Precis Engineering, Inc. was founded in Ambler, Pa., in 2005 with a commitment to providing strategically sensitive and technically complex engineering services with an emphasis on project leadership. In 2022, Precis merged with Arcus Design Group, establishing the combined company as a comprehensive architecture and engineering practice serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, higher education, industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

The leadership team includes Precis founding principal and President Robert Dick, PE, and principals Vincent O’Brien, PE; John McCullough, PE, and Josh Capparella, PE, LEED AP BD+C. Additional principals include former Arcus partners Carl Holden, AIA, LEED AP; Jeffrey Balch, AIA, LEED AP; Paul Salvaggio, AIA, LEED AP, and Kyle Litzke, AIA, LEED AP. They are supported by a senior management team comprised of industry leaders in architecture and engineering. Principal-level project leadership guides every project.

Precis offers technical expertise and a range of diverse and highly complex skills for projects of any size. Our geographic reach includes three locations, engineers registered in 33 states, and architects licensed in 10 states. The Precis team provides architecture, interior design, and planning as well as comprehensive engineering services including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, fire protection, life safety, process, automation, process engineering, and process architecture.

Our cost-effective, innovative design solutions support our clients’ business goals today and in the future. Our designs are strategically sensitive to schedule, construction and operating costs, and our clients’ business operations and profitability. Our combined team is committed to providing leadership and excellence in every aspect of our work.

Robert A. Dick, PE
Principal | President
A mechanical engineer with 30+ years of industry experience.
Vincent P. O'Brien, PE
Principal
An electrical engineer with 30+ years of industry experience.
John McCullough, PE
Principal
A mechanical engineer with 15+ years of industry experience
Josh Capparella, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Principal | Director of Project Management
A mechanical engineer with 20+ years of industry experience.
John Volence, PE, CEM
Principal | Sr. Director, Mechanical Engineering
A mechanical engineer with 15+ years of industry experience.
Scott Bierwerth, PE
Principal | Sr. Director, Electrical Engineering
An electrical engineer with 15+ years of industry experience.
Carl E. Holden, AIA, LEED AP
Principal | Sr. Director of Life Sciences
An architect with 30+ years of technology-focused project experience.
Jeffrey G. Balch, AIA, LEED AP
Principal | Sr. Director of Architecture
An architect with 30+ years of programming, interiors, and planning experience.
Paul J. Salvaggio, AIA, LEED AP
Principal | Director, Residential/Special Projects
An architect with 30+ years of experience in residential, historic, and heritage projects.
Kyle D. Litzke, AIA, LEED AP
Principal | Director of Architecture
An architect with 25+ years of experience in master planning through construction administration.
Murray Sterling, PE
Director, Engineering Services
An accomplished senior executive with 45+ years of technical engineering and business development experience.
Kristina Pumphrey, PE
Director of Process Engineering
A veteran process engineer and operations excellence executive with 20+ years of experience.