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Built  on
Innovation

Integrity
Strength
beauty

Global
Experience

We bring years of global experience across diverse industries and geographies to create custom solutions fit for the unique requirements of our clients’ properties.

David Karins, PE
Founder

“Without joy,
there can be no innovation.”

At Karins Engineering, we’re passionate about achieving ambitious visions, and we assume responsible stewardship over the properties entrusted to us. Karins was founded on principles of trust, integrity, and creativity. We strive to embody these traits every day, in all we do to serve our clients.

-Florida Professional Engineer, Registration #0052677
-Florida Special Inspector of Threshold Buildings #1175
-Professional Engineer in NY, PA, TX, OH, IL, NC, SC, NE, MA, MI, LA, AZ, GA, MO

Sincerely,

Executive leaders

F. Carter “Bud” Karins, PE
Founder

F. Carter “Bud” Karins, PE Founder

F. Carter Karins brings decades of experience in restoration and construction management.

With experience in construction management, real estate development, residential design and commercial design, Mr. Karins is uniquely qualified to deliver engineering solutions that serve our clients' long-term interests. He has been engaged in the restoration of reinforced concrete structures for over 20 years, utilizing conventional repair methods, carbon fiber reinforcing and impressed current cathodic protection. His combination of experience makes him uniquely qualified to provide consulting services during planning, design and construction phases, as well as consulting services for the design of machine components and systems.

John Bonnaci,
PhD, PE, LEED, AP
Vice President
of Engineering

John Bonnaci, PhD, PE, LEED, APVice President of Engineering

John’s work includes over 30 publications in technical journals and books. He leads the Karins’ team in research and design.

John’s experience is extensive in the practice, research and teaching of structural design and engineering. His specific areas of expertise include structural design, code development, structural mechanics, earthquake and wind engineering, flood-resistant building design, infrastructure rehabilitation, corrosion in reinforced concrete, structural testing, fiber reinforced polymer composite reinforcement applications, fiber optic sensing and lifecycle evaluation.

Tommy Hagood
Vice President of Design:
Business Development

Tommy Hagood Vice President of Design:Business Development

Tommy has decades of experience designing a multitude of small and large complex projects throughout the US and abroad.

Tommy’s experience includes virtually every building type and encompasses building restoration, renovations/additions of existing structures and new high rise buildings of 50+ stories. He is proficient in post-tensioned concrete, structural steel, precast concrete and wood frame systems. At Karins Engineering, Tommy leads the team in design and client development.

Arthur Schoenewaldt
Director of Restoration

Arthur Schoenewaldt Director of Restoration

Art is a Professional Engineer with over 47 years of engineering, construction and construction management experience.

Art is deeply concerned with cost containment, on-time performance and client satisfaction. As an excellent communicator, he is experienced in managing multiple projects concurrently, including construction of marine structures, roads/highways/bridges, traction power substations, K-12 schools, and health care facilities. Art is also approved by the State of Florida as a presenter of twelve certified continuing education classes for Florida licensed community association managers.

Managers

Carlyson B Delgado, B.Sc

Naples/ Ft. Myers

Carlyson B Delgado, B.Sc

Naples/ Ft. Myers

Hector Velazquez, PE

DAYTONA

Hector Velazquez, PE

DAYTONA

Jerome J. DiMercurio, PE, SI

Engineering Manager, Design

Jerome J. DiMercurio, PE, SI

Engineering Manager, Design

Josh Mannix, PE

Tampa

Josh Mannix, PE

Tampa

Nick Dunning, E.I

Sarasota

Nick Dunning, E.I

Sarasota

Thomas Michael Buffington, PE

St. Petersburg

Thomas Michael Buffington, PE

St. Petersburg

William Anthony Nimis, E.I

FT. LAUDERDALE

William Anthony Nimis, E.I

FT. LAUDERDALE

offices across
Florida

With a presence across the state of Florida, our engineers are experienced in the diverse conditions of our clients’ geographical areas, from the coasts, to the keys, to the metro areas.

  • Daytona
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Naples
  • Sarasota
  • St. Pete
  • Tampa