Meet Our Patrick
The newest employee, O’Toole received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University in 1978. Since then he has primarily worked in the factory build structures industry. For about 30 of those years he was a partner in a business that specialized in that industry. Although he has the most design experience with lumber, he also has experience with cold and hot rolled steel applications as well as concrete. The business was also responsible for the structural design of site built projects such as hotels, churches, post frame structures, and heavy timber buildings.\
O’Toole has designed using the old PPSA and the more recent RISA and EnerCalc. He has written financial and structural spread sheets using the old Lotus and the more recent Excel.
Running a business has taught him how to interact, negotiate, and communicate with clients on all phases of a project.