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Ray Engineering, Inc.’s experience and expertise relates well to all aspects of the construction industry.  This is a significant advantage to our diverse commercial and residential clients.  Our organization of licensed professional engineers and architectural support has an accumulation of over one hundred years of experience in the single-family, multi-family, and commercial construction markets.  Our continued growth has been the result of the talent, experience, and service that our staff provides to each client. 

Ray Engineering, Inc. prides itself on an excellent track record in completing engineering services on time and within budget.  With Ray Engineering, clients can be assured that they will receive quality service from concept to completion.
 

Professional Services Include
Property Managers
     
  Structural Reviews  Capital Reserve Analysis   Drainage and Erosion Reviews
Restoration Plans and Specifications   Bid Packages   Property Condition Assessment
  Contract Administration   Construction Monitoring   Roof Reviews
  Review of Building Exterior Finishes   Review of Asphalt/
   Concrete Parking & Drive Areas
 
     
Lending Institutions    
     
  Pre-Construction Analysis   Property Condition Assessment   Construction Monitoring
  Contract Administration    
     
Architectural/General Contractors    
     
  Site Development & Structural Design   Contract Administration   Code Conformance Analysis 
     
Developers/Realtors    
     
  Structural Reviews   Physical Needs Assessments   Site Development Design
  Flood Plain Analysis   Condominium Conversions   Drainage Reviews
  Reconstruction Design    
 

What is a Capital Reserve Analysis? 

A Capital Reserve Analysis is an in-depth evaluation of a property's physical components and an analysis of its reserve funds.  Based on a thorough on-site inspection, a reserve study details anticipated replacements or repairs to common-area elements and recommends annual reserve funding to cover capital expenditures for the next 30 years.

Reserve studies give community association managers, board members and property owners assurance that future major property expenses are identified early and that a funding plan is in place to pay for those expenses. 

Merits of a Reserve Study

  The Board gains an opportunity to orchestrate projects rather than reacting to events or crisis.

  A Board that experiences annual turnovers will gain a sense of continuity, by being able to plan the year’s agenda. 

  Collection of funds can be distributed equitably over the homeowners and over the life of the property. 

  Reserve planning allows time for the Board to solicit competitive bids and to evaluate contractors.

  Major repairs can be scheduled away from holidays, weekends or periods of inclement weather. 

Why Ray Engineering, Inc.?

There are four Reserve Specialists employed by Ray Engineering, Inc.  Our four Reserve Specialists have earned recognition under the Community Associations Institute, Directory of Credentialed Professionals.  The Reserve Specialist designation is awarded to qualified individuals who, through their experience, can ensure that community associations prepare their reserve budgets as closely as possible.  All Reserve Specialists must meet the following requirements:

Prepared at least 30+ reserve studies within the past three years
Hold a bachelors degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering (or equivalent); and
Hold a bachelors degree in construction management, architecture, or engineering (or comply with rules outlined by the Professional Reserve Specialist Code of Ethics.

 

Professional Affiliations Professional Engineer Registration
Southern Building Code Congress – International
American Society of Civil Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Community Associations Institute
American Concrete Institute
National Council of Examiners for Engineering
   and Surveying
Alabama Ohio
Florida Pennsylvania
Georgia South Carolina
Mississippi Tennessee
New Jersey Texas
North Carolina Virginia

Steven W. Ray, P.E., RS, President
Mr. Ray received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Memphis State University.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in several states, as well as a General Contractor with an Unlimited License and has earned his Reserve Specialist designation.  His construction career began with the industrial division of Daniel International Corporation, where for five years he was the Civil Engineer and Engineering Manager on several $200 million plus industrial projects.  Mr. Ray’s experience includes twelve years in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, working as Senior Project Manager over several multi-family residential projects.  As Director of Construction, Mr. Ray was responsible for horizontal and vertical construction involving development activity of over $40 million.  He also served as Executive Vice President of a development consulting firm where he designed over 100 multi-family and commercial projects and worked extensively with lending institutions performing facility reviews on existing structures.  He has also supervised the completion of distressed properties for the lending community.  Mr. Ray’s comprehensive experience enables him to provide consulting services for engineering and construction related problems for a variety of clients.
 

Durdica “Georgia” Matkovic, P.E., RS
, Vice President

Ms. Matkovic graduated from the University of Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  She obtained her Professional Engineering License in December 2003 and has professional experience as a designer and supervisor for building construction and repair, retaining wall restoration and site design.  Ms. Matkovic has many years of comprehensive experience working on multi-family, residential, and commercial properties for Ray Engineering, Inc.  Utilizing her extensive experience in AutoCAD, she prepares civil design plans and performs surveys and hydrology reports necessary for obtaining permits for properties prior to development.  Mrs. Matkovic also has 15 years of experience in conducting property condition assessments and capital reserve analyses for residential, multi-family and commercial properties and is a Reserve Specialist.

Kelvin D. Garmon, P.E., RS, Project Manager
Mr. Garmon is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University,  with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology.  He obtained his Professional Engineer License in June of 2014 and has earned his Reserve Specialist designation.  Mr. Garmon joined Ray Engineering, Inc., in 1997, as a Project Manager.  His responsibilities include capital reserve analyses for residential, multi-family and commercial clients, preparation of residential and multi-family roof audits, residential and commercial structural inspections, multi-family rehabilitation and restoration projects and construction monitoring.
 
 

Michael W. Morey, RS,
Project Engineer

Mr. Morey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida.  His construction career began with an owned subsidiary of General Electric Company, Trafalgar Developers of Florida, where he served for over ten years as project engineer and owner’s representative.  He was involved in all aspects of project development from directing land development operations on large tract planned unit developments to managing construction of mid-rise commercial office buildings.  He has also worked for a large commercial lender providing in-house construction support services for their asset management group.  At Ray Engineering, Inc., Mr. Morey is currently employed as a Project Manager providing pre-construction analysis, existing property evaluations, physical need assessments, construction and forensic inspections and contract administrations services for various local, state and commercial institutions.  Mr. Morey has earned his Reserve Specialist designation.

Robert "Nicko" Romeo, Project Engineer
Nicko started as an intern with Ray Engineering, Inc., while in college at Southern Polytechnic State University, now known as Kennesaw State University,.  Upon graduation in 2016, he was employed as a Project Engineer responsible for reserve analysis, compliance inspections, providing various details using AutoCAD and performing inspection. 

Darko Kolar, Project Architect
Darko is responsible for AutoCAD drawings for architectural plans and construction plans for commercial, multifamily and residential projects, as well as architectural drawings for condominium conversions.
 

client list
Ray Engineering, Inc.’s association with the construction industry has enabled us to provide services for lending institutions, property management companies, and commercial businesses, as well as a variety of private clients.

Greystar

Community Management Associates

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

Tribridge Residential

Heritage Property Management

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

Homeside Properties

Shaben & Associates, Inc.

Alpharetta, Georgia

Suwanee, Georgia

 

 

Team Management, Inc.

Synovus

Marietta, Georgia

Columbia, South Carolina

 

 

NuRock

Abacus Property Management

Alpharetta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

Ram Partners, LLC

CWS Partners

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

GW & Associates

Bank of North Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Alpharetta, Georgia

 

 

Access Management Group

Parkside Management

Roswell, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia
   
Lincoln Property Services Waypoint Residential
Duluth, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia

References

Ms. Jennifer Adams
Department of Community Affairs
60 Executive Park South, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia  30329-2229
(404) 679-4840

Mr. Seth Weissman
Weissman P.C.
One Alliance Center, 4th Floor
3500 Lenox Road
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
(404) 926-4500

 

 

Mr. Wayne Samuels
Greystar Management Services, LP
10 Glenlake Pkwy., South Tower #445
Atlanta, Georgia  30328
(770) 512-4000

Ms. Christy Barber
Homeside Properties, Inc.
2555 Westside Parkway, Suite 600
Alpharetta, Georgia  30004

(770) 998-2924

 

 

Rebecca Lively
NuRock Companies
800 North Point Pkwy., #125
Alpharetta, Georgia  30087
(678) 297-3393

Mr. Dennis Hoffman
Community Management Associates
1465 Northside Drive, Suite 128

Atlanta, Georgia  30318
(404) 835-9100

 

 

Stephen A. Winter, Esquire
Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC
One Securities Centre
3490 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Suite 800
Atlanta, Georgia  30305
(404) 844-5700

Ms. Lisa McCurdy
Synovus
1221 Main Street, 15th Floor
Columbia, South Carolina  29201
(803) 929-2074

 

 

 

Ms. Jill Haire
Park Place on Peachtree Condominium
2660 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30305
(404) 262-2211

Mr. Michael Kampy
Trump Plaza of The Palm Beaches Condominium Association, Inc.
525
South Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida  33401

(561) 655-2555

 

 

Mr. Juan Grabowski
CWS Apartment Homes
16106 Cloverleaf Ct.
Charlotte, North Carolina  28277
(404) 391-6847

Mr. William Hyde
Guardian Adjusters and Appraisers
3651 Peachtree Parkway
Suwanee, Georgia  30024
(770) 888-7078

   

Mr. Ken Doble CCIM, CPM
QR Capital
6445 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 205
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
(404) 915-9528

Mr. William Barnes
Winn Residential
4060 Herschel Road
College Park, Georgia  30337
(770) 335-7697

 

 

Mr. John Kelley
Lincoln Property Services
6340 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Suite 350
Duluth, Georgia  30097
(678) 339-0009

Mr. George Kelly
Waypoint Residential
3475 Piedmont Road, NE, #1640
Atlanta, Georgia  30305
(770) 817-5956

 

 

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