Who We Are

Courage is Fear

It would be misleading for us, as the founders of Triple C – The A&E Group, to write a success story that boasts of “our” great achievements. Our small business is not, and never will be, about the two of us. Though we have had the privilege of starting Triple C – The A&E Group, it will easily outlive us. In order to emphasize the point that many factors and characters have played key roles in Triple C’s success, the title of our story, “Courage Is Fear,” is intentionally tweaked. The full title reveals the truth about the source of our courage, which, unlike us, is...

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It would be misleading for us, as the founders of Triple C – The A&E Group, to write a success story that boasts of “our” great achievements. Our small business is not, and never will be, about the two of us. Though we have had the privilege of starting Triple C – The A&E Group, it will easily outlive us. In order to emphasize the point that many factors and characters have played key roles in Triple C’s success, the title of our story, “Courage Is Fear,” is intentionally tweaked. The full title reveals the truth about the source of our courage, which, unlike us, is worth boasting about: “Courage is fear . . . that has said its prayers” (silent film star, Dorothy Bernard). That daily exchange of fear for courage has been the first ingredient in our recipe for success.

The second ingredient in our recipe for success has been the purposes that have driven us to persist. We are purposed to be a small business that, like many others that have gone before us, exemplifies priorities founded upon principles. One such value-based priority is a phrase that inspires us to work ever harder in order to serve our fellow veterans who have served our nation. . . “to care for him who shall have borne the battle” (President Abraham Lincoln).

Triple C is also engaged in helping to fulfill George Washington’s wish, as expressed to his troops as he bade them an emotional farewell at the end of the Revolutionary War, “I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.” Whether it’s designing for the VA a Rehabilitation & Prosthetics Center or a Gait Lab for research and development, or providing Environmental Health and Safety services for the DoD, or any of its other opportunities to serve Veterans, Triple C – The A&E Group aims to make the latter days of our noble Veterans as prosperous and happy as their former ones have been glorious and honorable.

Only priorities grounded in values are able to sustain the endurance that it takes to succeed. Armed with value-driven priorities and prayerful courage, Triple C is successfully contributing to the mission of its diverse Clients.

David & Michele Potter, Founders

Our Continued Purpose

  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned: Purposed to employ Vets and “to care for him who shall have borne the battle.”
  • Triple C’s Priority: Full and open communication to ensure complete adherence to all Client standards.
  • Triple C’s Due Diligence: To have a thorough understanding from the Client’s eyes and a mutually developed team approach.
  • Triple C’s Commitment: To remain responsive throughout the construction stage.
  • Triple C’s Mission: To be the Client’s solution.
  • Triple C’s Code of Conduct: Ever an ethical, diligent, and grateful servant.
  • HUBZone: Purposed to render job growth.

Our Team

David Potter PE, LS

President

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David Potter PE, LS

President

The President of Triple C has experience that runs the gamut from designing local, county, and state roadways and interstate freeways (one scenic roadway, in an environmentally sensitive area, won the 1992 Award of Merit in the Federal Highway Administration Biennial Awards Program for Design) to designing Veterans Administration facilities and Housing & Urban Development projects; from designing site civil on a Social Security Administration facility to designing commercial and residential projects (with all the attendant entitlements involved in each of the planning, design, and inspection stages); from serving as an Assistant City Engineer to Regional Manager for several large corporations to President of Triple C. It is perhaps in this capacity, as President of Triple C, that the culmination of such diverse experience is brought to bear in the actualization of the motto that he took great pains to write for the continual guidance of his Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned & HUBZone small business: “Our reasonable service – to provide you with exemplary service.”

Education

MBA, University of Phoenix, 1990
BSCE, Oregon State University, 1980

Professional Registrations

Civil Engineer:
Arizona (PE 20616)
California (PE 46108)
Colorado (PE 46131)
Montana (PE 20963)
Nevada (PE 8880)

Professional Land Surveyor:

California (LS 6567)
Oregon (LS 2076)

Mathew Perkins AIA, NCARB, PMP, LEED AP BD+C

Architect/Vice President/Senior Project Manager

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Mathew Perkins AIA, NCARB, PMP, LEED AP BD+C

Architect/Vice President/Senior Project Manager

At the “top of his class” when it comes to exuberance for architecture, knowledge, and productivity, Mr. Perkins has worked as a Project Manager, a Designer, and an Architect for countless Federal projects, including projects for the NPS, VA, DoD, DOE, USACE, and DHS. With his enjoyment of interfacing with clients/users and with his passion to be a problem solver, his ability to build strong, productive relationships has resulted in successful, award-winning projects that are sustainably designed.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture,
University of Arizona 1998

Professional Registrations

Architect, Arizona
National Council of Architectural
Registration Board
Project Management Professional,
US National Registration No. 1557067
LEED AP Building Design + Construction

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA),
Member, 2003-Present
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Member, 2012-Present

Daniel Young

Architectural Design Manager

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Daniel Young

Architectural Design Manager

Highly experienced in applying industry standards and BIM processes, Mr. Young is proud to be known as a passionate, versatile driver with analytic tendencies. He is a well-rounded production artist with a wide range of technical skills and professional attributes that garner speed and precision through automation and interoperability. Working primarily in the civil sector, Mr. Young has worked in various markets and on diverse project types, including health care facilities, data and intelligence centers, retail buildings and warehouses, Customs & Border Patrol stations, small and large tenant improvements, historic preservation of residences, cell tower sites, aviation and aeronautics facilities, and large-scale urban planning.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture NewSchool of Architecture & Design 2002
Associate of Science, Salt Lake City Community College 1997
Associate of Applied Science in Architecture, Salt Lake City Community College 1997

Awards / Merits

Published in the Cartouche for a Community Center Design, NewSchool of Architecture & Design
Two Consecutive Dean’s List Awards – NewSchool of Architecture & Design
CSI Competition, Awarded 2nd Place – NewSchool of Architecture & Design

Heather Gardiner NCIDQ

Interior Designer

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Heather Gardiner NCIDQ

Interior Designer

Ms. Heather Gardiner is a NCIDQ licensed Interior Designer with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from Southwest University of Visual Arts (from which she graduated with Honors). Ms. Gardiner has completed projects in the Federal, Healthcare, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Civic, and Religious market sectors. For these varied clients, each with their own unique needs, it has been her goal to create spaces that are planned efficiently, utilized as desired and intended, and found to be aesthetically pleasing to the occupants. In addition, she ensures that installations are robust and that materials are appropriate for the needs of each environmental setting. Her skill set spans all phases of interior architecture design, as well as the management of all design phases. Ms. Gardiner has led production teams, managed contract deliverables, and ensured that project scopes are met.

Education

Southwest University of Visual Arts Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design (Graduated with Honors) 2006

Certifications

National Council for Interior Design Qualifications
NCIDQ #24826
New Mexico Interior Design License #347

Proficiencies

REVIT/CAD ADT/SketchUp
3D Modeling
Digital Rendering
LEED Administration
Signage
AVI Movies
Construction Documents/
Administration/Schedules
Site Civil Diagrams

Kevin Luke, PE

Mechanical Engineer/Engineering Department Quality Manager

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Kevin Luke, PE

Mechanical Engineer/Engineering Department Quality Manager

Mr. Luke, who serves as a Mechanical Engineer and the Engineering Department Quality Manager for Triple C, brings an indomitable spirit of innovation, fascination, and mechanical genius to every project that he tackles. Prior to joining Triple C, Mr. Luke accrued ten years of experience as a Project Engineer and Principal Investigator, performing research and development grants for the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation through the Small Business Innovation Research program. In that capacity, he was responsible for the research, development, and field testing of novel solar and wind power equipment.

In his role within the Triple C family, Mr. Luke specializes in mechanical, electrical, and technological designs for VA medical facilities. Representative experience includes the following: central plant and infrastructure improvements, photovoltaic systems, a campus-wide emergency call box network, and control systems for domestic water distribution. Mr. Luke’s work on central plant and infrastructure improvements incorporates LIDAR with site surveys on as-built existing structures and mechanical systems in order to increase utility capacity and efficiency for existing facilities. Purposed to provide best value to the owner, he develops integrated BIM models for mechanical systems.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2005
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, University of Wyoming, 2005

Professional Registrations

Professional Engineer, Wyoming

Kelly Struble

Civil Design Manager

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Kelly Struble

Civil Design Manager

Prior to joining Triple C, Mr. Kelly Struble spent 15 years in the Las Vegas, Nevada, private development sector holding such positions as Project Manager and Lead Designer. Mr. Struble has years of experience in the role of firm liaison purposed to accomplish the effective and productive inter-working of clients and municipal entities, while overseeing projects, budgets, employees, and quality assurance. For example, his experience includes the successful coordination of plan approval spanning 10 different jurisdictions across multiple states. Mr. Struble has also enjoyed working in the role of Hydrology Technician, providing hydrologic studies and hydraulic analyses for many projects.

Adept at AutoCAD, Mr. Struble is known for having implemented design standards that have effectively reduced costs by streamlining production standards. As a result of his experience and expertise in AutoCAD civil design, he had the privilege of conducting a seminar in Mexico City, Mexico, on the strategies and processes of “American Civil Design.”

Education

Community College of Southern Nevada; Las Vegas, NV General Studies, A.S. Degree 2001

Proficiencies

AutoCAD
Civil 3D
HEC-1
HEC-Ras
Flowmaster
WSPG
WaterCAD
MS Project

Odelsa Ramos

Environmental Health and Safety Manager

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Odelsa Ramos

Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Ms. Odelsa Ramos has over ten years’ experience in the Bioenvironmental Engineering (BE) field and is passionate about providing exemplary service and performance. Accomplished and knowledgeable in her own right, she is consistently eager to learn more in her pursuit of excellence. Familiar with various disciplines of industrial hygiene, Ms. Ramos has striven to continually grow in her working knowledge of practical compliance with and implementation of standards and regulations. Motivated to solve problems in high stress environments and possessing strong interpersonal and communication skills, she is honored to serve the military community in the critical area of BE, as demonstrated by her committed service of nine years as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Craftsman at Buckley Air Force Base and her present position of service as a Mid-Level Bioenvironmental Engineering Industrial Hygienist at FE Warren Air Force Base.

Education

Community College of the Air Force Montgomery, AL, Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology, A.S. Degree 2009
Front Range Community College Westminster, CO, Associate of Arts Degree 2013

Certifications

OSHA (In-Residence Training)
Industrial Emergency Response: Hazardous Materials
Emergency Response
Industrial Emergency Response: Hazardous Materials Technician Level 2
Industrial Emergency Response: Hazardous Materials Technician Level 3
Respiratory Protection
Electrical Standards
Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
Supervisor Safety Course
General Industry Outreach Trainer
Hazard Evaluation and Risk Assessment
Industrial Terrorism Awareness
Introduction to Environmental Law: Storm Water Management and Erosion Control
EPA-Approved AHERA Asbestos Inspector
Current Security Clearance for Non-Sensitive Positions

Nicole Blanchard

Interior Designer

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Nicole Blanchard

Interior Designer

Ms. Blanchard has been responsible for planning, designing, specifications and coordination support for over 10 years. She is experienced in the federal, healthcare, civic and higher education markets. During her years in the industry, Ms. Blanchard has designed furniture solutions, planned spatial layouts for systems and furniture, created specifications, and tailored and monitored the budgeting process. She has both led and assisted project teams by utilizing her drafting skills, creating three-dimensional drawings to enhance the owner’s understanding, generating material specifications, and designing concept boards for presentations. Ms. Blanchard enjoys the problem-solving aspect of design as it motivates and challenges her to create spaces that are highly functioning and aesthetically pleasing for involved end-users.

Education

Southwest University of visual Arts Tucson, AZ; Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

Proficiencies

Revit/ CAD
Construction Documents
Project Administration
Furniture specifications/ planning

Scott Hopkins

IT Manager

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Scott Hopkins

IT Manager

Mr. Scott Hopkins, who serves as Triple C’s IT/Accounting assistant, has over twenty years of experience in the fields of IT and accounting/bookkeeping. For Triple C, Mr. Hopkins performs the following services: Maintenance/updates of all computers, as well as troubleshooting of all computer, Office 365, and Autodesk issues; administration/maintenance of Microsoft & Autodesk cloud and subscription services; the purchase and set-up of all employee computers; and the monitoring of all software licensing and compliance requirements. For Triple C’s accounting needs, Mr. Hopkins handles all the entries for Triple C’s accounting system, timecards, payroll, and project-hours, as well as the invoicing and tracking of Triple C’s sub-contractors.

After retiring from the Union Pacific Railroad as a Quality Control Inspector with the Rail Welding & Track Testing Department, he started his own computer business, COM-TEK Computer and Internet Services, in 1995. Services include custom-built computers, repair and troubleshooting, upgrades, networking, virus and malware removal, and consulting. Mr. Hopkins’ firm became a local internet service provider, offering dial-up and DSL services to the surrounding community. He managed and operated all aspects of COM-TEK, including the bookkeeping system, payroll, and taxes for the business and its employees. His computer business continues to serve the needs of primarily public-sector clients, such as the University of Wyoming.

In addition to serving Triple C’s IT/Accounting department and running his own IT-related small business, Mr. Hopkins also serves as the bookkeeper for the local Fraternal Order of Eagles, as well as for the Seven-Mile Water & Sewer District.

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Michele Potter

Business Development Advisor

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Michele Potter

Business Development Advisor

Prior to assisting in the startup of Triple C, Mrs. Potter served in advisory roles focused on family and women’s issues. The multifaceted guidance centered on the wellness of the individual/family as a whole. Having majored in nutrition, she had the privilege of assisting women and families with the everyday needs common to young, struggling families, such as dietary insufficiency. Housing, clothing, food, and counseling were made available to clients in the interests of helping them to overcome challenges on multiple levels and to function as sound, healthy individuals contributing to their families and communities.

In her capacity as a business advisor in the current/future trends and processes of Triple C, Mrs. Potter particularly delights in her role as the self-described “Company Culture Designer.” Surrounded by all the talented designers and planners who have graced Triple C with their passion, skills, and professionalism, she considers herself privileged to gather them together on a weekly basis to discuss matters of integrity, ethics, and values, including wide-ranging topics related to maintaining Triple C’s focus on doing business in the right way . . . for the right reasons. With her academic background in public relations, Mrs. Potter relishes every opportunity to see to it that Triple C is a “walking billboard” of the principles upon she helped to found it and now endeavors to guide it.

Lane Falk

Mechanical Designer

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Lane Falk

Mechanical Designer

With over five years of experience in a wide range of engineering fields, Mr. Falk’s career began at the Wyoming Department of Transportation where he served under the State Materials Engineer. He utilized that experience in a position as a materials and structural technician for a private sector engineering consultant. Utilizing his adeptness with AutoCAD and his experience as a materials technician, construction supervisor, and evaluation inspector on civil sites such as highways, schools, and hospitals, Mr. Falk currently supports the mechanical and structural engineers and the design managers at Triple C. With his passion for design and quality control, he strives to ensure that every design is produced with the highest quality for the benefit of the end users, the owners, and the environment.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming, 2016

Certifications

American Concrete Institute
HAZMAT

Proficiencies

REVIT / AutoCAD / SketchUP
BIM 360 / FLOW DESIGN / OTHER SIMILAR
INVENTOR / 3DS MAX / MUDBOX / OTHER SIMILAR

Grant McKinley, LEED AP

Mechanical Design Manager

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Grant McKinley, LEED AP

Mechanical Design Manager

Mr. McKinley has over 25 years of mechanical design experience working on HVAC, civil, and plumbing systems. He played a role in creating the HVAC CADD standards for two engineering firms and later shared that experience as a member of the Mechanical Design Committee. He is adept at AutoCAD and Revit, having transitioned an engineering firm from AutoCAD to Revit. Mr. McKinley has enjoyed the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, from healthcare to water/wastewater plants, for various government agencies as well as for private sector companies. As a project manager, he has earned his clients’ confidence through consistent responsiveness to their unique needs and through timely and effective resolutions to design and construction challenges. Committed to the successful completion of every project, he derives enjoyment from visualizing the finished product as desired and needed by the client.

Education

Technical Associate Degree in Drafting/CAD, High-Tech Institute, 1990

Professional Registrations

LEED Accredited Professional

Certifications

Trane – Computer-Aided HVAC Design and Analysis Seminar
Carrier – Air and Water Systems
Price – Air Distribution Training Course

Greysen Weaver

Project Coordinator

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Greysen Weaver

Project Coordinator

Mr. Greysen Weaver’s experience has entailed the management and supervision of fire suppression installation teams, as well as the oversight of the necessitated fire suppression resources / materials and the required coordination with all involved project entities. While developing as-builts that facilitate fire inspection walk-throughs required for approval at the intermediate and final fire inspection stages, Mr. Weaver has cohesively worked with multiple trades in order to seamlessly develop efficient and effective code-compliant systems. With his academic training, from which he graduated with honors, and his field experience, from which he has enhanced his theoretical knowledge with practical and hands-on knowledge and tools, Mr. Weaver is eager to apply his skillsets to future projects, promoting public safety through conscientiously provided fire suppression measures.

Education

Associate of Science, Computer-Aided Design, Construction Concentration

Pima Community College, 2016 (Graduated with Honors)

Proficiencies

REVIT

REVIT MEP

AutoCAD

SketchUp

Erik Daniels

Architect/Project Manager

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Erik Daniels

Architect/Project Manager

Mr. Daniels has over sixteen years of industry experience specializing in healthcare, military, education, and housing projects. With experience in both the domestic and international arenas, he has participated in a wide range of projects from one room renovations to new, multi-billion-dollar facilities. In all phases of planning, design, construction documentation, and construction administration, Mr. Daniels works closely with the clients, consultants, and contractors to solve problems. His responsibilities have included programming, schematic design, Design-Build Request for Proposals, Solicitations for Offers, design development, construction document development, discipline coordination, and construction administration.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Studies

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2001

Masters of Architecture

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003

Professional Registrations

Architect, Minnesota

National Council of Architectural Registration Board

LEED AP Building Design + Construction

Profession Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Associate Member, 2005 – 2008

Member, 2009 – Present