Our Success Stories

Jim Ingram, AIA, NCARB
Studio 8 Design, LLC

Mike was engaged as commissioning agent for the Glynn County Sheriff’s Complex, which was completed in the summer of 2014. This is a $20 million, five building complex with central HVAC systems. During the design phase, he was responsible for reviewing designs, followed by reviews of drawings and specifications. During the construction phase, he inspected the work and

mediated construction issues. He did a final inspection and followed up to assure operation.

Mike was a very valuable design team member working closely with our engineers. When construction problems arose, he took an active role in resolving issues. He maintained a positive

attitude throughout the job and was a pleasure to have on the team. His contribution was well worth his fee.

  "Mike was a very

      valuable design

        team member."

Patrick Wilkes, PE
Covalent Consulting

I contacted Mike to assist us with LEED energy modeling on a high-rise residential project in Atlanta, after another local engineer recommended him to us. While we would normally try to take on this task ourselves, we thought his expertise and responsiveness would help the project beyond our capabilities. We were pleased with the results, turn-around time, and recommendations from Mike to help with getting the most out of the building systems for the LEED energy model. 

Scott Wicker ~ UPS
VP Corporate Plant Engineering &

Chief Sustainability Officer 

We would like to extend our sincere thanks for the hard work and attention to detail that you and your staff contributed to UPS in our pursuit of our LEED certification. As you know, it was only through a critical eye and hours of work that UPS was able to reach this milestone. Your support through this process exemplifies that through dedication to pursuing solid environmental practices, we as a community can have a positive effect on the world.

Buck Lindsay, FAIA
Linsday, Pope, Brayfield, Clifford & Associates

Budova Engineering has been a crucial player in helping us achieve LEED certification on several of our design projects. They were totally knowledgeableeasy to work with, and gave dependable advice where needed. They have been a great technical resource for us.

  "I would not

   hesitate to use  

   Budova Engineering."   

"Mike was an extremely

knowledgeable and experienced professional who went above and beyond to help us."

"They have been a

   a great technical

      resource for us."

     "I personally believe you

   were the primary reason for

the success on our last contract."

Jim Hamby
Gate Management Company

As the owner of a renovated property, I am very appreciative of Mike Sabo for the services provided in our LEED certification process. I am particularly pleased with Mike's dedication to ensure the systems were functioning as designed. I could not have expected more from any of the consultants and would not hesitate to use Budova Engineering in the future.

"Budova Engineering

                    has been a

               crucial player."

   "I'm particularly​​ pleased with Mike's dedication to ensure the

systems were functioning as  

​           designed."

    "He took an active role

    in resolving issues."

​​David Wolfe
Energy Manager
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

I personally believe you were the primary reason for the success on our last contract.

Robert E. Harris
Energy Manager
Atlanta VA Medical Center

Our VA medical facility was suffering from chilled water flow problems that had developed over decades of piping changes, building additions, and questionable maintenance. We hired Budova Engineering to perform a full modeling of our chilled water system. Still, as this was a typical government contract award,

I wasn’t particularly hopeful. Most such engineers we hire have little experience, do only minimal investigation, and provide an inferior product to claim their fee and move on. Mike, however, was an extremely knowledgeable and experienced professional who went above and beyond to help us identify issues we weren’t even aware we had. He spent numerous hours tracing piping, finding discrepancies in our drawings, and providing us the necessary documents for us to get our issues corrected. He continues assisting us with our efforts to this day off that initial small contract. I can’t say enough good things about the work Mike has done for us, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to hire an HVAC or energy professional.