Bob Crowell PE, LEED AP BD+C
Principal, Vice President
Bob is responsible for the firm’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection (MEP/FP) design and construction administration services. He also oversees the division’s business development and marketing functions where he plays a key role in building relationships with clients, building owners, sub-consultants, and construction professionals. Bob’s career in the MEP industry spans 38 years—35 of them with 2RW. In 1985, he co-founded the firm to bring affordable and attainable energy efficiency and sustainability principles to building owners in all markets and has played an instrumental role in expanding the firm’s offerings.
Bob has broad technical and leadership experience, having managed MEP/FP design, facility condition assessments, feasibility studies, LEED design and administration, Revit/CAD design, and life cycle cost analyses for countless new construction, renovation, and historic restoration projects across the country. His market experience ranges from K-12, higher education, and healthcare to commercial, mixed-use, government, military, and more.
Bob served as adjunct faculty in the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Architecture, where he taught a graduate-level course related to energy conservation and environmental control systems for businesses.
University of Virginia, BS in Mechanical Engineering
Bob Somers PhD, PE, LEED AP
Bob is co-founder and president of 2RW and is the principal responsible for the firm’s energy consulting and commissioning services. In this role, he oversees energy and water conservation audits, energy modeling and simulation, utility use audits, physical needs and green physical needs assessments, commissioning (including LEED commissioning), measurement and verification (M&V), energy master planning, and utility allowance calculations. Bob also oversees the energy division’s business development and marketing functions where he develops relationships with clients, project owners, and sub-consultants.
Bob, who co-founded 2RW in 1985, has worked in the energy consulting field for more than 45 years. His broad experience ranges from basic thermal energy storage research to energy audits of large complexes and clients including energy service companies (ESCOs), Department of Defense, Federal Government, Commonwealth of Virginia, public and private housing authorities throughout the U.S., utility companies, K-12 schools, universities, and commercial and industrial businesses.
Bob speaks at national energy conferences on topics such as Net Zero Energy, LEED commissioning, green leasing policy, and reducing utility costs through behavior.
University of Virginia, PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University, MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering
Neal Cramer PE
Director of Electrical Engineering
Neal is an accomplished senior electrical engineer with a strong work ethic and a highly technical skill set who is committed to client satisfaction. With 21 years of industry experience, five of which have been with 2RW, Neal has the skills and experience to ensure that 2RW delivers on commitments to clients and is focused on developing and growing client relationships. He is skilled in all facets of electrical design and has extensive experience managing projects of all sizes as a director and department manager in charge of electrical engineering. Neal is a member of 2RW’s senior leadership team where he plays a key role in driving corporate strategy.
Virginia Tech, BS in Electrical Engineering
Paul Crumpler PE, CEM, CMVP, CDSM, CxA
Director of Energy Services
Paul has 40 years of experience in energy management, process efficiency, pollution prevention, and machine and process design. He is a strong advocate for energy-efficient design and in his eight years with 2RW his focus has been meeting or exceeding clients’ expectations for lowering energy usage and costs. Paul’s expertise includes commissioning, LEED consulting, energy studies, energy modeling and simulation, energy audits, physical needs and facility condition assessments, and MEP design. His experience spans many industries, from K-12 to higher education, federal, Defense, municipal, commercial, and industrial.
Georgia Institute of Technology, BS in Mechanical Engineering
Lucas Hoffmann PE, LEED AP BD+C
Managing Director of Design, DC Metro Area
Lucas is a committed client advocate who leads 2RW’s MEP/FP design projects in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland. Over the past 18 years, Lucas has delivered many successful projects by fostering collaboration between design teams, clients, owners, and contractors. With extensive management and design expertise, strong leadership skills, and a commitment to helping clients achieve their goals, Lucas brings exceptional value to every project. He has served clients in a broad range of industries, having led projects in the K-12, higher education, community, recreational, athletic, and worship market sectors.
University of Virginia, BS in Mechanical Engineering with an Electrical Engineering Minor
Brandon Wilson PE
Electrical Project Manager
Brandon is an electrical engineer and project manager with a decade of experience designing building electrical systems and managing MEP design teams. He is an energy code and lighting control specialist with expertise in LED lighting systems, critical power systems, data center power, and redundant UPS and generator systems. Brandon believes that quality assurance must be built-in to the design process and not considered an add-on. He focuses on developing, standardizing, and automating QC processes and leveraging data to drive process efficiency. Brandon excels in managing teams of electrical and mechanical engineers to design MEP solutions that meet client’s goals for affordable, constructible, and energy-efficient buildings. Brandon believes in the value of cross-training engineers in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing disciplines to drive value in the project development process.
Virginia Tech, BS in Electrical Engineering
Laurie has served as a key business development resource for 2RW’s energy division for 22 years, where she helps build a strong client base and supports strategy development and marketing initiatives. Laurie is a committed professional who serves as liaison to 2RW’s diverse energy clients across the United States to build relationships and identify partner opportunities. These clients include energy service companies (ESCOs), public housing authorities, property management firms, utilities, the Federal government, municipalities, and energy consultants. Laurie’s wealth of knowledge gained throughout her extensive time spent in the energy market bring exceptional value to 2RW’s energy clients.
Matthew Lewis PE
Senior Project Manager, Client Solutions
Matthew is a professional engineer who has been designing mechanical systems for high-performing buildings and managing successful engineering teams for 13 years. He is passionate about helping building owners define and achieve their energy efficiency and operations and maintenance goals. As a project manager, Matthew is committed to building strong, effective teams and facilitating communication between engineers, clients, building owners, sub-consultants, and contractors. With a background in design-build, he understands the value of prioritizing early collaboration and frequent communication to deliver projects that meet clients’ goals, budgets, and timelines. Matthew has delivered projects for healthcare, research, higher education, K-12, public safety, municipal, courthouse, mixed-use, and multi-family facilities.
Virginia Tech, BS in Mechanical Engineering
Dawn is a veteran business professional who has been a valuable member of the 2RW team for 17 years. Through a 30-year career serving a broad range of businesses such as engineering consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, software development, and insurance, she has gained a solid foundation in the principles of business management and leadership. Dawn plays a key role in management decision-making and strategic planning initiatives by contributing broad financial expertise, accurate data, and HR management best practices. She drives the definition and implementation of company goals and priorities relating to financial management, budgeting, accounting, payroll, and benefits and ensures compliance with applicable laws and company policies. Dawn is singularly focused on maintaining the fiscal health of the firm through the diligent implementation of AP/AR, financial reporting and analysis, tax, and insurance systems and processes. She is also a dedicated employee advocate who supports employee hiring and retention initiatives and defines and administers the firm’s benefits and payroll systems.