About Engineering Support Services

Engineering Support Southwest - Our Story

The Engineering Support Services Arizona Story

Engineering Support Services began in the Chicago area In 2011. Our founders saw a need for engineering support to condo associations, hospitality companies and other engineering firms. Within a short time, we found that condominium and townhome managers needed enhanced services. And ESS had the skills and experience they needed. As a result, ESS became a Licensed Professional Engineering Firm in 2015.

In 2019, it became clear that building owners and managers in the desert Southwest could use our experience, too. So, we opened our Southwest regional office in the Phoenix area.

Over the years, our team has grown and our skills expanded. In addition to condo and townhome managers, we now provide services to commercial properties and single-family homeowners. Our team includes professional engineers, architects and NADRA-certified balcony and deck inspectors. Most recently, we added experienced stucco and EIFS specialists to the team to help commercial and residential building owners in both regions.

Do you have buildings in the Midwest? Is your company expanding to that area? Visit our sister site at il.engineeringsupportservice.com to learn about our services in the Chicago area.

Engineering Support Southwest - Our Mission

Our Mission in Arizona

Engineering Support Services has always been dedicated to helping its clients succeed. Lots of engineering firms say that, but we put over 170 years of combined experience behind the claim. Our real-world construction and engineering experience is a difference maker for building managers, building owners and association boards.

Our dedication to client success doesn’t end when a project or assessment finishes. We are committed to long-term client success. Building and maintaining relationships is key to ESS. We build every proposal and manage every project with that in mind. And we don’t disappear when a project is complete. We’re here to help you with any issues or concerns.

One way demonstrate our commitment is in the way we maintain open and clear lines of communication with our clients. Our first goal on every project is to understand the situation first-hand. When possible, we visit the job site before writing proposals. Once the inspection or assessment is complete, we create reports, specs and drawings that everyone can understand and use.

When you work with ESS, you’re working with dedicated, experienced building professoinals who care about your buildings and your success.


ESS Southwest Team

The Engineering Support Services Team in Arizona

Our staff has grown over the years since our founding in 2011. When we uncover a new way to help our clients succeed, we seek out the best people to help meet that need. Because we look for team members who have the best real-life experience, we have more than 170 years of combined experience. Our backgrounds include engineering, construction, architecture and property management. We’ve worked on moisture intrusion, new building design, EIFS & stucco investigation and building façade renovation projects. If it involves buildings, we’ve done it.

We think it’s important to stay on top of everchanging building codes and products. In fact, we attend more training and workshops than our licensing requires. We know the latest building codes and best products, so our clients and their staff can focus what’s important to their success.

Strong client relationships are part of our mission. As a result, everyone at Engineering Support Services strives to provide the highest level of customer service possible. Learn more about each of us by taking a look at our profiles below.

Meet the Engineering Support Services Team

Engineering Support Services President

Greg Lason


Greg Lason, PE, is a Professional Engineer licensed in the States of Arizona and Illinois. Greg has worked in the condo and townhome industry since 2002. He’s been an active member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) since 2005. Greg has had many roles at CAI. He has spoken at the annual trade show, written magazine articles and co-chaired the Golf Outing Committee.

Greg’s specializations include preparing construction specifications. He also focuses on managing balcony retrofits and construction projects. Greg also evaluates moisture intrusion, roofing systems, façades and EIFS/Dryvit. He is a NADRA-certified deck inspector. During his career, he built many relationships with product suppliers and manufacturer representatives. Through hands-on experience, Greg has developed a deep understanding of managing large capital projects.

Greg became President of Engineering Support Services in February, 2015. As President, he is responsible for all the services we provide in both the Southwest and Midwest regions. Greg relies on his deep engineering experience and client relationship development skills to guide Engineering Support Services’ growth.

Engineering Support Services Senior Director Engineering

Michael Brown

Vice President

Michael Brown is a licensed architect with over 27 years experience in building design and construction. Michael graduated from Montana State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. For the next eight years he worked in the northwest region and acquired his architect’s license. In 1998, he moved to Illinois where he continued his architecture career. Michael is a NADRA-certified deck inspector. 

Because of Michael’s wealth of experience, he has been involved in a wide variety of unique commercial and residential projects. His work has been recognized by the Northeast Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Industrial Perforators Association and the Illinois Association of School Boards. Two of Michael’s designs have achieved LEED – Gold and Platinum certification.

Michael has been a Board Member and Secretary for the Harbor Springs Property Owner’s Association since 2001. His involvement with the board provides a unique perspective to his work for Engineering Support Services clients in both regions.

Chuck Johnson

Chuck Johnson

Certified Third-Party EIFS/Stucco Inspector

Chuck Johnson is an experienced EDI (Exterior Design Institute) Certified Inspector and a Licensed Home Inspector. He specializes in EIFS, stucco and stone exteriors. Chuck has been inspecting homes and commercial buildings in Illinois and the surrounding areas since 1999. Because he has inspected more than 6,000 buildings and homes, Chuck’s experience sets him apart. That depth of experience makes Chuck the “go-to” person for EIFS, stucco and stone exterior inspections.

In addition to stucco and EIFS projects, Chuck performs detailed Property Condition Assessments at ESS. His in-depth, detailed understanding of buildings makes Chuck uniquely suited for these projects. Because of his deep knowledge, Chuck is able to provide Property Condition Reports that are very reliable and useful over the long term.

Chuck joined Engineering Support Services in January 2020. He is responsible for our EIFS Division. He is also a NADRA-certified deck inspector. 

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