ABOUT US

RELATIONSHIPS & QUALITY
A consulting engineering firm’s primary responsibility is to produce accurate civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings and to meet deadlines. At DVO, we believe that an equal responsibility of the consulting engineer is the development of long-term relationships with our clients. Our job as engineers and your job as architects/owners/contractors becomes easier and more fulfilling when we are familiar with each other.
HISTORY
Dawson Van Orden, Inc. was founded in 1974 by Robert Van Orden as Van Orden Engineering providing Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing engineering services. Jason Dawson joined Van Orden Engineering in 2004, and the firm became Dawson Van Orden, Inc. DVO added fire protection department to compliment our core MEP services in 2017.
JASON DAWSON, P.E., LEED AP
PRINCIPAL
In 2004, Jason decided to leave the “Bluegrass State” of Kentucky and assisted Van Orden Engineering in growing from a 2-person firm to where it is today. He was born and raised working long hours within his family-owned tobacco farm in Owensboro, Kentucky.  This is where his intense work ethic originated and has made him the successful business owner he is today.  During his career Jason has worked with top sales groups such as Hunton Trane and Big Ass Fans. He transferred the sales oriented business model into the engineering field, and has revolutionized the way an engineering firm is able to benefit their clients. During the past 10 years Jason has specialized in Industrial, Religious, Commercial, Medical, and Private School Facilities. Jason has been the Project Manager and/or Engineer of Record on over 200 projects per year for the last 7 years. He brings his expertise in equipment and systems to the firm as well as a working knowledge of virtually all types of HVAC projects. Now majority partner and Chief Executive Officer of DVO, Jason’s forward thinking allows for the firm to be in a state of constant transformation, excelling and breaking barriers in the engineering world.

Education
University of Kentucky
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1999)
Western Kentucky University
Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics and History (1995)
99-II Trane Graduate Training Program
ROBERT VAN ORDEN, P.E.
FOUNDER
Dawson Van Orden would not be in existence if it wasn’t for Robert (aka ‘Bob’) deciding to break out and start a new engineering firm back in 1974. Now, with over 50 years of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing experience, Bob has hung up his engineering skills, retired, and passed the company over to the next generation. Bob is still active within the firm, as well as a key member of the Board of Directors. When he is not out fishing or spending time with family at his lake house in Livingston, Bob still keeps his mind fresh by offering advice and consulting to the firm’s continued success.

Education
Texas Tech University
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering
LICENSED IN:
Our Services are also available in District of Columbia.
DVO licensed in USA
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
The success of our company starts with the employees we hire to get the job done.  Over the past 10 years DVO has recruited some of the top engineering talent from across the country.  With each leader’s experience level spread all over the nation it allows the company to provide a limitless engineering service.  Below is a brief description of our top-rated engineering management team.  Each leader manages a team of designers and drafters that take a clients vision and turn it into a tangible reality.
JASON DAWSON, P.E., LEED AP
PRINCIPAL
SIGURD SPERBUND
VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
ssperbund@dvoeng.com
Cell: 832.454.8488
JASON FEIT, P.E., LEED AP
ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENT HEAD
JAMIE LUCAS
Office Manager
jlucas@dvoeng.com
Office: 281.293.7500
DARIN GARRISON
Fire Protection Department Head
WESLEY DAOUST, P.E., LEED AP
PRINCIPAL MANAGER AUSTIN
S. ALI JAMAL
MECHANICAL Department Head
EMILEE WILLIAMS
Project manager
SCOTT NEUKAM
Project manager
OLIVER THOMPSON
Project manager
ARJUN KAMALAPUR
Project manager
JON WEISMANN
ACCOUNTING
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