management of the technical review process. He works closely with Branch Managers + Project Engineers/Managers, and provides guidance, serving as a mentor to current + aspiring Project Managers/Engineers.

When he's not standardizing operations, Jeremiah enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
Martin joins us with extensive working knowledge of the project proposal process, project management, and graphic design. He is highly disciplined and dedicated, with acute attention to detail. When he's done tackling a mountain of responses to proposals, he enjoys spending time with his family going for bicycle rides, camping, or hiking in the mountains.
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0308
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0741
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0068
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0788
CSI: Construction Documents Technologist (CDT®)
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0529
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Observer (REWO®) #0051
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC): AHERA Inspector #BI-00299
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Building Envelope Consultant (RBEC®)
IIBEC: Registered Waterproofing Consultant (RWC®)
IIBEC: Registered Exterior Wall Consultant (REWC®) #0094
IIBEC: Registered Roof Consultant (RRC®) #0900
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #2078
EIT: 0420072812

Certification:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #2248
Certifications:
IIBEC: Registered Roof Observer (RRO®) #0995
OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour OSHA Training
American Red Cross First Aid Certification

Alan's accidental career in roof construction and inspections began in 1974, earning him the title Senior (Citizen) Technician. His specialties include construction monitoring and quality assurance, condition assessments, and design.

When not working, he and his wife Lauren share their passion for history by participating as living historians at reenactments of the Colonial period through WWII. He has keen interests in Geology, Archaeology, and Astronomy, and is a self-confessed Star Trek nerd.

BY BRANCH LOCATION

1997
Established
100%
Employee-Owned
90+
Talented Professionals