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No matter what type of engineering project you are tasked with, CEA Consulting Engineers has a solution. With over 100 years of combined experience choose the trusted name in local engineering options and see better results.
Larry J. Scharf, P.E., LEED AP
University of Colorado & US Air Force Academy
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering
Oregon, Colorado, Ohio
Larry started his career with BHCD Engineers in Denver, Colorado. Serving as Project Engineer and then as Project and Group Manager for office building design. In 1984, Larry founded and served as President of ABS Consultants, an MEP design firm which subsequently grew to 40 employees by the mid 1990’s. After an extended sabbatical sailing around the Caribbean, Larry joined MDA Engineering as a lead mechanical project manager where he spent 15 years working on various projects.
Larry has extensive experience in high rise and low rise office buildings, hotels, retail, medical office buildings, hospitals, industrial facilities, and K-12 and higher education projects.
Since Larry's move to Powell Butte, he has been leading the engineering and business development for CEA Consulting Engineers in the design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for Central Oregon's growing construction industry.
Senior Plumbing Designer
Clackamas CC & Oregon Plumbing Apprenticeship
Robert started his career in the plumbing industry in 1994, working as a laborer and then moving on to become an apprentice plumber and then a journeyman plumber in 1999. Two years after becoming a Journeyman Plumber, Robert applied and passed the state tests to become a certified plumbing inspector for commercial as well as residential structures. After becoming a Plumbing Inspector, Robert spent the next 4 years working for the City of Beaverton performing plan review as well as inspections on both commercial and residential structures.
In 2008, Robert decided to join the engineering side of the plumbing trade and went to work for Interface Engineering in Portland, Oregon. While working for Interface Engineering, he worked on many different types of projects which ranged from county and public service buildings to residential housing projects. In 2014, Robert was offered the opportunity to step out of his comfort zone and manage a plumbing company that had both a new construction department and a service/ remodel department.
In March of 2020, Robert decided to make Central Oregon his forever home and started with CEA Consulting Engineers as our Senior Plumbing Designer.
Robert has extensive experience in county, school and public service projects.
Ronald S. Timko, P.E., LEED AP
Electrical Department Manager
The University of Toledo
B.S. - Electrical Engineering
Starting with MDA Engineering in 1994 as a draftsman while attending school, Ron has progressed into an engineer/designer, obtained his professional engineering license, and is presently the Electrical Department Manager for the firm. Ron has over 20 years of experience in commercial, residential, research and development, educational, industrial, religious, municipal and health care facilities.
Engineering responsibilities include power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, access control, CCTV and control systems plus telecommunications cabling for voice and data systems. Ron also specializes in power system analysis including fault, load flow, time current coordination and arc flash studies utilizing computer hardware and the training he has received.
Kyle Swenson, P.E.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
University of Southern California
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering
Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California
Kyle has worn multiple hats in the building construction industry throughout his engineering career. He first spent 4 years as a mechanical engineer with Integral Group, an MEP firm specializing in "Deep Green Engineering", where he worked on a multitude of large projects including higher education research laboratories, office spaces, high rise apartment complexes, food service facilities, and large central plant operations.
Kyle has also working in the software world as a control systems and retro-commissioning engineer where he successfully analyzed BMS data for many buildings in order to help clients improve the performance of their buildings and reduce their energy and operating costs.
Before moving to Bend and coming onboard with CEA, Kyle was the Director of Engineering for a small decentralized wastewater treatment company that was designing, installing, and operating small solids recovery and membrane bioreactor systems that would allow for the recycling of blackwater in large commercial buildings.
High Tech Institute
A.A. - Architecture
Brian has worked in many different aspects of the design industry from aviation, architecture, custom building, electrical, and plumbing. After completing his education, he went to work for Boeing in Seattle where he started work on the Boeing 777, but moved on to the design team working on the F22 Raptor. After deciding to return to Bend, he went to work as a consultant for Boeing designing and helping to fabricate aviation ground support equipment for specialty planes like the AWAX and Airforce 1.
His love of Architecture was never gone, and when an opportunity came to get back to designing homes, he jumped at the chance to design plans for track home developments, apartments, and commercial buildings.
Brian returned to CEA 4 years ago to come full circle to the company he helped create 20 years earlier. He is responsible for a variety of work within the company. Running loads on projects, the design and drafting of HVAC systems for residential and commercial projects. Doing field work, site surveys, and punch walks to verify conformity to the design.