Dave’s California Office Spins Off


Resource Engineering Group is completing a circle, and starting a new path. Founder Dave Houghton is now working under his new consulting firm that has officially spun off from  REG, the engineering company he started back in 1997.

In 2013, Dave moved to San Luis Obispo on California’s central coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This office is now the home of  Avila Partners, which is engaged in energy research and policy support work as California leads the way to a cleaner energy future. This work includes emerging technology development and validation, lab and field testing of energy-related innovations, and efforts to make existing buildings run better (such as auditing, commissioning, and data analytics).

Resource Engineering Group is now wholly owned by August Hasz and Dodson Harper, who will further develop and grow the company as they see fit. Building on a strong foundation and reputation in S-MEP (structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design, REG will continue to think “outside the box” (as we often point out, we were never really IN the box!) and take owners and architects as far as they want to go toward self-sustaining buildings. The long-standing  professional relationship and friendship between Dave, August, and Dodson continues. REG and Avila Partners will work together on projects that can benefit from both company’s approaches and resources.REG-1111

Dave’s new email address is dave@avilapartners.com. (His old email (houghton@reginc.com) will be phasing out by the end of 2014.) The Avila Partners office is located at 1075 Court Street, Suite 209, San Luis Obispo CA 93401. The office phone number is 805-706-0700.

Dave extends thanks to REG’s clients, employees, and colleagues as he enters this new chapter, as well as an invitation to visit the Avila Partners office on California’s beautiful central coast.

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