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About Us

Our Company

Engineering Design Services LLC is an engineering consulting firm headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas. EDS was founded in July of 2018 to serve the Petrochemical, Renewable Energy, and Technology industries.

Our Professional Engineers focus on providing high-quality service by integrating new technology with our years of industry experience. From the use of drone mounted laser scanners, to implementing augmented reality glasses, such as the Microsoft HoloLens2, EDS has the technology to solve any modern day problem. This technology allows clients to see their projects from a different view.

Engineering Design Services LLC focuses on alignment of our internal incentives to those of our clients.

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Our Goal - Aligned Incentives

Engineering Design Services strives to align our incentives with those of our clients. Doing so means that we are both working towards the same goal. Their are two ways we do this: operating primarily with lump sum contracts and by never issuing change orders.

Most engineering consulting firms operate under one of two distinct project platforms: Time and Material (T&M) or Lump Sum. These two billing platforms drive two different incentives for work.

Time and Material contracts focus on maximizing manhours to maximize profit – a consulting firm’s profit will be a fixed markup from the number of hours billed. The result is that consulting firms are incentivized to do the minimum work necessary to not be fired, so that they can redo the same work scope to bill additional hours for the same amount of work that is ultimately performed. This is an example of how incentives can be misaligned. T&M Incentive – Bill as many hours as possible to maximize profit.

Lump sum contracts focus on completing the project as quickly and as accurately as possible to maximize profit. The result is that consulting firms will try and complete the project accurately in order to move on to the next job. Lump Sum Incentive – Complete the project ASAP to maximize profit.

The biggest risk to clients for lump sum projects is change orders and that is where EDS comes in to mitigate your risk – we have never issued a change order.

 
 

Our Team

Engineering Design Services is made up of individuals with a wide variety of past experience. This diversity is what help drives our unique approach to projects and ultimately allows us to deliver efficient solutions. Some members in our corporate office are highlighted below. EDS also employs personnel co-located at a number of client facilities.

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President & Founder

BSME - Purdue University

MSEE - Purdue University

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Michael has previously spent time developing sensors for the pharmaceutical industry, designing modifications to military helicopters, and has served as the CTO  of a startup focused on autonomous indoor vertical farming. 

Michael Hall
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Vice President of Finance

BBA - Accounting/Finance, TAMUCC

Controller for $300MM+ TIC Projects

Will has previously spent time as the CFO of an oilfield services company and most recently served as the controller for a 100M BBL/day greenfield fractionation plant project. 

Will Messer

Vice President of Design 

BS Kinesiology, TAMUCC
Minor in Business Administration

Shaun spent four years working for the TAMUCC Athletic Communications Department where she managed all social media interactions and provided the majority of the digital copy used for their advertising.

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Vice President of Design

30+ Years of Experience in the Midstream and Refinery/Chemical Plant Industries

Throughout the years, Tim has gained experience in the management of engineering and design personnel along with, in-house and on-site project management, budgeting, & scheduling. Tim also performed QA/QC of outgoing engineering packages. 

Tim Reddell
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Vice President of Automation

BBA - TAMUCC 

After graduating from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Matt has spent the last 10+ years as a Director of Automation/Quality Control Manager. This included the development and integrity of a factory acceptance test program and testing for all control products manufactured in the production facility. 

Matt LeMay
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Executive Assistant 

BSME - TAMUCC (Ongoing)

5+ Years of Experience in Document Controls

Jules assists the VP of Finance with accounts payable and receivable, performs document controls for the office and provides AutoCAD support for drawing modifications - all while going to school to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

Jules Cerda
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Digital Marketing Manager

BS Kinesiology, TAMUCC

Minor in Business Administration

Shaun spent four years working for the TAMUCC Athletic Communications Department where she managed all social media interactions and provided the majority of the digital copy used for their advertising. 

Shaun Cavanaugh
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Engineering Consultant

 

BSChE - Texas A&M College Station

Navy Veteran - Intel 

 

Prior to joining EDS, Devan served in the intelligence community as a cryptologic technician where he earned a Navy Achievement Medal for his outstanding performance across the entirety of his enlistment.  

Devan Kovarek
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Engineering Consultant 

BSChE - Texas A&M Kingsville

Navy Veteran

Kyle was in the US military and served in the Navy where he deployed twice in the Middle East, among other locations. Kyle spent time as a process engineering intern at CITGO, prior to joining EDS. 

Kyle Kovarek
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Engineering Consultant 

BSME - UTRGV

Certified Solidworks Professional

3D Design Expert

John previously worked for Lincoln Electric as a Design Engineer focusing on automated robotic solutions for manufacturing. John has personally developed dozens of automated equipment work cells for the fabrication of everything from furniture to custom John Deere components. 

John Perez
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Engineering Consultant

BSChE - Texas A&M Kingsville

Prior to joining EDS, Ulises worked with Halff Inc. as a Graduate Chemical Engineer. Ulises gained experience in the energy department, designing midstream systems and natural gas distribution systems. 

Ulises Solano
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Engineering Consultant

BSChE - Purdue University

MSChE - Purdue University

Vincent graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering with a Concentration in Energy System Fundamentals and Processes.

Vincent Valbuena
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Engineering Consultant

BSME - Texas A&M Kingsville

Prior to joining EDS, Landon gained experience as a project engineer during the construction of a new 100M BBL/day greenfield fractionation facility and project engineer once the plant was operational. Landon will be supporting our capital projects at Oxy. 

Landon Whitenton
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Jr. Engineering Consultant

BSME - TAMUCC 

Prior to joining EDS, Oliver was a student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Oliver's senior design project was the design and development of an autonomous robot for remote wireline inspections and lubrication. 

Oliver Mosqueda
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Subject Matter Experts 

Engineering Design Services has a broad network of Subject Matter Experts to consult with when dealing with niche projects. Whatever the project is, EDS can get the job done.

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