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Who We Are

Professional Engineering Associates (PEA) was founded as a civil and structural engineering consulting firm in 1978 by Clyde F. Boland and Richard H. Kapp. Since that time, PEA has developed an impressive resume of projects, but more importantly repeat clients.

Traditionally, PEA has had more of a concentration in industrial and manufacturing market segments. However in recent years PEA has seen a substantial growth in the more “architectural” sectors including higher education, healthcare, and even residential.

Today, PEA’s project spectrum is diversified and wide ranging. This project mix provides the unique ability to provide our clients with multiple options to their individual design challenges. These multiple options then offer the most cost-effective solutions. We provide smart solutions through varied experience and advanced technology.

Meet the Principals

RICHARD H. KAPP, M.S. P.E. S.E.

Founding Principal Civil/Structural Engineer

  • 35+ years experience
  • Experience in historical renovations, new buildings, investigations of structural failure
  • Extensive experience in Civil/Site design including storm-water and permit application procedures
  • Successfully completed the Structural II Examination
  • Master of Science – Civil Engineering

JAMES F. PEARMAN III, P.E.

Principal Structural Engineer

  • 25+ years experience
  • Design solutions include those for structural projects ranging from heavy to light industrial, commercial, and timber bridges
  • Experienced in a variety of specialized structure designs for industries including tobacco, pulp and papers, and chemical

ALAN L. LUMPKIN, M.S. P.E.

Principal Structural Engineer

  • 25+ years experience
  • Expertise in industrial, commercial building structures as well as specialty foundation design.
  • Seismic expertise includes seismic evaluations of structures, and statewide seminars on seismic design methods, procedures and best practices.
  • Master of Science – Engineering

JEFF R. BARRETT, MBA P.E. S.E. LEED AP

Principal Structural/Civil Engineer

  • 10+ years experience
  • Successfully completed the Structural II examination (Structural II exam is seismic intensive; required by 11 states for structural engineer licensing)
  • Expertise in healthcare, institutional, residential, and existing structures rehabilitation
  • Masters of Business Administration

Join Our Team

Would you like to be part of an award winning firm?  PEA is currently seeking highly motivated individuals who wish to grow and expand their career.  Submit your application today!

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