Partners

Charles Topp, PE

Founding Partner

Charles built a strong, practical foundation for his engineering career by working for seven years in field and office positions for a mechanical contractor. His career includes diverse complimentary experiences including fabrication and installation of mechanical systems, producing shop drawings, designing complex central energy plants and overseeing engineering designs of a new greenfield hospital.

Before founding Charlotte Engineers, Charles was vice president and principal in charge of engineering operations for a large firm. He began his career in 1973 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

ADDITIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers
  • North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association
  • National Society of Professional Engineers

Michael Eaves, LEED AP

Managing Partner, Operations Manager

Michael is our operations manager and applies leadership fundamentals learned while serving in the United States Marine Corps. He is also certified Journeyman in the field of Tool and Die making, which helps to ensure that constructability and functionality are maintained in our designs.

His responsibilities include overseeing the design and production process of every project we design. Through Michael’s leadership, Charlotte Engineers has earned a reputation for meeting our schedules, no matter how aggressive they may be.

Greg Turner, PE, LEED AP

Partner, Engineering Director

Greg is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Greg began his early career as an apprentice to a plumbing contractor.  This experience ignited his interest in mechanical engineering and has helped to mold his approach to engineering projects and construction issues.

His position as Engineering Director for Charlotte Engineers ensures that his practical approach to engineering is reflected in every project that we produce.  He is responsible for the efficient operation of the Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire protection and Electrical Engineering Departments.  His high-level involvement in projects still allows him to be involved in critical design considerations and project management.