AJB Engineering Consultants, LLC

Engineering solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial clients

throughout the Midwest



Professional Engineer

  - Ohio

  - Indiana

  - Illinois

  - Pennsylvania

  - Tennessee



Certified Construction Claims Specialist


Bridge-Electrical Systems



Generation Support Services




Litigation Support

Municipal, County, Public Entities

Private Entities


Solar Photovoltaic Generation

Solar Thermal

Standby/Prime Generation


Wastewater Electrical Systems

Water Electrical Systems

Wind Generation


Arc Flash Studies


Communication Systems

Construction Administration

Construction Consulting

Criteria Engineer - Design Build

Emergency Power Systems

Electrical Engineering Design

Electrical Systems Studies 

Fire Alarm Systems

Hazardous Locations

Life Safety Systems

Lighting Systems

Low to High Voltage Design

Post-Construction Services

Power Distribution 

Power Factor Correction

Power Quality Analysis

Project Planning

Security Systems

Single Line Diagram prep and eval



Alvin J. Berger P.E., principal of AJB Engineering Consultants, LLC has over 40 years experience in providing consulting and design services in Ohio and throughout the Mid-West. Berger holds Professional Engineering licenses in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee. Berger also maintains his NCEES.

Berger obtained his BS Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1978. He is a Certified Construction Claims Specialist and has served on the Ohio Public Works Advisory Committee that resulted in the Public Works Ohio Construction Reform Law, HB 153 in 2011. He also wrote the Power for Technology grant program that resulted in numerous Ohio schools updating their electrical distribution systems to handle the original influx of computers. 

Prior to founding AJB Engineering Consultants, LLC in 2015, Berger served as President and CEO of a major Architectural-Engineering-Planning firm in central Ohio. Here, Berger managed the engineering implementation on a variety of projects including facility studies, energy conservation improvements, adaptive revitalization analysis/implementations, as well as the design of new facilities, additions and renovations. His responsibilities included preliminary reviews and evaluation of project engineering requirements, identifying, evaluating and validating project needs while establishing budgets and the project approach. Berger also worked with clients through project construction, system energization and budget control. He lead the firm's efforts in alternative energy, including solar and wind systems for a number of clients. 

AJB Engineering Consultants, LLC was established to continue to provide thorough yet cost-effective engineering design while providing experienced consulting and construction related services to clients. 

Since the State of Ohio has accepted Design Build as an approved implementation method for public projects, there is a need by the public entity to utilize the consulting services of a Criteria Engineer. AJB Engineering has successfully served in this role for 7 projects to date, assisting the client in establishing the project scope of work and in the selection of the Design Build contractor to implement the project. 







Advanced Eye Care - Mansfield

Alexander Architects

         American Legion - Emergency Generator Study

Ashland County West Holmes Career Center 

100KW Solar Photovoltaic Installation

Ashtabula Area City Schools

Campus wide electrical service conversion

via Effective Utility Services

Avita Health Systems

Ontario, OH: Arc Flash Study

Bucyrus, OH: Fire Alarm Systems Study

Galion, OH: Fire Alarm Systems Study

Brecksville Broadview Heights City Schools

Campus wide electrical service conversion

via Effective Utility Services

Cardington Local Schools

Campus wide electrical service conversion

via Effective Utility Services


Chef's Garden

         Site wide electrical service conversion

         via Effective Utility Services

City of Mansfield

Municipal Building Boiler Replacement Project

Criteria Engineer

College of Wooster

Complete Access, Lexington Ohio

Factory Renovations via Carter Electric Inc.

Dayspring Assisted Living Facility

Edge Plastics

Foundation Academy

Air Conditioning study

Window replacement

Gorman Rupp Company

K.E. McCartney & Associates Inc.

Kenyon College

Middle Path Lighting

Emergency Generator studies

via Lake Erie Electric

Lawyers Property Management Company

Lorain County Joint Vocational School

Mansfield Correctional Institution (MANCI)

Campus wide Fire Alarm System via Whalen Electric

Martins Ferry City Schools

New football field lighting

via Energy Optimizers USA

Mayfield City Schools

Campus wide electrical service conversion via Effective Utility Services

Nanogate North America LLC

Electrical Renovations

69kv Substation Study

Newman Technology

New pipe bending facility

via Carter Electric Inc.

Noble Local School District

Phase 2: CR & WWTP Renovations

Phase 3: Weight Room Addition and Kitchen Renovations

Phase 4: School improvements

Criteria Engineer

North Union Local Schools

Campus wide electrical service conversion

via Effective Utility Services

New football field lighting

Ohio Air National Guard

Overhead distribution review

via Lake Erie Electric

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction (ODRC)

Statewide Generator Hook-Up Program

Criteria Engineer

Ohio Health Shelby

New x-ray via Lake Erie Electric

Ohio State University - Mansfield

Renovation of Ovalwood Hall

Olmsted Falls City Schools

Campus wide electrical service conversion via Effective Utility Services

Ontario Local Schools

Energy Renovations Project

Criteria Engineer

Wind Turbines

Solar Thermal Installation under HB 264

via Energy Optimizers USA

Packaging Corporation of America

Ashland, Ohio Plant

Newark, Ohio Plant

via BCU Electric Inc

PCC Airfoils

Site wide service conversion

via Effective Utility Services

Richland County Commissioners

911 & Sheriff's Road Patrol Renovations

Criteria Engineer

Courthouse IT Generator

Jail Renovations, Body Scanner

Richland Engineering LTD

RS Hanline

Arc Flash Study

Sandusky City Schools

Campus wide electrical service conversion via Effective Utility Services

Shelby Horizons

Taylor Metal Products

Factory Addition 

Electrical Renovations

via Lake Erie Electric

The Timken Co. - Bucyrus

Fuel Dispensing station

via Lake Erie Electric

Tremco - Ashland

69Kv Substation renovations

via Carter Electric Inc.

Tri-Rivers Career Center

34.5kv Substation Rehabilitation

Village of Milan

69kv Substation Renovation

Criteria Engineer

Wally World Riverside Resort

Electric services to RV sites

Warren Rupp Company - Mansfield

via Lake Erie Electric



Effective Utility Services saves its clients money for reducing the cost of the distribution portion of their electric bill. The distribution portion of an electric bill is approximately 50% of the total cost. EUS does this by making modifications required to place the client in the most optimal electrical rate tariff and if necessary by modifying the on-site distribution network to benefit from the tariff change. EUS has also developed a proprietary financing approach which does not require a capital investment by the client. The EUS approach does nothing to reduce electrical consumption nor does it affect the generation portion of the electrical bill which the client may be under contract with or without a consortium. 

As a partner in Effective Utility Services (EUS), Berger currently serves as the Chief Design Engineer for EUS.


Design Build Process in Ohio

Ohio requires every public owner that wishes to use Design-Build for their projects to engage a criteria architect or criteria engineer. This entity assists the public owner in identifying the nature of the project and establishing the owner's performance goals by preparing design criteria to be provided to those design-build firms interested in this project. AJB Engineering Consultants LLC has been the Criteria Engineer for various projects listed above.


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Al Berger is everything I look for in a business partner: honest, collaborative and hard-working. Al knows his business and he knows his clients and he always places his clients' best interest first. He is reliable and a pleasure to work with.

- Ted Rose, NextGen 

Al has provided professional design services for numerous projects. The latest, a Solar Photovoltaic System will provide alternative energy to our facility for years to come. If you are interested in Green Energy, I'd highly recommend that you contact Al. Excellent guidance. Great results. High integrity.

- Michael McDaniel, ACWHCC, Retired Superintendent

I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work with Al Berger on several construction projects at Lorain County JVS in the past several years.  Al has been the lead electrical engineer on all of the projects and has been very thorough, willing to provide various viable options for issues and an overall common sense approach.  Al’s thorough knowledge and workings of our facility has directly resulted in certain decisions that promote sustainability and ultimately cost savings to the school district.  

When I need Electrical Engineering Services, I rely on Al. Al has provided prints and specifications for multiple projects for the last few years and always provides materials in a timely manner.

His knowledge and experience in the electrical field makes him stand out from the rest. 

- Joel Picou, Lake Erie Electric

- Jerry Plavlik, Asst. Superintendent, Lorain County JVS

Noble Local School District's relationship with Al/AJB Engineering as our criteria architect/engineer has proven to be a wise investment. Since 2018, Al's professionalism, knowledge, and expertise have proven to be invaluable as he looks out for our District's best interests on both the technical/engineering side and the financial aspects of our projects. He thoroughly researches and advises the District as to considerations and options we might not have otherwise been privy to. His advice is highly regarded and our District is extremely grateful for his professional services!

As Noble Schools Superintendent, I could not be happier with the support, service, and guidance we have received from Al Berger and AJB Engineering Consultants LLC. Al, specifically, has become an integral part of our local "team", working collaboratively to renovate and enhance our aging, district facilities. I cannot imagine such an undertaking without Al by our side. He and his group are truly "game changers"! 

- Dan Leffingwell, Superintendent,

Noble Local School District

- Trenda Heddleson, Treasurer/CFO,

Noble Local School District


AJB Engineering Consultants, LLC

Mansfield, Ohio 44906



Phone: 419-564-1644