Our Lead Professional Engineers at Sharpe Engineering, Inc. have an average of 30 years of individual experience in consulting engineering.  Our staff consists of 7 Professional Engineers, 3 LEED Accredited Professionals, 1 CEM Accredited Professional, and 11 staff Mechanical and Electrical Designers.

John R. Sharpe, P.E, CEM, LEED AP


Founder & Principal

JOHN SHARPE is the Founder and President of Sharpe Engineering, Inc.  He has practiced engineering since 1994 following graduation from Penn State University with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.  With a diverse background in HVAC, Plumbing, and Fire Protection design, John is responsible for the overall management of engineering operations, coordination, review of projects, and supervision of the engineering staff.  Notable career achievements include lead Mechanical Engineer for Chester County's first Open Heart Surgery Center at Chester County Hospital and lead Plumbing Engineer for The Hershey Lodge and Convention Center expansion, Pennsylvania's largest Convention Resort.  John is also responsible for the Mechanical Engineering design, analysis, and construction administration.

Eric Hess, P.E.


Senior HVAC, Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineer

ERIC HESS has over 14 years of experience in all aspects of HVAC, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering. Eric began his career at CRS Engineering in Birmingham Alabama. He has completed many significant projects in such diverse fields as Pharmaceutical/Medical, Educational, and Commercial, Retail, Churches and Residential buildings. Notable career achievements include; 8 building, 1700+ bed student housing development for Auburn University; University of Virginia Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Charlottesville Virginia, and a Comprehensive Cancer Center, Slidell Memorial Hospital in Slidell Louisiana. At Sharpe Engineering, Inc., Eric is responsible for Mechanical Engineering at our Lancaster Office location.

Joseph Stillman, P.E.


Chief Electrical Engineer

JOE STILLMAN has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Electrical Engineering, with the last twenty years as a Professional Engineer. Prior to joining Sharpe Engineering, Inc., Joe was a Senior Associate at Wick Fisher White, a 130 person Engineering firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has completed many significant projects in such diverse fields as Pharmaceutical, Educational, Commercial, Retail and Residential buildings. Notable career acheivements include; 30,000 square -foot cold storage warehouse with 670 HP Ammonia plant for Swaggerty Sausage in Kodak, Tennessee; a 1,400 HP ammonia plant for spiral freezers at Otis Spunkmeyer's facility in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and a new electric service with 100% solar capability for CCSI Candy at their warehouse in Bayonne, New Jersey. At Sharpe Engineering, Inc., Joe is responsible for Electrical Engineering on our projects.