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 is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, established in 2007. Our team includes former U.S. military officers and has extensive experience in all aspects of design for both the Federal and commercial sectors, with an emphasis on healthcare and physical security. We take pride in executing architecture and engineering services for a variety of customers nationwide. Our high standard of quality ensures that we produce excellent work for our clients on a consistent basis.

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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.

VA CIHCS Des Moines

Paradigm is currently providing design services to the VA Central…

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San Diego VA Medical Center

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Detroit VAMC Specialty

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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.

Edward L. Angel


Ed has over 40 years of experience in work design and construction and has completed projects for the Veterans Administration, the General Services Administration, the Corp of Engineers, and the Department of Labor. Ed is a retired Colonel and Air Combat Command Civil Engineer who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.

Bill Watson

Project Manager/Senior Architect

Bill is a Registered Architect in the state of Kentucky and has over 25 years of experience in design work of education buildings, hospitals 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 and implements LEED initiatives in all project work.

Blaine Van Gansbeke

Engineer of Responsible Charge/Senior Structural Engineer/Civil Engineer

Blaine is a Registered Engineer in the states of Kentucky, Florida, Michigan, Louisiana, New York, and Illinois. He has personally managed or served as civil/structural engineer on 35 Federal projects and numerous commercial projects nationwide. Blaine is also Department of Defense Anti-terrorism Level II Certified. A decorated combat veteran, Blaine has completed over 50 construction projects in his two tours in Iraq. He has also managed multi-discipline construction crews on over 150 projects.

DeAnna LaPlaca

Project Manager/Architect

DeAnna is a Registered Architect in the state of Kentucky and a Certified Interior Designer. She has served as an Architect and Architect Intern on various VA healthcare design jobs since 2007. DeAnna has also personally managed or served on the architecture team on 25 federal projects nationwide.

David Walton

Structural Engineer

David is a Registered Engineer in the states of Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Florida, and is a CalOES Disaster Response Structural Evaluator, Blast Engineer, and Certified Welding Inspector. David is an expert in structural pre-purchasing, risk assessment, expert witness and damage inspections and reporting. He is also our Oklahoma City branch manager.

Keith Pharis

Electrical Engineer

Keith is a licensed engineer in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, California, Florida, Nevada, and Georgia. He has over 30 years of electrical engineering experience on various projects. Keith is also a LEED accredited professional.

Dan Harper

Mechanical Engineer

Dan is a licensed Engineer, certified in Plumbing Design, a Healthcare Facility Design Professional, and an Associate Commissioning Professional. He is experienced in plumbing design, including natural gas, domestic hot and cold water, high purity/reagent grade water, compressed air, medical gas, and sanitary systems.

Phil Juett

Electrical Engineer

Phil is a licensed Engineer and a Registered Communications Distribution Designer.

Matthew B. Tibbs

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Matt is a licensed Engineer in several states and is NCEES Certified. He has over 20 years of experience in energy reduction analysis, engineering system commissioning, project management, and quality control.

Wayne L. Meyer

Electrical Designer

Wayne has 12 years of experience as an electrical designer for over 100 healthcare projects, and has served as Project Manager or Electrical Designer for over 70 Federal projects nationwide. Wayne is also a member of the 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 the Kentucky Fire & Sprinkler Association. Ryan has 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 in 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 anti-terrorism/force protection or LEED-accredited green development, 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

P: 502.339.8511 F: 502.339.8513