About ORB Engineering Inc.

Established in 2003 by president and principal, Julio Orbegoso, ORB Engineering, Inc. has well over 65 years of combined experience in structural engineering, inspections, and design. ORB is an engineering firm based in Lakeland, Florida and serves the greater central Florida area and beyond. ORB has specialized expertise in structural engineering design and has provided cost effective consulting and construction engineering design and inspection services to both the public and private sector.  We offer our clients the experience of a large firm with the personalized service of a family owned company. Founded on unbending principles of integrity, quality, and fortitude, we strive to provide excellence and individualized attention for each and every project. The trust of our clients’ is our top priority.

Our services include in-house coordination with mechanical, electrical, piping, process and instrumentation engineering services. ORB has experience in the design, inspection, and repair of building structures in the fields of industrial, entertainment and theme park, institutional, commercial, residential, religious facilities, and government facilities. We pride ourselves on our high-quality standards while maintaining cost effective methods to satisfy our clients’ needs. We provide active participation of principals on all projects while providing flexibility to meet the unique needs of each client. We serve our clients with a total commitment to quality assurance, technical excellence, and dedicated project management. ORB Engineering, Inc. guarantees to produce high-quality, technically-advanced, cost-effective project designs. Our key personnel have several years of project management experience to ensure successful completion of projects. Should you wish to discuss your project or would like additional information regarding ORB’s broad spectrum of engineering services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

After more than 35 years of providing innovative engineering services to various prestigious companies such as BRPH, Walt Disney World, and the PRC of NASA at Kennedy Space Center, Julio Orbegoso, P.E. founded ORB Engineering, Inc. in 1999.  He expanded his knowledge in the field of Industrial projects including Phosphate, Petrochemical, Manufacturing, and Chemical Production facilities. Today ORB has put together a team offering Structural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Piping, and Instrumentation Engineering services.
Brian graduated from the University of South Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He has been with ORB since its inception in 1999. He has experience with Structural Forensic Investigations, Threshold Inspections, planning, design aspects, and many more specialty structural engineering services.

Jared Riness

ENGINEER INTERN
Jared Riness is a recent graduate of Florida Polytechnic University with his BS in Mechanical Engineering. He currently works with Mr. Orbegoso to provide calculations, and reports of inspections to customers, and provide analysis using RISA. Riness interned with Stihl USA before coming to ORB Engineering and volunteers with White Thorn Events in the Lakeland community. He hopes to obtain his PE in the near future. His “eager to learn” attitude makes him a great intern and a huge help with all projects. In his free time, Riness enjoys just about any outdoor activity or sport including fishing, baseball, hockey and soccer.

Emily Almonte

OFFICE MANAGER
Emily Almonte is an administrative manager who has been working in the clerical field since 2013. She studied political science at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. Almonte has used her administrative skills in multiple fields including education, retail, legal, and engineering. She performs many of the administrative tasks around the office including managing project accounts, planning events, and handling all front desk operations. In her free time, Almonte enjoys adventures at Universal Studios and volunteering at the local community theater.

Jesus Molina

Designer
Molina handles many of the design aspects of the structures for ORB’s customers. Hailing from Venezuela, Molina has studied Industrial Design Engineering for two years, and is continuing the experience here in the United States. Molina enjoys working with a team of professionals and who are passionate about every single job that comes to the team. His goal is always to try his best to make a happy customer and get some smiles. He plans to keep growing and learning in the engineering field. In his free time, Molina is a fitness lover, but, as he puts it, “it’s impossible to stop loving food, my apologies.”

Carlos Gutierrez

SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Carlos Gutierrez is the senior draftsman for ORB Engineering, Inc. He studied electrical engineering in Lima, Peru. He has been working in drafting and design ever since, first as an independent contractor and later for ORB. Most design projects will find their way onto Gutierrez’s desk and he is sure to give each one his individualized attention. He has been with the company since 2009 and has been a giant asset throughout the years. Gutierrez can often be found jamming out to music in his office while working on a project.

Lizandra Gonzalez

PROJECT ENGINEER
Lizandra Gonzalez is a project manager and engineer at ORB Engineering, Inc. Some of her many duties include drafting, calculations, customer service and project administration. She graduated from the Central University of Las Villas “Martha Abreu” in Cuba. She strives to give the customer the best service, and also the friendliest, in everything she does. She endeavors to find economical and structurally reasonable solutions for each project. Everything she does in her work is from her heart with the goal that the client feels happy and satisfied with the result. Gonzalez works as though each design was for herself. ORB Engineering was Gonzalez’s first opportunity to work in the professional engineering field. She has been here almost 2 years and has proven to be both an excellent engineer and project manager for the company.

Norm Meier

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
Norm Meier works alongside ORB Engineering while also running Meier, LLC., where he is the principal engineer for electrical engineering. Meier received his B.S.E.E. from the University of South Florida in 1995 and has over 30 years’ experience, including drafting, designing and engineering stores and warehouse space for Publix Super Markets and 10+ years as Electrical Engineer of Record for Publix Super Markets, Inc. He also worked for Langbein & Bell and Thomas Engineering and helped found Spectrum Engineering & Design which later became Meier LLC. His experience includes lighting/photometric analysis, lighting system design and controls, energy management system design/controls, refrigeration system controls, fire alarm system design, communication systems, residential community, retail and industrial power system design, solar (PV) system design and lightning protection system design. He has designed for sports venues, restaurants, churches, offices, schools, retail shopping centers/malls, and site lighting. Outside of engineering, he enjoys coaching youth baseball and football, classic cars, offshore fishing, crafting offshore trolling lures, family and the water.

STRUCTURAL is what we do, INTEGRITY is what we are made of.