Tom is a highly skilled Architectural Engineer with nearly 20 years of experience successfully managing projects from $10K to $500M over a wide range of industries. He has a diverse background in heavy/civil/marine, communications technology, public/municipal, healthcare, mechanical/HVAC systems, electrical power distribution, structural design and higher education construction projects.
With the advent of worldwide focus on sustainable design, Tom successfully completed requirements stipulated by the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program to attain the LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) credential. This signifies competence in designing and constructing buildings with Eco-friendly, sustainable elements that reduce the burden on our natural resources. Additionally, he maintains an active status with the American Society of Civil Engineers, frequently participating in local chapter activities and seminars.
Professional engineering expertise brings added value to any project, large or small. Thorough knowledge of current building codes and local ordinances align well during planning and pre-construction efforts to vet potential constructibility problems in advance of actual field work, and provide client with accurate decision-making information.
With my dates at the 2009 Daddy-Daughter
Dance in Lewiston
Since Christina joined the firm in 2010, she and Tom have developed a professional work dynamic that efficiently delivers solutions for our clients’ needs. Depending on your requirements, we typically staff the project with Tom as the lead in all matters, with Christina assisting as needed.This allows Tom to focus on the more critical and technically challenging tasks with Christina managing design, document control, and baseline coordination.
This team provides a more diverse coupling of our services at a lower overall cost to the client. In practice, this combination has had very successful outcomes and we are flexible to meet your needs and budget.
Missionary work (tickle torture) in Swaziland, Africa
Christina, with a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and nearly a decade of hands-on experience with design professionals throughout New England and Canada, understands project synchronization from surveying existing conditions to punch lists. Her design skills include a variety of drawing, 3D modeling, and rendering to best satisfy client's needs. She is currently pursuing her internship hours required to become a licensed Architect. Christina believes success is producing quality work efficiently, enjoying the project progression through completion.
Fishing With Dad
After spending ten years working for his family’s company, Kretehogs Inc, as a Concrete Contractor, Dave followed a non-traditional path earning his AS in Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology from the Central Maine Community College and a BS in Construction Engineering Technology from the University of Maine in Orono. In addition, he has extensive field experience as a surveyor and materials testing technician for the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. With this knowledge, he brings a wealth of technical and real-world experience to his role at Dirigo A/E.
Wendell Hiking With Family
Wendell is a Maine native and a 20 year construction professional with Bachelors Degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Management, both of which he studied at the University of Maine. He has worked a majority of his career on projects throughout Maine and New England for local contractors such as Sargent Corporation (as well as the former H. E. Sargent Inc.), CCI Inc., Williams Construction, and Maine DOT.
Over these 20 years, Wendell has maintained an excellent working relationship with many of the regional and local subcontractors and vendors. Through the management of these resources he delivered projects to clients on time, on budget, and within strict quality guidelines. Construction projects completed range in size from small residential remodels to $27 million fast track commercial projects in Military, Federal Facilities, National Park Service, Healthcare, Education, Retail, Municipal, Transportation, and many others.
Recently Wendell earned his Engineer-in-Training Certification. With a focus on structural and civil design, he is prepared to move forward with enhancing his career in engineering design, as well as continuing with construction management and owner representation.
Relaxing and Fishing
Katie joined Dirigo A/E to become our trusty Office Assistant. She is responsible for maintaining the company’s financial matters with Quickbooks, Bookkeeper, and Payroll. She provides secretarial and clerical support to help the operations of the office to run smoothly and provide friendly correspondence with new and existing clients. Katie also assists with marketing and business development, including proposal preparation, posting company news on social media sites, providing content for website additions and attending local area networking events.