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Broadening its Presence On the West Coast of Florida

April 17, 2024TLC Engineering Solutions, Inc. and APG Electric, Inc. are thrilled to announce that APG Engineering has joined the TLC team, expanding its presence and capabilities in the State of Florida and broadening its bench nationally. APG’s established offices in Sarasota and Clearwater, Florida will transition to TLC locations and integrate with the local, existing TLC teams.

APG’s engineering expertise has grown over the past 17 years to include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and telecommunication systems. Working alongside the APG contracting team, they are pragmatic and solution-minded engineers. The APG engineers will continue to support their current clients and projects, with support and expanded services available from TLC resources. Their extensive healthcare portfolio will also significantly enhance TLC’s capability to serve its healthcare clientele. In addition to healthcare, APG will reinforce other TLC core markets to include education, aviation, municipal, commercial, cultural, sports & entertainment, and mission critical.

TLC’s Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Sheerin explained, “We are grateful to APG Electric for creating this astounding team and for their partnership in supporting this transition. We extend a warm welcome to the esteemed APG engineering team. Their expertise and dedication align wholeheartedly with our mission of service. We are thrilled to offer a deeper bench of talented engineers for clients in the Tampa Bay region and Southwest Florida, especially with their healthcare expertise. Together, we will create innovative solutions that positively impact our clients and the local communities.”

Michael Henley, President of APG Electric Contractors and Engineers stated “We are happy for our engineering group and will miss them deeply. We like this partnership because we want the best for our employees. TLC is able to provide greater opportunities for our engineering group that we were limited in doing. Our roots are electrical contracting / technology / life safety systems installation and service, with engineering to support our ‘can do’ attitude for every client. We will also continue to have VDC (virtual design and construction) BIM resources to support our thriving construction business.  We will reset to those roots as we move forward.”

Michael Dobbs, former Vice President of APG Engineering, added, “The chance to become part of TLC enables us to better serve our clients and achieve heightened growth in our local branches and beyond. With TLC’s support, our staff will have access to industry experts and diverse opportunities for development and advancement.”

With this partnership, Mike Dobbs becomes the Managing Principal of Healthcare Operations for both the Clearwater/Tampa and Sarasota, Florida locations. He will work under the leadership of Aaron Johnson, TLC’s Director of Healthcare Operations. The following team members have also joined TLC as Principals of the firm: Rolando Alvarez, PE, Rolando Martiatus, PE, Don Netinho, PE, and Todd Potter, RCDD. The following team members joined TLC as Senior Associates: Bruce Loeppke, PE, Eric Eldridge, PE and Michael Skene, PE.  Associate team members include Yonet Lopez, PE and Corey Schiller.

About TLC Engineering Solutions, Inc.

TLC is an award-winning, Top 25 nationally ranked consulting engineering firm serving healthcare, education, transportation, government, and commercial markets across the United States and around the world. TLC provides exceptional MEP, fire protection, life safety, technology, structural engineering, energy and sustainability consulting and building commissioning, as well as theatre/venue and acoustical consulting services. Founded in 1955 in Orlando, Florida, the firm is an International Living Futures JUST organization and has repeatedly earned Zweig’s Best Firms to Work for recognition. TLC’s projects have received recognition from numerous industry groups for design, efficiency, and function. 

About APG Contractors & Engineers

APG is an award-winning, full service electrical and systems contractor providing complete design, construction, and maintenance services.  APG serves clients across the built environment and have completed such notable projects as BayCare St. Joseph’s Hospital – Wesley Chapel, South Florida Baptist Hospital –  Plant City, Advent Health – Wesley Chapel, JW Marriott – Clearwater Beach, Raymond James Stadium, Amelie Arena, and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Research and Education Center.  Founded in 1984 in Clearwater, Florida, the firm serves clients throughout the Tampa Bay, central Florida, and southwest Florida from their Clearwater headquarters and office in Lakeland. Numerous APG projects have received the coveted Eagle award by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for excellence in construction.