has over 11 years of engineering experience and over 12 years of
construction experience with a variety of public and private projects.
He is the founder and principal engineer of Jesse Pekkala PE LLC, a structural
engineering firm founded in Telluride, Colorado in 2003. He worked as
structural engineer for Anastos Engineering Associates in New York, NY
from 1998 to 2003. He has also worked as a supervisor for a concrete
construction company and project superintendent for Fortenberry
Construction. He has performed all phases of structural design for
commercial structures, residences, prefab modular structures, theaters,
utility structures, and bridges. His background in construction is
critical in the firm's design and management of structural projects. He
graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1995 with a B.S. in
Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in
Colorado, New York, and Connecticut.
Michael Pierce has 2 years of engineering experience and over 3 years construction and
mechanical experience with private and public entities. He joined Jesse Pekkala
PE LLC in January, 2007.He is
certified in Level 1 Non-Destructive Weld Testing.He has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and has worked on all phases of structural
design as he works toward his professional licensure.His background in mechanics
lead to a detail-oriented design with attention to installation and
control concerns. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 2006 with a B.S. in Engineering.