Orlando, FL

 

Orlando, Florida office building

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ORLANDO, FL (CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS)
3532 Maggie Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32811
Phone: (407) 423-0504
Fax: (407) 423-3106
OrlandoInfo@UniversalEngineering.com

R. Kenneth Derick, MS, PE, Regional/Branch ManagerSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
ORLANDO REGIONAL/BRANCH MANAGER
R. Kenneth Derick, M.S., P.E.
3532 Maggie Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32811
Office Phone: (407) 423-0504
Office Fax: (407) 423-3106
Mobile Phone: (407) 694-0110
Email: kderick@UniversalEngineering.com

BIOGRAPHY:

R. Kenneth “Ken” Derick, M.S., P.E., is a regional manager for Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. (Universal). He is responsible for the performance of Universal’s Orlando and Leesburg branch offices. Ken is a senior vice president with Universal and has been with the company since 1991. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1975, and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1977, with emphasis on geotechnical and structural engineering. Ken is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.

Ken was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and has two children, a son Ken Jr., and a daughter, April, and one granddaughter, Faedra. Ken loves traveling, fishing, golf, and following his “home teams,” the Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida, and has been a “float rider” at Mardis Gras in Mobile, Alabama since 1985. Ken has been a member of Rotary since 1984, and also participates in numerous professional organizations. He has served as a past president of the Southwest Orlando Rotary Club, past president of the Lake Charles, Louisiana, Chapter of the Consulting Engineers Council of Louisiana, and served on the board of Governors of the Georgia Consulting Engineers Council from 1988 to 1991.

Fred J. Schmalzer, PE, SIVICE PRESIDENT CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES DEPARTMENT MANAGER
Fred J. Schmalzer, P.E., S.I.
3532 Maggie Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32811
Office Phone: (407) 423-0504
Office Fax: (407) 423-3106
Mobile Phone: (407) 694-6870
Email: fschmalzer@UniversalEngineering.com

BIOGRAPHY:

Fred J. Schmalzer, P.E., S.I. is Vice President of Construction Services for Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. (Universal). He has been with Universal since 1989. Fred graduated from Michigan Technological University and received his BSCE in 1981. He is a licensed Special (Threshold) Inspector and has received numerous certifications related to building and roadway construction. Fred’s career path began as a project engineer building bridges in the state of Florida working for a general contractor. His professional career with Universal has taken him from serving as Department Manager for the Construction Services Department to Vice President of Construction Services.

Fred was born in Muskegon, Michigan, and is the proud father of twins Hillary and Mitchell. He has raised English Labrador Retrievers for the last 18 years and also owns and cherishes two Maltese dogs. Fred enjoys participating in his children’s activities, golfing on the beautiful golf courses in Florida, attending sporting events, and is an avid Michigan Wolverines fan. In his free time, he enjoys honing his golf skills.

Philip W. Sutherland, B.N., B.U., P.X.DIRECTOR, CODE COMPLIANCE SERVICES
Philip W. Sutherland, B.N., B.U., P.X.
3532 Maggie Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32811
Office Phone: (407) 581-8161
Office Fax: (407) 581-0313
Mobile Phone: (407) 509-3885
Email: psutherland@UniversalEngineering.com

BIOGRAPHY:

Phil Sutherland serves as Manager of our Building Inspection department. He has resided in Florida, for more than 30 years. He has also lived in Ohio, West Virginia, Georgia, and Connecticut.

After 20 years of government service regulating building construction (seven with the regulatory agency responsible for safety at the Walt Disney World Resort) Phil became a leader in the privatization of these services, as provided by the Florida Legislature.

Phil is certified by the International Code Council (ICC) as “Master Code Professional.” He serves on the electrical advisory council to Underwriters Laboratories (UL). He’s also an active member of two Standards Technical Panels, responsible for National Safety Standards (ANSI/UL 1998 Standard for Safety for Software in Programmable Components, and ANSI/UL 1008 Standard for Safety for Transfer Switch Equipment). Phil has been an active member of the Building Officials Association of Florida (BOAF) for more than twenty years. He also maintains active membership in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), and International Code Council (ICC).

Phil and his best friend Carrie have been married for 26 years. Carrie serves as a Legal Assistant for the United States, Department of Justice. Together they have a 25 year old son, Mike, who graduated from high school at age 14, and received his computer programming certificate from Valencia Community College at age 18. Mike resides in Connecticut where he works as a software engineer for a national firm. He recently married, and plans to reestablish residence in Japan.

In their leisure time, the Sutherland family enjoys traveling to Europe, camping, hiking, kayaking and whitewater rafting down the Chattanooga River in North Carolina. Phil and his wife also enjoy dining at Orlando’s fine restaurants and visiting with friends.

Brittany O'Sullivan, Business DevelopmentBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Brittany O’Sullivan
(Orange & Seminole Counties)
3532 Maggie Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32811
Office Phone: (407) 423-0504
Office Fax: (407) 423-3106
Mobile Phone: (407) 694-5182
Email: bosullivan@UniversalEngineering.com

BIOGRAPHY:

Brittany O’Sullivan is a Business Development Representative for the Orlando Branch office of Universal Engineering Sciences; handling Orange County and Seminole County. Brittany joined the Universal Engineering Sciences family in 1999 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration and working in the marketing department for a large contractor. She is involved in a number of organizations such as, the Central Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), the Florida Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP), Greater Florida Chapter of The Associated General Contractors of America (AGCGF), and more.

Originally from South Carolina, Brittany also lived in The Woodlands, Texas before moving to Florida in 1993. She and her biologist husband live in the charming city of Winter Garden with their daughter and three dogs. After supporting their daughter at dance, soccer, piano and drama, they spend time together riding bikes, shopping, and visiting to the beach.

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” Oprah Winfrey

Terri DeGross, Business Development RepresentativeBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE
Terri DeGross
(Lake, Polk, & Osceola Counties)
3532 Maggie Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32811
Office Phone: (407) 423-0504
Office Fax: (407) 423-3106
Mobile Phone: (407) 212-6387
Email: TDeGross@UniversalEngineering.com

BIOGRAPHY:

Terri DeGross has been a member of the “Universal Engineering Sciences Family” since 2006. She has been given the honorary title of “Wonder Woman” as she continues her quest in Lake, Sumter, Osceola and Polk Counties. Terri was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and is one of the few native Floridians that exist today. She attended Florida State University (Go Noles!) pursuing a degree in economics. However, she bleeds red and black for those Georgia Bulldogs as her entire family is from Georgia. Terri has been married to her husband, John, a big Florida Gator fan, for 19 years, and has two boys ages 16 and 17. From August to December, it’s definitely a house divided during football season.

Things you might not know about Terri…she loves plants and does landscape design as a hobby; was almost a contestant on Wheel of Fortune; she was a dancer for 17 years; she went to the Junior Olympics for swimming; she is a die-hard football fan (Go Dawgs…Hunker Down you Hairy Dawgs!); she has a passion for the smoker to cook and last but not least, Terri loves to watch her boys play football and lacrosse for Apopka High School and is known as “the cow bell lady” being the loudest one in the stands. She also has another little boy by the name of Indigo. He is a 115 pound Weimaraner and is the star of the family.