AJB Engineering Consultants, LLC

AJB Engineering Consultants, LLC

Engineering solutions for commercial, institutional and industrial clients throughout the Midwest


  • Professional Engineer
    • Ohio
    • Indiana
    • Illinois
    • Pennsylvania
    • Tennessee
    • NCEES
  • Certified Construction Claims Specialist
  • Bridge-Electrical Systems
  • Contractor/Design-Build
  • Educational
  • Generation Support Services
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Litigation Support
  • Municipal, County, Public Entities
  • Private Entities
  • Recreational
  • Solar Photovoltaic Generation
  • Solar Thermal
  • Standby/Prime Generation
  • Utility
  • Wastewater Electrical Systems
  • Water Electrical Systems
  • Wind Generation
  • Arc Flash Studies
  • Budgeting/Estimating
  • Communication Systems
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Consulting
  • Criteria Engineer – Design Build
  • Emergency Power Systems
  • Electrical Engineering Design
  • Electrical Systems Studies
  • EV Infrastructure
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Hazardous Locations
  • Life Safety Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Low to High Voltage Design
  • Owner’s Representative*
  • Post-Construction Services
  • Power Distribution
  • Power Factor Correction
  • Power Quality Analysis
  • Project Planning
  • Security Systems
  • Single Line Diagram prep and eval

*Owner’s Representative 

In the construction world, an owner’s representative (also called an owner’s rep) is an industry expert hired by the Owner of a building or facility project to act as the Owner’s advocate and to represent their best interests. This can be particularly helpful for projects where the Owner has limited knowledge of design and construction or lacks the time and resources in-house to effectively fill this role.

An owner’s representative may be responsible for representing the Owner’s interests throughout the project phases from inception, planning and design, through construction, completion, and closeout. Working together with the owner, the owner rep acts as its advocate, representing its interests with the purpose of executing its objectives, assisting with the accountability among team members to better ensure the project stays on budget and schedule.


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.

Alvin J. Berger P.E.
Alvin J. Berger P.E.

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
  • CenturyLink
  • 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

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

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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AJB Engineering Consultants, LLC
Mansfield, Ohio 44906


Phone: 419-564-1644