“Limbach’s vision is to become the first choice in integrated building systems: mechanical, electrical and plumbing,” explained LEDS President Tim Ward. “We want to be a full service provider in design-build, design-assist, and those processes are led by engineering. Without electrical engineering, you can’t lead.”
A strategic hire such as this one is crucial in the rapidly-shifting construction marketplace. Design-Build and Design-Assist delivery is more common than ever. The ability to offer each engineering discipline makes LEDS a one-stop-shop for Limbach customers, providing building owners with more cost certainty and a single-point of accountability for the engineering, construction and service of all building systems. Hiring Turner, an experienced and trusted engineer, to lead this new discipline within LEDS gives Limbach a leg-up on the competition. Turner will have the opportunity to build the entire electrical engineering division, serving as Engineer of Record on design-build projects while also working in collaboration with local partners on other projects. With Turner onboard, LEDS plans to expand the electrical division in short order.
“We needed an in-house electrical engineer, and Craig is the first guy,” said Ward. “He has real leadership skills; he understands the business, and he has plenty of hands on expertise. He can lead this department.”
Turner brings twelve years of industry experience with him to Limbach, including a significant portfolio of management and Electrical Design experience. His reputation in the Florida community is more than a decade in the making. Turner graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has spent his entire professional career in the Florida market, including a stint as the head of the Commercial Engineering Department at Matern Professional Engineering in Maitland, Florida. With a bevy of experience in all vertical markets, Turner has designed everything from simple lighting systems to expansive photovoltaic systems. His all-around expertise and desire to build an engineering division as he sees fit makes him the perfect fit for Limbach Engineering & Design Services.
“Getting to create a whole department, starting from the bottom, doing it the right way,” Turner explained. “I’m just really excited to get in there and start building it up.”