Thomas J. Ver Straate, P.E., LEED AP
Tom Ver Straate serves as Principal In Charge of Mechanical Engineering and Project Engineer. Tom has been with The Ballard Group, Inc. since 1999 and has a total of 26 years of engineering experience. He began his time with TBG as an HVAC Project Engineer in 1999 and worked his way up through Associate Principal, Secretary/Treasurer, and finally became President in April 2004. In addition to currently holding Professional Engineering Licenses in 23 states, including Colorado, he is also a LEED Accredited Professional by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
Along with the other Principals, he establishes the HVAC system building design criteria, is involved in space planning, and is responsible for providing energy efficient mechanical designs that meet the owner’s expectations and budget. He designs new and upgraded mechanical systems from the initial Schematic Design through permitting and Construction Documents, through final construction providing submittal review, site observations and reports to the Owner to verify that the project is being built to our design standards. He coordinate projects with owners, architects and other engineering disciplines during and following design; supervises and oversees the work of HVAC designers, engineers and draftsmen; oversees and provides quality control for designs drawn under his responsible charge; provides construction administration services. He also troubleshoots and provides assessments of existing mechanical systems.
He's designed mechanical systems for over 450 projects and supervised/overseen many hundreds more new build or renovation/remodels, including: 45 commercial buildings; 160 medical including hospitals, medical office buildings, clinics and laboratories; 140 K-12 schools; 15 university buildings; and 60 assessment/troubleshoot reports, among many others.
Following is a select sampling of Mr. Ver Straate's extensive project experience. If you are interested in getting a full resume of his most recent experience for a specific RFQ/P please Contact Us.
Colorado College | Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado State University | Fort Collins, Colorado
Colorado Mesa University | Grand Junction, Colorado
University of Wyoming | Laramie, Wyoming
Washtenaw Community College | Ann Arbor, Michigan
Western State Colorado University | Gunnison, Colorado
Estes Park Medical Center | Estes Park, Colorado
Yuma Hospital | Yuma, Colorado
Yampa Valley Medical Center | Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Spectrum Health United Memorial Hospital | Greenville, Michigan
Denver Health & Hospital Authority | Denver, Colorado