Firm Principals

Stephen C. Kaufman

President, Professional Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional

In addition to serving as the firm’s president/general manager, Steve has 30 years experience in the engineering field, including project management and HVAC design. Experience includes both new and renovation/retrofit work at numerous medical facilities, clinics, schools, colleges, and various local government buildings.  Many projects have featured significant sustainable design features such as rainwater collection, day lighting, solar, and geothermal heat pumps.  Steve has extensive experience managing project production with attention to quality control and project budget.

Stephen C. Kaufman

EDUCATION
North Carolina State University
BSME 1980

REGISTRATION
Professional Engineer
NC, 1986
VA, 1991
GA, 2008

AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
National Society of Professional Engineers
American Council Of Engineering Companies
Certified Peer Reviewer

CONTACT INFORMATION
skaufman@RNM-engineers.com
Call 828-492-0677 Ext. 101

Jeffery S. Plemmons

Vice President, Medical Project Manager

Mr. Plemmons is currently involved in project management of renovations and new construction at several medical facilities.  Work scope includes coordination of mechanical and electrical design, budgeting, and construction phase administration for projects including operating rooms, endoscopy suites, emergency departments, trauma rooms, radiology, cath labs, and isolation rooms.

Jeffery S. Plemmons

EDUCATION
North Carolina State University
BSME, 1987 Cum Laude

AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
North Carolina Hospital Engineers Association
ASHRAE

CONTACT INFORMATION
jplemmons@RNM-engineers.com
Call 828-492-0677 Ext. 114

Mark R. McDowell

Principal, Professional Engineer,  LEED Accredited Professional

Mr. McDowell is the mechanical department head and provides oversight of all mechanical design functions during design for coordination and system application.  Scope of recent work includes all aspects of HVAC systems and system upgrades for total hospital applications for several hospitals.

Mark McDowellEDUCATION
North Carolina State University
BSME, 1992, Cum Laude

REGISTRATION
Professional Engineer NC #24539
LEED, AP

AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
National Society of Professional Engineers
American Society of  Plumbing Engineers

CONTACT INFORMATION
mmcdowell@RNM-engineers.com
Call 828-492-0677 Ext. 115

Charles W. Garrett, Jr.

Principal, Senior Electrical Designer

With nearly 4 decades of Electrical experience, Mr. Garrrett is very familiar in the design of Electrical Systems for Industrial, Schools, Hospitals, and Commercial Buildings including power systems, specialized lighting designs, fire alarms, telecommunications, nurse call, power generation, emergency power distribution, and isolated power systems.

Charles GarrettEDUCATION
Asheville Buncombe Technical College,1971

AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Member of BICSI
North Carolina Hospital Engineers Association

CONTACT INFORMATION
cgarrett@RNM-engineers.com
Call 828-492-0677 Ext. 106

J. Scott Denton

Principal, Professional Engineer

Mr. Denton is the electrical department head and provides oversight of all electrical design functions during design for coordination and system application. Projects include electrical design for renovations and new construction for commercial, institutional, educational, and industrial facilities. Work scope includes load calculations, lighting design, electrical system design and layout, power distribution design, and equipment selection. Scott has experience in design of daylighting with light level controls and photovoltaic systems.

J. Scott Denton

EDUCATION
Appalachian State University 
B.S. Physics, 1995
University of Tennessee
BSEE, 1997

REGISTRATION
Professional Engineer
NC #35223
TN #112290
SC#27646

CONTACT INFORMATION
sdenton@RNM-engineers.com
Call 828-492-0677 Ext. 105

Jeff Powell

Principal, Professional Engineer

Mr. Powell provides Plumbing and Fire Protection design function and oversight , as well as site observation of existing facilities during design for coordination and system application.  Mr. Powell also performs Construction Administration for jobs under construction.  Previously, he worked as Assistant Superintendent for Robins & Morton at Grace and Valdese Hospitals, in charge of PME operations and site coordination.  He also worked as PME Coordinator for Harrah’s Cherokee Tower II expansion.

Jeff Powell

EDUCATION
North Carolina State University
BSME, 1983

REGISTRATION
Professional Engineer
NC #25989

AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
American Society of  Mechanical     
Engineers
ASHRAE - Commissioning Process
Management Professional

CONTACT INFORMATION
jpowell@RNM-engineers.com
Call 828-492-0677 Ext. 121

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 mail@rnm-engineers.com
  Call 828-492-0677

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