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Keeping It Real with Paul Messineo

The Keeping it Real series is your chance to hear from Allen & Shariff staff on life, lessons, and leadership, straight from the trenches. Sometimes literally.

Name and Title: Paul Messineo, Business Development Manager
Office location: Pittsburgh, PA
Years at Allen & Shariff: 10 years


 

Describe something from your past (school, work experience, a mentor) that most influenced you to become a business development manager?
During my first year at a small engineering company, I noticed that 75% of our projects came from only three companies. I mentioned to our company president that we may want to look for additional clients.  He agreed and said, “You can help me look for these clients and do engineering design too, but you don’t get any increase in salary. Thanks for volunteering.”

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When Allen & Shariff began MEP/FP engineering design services for the renovation of and addition to the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company, we knew it would be a challenging yet unique undertaking. There were many aspects of the project that were ambitious but because we partnered with architectural firm RSSC, a company Allen & Shariff has worked with for approximately 18 years, our collaboration comes second nature and we knew that together we’d provide the best solution for the client.

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Keeping It Real with Don Hocking

The Keeping it Real series is your chance to hear from Allen & Shariff staff on life, lessons, and leadership, straight from the trenches. Sometimes literally. Name and Title: Donald R. (Don) Hocking, PE, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Mechanical Engineer Office location: Salisbury, MD Years at Allen & Shariff: 14.5 years   As Senior […]

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Commissioning Services for a Living, Observable Science Lesson: Shady Side Academy

When Shady Side Academy Senior School – a high school with a 130-acre campus in the Fox Chapel suburb of Pittsburgh – sought out Allen & Shariff to not only complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection design but also for the firm’s commissioning service, it was an instant fit. As a science-based learning building […]

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Keeping It Real with Ali Arshian

The Keeping it Real series is your chance to hear from Allen & Shariff staff on life, lessons, and leadership, straight from the trenches. Sometimes literally.   Name and Title: Ali Arshian, Senior Electrical Engineer Office location: Columbia, MD Years at Allen & Shariff: 11 years & 5 months What’s the one skill that you […]

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White Paper: Meeting Code & Keeping Healthcare Workers Safe

Building codes. They’re important standards that almost all industries have to meet in order to keep people safe, remain efficient, and ensure an environmentally conscious setting. Codes are constantly evolving in order to stay ahead of trends, right size issues, and account for changing environments. These changes often have compounding effects—from prompting slight updates to […]

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Why Energy Modeling Matters

Our Virtual Lunch & Learn blog series explores a specific topic adapted from our most popular Allen & Shariff Lunch and Learn courses. Whether for new construction, existing building system auditing, or commissioning, energy modeling is inseparable from smart, efficient MEP engineering. Every design decision impacts a building’s energy use, sometimes for the lifetime of […]

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Keeping It Real with Aaron DeSantis

The Keeping it Real series is your chance to hear from Allen & Shariff staff on life, lessons, and leadership, straight from the trenches. Sometimes literally. Name and Title: Aaron DeSantis, Mechanical Designer Office location: Zelienople Years at Allen & Shariff: Two years What’s the one skill that you would say is essential to being […]

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