Our Staff

Carol Stroupe, President

Chris R. Stroupe, III, Chief Operating Officer is a graduate of NC State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Chris is a registered Professional Engineer in five states and is a LEED accredited professional as well. His expertise includes not only HVAC and plumbing system designs, but building energy simulation models, utility rates and energy audits as well. Projects have included 2-pipe, 4-pipe, water source heat pumps, VAV, steam and hot water boiler systems, pressure boosters, and lift stations. He was the Mechanical Engineer for the first U.S. Green Building Council; LEED accredited elementary school in the United States (Third Creek Elementary School-recipient of the Gold Medal award) and the first LEED Gold accredited justice center in the Eastern U.S. (Rockingham County Judicial Center). He has several other LEED projects completed and in the design phase.

Troy Baker, Vice President – Troy attended NC A&T from 1990-1994 as an Architectural Engineering major and Guilford Tech from 1994-1995. He was initially employed with CES from 1995 – 2005 as a design engineer before deciding to join the contracting industry as a design engineer/project manager. In 2009, he rejoined CES as a design engineer and most recently was promoted to Vice President. Troy brings an insightful practicality to CES projects with his many years as a designer combined with his contracting experience.

Roberto Bisti, EI, is a 1991 graduate of the University of Rome in Civil Engineering with specialization in HVAC. He has worked on numerous LEED accredited projects. He is proficient in energy modeling and has extensive experience in building sciences. Roberto has been employed by CES since 2000.

David Goodson, PE, joined CES in November, 2014. He is a Professional Engineer, licensed in NC, SC and Virginia. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional. David is a 2003 graduate of UNC-Charlotte with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has much experience in HVAC and plumbing system designs, BIM, Navisworks, 3D CAD Software and Trimble Field Layout.

Tom Muse, PE, Director of Electrical Engineering, is a 1993 graduate of NC State University. He has overseen projects ranging from $10K to $51 million including  industrial, federal, aviation, commercial, residential, military, retail, institutional, universities and K-12 schools. Tom brings expertise in lighting, power, emergency power, fire alarm, telephone, television, sound, security, data, and security distribution systems. In addition, Tom also holds a General Contractor’s license as well as a NC Real Estate Broker’s License.

Milton Whitley, PE has jointly worked with CES on numerous projects for the past thirty years. He is a graduate of NC State University with a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering. Milton has provided construction documents for all types of projects including rest homes, churches, banks, schools, fire stations and emergency facilities, to name a few. His work consists of power lighting, telephone, TV, fire alarm and paging systems. He holds a PE license in NC, SC, GA, VA, PA, FL, AR, MI, MS, TN and AL.

Our design team is also comprised of other highly qualified and experienced individuals, many of whom hold plumbing, HVAC, and/or electrical contracting licenses and has HVAC commissioning experience.

In addition to the Gold Medal Award mentioned above, Consultant Engineering Service, Inc. was also part of the design teams for Vineland Station, Whiteville, NC and Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Station, Fayetteville, NC both of which were recently awarded the 2006 Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit by Preservation North Carolina.

We have a large amount of experience with phased projects. Most HVAC and plumbing renovation/replacement projects require careful planning to allow parts of the building to remain operational. Close coordination with the owner during the design phase to establish realistic milestones/parameters is critical a successful project.