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Fully Licensed 

Our team has license to work in all fifty states and we have carried out several projects nationwide. We will provide designs for over 200 retail projects on a yearly basis throughout the country.
 
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Why Was the Company Founded

Converge Engineers was formed out of a desire by two experienced engineers to break the mold of conventional engineering services. Over the years we have built a strong technical base of knowledge and expertise. Though we have worked for good companies that have produced solid work product-many of the problems we have seen in our careers at various times-unresponsiveness, lack of concern for clients and staff, wasteful business financial structure, unneeded staff-were keeping us from the personally satisfying and financially advantageous career that we knew we were capable of.

Having developed contacts and a reputation for quality, cost-effective design and responsive communication partnerships with various architectural firms, the company started with a client-base of reliable project stream to kick off our new venture. We strive to meet new challenges with new thinking with focus on the well-being of our staff and clients and the commitment to avoid some of the bad habits of the firms we have come from.

Guido Inoa Alvarez, 

Principal – Electrical Department Manager

Guido is originally from the Dominican Republic. He recieved an electrical engineering degree ‘cum laude’ in the Santo Domingo Institute of Technology (INTEC). He came to the states in his early twenty’s with a strong technical background working as an electrical contractor, sub-station and protections technician for the local utility company. After pursuing his professional engineering license, Guido worked as project manager in a small MEP firm in South Florida, Loucks Engineering an Iconic firm with more than 70 years doing every type of project possible from residential, multifamily, industrial, medical offices, mixed-use developments and aviation projects.

Later moving to Atlanta as the electrical department manager for Greenberg Farrow – a nationally recognized national accounts/retail design firm, Guido managed 5 offices with national and international accounts like Gap, BB&B, DSW, Home Depot, Pink, WFM, IKEA just to mentioned a few. Later moving to Stevens & Wilkinson – one of the oldest firms in the city with 100+ years. Guido worked there as project manager for multiple projects including schools, public buildings, colleges and multifamily mixed-use developments. Guido has a Leed AP certification and has worked in multiple Leed accredited buildings since 2008. He also has a Commissioning Authority certification (CxA) and has developed commissioning procedures and programs for data centers for multiple national/ international technological and communication companies. He is licensed in 49 states as well as the Virgin Islands.

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Justin Hardy, 

Principal – Mechanical Department Manager

Justin is a life-long Georgia resident living in the Marietta Area. Having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Go Jackets!), Justin began his career at an A/E design firm CDH Partners in 1999 designing church, school, and medical/office projects primarily in Georgia for 7 years. Having attained his profession licensure, Justin took advantage of an opportunity to head up the mechanical engineering department at Greenberg Farrow – a nationally recognized national accounts/retail design firm. At Greenberg Farrow, Justin was exposed to and mastered the high-volume retail/restaurant national-account design model, also attaining professional registrations in over 40 states.

With clients, such as Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Texas Roadhouse, Gap, to name a few, specialized skills in maintain corporate design standards, learning how to deal with various state authorities and streamlining the design process.  Though the design of several IKEA furniture and  Whole Foods grocery stores, Justin became familiar with green design features such as radiant water heater and grey-water recycling as well as the LEED certification process and documentation.  After 3 years at Greenberg Farrow – Justin decided to explore the avenue of starting new ventures. In 2009 Justin joined up with a company to start an MEP department under a Telcom Firm – PM&A in Alpharetta, GA, before starting his first partnership under his ownership – H+L Engineers. This entity was later reorganized as Justin Hardy Engineering – with the primary staff members intact and Guido Inoa Alvarez elevated to equal-ownership partner.

As of 2021, the company name has been changed to Converge Engineering in our effort to raise the company profile and further our cause to deliver quality, cost effective, and responsive services to even more clients as we grow into this next decade.

Orlando Inoa Alvarez,

Electrical Project Manager

Born and raised in Dominican Republic, Orlando earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kennesaw State University. Orlando has experience doing research for internal combustion engines and fuel filtering. He began his career as MEP several years ago as an independent contractor before joining the Converge family. Orlando offers a unique perspective on projects as Mechanical Engineer working in the electrical department. During his MEP career, Orlando has helped manage and design several nationwide brands and other retail concepts.

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Jason Inge,

Mechanical Project Manager

Jason is originally from Pensacola, Florida, but has been a resident of Georgia for the last 20 years. Jason has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Mobile. His professional background is in the construction and woodworking industry. Through those professional experiences, Jason has developed strong customer relation, communication, supply chain, organizational and managerial skills. Jason joined the Converge team (formerly H&L Engineers and Justin Hardy Engineering) in 2014 in its earliest stages. He has used his experience from other fields to develop strong relationships with our clients. Jason, as project manager, has been integral to maintaining and growing our multiple nationwide accounts as well as local projects over the last 7 years.

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