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HVAC Engineering

Expert Witness Profile

Leach Bros., Inc. has been in business since 1954. The firm provides the following services to its clients. These services are Engineering, Construction service, and maintenance of the mechanical systems (HVAC and Plumbing). The clients of the firm have included the following: schools (private and public), churches, and developers of office parks, high tech companies which require computer and server rooms. Hospital and surgical centers.

The firm also constructs most of the above projects. This gives the owner a clear picture of what to expect in both cost and function. Once the projects are commissioned the firm then provides on going service and maintenance of the systems. This ensures that the owner obtains the maximum life cycle on the system. This life cycle includes not only energy cost but employee comfort and equipment longevity.

Forensic History
The principal of Leach Bros., Inc., Joseph J. Leach P.E. has both professional licenses and construction licenses. During his career, he has been retained as a consultant and expert witness on cases for both plaintiffs and defendants. These clients have included the following: Corporations, insurance companies, attorneys' offices, and private citizens.

These assignments have included heating and air-conditioning concerns, domestic water and sanitary plumbing matters, and piping system failures. Joseph Leach is both a Licensed Master Plumber and a Licensed Master HVACR Contractor in New Jersey, which requires both installation experience, and knowledge of the applicable codes. His background in Engineering, field construction work, and the management of a construction/service firm, gives him a unique perspective that few engineers have.

The over fifty years of providing the above services provides the principals a unique perspective of what goes wrong in mechanical systems. The understanding of the entire construction process from design to finished project makes it possible to better identify what went wrong with a project.