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  • Professional Engineer:
    • North Carolina
    • South Carolina
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • MLE (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying)
  • ASHRAE Member


  • UNC Charlotte: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2004
  • NC State: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 1993

Michael McGuire, P.E., LEED AP

Founding Partner and President
Mechanical Engineer/Plumbing Engineer

Mike McGuire is a Mechanical Engineer with more than 30 years of experience. Now President of AME, he has served as Project Manager and Engineer of Record for various clients, specializing in complex projects. Mike’s responsibilities include managing the preparation of specifications, plans, design calculations, and project schedules. He has designed new and renovation projects for both public and private clients, including many government agencies.

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Mike has a passion for energy efficiency and sustainable design, and is well versed in the EnergyStar concept, often times assisting client agencies as the mechanical engineering sustainable expert. Consistently recognized for his quality of work, and personal and business values, Mike brings a great balance of experience and creativity to his projects. His thoroughness and willingness to stick his head in a ceiling to document existing conditions is not a quality you find in every firm president.

Areas of Specialty

  • 2-pipe and 4-pipe chiller/boiler/central station VAV air handler
  • 2-pipe chiller/boiler with fan coil units
  • Central Plant Systems
  • Decoupled Dedicated Outdoor Air systems with Demand Control Ventilation strategy
  • Smoke Pressurization Systems
  • Packaged RTU & split system DX with Energy Recovery
  • IR Heating Systems
  • Domestic Water Distribution
  • Sanitary Waste Distribution
  • Hot Water Heating System
“Mike has a great balance of experience and creativity.  Having him on my design team gives me confidence in the engineering design even under challenging constraints.”
James F. King, III AIA
Project Manager
RGG Architects
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