Brian Dersch PE, LEED AP
President & CEO
Brian has more than 15 years’ experience in electrical engineering for the construction industry. As a LEED accredited professional, electrical engineer, and the founder of Dersch Design & Engineering, Brian teams up with engineers, contractors, and architects to solve complex engineering challenges for municipal, educational, commercial, transportation, and government projects. He has a broad range of experience in many engineering disciplines, with a primary focus on designing power and lighting systems for construction projects with an emphasis on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and customer service.
Brian is a power and lighting design, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy storage expert and has previously worked for contractors. Therefore, he approaches projects from a value engineering and constructability perspective.
James Smith PE
James holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. He has significant experience designing power, lighting, and renewable energy systems for educational, government, commercial, and residential facilities while managing construction projects from inception to completion.
His responsibilities at Dersch Design & Engineering include creating detailed construction documents using AutoCAD, Revit, AmpCalc, SKM, and Visual. He regularly coordinates with other design disciplines such as architects, mechanical, structural, and plumbing engineers, as well as contractors and owners to ensure that projects are designed to meet stakeholders’ requirements.
Edward Dee PE
Edward is a licensed electrical professional engineer and LEED Green Associate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Technological Institute of the Philippines. He has significant experience designing power, lighting, and renewable energy systems for educational, government, commercial, and residential construction projects with a strong attention to detail and constructability.
Edward routinely creates detailed construction documents using AutoCAD, Revit, AmpCalc, SKM, and Visual. He also organizes engineering labor at Dersch Design and regularly coordinates with other design disciplines, project owners, and contractors to ensure projects move forward on time and within budget.
Business Development Manager
Erik is the Business Development Manager for Dersch Design & Engineering and rounds out the team by assisting with business development, marketing, operations, office administration, strategy, and project coordination.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University and has an extensive background in hospitality and customer service which he utilizes to nurture business relationships and provide responsive customer service to new and prospective clients. Erik is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services and the Society of American Military Engineers.
We exist to design power and lighting systems for construction projects with an emphasis on renewable energy, customer service, and employing engineers that you can hold a conversation with.
Dersch Design & Engineering is licensed to perform engineering services in the following areas: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, and Washington, DC.