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Matern Professional Engineering

The Matern difference is a personalized approach that embraces collaboration, solutions and project success. We protect your interests throughout the project and perform our job so you can perform yours. Our ultimate goal is to make the project and team successful.

We are a self-certified small business with offices in Maitland, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, and Tampa; we have been providing professional engineering design and consulting services throughout the Southeast United States since 1984. In addition, we are licensed in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Our Mission

Protect our clients’ interests, engineer building systems that work for their specific needs and support our clients’ visions.

Our Core Values
  • Possess A “CAN DO” Attitude
  • Show Respect
  • Behave Ethically
  • Demonstrate Integrity & Accountability
  • Maintain Balance of Work & Home
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Help People
  • Encourage Growth
  • Remain Open to Innovation

Since 1984, Matern has been providing engineer-consulting services to building owners throughout Florida and the southern United States. The building systems we design include mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and technology-systems that provide occupant comfort and safety. We also specialize in energy auditing, indoor air quality, and commissioning new and/or existing systems.

Our project types range from assessments of mechanical and electrical systems to large multi-million dollar facilities. Our markets include assisted living, aviation, community/recreation, corrections, education, federal, healthcare, libraries, municipal, offices, public safety/EOCs, student housing, and university sectors.


We focus on the teamwork, coordination, and responsiveness required to successfully design and construct a project and believe in evaluating initial cost, long-term savings as well as associated maintenance when working with clients. Through this evaluation method, we are able to help our clients determine a complete project solution rather than a temporary fix to the current challenge.

We understand and acknowledge that in today’s economy projects may be smaller, under time and budget constraints, phased or performed on occupied campuses/facilities. We have the experience and staff to handle any of these situations efficiently. Our experience in leading projects gives us the ability to work with you to create a schedule and safety plan that minimally interrupts facility occupants.


Our priority is to protect your interests and make your job easier. Our core project management values include protecting the Owners’ interest, maintaining a “Can-Do” attitude, and leading with integrity and accountability. Our number goal is to engineer building systems that work for you.

Matern Management / Commitment

A commitment to client satisfaction has permitted our firm to earn the recognition as a reputable Engineering firm throughout Florida and across the southern states. Success and growth in the future are dependent upon our ability to sustain this reputation. For this reason, we are committed to providing ethical, proactive, and innovative engineering with high client satisfaction. We encourage our staff to grow professionally and personally while supporting a balance of work, home, and faith. The collective strength of Matern is derived from the effort and dedication of every employee.

With a strong and consistent management team, dedicated experienced staff, and effective in-house quality control, Matern offers financial stability for years to come. As a client-centric firm, we pride ourselves on quick responses, complete flexibility, and pragmatic decision making in our endeavor to “engineer building systems that work for you”.

Douglas P. Matern, PE

Doug Matern, PE

Founder / CEO

Doug is the founder and inspiration of our firm. Doug has been an electrical engineer for over forty-eight years and founded the firm in 1984. One of his most coveted facilities is the Orlando International Airport. He has been providing engineering services for this facility since its inception. In his free time, Doug enjoys writing and playing music, boating, refurbishing MGs and Austin Healy’s, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Ryan Strandquest, LEED AP

Ryan Strandquest, LEED AP


Ryan is a hands-on leader in the firm. He thrives on mentoring staff and helping them reach their fullest potential. As a leader in energy solutions, Ryan has designed and implemented HVAC solutions such as hybrid-geothermal and thermal energy storage systems. Through the implementation of these systems, he has achieved clients’ rebates totaling over $9.5M through local energy companies. Ryan frequently donates his knowledge of mechanical system design to charitable organizations and is an active member of ASHRAE Central Florida. He is a fan of UCF and Steelers football, and loves to fish, cook and spend time with family and friends. Ryan is instrumental in our Project Management program, day to day operations, and client satisfaction.

Adrian Baus, PE, RCDD

Adrian Baus, PE, LEED AP, RCDD, QCxP

Senior Vice President / Director of Engineering

Adrian joined our team right out of college. His extraordinary grasp of all things engineering related was quickly realized and cultivated. During his tenure, he has solved some of the most complicated issues for clients. He embraces unique projects and has designed co-generation power systems, photovoltaic systems, and even designed a dinner train refurbishment in Fort Myers. Adrian is passionate about helping new engineers grow thus he is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and teaches electrical apprentice class for FEAT at Seminole State College. If you have a question on how to fix something, Adrian is the person to ask!

K. Todd Griffith, PE

K. Todd Griffith, PE, LEED AP

Vice President / Director of Southwest Florida

With a vision of living near the ocean, Todd relocated from his “sweet home in Alabama” to oversee the day to day operations of our Fort Myers office. He has been influential in better establishing this office and is an active member of the community. Managing client projects from Manatee to Collier Counties, Todd’s emphasis is on building relationships and becoming an extension of any team members’ staff. Todd hails from Auburn University. When he isn’t shouting War Eagle, he is enjoying fishing from his “Jon-canoe” or following his favorite band, Whiskey Myers. His team spirit captures the essence of what our firm was built upon.