Great ideas don’t just
happen from 0900 to 1700.

Design is our passion. You might even call it our duty.

Giving new meaning to the
phrase “We’ve got your back.”

Making something remarkable
has a lot to do with what
you’re made of.

The same fundamental design principle used by the military. Complete resolve.

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Paradigm Engineers and Constructors, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, is a design/ build firm with extensive experience in facility design and construction for numerous commercial and federal clients. Our staff members have served in all facets of design in the federal and commercial sectors. In addition to the technical capability of our team, we take pride in our high standard of quality and the exemplary leadership of our management personnel. Our company managers are former or current U.S. military officers. They lead our experienced design staff in producing excellent work in a timely fashion, resulting in high-quality finished products. Furthermore, we offer singular flexibility to meet the changing needs of our clients.

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Our Mission Drives How We Do Business.


95 percent of our work is from repeat clients.


85 percent of our projects are self-performed in-house.


15 percent of our staff are military veterans.


100 percent proud. We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.

Innovative ideas from
people who know how to
be all they can be.

Integrity. the One Thing Technology Can Never Replace.

Rendering of a building to depict anti-terrorism measures. | Force Protection

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Amazing Things Happen When You Understand The Mission.

There’s A Reason We’re Good At Putting Clients At Ease.

  • Construction Cost Estimating + Value Engineering
  • Budgeting + Scheduling
  • Force Protection + Anti-Terrorism
  • Construction Safety
  • Facility Design: IBC, IMC, NEC, NFPA, ADA, UFC + JCAHO
  • AutoCAD 2000 – 2015, BIM + Revit
  • LEED-Accredited Professional Staff + LEED-Conformance Design
  • Green Globes Design
  • OSHA Safety (Lockout/Tagout, Fall Protection, Machine Guarding + Confined Space)

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Plumbing Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Lighting Design
  • Site Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • LEED Design
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Manufacturing Lean process
  • Construction Management
  • Design + Build
  • Anti-Terror + Force Protection
  • Project Management

When it comes to advanced
design, we know the drill.

Bill Watson

Project Manager/Senior Architect

Bill has a BS in Environmental Design/Architecture, and has over 25 years of experience in design work of education buildings, hospital and medical centers. He has served as Project Manager and Senior Architect on over 100 healthcare design projects, nationwide. Bill is the Senior train-the-trainer for Green Globes Initiative, as well as implements LEED initiatives in all project work.

DeAnna LaPlaca

Architect Intern

DeAnna has a bachelor of Architecture and has served as an Architect Intern on various VA healthcare design jobs since 2007. DeAnna has personally managed or served on the architecture team on 25 federal projects nationwide.

Blaine Van Gansbeke

Engineer of Responsible Charge/Senior Structural Engineer/Civil Engineer

Blaine has a BS and MBA in Structural Civil Engineering, and has personally managed or served as civil/structural engineer on 35 Federal projects and numerous commercial projects, nationwide. Blain is Department of Defense Anti-terrorism Level II Certified. A decorated combat veteran, Blaine has completed over 50 construction projects in his two tours to Iraq. Blaine has managed multi-discipline construction crew on over 150 projects.

David Walton

Structural Engineer

David has a bachelor of Architectural Engineering, and is an American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector. David has experience in steel, light gage, wood, reinforced concrete and masonry design. David is an expert in structural pre-purchasing, risk assessment, expert witness and damage inspections and reporting.

Kerry Pickett

VP Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Operations/Lead Mechanical Engineer

Kerry has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and has over 20 years of experience in electrical design of building power distribution, lighting & fire alarm. Kerry has a comprehensive understanding of building systems, to include domestic water distribution, HVAC, chilled water systems, boiler systems, thermal, steam and energy efficiency. Kerry has personally managed or performed as a Mechanical Engineer on 45 federal projects, and numerous commercial/institutional projects, nationwide and implements LEED initiatives in all project work.

John Ferguson

Mechanical Engineer and Plumbing Designer

John has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, and over 15 year of experience in the field, and has served as a Mechanical Engineer on 24 Federal projects nationwide. John has successfully completed the following: Tranes’ technical development program, Carriers’ technical development program, Steam Economies technical development program, Water Furnaces’ product manager program and the Tri-State Tech AutoCAD program.

Deo Mbekenga

Lead Electrical Engineer

Deo has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, and has an Electrician Master License in the state of Michigan. Deo specializations include building power distribution systems, commercial interior lighting systems, electrical projects planning, specifications and cost estimation. Deo has experience on over 22 Federal projects nationwide.

Keith Pharis

Electrical Engineer

Keith has a BS in Electrical Engineering with over 30 years of experience of electrical engineering on various projects. Keith is licensed in seven US States, and is a LEED accredited professional.

Wayne L. Meyer

Electircal Designer

Wayne has 27 years of experience in electrical design, 12 years of experience as an electrical designed for over 100 healthcare projects, and has served as Project Manager or Electrical Designer for over 70 Federal projects, nationwide. Wayne is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Ryan O’Hara

Fire Protection Designer

Ryan is Certified NICET II in Fire Protection Systems, and a Member of Kentucky Fire & Sprinkler Association. Ryan served as fire protection designer for over 55 Federal projects and hundreds of commercial/industrial projects, nationwide.

Dennis Leber

Force Protection and Operational Security Consultant

Dennis has a BS Information Technology, Specialization in Information Systems Security, and is DoD Anti-terrorism certified. Dennis has served as Military Unit Systems Administrator and Information Management Officer, and focuses on Operational Security regarding threats, vulnerabilities and eventual mitigation.

Our focus on serving is backed by a long history of serving.

Our team has mobilized
troops on two continents.
Now, about your project.

Whether it’s LEED-accredited quality, green, energy-aware development, or anti-terrorism / force protection, we understand that leadership and partnership go hand in hand, that staying in front means always having our clients' backs, and that developing superior design solutions isn’t just our job — it's our duty.

Contact Paradigm

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