EEA Featured in Three Media Outlets

We are delighted that three media outlets featured our leadership transition news.

Read about this news here. 

EEA was highlighted in a long article last week by Will Anderson of the Austin Business Journal. The full story can be read here for ABJ subscribers. 

“The engineer who built a startup consultancy into a multi-state business pulling in millions of dollars per year has handed over day-to-day leadership of the company to a trusted lieutenant,” Mr. Anderson began.

EEA has 82 employees — 68 at its home office in the Texas capital and 14 in a satellite office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Revenue was nearly $10.7 million in 2016; for 2017, revenue is projected at about $15 million, and the company has worked with more than 160 clients last year.

Mr. Anderson continued, “Hart started the business in 1977 as Energy Engineering Associates Inc. with just two employees. It now is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services, energy conservation, commissioning, process utility engineering and utility master planning. It has completed thousands of projects around the world, including in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Singapore.”

EEA President (effective January 1st) Todd Schmitt said, “Mike is leaving some big shoes to fill, but I’ve learned a lot from him over the last 23 years and understand EEA and our culture. I joined EEA with the intent of going back to school shortly after starting, but the culture and interesting work won me over after a few months. Over the years I have been exposed to all aspects of the company and intend to bring this understanding of the daily ins and outs to best leverage our talent to solve challenges.”

In December, the Engineering News-Record (ENR) featured EEA’s transition change in their People section. The full feature can be read here.

The founder and president of EEA Consulting Engineers, Mike Hart, will retire as president at the end of the year and focus on his responsibilities as chairman of the board.

Todd Schmitt, the firm’s current vice president, will assume the position of president of the Austin-headquartered, employee-owned firm effective Jan. 1.

Last week the ASHRAE Journal spotlighted three EEA people and their roles: Mike Hart as company board chair, Todd Schmitt as the new president, and recently hired Paul Scheibmeir as a senior project manager in our high-tech/semiconductor market in the Austin office.

About EEA Consulting Engineers

Austin headquartered EEA Consulting Engineers is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for MEP engineering (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) services, energy conservation, commissioning, process utility engineering, and utility master planning. Since the company’s founding in 1977, the Austin engineering company has grown from two staff to now more than 80 personnel with offices in two states. Our Texas engineers and New Mexico engineers have completed projects in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Singapore for central utility plants, commercial clients, data centers, the government and military, the high tech and semiconductor sector, higher education institutions, industrial facilities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities, recreational parks and pools, religious institutions, and retail and senior living giants. EEA is an Austin American Statesman “Top Workplace” and has been a Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine “MEP Giant” multiple years (a top 100 MEP engineering firm in the USA). For more information, please visit

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