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Our Team

Vansant & Gusler believes that maximizing our client services begins with support of our staff’s personal growth, development and success. This core value is demonstrated in many ways including; open and honest communication, encouraging healthy work/life balance, continuing personal education, mutual respect, support of personal goals and positive recognition.

 Our staff includes 20 employees, six registered Professional Engineers and  Engineers in Training. 

Timothy Craddock P.E. LEED AP – President


Mr. Craddock, President and Electrical Engineer, brings a total of 36 years experience in design and installation of complex electrical systems. System experience includes overhead and underground power services, interior and exterior lighting, grounding and bonding, EMI and RFI mitigation, communications (telephone, sound systems, data networks, fiber optics, emergency and uninterruptible power systems, physical security and RF communications, transmitters, receivers, RF signal distribution, antennas and towers). Major projects include electronic facilities, office buildings, gymnasiums, airfield facilities, waterfront facilities, churches and manufacturing plants. He is familiar with projects requiring conformance with federal, state and local codes.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Professional Electrical Engineer

USGBC LEED Accredited Professional


Certified Technology Specialist

CPSM Training

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Registered Communications Distribution Designer RDCC-OSP, CTS (certified technology specialist)

U.S. Green Building Council

Tad Sellers P.E. – Vice President, Electrical Department Head 


Mr. Sellers, Chief Electrical Engineer, brings over 24 years professional service in providing design of electrical systems including overhead and underground power, interior and exterior power and lighting, data and voice communications, fire alarm, security, emergency power systems and grounding. Major design pro‐ jects include communications and electronic facilities, schools, office buildings, multi‐family housing, emergency power systems and electrical distribution systems. He is familiar with projects requiring conformance to various state and local codes and federal government criteria.

Bachelor of  Science in Electrical Engineering,  Duke University

 Professional Electrical Engineer

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

National Society of Professional Engineers

Virginia Society of Professional Engineers

Pete Striffler P.E. – Mechanical Department Head


Mr. Striffler, Chief Mechanical Engineer, brings over 39 years of professional experience providing design services for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, provides plumbing design, and fire protection engineering, and performs energy utilization studies. He began his career at Shell Oil Company in Norco, LA. He has been providing design services since the early 1990’s throughout Hampton Roads and along the East Coast. Projects include planning studies, preparation of construction documents, and construction consultation.

Bachelor of  Science, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

National Society of  Professional Engineers

Virginia Society of  Professional  Engineers

Molly Stewart – Chief Operating Officer


Mrs. Stewart, Chief Operating Officer, brings over 15 years of administrative and professional experience to the A/E industry.  She provides design and construction administration support.  She is experienced in both the SpecsIntact and Masterspec specification programs.   Molly is the Corporate Secretary and Treasurer.  She manages the corporate finances, as well as human resources. 

Master of Business Administration; Old Dominion University

Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts Management Program); Virginia Wesleyan College

Society of Human Resource Management

 Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Summers – Director of Sales and Marketing

Mrs. Summers, our Director of Sales and Marketing, brings almost 20 years of Sales, Marketing and Management experience to our team. Most of her career has been primarily in IT Government Contracting (DOD, DHS, Intel and S&L), Hospitality, and Healthcare. Her proficiency in achieving targets, her passion for delivering under pressure within fast paced environments and her ability to develop and cultivate relationships with her team and professional clients make her a valuable asset.

The College of William and Mary, Bachelor of Science, Major: Psychology, Minor: Geology

Cybersecurity and the IT Course

Customer Centric Selling Courses (CCS)

ISO 9001:2015 Management Representative and  Certified Internal Auditor/Owner

Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Fundamentals Agent

Chairman for Small Business Council with Hampton Roads Chapter of AFCEA, 2014- 2017

Chairman for the NC/VA SAP (Business Objects) Users Group 2007 – 2013

Vestry Member and Delegate with St. Paul’s Church, 2013-2016

Board Member and Sponsorship Coordinator, Hampton Hawkeyes Pop Warner Association (youth football) 2010 – 2014


James White – Project Management Manager

Mr. White, Project Management Manager, brings over 28 years professional service experience in information technology, enterprise resource planning and implementation, enterprise healthcare information management, data security, process design, and workflows and technology for healthcare systems. His proven ability to lead projects and deliver next generation solutions is a great benefit. 

Howard Technical Vocational School – Certified Mechanical Drafting

Delaware Technical College – Mechanical Engineering

Demonstrational Experience:
*Operations Project Manager – Advanced Recovery Systems, Inc.
*Vice President Information Technology – Advanced Recovery Systems, Inc.
*Director of Management Information Systems – The Center for Drug Free Living, Inc.

The Joint Commission

CARF – Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International

Tara Garrett – Administrative Assistant

Miss Garrett, Administrative Assistant, brings several years of professional experience providing administrative support to Vansant & Gusler, Inc.  She handles office bookkeeping, project specifications, and construction administrative support.  Tara is proficient in both the SpecsIntact and Masterspec specification programs as well as skillfully facilitating our corporate events, office meetings and  team activities.

Current at Old Dominion University – pursuing Bachelor of Arts – English





Pasquale DeMartino P.E. – Mechanical Engineer

Mr. DeMartino, Mechanical Engineer, brings over 37 years of professional mechanical engineering/design experience in design/build, new construction, renovations, repairs, and additions to various facility types including Federal, State, and Municipal projects.  He is familiar with HVAC systems and system controls, including LEED systems; VAV; geothermal; VRV (Variable Refrigerant Volume) systems; heat pumps; chilled water systems; hot water systems; primary-secondary pumping; variable flow pumping; enthalpy wheels; air to air energy recovery; high temperature hot water and steam systems;  LEED systems compliance; DDC systems; energy management through demand control ventilation; occupancy sensors; and CO2 monitoring.

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Old Dominion University

Professional Mechanical Engineer


LEED Accredited Professional BD + C 

American Society of Healthcare Engineers

Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers

American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers

Mallory Siguenza P.E. – Mechanical Engineer

Mrs. Siguenza, Mechanical Engineer, brings 5 years of professional experience in mechanical design, ICC-ES Evaluation Reporting, theory and application and production. She has experience with stress calculations, technical reviews, quality assurance programs,  and specifications. Her proficiencies stretch to include extensive drawing production using the 3D Cad Design Software SolidWorks as well as AutoCAD. Mrs. Siguenza has been responsible for defining and implementing departmental processes and has been regularly identified by clients and her peers for attention to detail and her excellent customer service.

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Professional Mechanical Engineer – Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish, Minor: Biology, University of Wisconsin – Graduated Cum Laude


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Wil Taylor E.I.T.  – Mechanical Designer

Mr. Taylor, Mechanical Designer and Engineer In Training, brings over 2 years of professional design services for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems and performs energy utilization studies. He has experience in energy envelope calculations, heating and cooling load calculations, HVAC equipment selections, and conformance analyses for ASHRAE minimum ventilation requirements.  Mr. Taylor has experience with projects ranging from commercial, municipal, and Department of Defense buildings to places of worship.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University

Mechanical Engineer In Training

USGBC LEED Green Associate


U.S. Green Building Council

Thomas Mule  – Mechanical Designer

Mr. Mule, Mechanical Designer, brings over 5 years of professional design services for heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems, heating and cooling load calculations and HVAC equipment selections. Versed in current code standards,  Mr. Mule has experience with projects both commercial and residential including variable air volume (VAV) systems and ductwork design. He is also proficient AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit design softwares.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Old Dominion University

Associate of Science in Engineering, Tidewater Community College


Gary Armstrong – Mechanical and Plumbing Designer

Mr. Armstrong, Mechanical Designer, brings over 21 years of professional  plumbing and mechanical design support with the use of AutoCAD and REVIT software for plumbing and mechanical disciplines. He designs and drafts detailed plans, checks and finalizes all drawings, schedules and riser diagrams for issuance. Mr. Armstrong coordinates with architects and clients regarding project specifications and review changes.  He also provides site visits to investigate and locate existing equipment, piping layout, duct layout and the locating of new equipment in existing spaces.

Associates of Applied Science in Mechanical Technology, Tidewater Community College


Tammy Smith P.E. – Electrical Engineer 

Mrs. Smith, Electrical Engineer, brings over 19 years of professional experience in advanced electrical and lighting design work, fire alarm, power, and minor interior architectural designs for municipal, industrial, commercial and residential projects.

Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Mathematics

Old Dominion University, Continuing Education, NEC I, II, III

Professional Electrical Engineer

2006 Lighting Certified(LC), NCQLP

2015 LEED Green Associate

U.S. Green Building Council

Anthony Neal – Electrical Designer

Mr. Neal, Electrical Designer, brings over 8 years of professional experience with design of electrical systems including interior and exterior power and lighting with lighting point by point calculations, data and voice communications and some design of fire alarm, security, emergency power systems. Mr. Neal also works with our Project Managers, Project Engineers and CAD Manager to manage and create all drafted documentation associated with projects. including gathering project requirements, preliminary and final design, procurement and As-Builts of equipment and materials, project monitoring and control.

Clint Russell E.I.T – Electrical Designer

Mr. Russell, Electrical Designer and Engineer In Training brings over 8 years professional experience in design of electrical systems including interior and exterior power and lighting with lighting point by point calculations, data and voice communications and some design of fire alarm, security, emergency power systems.

Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, Minnesota State University

 Electrical Engineer In Training


Gary Beauchamp – B.I.M. Manager, Electrical Designer

Mr. Beauchamp, BIM Manager and Electrical Designer, brings 12 years of experience in design of electrical systems including overhead and underground service entrances, interior and exterior power applications, interior and exterior lighting designs, data and voice communications systems, fire alarm systems, security access controls, and emergency power systems.  Mr. Beauchamp also has 12 years of experience with BIM projects and virtual construction coordination utilizing Revit and Navisworks software.

Currently at Old Dominion University, Electrical Engineering

Johnathan Soares – Plumbing Designer, CAD Technician

Mr. Soares, Plumbing Designer and CAD Technician, brings 23 years of experience in plumbing system design including domestic water piping, sanitary piping, medical gas, lab gas piping and LEED certification. Major design projects include office buildings, schools, science buildings, repair shops, and hospitals. Familiar with projects requiring conformance to various state and local codes and federal government criteria.

Interested in Joining Our Team?

Become part of Vansant & Gusler’s (V&G) future as we approach our 60th anniversary. Our firm offers opportunities for growth, ownership and a chance to make an impact on the success and improvements of our company. See our current available opportunities here but remember V&G is always accepting resumes so if you are excited about where you see yourself with our firm, please email or call us.

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