National Engineering, LTD is a Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing engineering design firm with offices in Columbus, OH and Denver CO. We specialize in serving the food service and hospitality sectors. We are registered to practice in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. We take a somewhat unique approach to design by training our professionals in all aspects of a MEP. By doing this, any member of our team can do entire project single handed or a project can be broken into many pieces to suit the needs of the client. By taking this approach we feel that we improve the quality of our designs by lessening the chances coordination errors, we are more cost effective since we can send one person to the field instead of two or three people and we can be more flexible in the timing of the delivery of our design since we can share workloads when necessary.


Our Story

National Engineering was started in March 1999 by Architects Dave Price and Clyde Henry. They were upset by the poor service that they had been receiving from the engineering consultants that they had been hiring for their projects and they felt that there had to be a better way. They placed a blind ad in the Columbus Dispatch advertising for someone to manage a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing engineering firm with possible ownership options. Rich Jones, answered the ad, and met with Dave and Clyde. He was somewhat surprised to find that the management position being advertised was to start a new firm. He ask them at this point, why they were so frustrated that they felt they needed to take this action. They stated that they felt that the engineers that had been serving them weren’t delivering projects on time, weren’t staying to the agreed fee structure and the work lacked the quality that they felt their projects deserved. Rich’s response to this was “Let me get this straight, the business plan is do what I say am going to do, when I say I’m going to do for what I agreed to do it for. That’s it? I think I can handle that.” and that has been the basis of our services since then.

The two architects haven’t been affiliated with the firm since 2003 but National Engineering, still lives by that simple plan laid out years before.