CFR Engineering

engineering design services for the building industry

CFR, established in 2006, is a small business enterprise located in Germantown, Maryland. We are a federal small, SWaM certified, and Montgomery County local small business offering comprehensive mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection engineering and construction management services for projects of varying size and complexity.

We specialize in highly complex healthcare, research, and laboratory design. Our experience includes a wide range of facilities for a diverse clientele. To date our largest client includes The National Institutes of Health (NIH) where we just completed a five (5) year IDIQ contract. In addition, we are currently on our second-term IDIQ contract with The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and were recently awarded an IDIQ contract with The University of Maryland.

As a team, we have successfully performed critical development and design team roles for over 1,500 projects for multiple federal agencies and private sector clients. CFR, first and foremost, offers our clients a seasoned planning and design team with exceptionally broad experience in a multitude of engineering disciplines and market sectors.

Our team is comprised of the following professionals and specialists:

  • 22 Engineers on staff with 12 certified Professional Engineers (PE)
  • Professional Engineers registered in the following states: MD, DC, VA, PA, NJ, CT, NC, FL, TN, GA, IL, MS, AL, TX, UT, CA and MO
  • In-House LEED Accredited Professionals
  • Building Energy Modeling experts on staff
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) experts on staff
  • Certified Lighting Design Specialist (LC) on staff
  • Certified Plumbing Design Specialists (CPD) on staff
  • Construction Managers on staff


  • Small Business (SB)
  • Virginia SWaM Certified
  • Maryland Small Business Reserve Certified (SBR)

NAICS Codes:

  • 541330 – Engineering Services
  • 541310 – Architectural Services
  • 236220 – Commercial and Institutional Building Construction


  • Principals
  • Electrical Engineers
    • Ryan Smith, PE, LEED AP
    • Nick Kutchi, LC
    • Enrique Gurdian
    • Liliana Sterba
    • Jarret Clark
    • Jay Kline
    • Steven Long, EIT
  • Mechanical Engineers
    • Jason Sambolt, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C
    • Michelle Nelson, PE, LEED AP BD+C
    • Noe Follain-Grisell, PE, CPD
    • Marta Owens, CPD
    • Mahesh Mittal, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C
    • Emagii Graves, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C, GPD
    • Omar Malik, PE
    • Peter Cailloux, PE, CPD, LEED AP BD+C
    • Kevin Capodice, PE, LEED AP BD+C
    • Leah L’Ecuyer, PE, LEED AP BD+C
    • Patrick Wolfe
    • Paul Becker, LEED AP BD + C
    • Nathaniel Fikru
  • Construction Management
    • Jeff Taylor
    • Kris Hunter
  • Marketing & Business Development
    • Lindsay Horton
    • Michalene Simonds