Summer 2018 Interns

Since the 1990’s, M.E. GROUP has facilitated an internship program for college students; a program built to guide and mentor future leaders. As of the summer of 2018, M.E. GROUP has 12 full-time employees who took part in a company internship. An opportunity where questions are encouraged and daily engagement with professionals is the norm,

My Time in Malingua Pamba with EWB

By Jacqueline Davis, Mechanical Engineer, Denver Always Interested I’ve always been interested in the work Engineers without Borders (EWB) does. According to, “Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs.” Their highly skilled volunteers work with communities to find appropriate solutions for

Expect the Unexpected in Designing Education Spaces

Expect the Unexpected, a Reflection on the 2017 A4LE Conference in Atlanta by Mandy Redfield, PE, LEED-AP BD+C, Assistant Practice Lead, Denver Office I went to my first A4LE International Conference in Atlanta, GA with some expectations; to learn and meet new people. For the most part, however, I expected the experience would be similar

Farewell, Interns! A Summer 2017 Retrospection

Thank you to all of our interns who spent this summer with us. We hope you had a great time and will take what you’ve learned with us with you as you continue your journey into your future career. Before they left, we asked our interns to provide on last reflection on their summer experience

KC Team Promotions

We are pleased to announce even more promotions at M.E. GROUP, and this time they’re each homegrown! Congratulations to Andrew Bridges, P.E, and Conner Smith, P.E. for taking the helm of the KC MEP Design Practice. Andrew has been tapped to serve as the MEP Practice Lead; while Conner will serve as Assistant Practice Lead

MAKE A CONNECTION: 5 Questions for Rich Anderson

Congratulations to Our New Practice Leads

M.E. GROUP is excited to share the firm’s recent promotions and organizational changes, which will allow us as a team to better continue to live out our purpose of Improving Life through a Better Built Environment. Our operations consist of our Building Engineering and Building Science divisions. Building Engineering is organized into five (5) practices,

MAKE A CONNECTION: 5 Questions for Marcel Harmon

Rick Maniktala, President

M.E. GROUP Names New President

Overland Park, KS — Rick Maniktala, PE, MBA, HFDP, CxA, LEED-AP, has been named President of M.E. GROUP by the Board of Directors effective immediately. “We welcome Rick’s experience and leadership to the role of President,” said Aaron Stover, M.E. GROUP’s Controller & Board Member. “As President, Rick will provide strategic leadership for the company

Welcome Summer 2017 Interns!

M.E. GROUP is very excited to welcome our Summer Intern Class of 2017! These future engineers are ready to learn. We are even welcoming back a couple of familiar faces. Stay tuned for updates throughout the summer as our interns learn the importance of Improving Life through a Better Built Environment. TEAM KC: DARCI KERN

Welcome Bob Weber, PE

Join us in welcoming Bob Weber, PE,  M.E. GROUP’s newest Chief Mechanical Engineer, based in our Denver office. “I am excited to be a part of a firm that is an industry leader in technical and innovative building systems design,” Bob said. With more than 20 years of industry and technical experience in

Interns Win at AEI Student Design Competition

Congrats to our interns, Mark Wilder and David Repair for winning the following awards awards at the 2017 Architectural Engineering Institute’s (AEI) Student Design Competition: 1st in Electrical (David was electrical lead) 2nd in Mechanical 2nd in Integration 1st in High Performance and WELL Project Challenge – Plaque 1st in Security and Resiliency

MAKE A CONNECTION: 5 Questions for Ryan Tushner

MAKE A CONNECTION: 5 Questions for Matt Coulter

1. What is the most rewarding aspect about your job? Why? I get great satisfaction when successful projects pull a community or organization together. These are projects our staff can be proud of because we have learned something while designing and have put care and effort into ensuring that it provides benefit to the client

Welcome Brad Lewis, Technology Practice Leader

Bold Moves Make Bold Progress: Introducing Brad Lewis Brad Lewis, M.E. GROUP’s new Technology Practice Leader and Vice President is into sound. Like, really into sound and the science behind it. So we asked him to join our team and bring his specialty expertise in Technology and Acoustics to complement our established suite of engineering

Q&A with an Expert: the WHY behind WELL

Listen to Sara Greenwood of USGBC Central Plains and our own Marcel Harmon discuss the importance of  WELL and The WELL Building Standard on KCUR 89.3’s “Up To Date” program. Click here. As a part of the next evolutionary phase of our outreach and education, Marcel Harmon, PhD, PE, WELL AP, LEED AP O+M, from
Pete Jefferson

MAKE A CONNECTION: 5 Questions for Pete Jefferson

At M.E. GROUP, Engineering is a Harmonious Art Form

Look Past the Constraints: At M.E. GROUP, Engineering is a Harmonious Art Form By Miles Dake, PE, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C This week is eWEEK, the national celebration of all things engineering. M.E. GROUP is taking this opportunity to recognize our engineers, educate our followers, and maybe inspire someone to become an engineer. So, in
Aaron Stover

MAKE A CONNECTION: 5 Questions for Aaron Stover

WELL Kick-Off

M.E. GROUP and Forte Building Science, a division of M.E. GROUP, launched the firm’s WELL initiative by engaging each of our offices in a company-wide program designed to align with our WELL Consulting services. The first step was to enjoy a healthy breakfast together and hear and presentations from our  WELL AP certified team members.

2016: Year in Review

It’s been quite a year for M.E. GROUP! We reached our 25th anniversary; we grew, in terms of successful projects and team members; we rolled out our new division, Forte Building Science, and we celebrated by thanking those who helped get us here. We’re on a roll and looking forward to more great things in


  M.E. GROUP has a lot to be thankful for… We made it! Today is our official 25th Anniversary. We are thankful for everyone who has joined us on our journey, helped us celebrate our milestone (click here to see a gallery of images from our parties), and for our valued partnerships. Happy Thanksgiving from

Welcome to the Team: Fall 2016

JOHN BLAUMAN | Denver | Mechanical Engineer John was born and raised in Denver, and recently graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering. He is also one of our many intern success stories, having started with M.E. GROUP in the summer of 2015 as an intern, and is now

More Team Members Earn WELL AP™

Congratulations to Andres Rodriguez-Burns and Carrie Nakamoto for earning their WELL AP™. Andres and Carrie join Pete Jefferson, Marcel Harmon and Stuart Shell in possessing the knowledge of human health and wellness in the built environment, and specialize in the WELL Building Standard. Successfully passing the WELL AP™ exam demonstrates knowledge in WELL Building Standard

Thanks to our Interns!

Thank you to all of our interns who spent the summer with us. We hope you had a great time and learned a lot!   DENVER INTERNS: Reid Poling, University of Kansas “I truly had a great time as an intern this summer with the Denver office of M.E. GROUP.  I was impressed that interns

M.E. GROUP is “Soaring” Sponsor of G.L.O.W. Benefit

M.E. GROUP is proud to be the “Soaring” Sponsor for the inaugural Giving Lifts Our World Benefit for the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Lincoln, NE on June 25, 2016. This benefit features a hot air balloon launch, representing how giving lifts our world to new heights in protecting children, starting in our local communities.

Team Members Earn WELL AP Certification

We are pleased to announce that Marcel Harmon, Pete Jefferson, and Stuart Shell, members of Forte Building Science, a division of M.E. GROUP, have earned their WELL Accredited Professional (WELL APTM) credentials through the International WELL Building InstituteTM (IWBITM), placing them among the first in the country to achieve this certification. Successfully passing the WELL

Pete Jefferson and Marcel Harmon to Present at RMG 2016

          Pete Jefferson and Marcel Harmon will present Achieving Thermal Delight: Alliesthesia as a Design Approach at the Rocky Mountain Green conference ( on Friday, April 22 at 11:15 am the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Join Marcel and Pete as they discuss how most buildings exist to

NEW TEAM MEMBERS: Welcome to the Sandbox!

Welcome to the newest members of our team (from left to right): LEXI FRITZ | Denver | Administrative Assistant CANDY WILFORD | Kansas City | BIM/CAD JOSH DAWS | Corporate/Nebraska | IT Manager JESSICA ROCKWELL | Omaha | BIM/CAD

Announcing Our Newest Promotions

We are pleased to announce the following well-deserved elevations of our team members to Principal, Senior Associate and Associate:   PRINCIPALS Aaron Stover, Comptroller | Aaron is a member of our corporate division and has been with M.E. GROUP for 18 years. Jo Barr, Director of Marketing | Jo oversees our marketing, business development and

M.E. GROUP Celebrates 25 Years in 2016

Visit our special 25th Anniversary microsite: View the video of Our Story: ——————————————————————————————– What a difference 25 years makes. In 2016, we celebrate our silver anniversary, of not just high performance building design and consulting, but also 25 years of IMPROVING LIVES. When M.E. GROUP incorporated in 1991, cell phones were still the

Happy 15th Anniversary, Pete!

Congratulations to PETE JEFFERSON for 15 years of service to M.E. GROUP. Why does Pete love working for M.E. GROUP? “M.E. GROUP has provided me with so many amazing growth opportunities, including learning about and working on the first LEED projects early on in my career; as well as leading teams and setting the direction