How We Got Started

Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. was founded in 2003 by Robert C. Giles with a focus on evaluating buildings and site improvements. Bob started the business with the idea that it should be easy to work with an engineer to find solutions to problems with buildings and sites.

We have held true to this philosophy as we specialize in working with property owners and community associations to find solutions to simple or complex programs and building trusted relationships along the way.

Our Growth

Since its start in 2003, the firm has grown into multiple offices in North Carolina and Virginia. Since then, we have also added additional services  including work with infrastructure and site evaluations, transition studies, new construction design, construction administration, and cost segregation studies. Check out our history timeline below to see how we got to where we are today!

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History Timeline

Our People

Our culture is created by our people and the values we live in our everyday lives.

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Robert C. Giles, PE, RS
President

Robert C. Giles, PE, RS

Robert C. Giles, PE, RS

President

Bob is the founder and President of Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. He has more than 25 years of combined experience in environmental engineering, reserve studies, building assessments, structural evaluations, design, site drainage, and construction monitoring.

It’s hard to summarize Bob’s long resume of commercial real estate due diligence services. He has performed property condition assessments and Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments on more than a thousand properties, including 30+ story buildings, medical complexes, one million+ square foot light industrial facilities, 250+ unit apartment complexes, historic buildings, and large tracts of undeveloped land.

Bob is starting his road to retirement by scaling back his hours in 2022. However, he intends to stay actively involved with the company by working with the staff and long-term clients. Bob enjoys golfing, long hikes, and watching college football and basketball. Bob and his wife are very active in their local church and enjoy volunteering.

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia
  • Reserve Specialist (RS), awarded by the Community Association’s Institute (CAI)

Education: 

BS, Engineering, Duke University

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North CarolinaSouth Carolina, and Virginia
  • Reserve Specialist (RS) – Community Association’s Institute (CAI)

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Kevin R. Giles, RS
Director of Operations

Kevin R. Giles, RS

Kevin R. Giles, RS

Director of Operations

Kevin joined Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in 2010. Kevin has more than ten years of experience in commercial and residential construction management, building material manufacturing, and safety and environmental oversight. Over the last decade, he has utilized his business management background and technical experience to work with several hundred community associations on reserve studies, transition studies, and construction management. Kevin has also assisted with numerous commercial real estate evaluations, including cost segregation studies, property condition assessments, and phase 1 environmental site assessments. These studies address a range of contaminants, including petroleum products, hazardous materials in construction materials, and compliance with building codes, ADA regulations, and mechanical, electrical, and structural integrity issues. Kevin has a broad range of experience, including building material manufacturing, commercial building renovation and construction, commercial building maintenance, and residential construction and renovation.  

Kevin currently serves as a Board Member of the North Carolina Chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI-NC). 

Kevin was born and raised in North Carolina. He is a husband and father to two daughters. His family is all very involved with their church. He is a runner and enjoys his workouts with F3 South Cary. Kevin trusts the Giles Flythe team with autonomy to perform their job duties and achieve their goals. 

Education:

BS, Business Management, Finance, and Operations concentration, North Carolina State University. 

Professional Designations:

Reserve Specialist (RS) – Community Association’s Institute (CAI)

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Christopher Flythe, PE, RS, LEED AP
Principal Engineer

Christopher Flythe, PE, RS

Christopher Flythe, PE, RS

Principal Engineer

Chris joined Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. as a Principal in 2012. He has over 15 years of infrastructure design and inspection for residential, commercial, and institutional projects. Chris has performed numerous reserve studies and transition studies for townhomes, condominium complexes, high-rise residential units, single-family homes, and mixed-use developments. His due diligence experience includes property condition assessments, Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments, and site/civil engineering services. Chris also has experience performing drainage, asphalt and concrete paving evaluations, design and specifications development, bidding, and construction monitoring projects for a wide range of properties. His land development experience is invaluable for helping owners with complex drainage and/or erosion concerns. He has helped hundreds of property owners by providing forensic engineering, structural evaluations, and design services. During his early career, Chris designed prestressed concrete and steel girder bridges and provided inspections and evaluations of timber, concrete, and steel bridges. In addition to his extensive engineering experience, he also provides expert witness and support services for capital reserve and site/civil engineering-related litigation.

Chris is a North Carolina native, husband, and father of two daughters and one son. He and his family are involved with their church and desire to live a life of service in response to the Gospel. Chris enjoys CrossFit workouts with his wife, coaching soccer for his daughters, and riding dirt bikes with his son. He has served on the Cary Christian School Board for the last decade. Chris is passionate about learning and researching. He enjoys mentoring the incredible team he works with while gaining just as much knowledge from the talented engineers around him.

Education: 

BS, Construction Engineering and Management, North Carolina State University

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North CarolinaSouth Carolina, Florida, and Virginia
  • Reserve Specialist (RS) – Community Association’s Institute (CAI)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP)
  • Certified Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Professional – certified by The North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Tyler Hall, PE, MCE, RS
Charlotte Regional Engineering Manager

Tyler Hall, MCE, PE, RS

Tyler Hall, MCE, PE, RS

Charlotte Regional Engineering Manager

Tyler joined Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in 2014 as Project Engineer. He has over 15 years of combined experience in facility design, construction administration, and special inspections. He has provided engineering and consultation on many projects and has been responsible for developing construction documentation on many sites. He has experience performing structural assessments on existing commercial buildings and structural design on new commercial buildings. Additionally, Tyler has experience in structural assessments for residential buildings and structural design for new and existing residential buildings. He has also performed cost segregation studies for various commercial real estate properties and numerous capital reserves studies for community associations.

Tyler is a North Carolina native and started in the Raleigh office. When Giles Flythe Engineers was looking for someone to open their Charlotte branch, Tyler raised his hand. Tyler has been the Charlotte Regional Engineering manager since 2017 when the office opened, and we continue to see that office grow. 

Tyler is a husband and father to three sons and two daughters.  He enjoys taking the family camping, hiking, fishing, and creating other opportunities to teach his kids life skills through building and renovation projects.  Tyler has served on the Building Committee at his church, assisting with the design and ongoing construction of their new facility.  He is always willing to lend expertise and collaborate on projects with engineers across all offices.   

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering concentration, North Carolina State University

Master’s, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Mechanics concentration, North Carolina State University

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North CarolinaSouth CarolinaTexas, and Tennessee
  • Reserve Specialist (RS), awarded by the Community Association’s Institute (CAI)

Location: 

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Zach Shepherd, PE, RS
Virginia Regional Engineering Manager

Zach Shepherd, PE

Zach Shepherd, PE

Virginia Regional Engineering Manager

Zach joined Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in 2019 as a Project Manager. Zach relocated to the Virginia Beach area in 2021 to help start a new church and open the Giles Flythe Engineers Virginia Beach office. Zach has extensive experience in structural and forensic engineering. Zach has provided engineering and consultation services for various commercial and residential projects of varying sizes and scope. He has primary expertise in the fields of property inspections and structural forensic engineering throughout North Carolina and Virginia. In addition to structural inspections and evaluations, Zach has experience in residential design in new home construction for single-family and townhome structures. He has also completed numerous phase 1 environmental site assessments and property condition assessments for various existing commercial and industrial facilities in Virginia and North Carolina.

Zach is a native of North Carolina, husband, and father of two daughters, with a passion for loving his wife extraordinarily and raising children that will change the world. Zach enjoys being outside and doing pretty much anything fitness-related. He and his family are involved with their church, serving on the local college campus, and enjoy sharing meals with others in their home.

Education:

BS, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering concentration, North Carolina State University

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, Alabama
  • Reserve Specialist (RS) – Community Association’s Institute (CAI)

Location: 

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Brent Blackburn, PE, LEED AP
Project Manager

Brent Blackburn, PE

Brent Blackburn, PE

Project Manager

Brent joined Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in 2015 as a Project Manager. He has more than 15 years of experience in designing, engineering, and analyzing building systems for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities, including single and multi-family homes, hospitals, office complexes, and academic institutions. Brent’s formal education was focused on building specific engineering disciplines with an emphasis on structures and included electrical, mechanical, and plumbing components. In addition to design and analysis, Brent has spent a significant portion of his career in the field reviewing engineered systems’ installation to ensure they comply with the design specifications and drawings. He has performed structural assessments for various existing building types and systems to help determine the magnitude of potential structural defects in framing and foundations. He uses his field experience to help identify sources of deterioration, settlement, and other deficiencies and subsequently designs and compiles solutions to help restore the integrity of the system. 

Brent also performs property condition assessments and Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments for a wide array of properties, from undeveloped land to 750,000+ square foot industrial facilities. These studies address a range of building system and environmental concerns including potential structural, mechanical, electrical, and accessibility issues and the probability of the presence of potentially hazardous substances on a property.

Brent is originally from Kansas but has been a North Carolina resident since 2004. He and his wife are parents to two boys with whom they spend a great deal of time at the soccer fields, camping, and exploring the numerous places of interest in and around the state. 

Education:

  • BS, Architectural Engineering, Kansas State University

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Ohio 
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional (AP)
  • Certified Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Professional – certified by the North Carolina State BAE Department

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Andrew Crook, PE, MCE, RS
Project Manager

Andrew Crook, MCE, PE, RS

Andrew Crook, MCE, PE, RS

Project Manager

Andrew joined Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in 2017 when he relocated to the Raleigh-Durham area.  He has over ten years of progressive experience in civil and structural engineering.  He has provided engineering and consultation services for various commercial, industrial, and residential projects of varying size and scope, across different engineering disciplines, including structural forensic engineering, structural design, geotechnical, and environmental engineering.

Andrew has extensive experience in structural forensic engineering evaluations of existing buildings and facilities with varying levels of damage, including concrete deterioration, corroding steel, waterproofing failures, and distress due to design or construction flaws.  Much of this forensic experience utilizes nondestructive evaluation techniques including ground penetrating radar and other specialized equipment, to gain additional information about the structure.

Andrew also performs due diligence inspections, including property condition assessments, Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments, and reserve studies for community associations and facility management teams. Andrew also has experience in geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing in field and laboratory settings.

Andrew is a native of South Carolina with roots in Cary.  He currently resides in Hillsborough with his wife and 3-year-old son.  Andrew is a classical guitarist of 25 years and enjoys tinkering in his garage.  In high school, he was an exchange student in Kalmar, Sweden.

Education:

  • BS, Design [Architecture], Clemson University 
  • Master’s, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Mechanics concentration, North Carolina State University

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
  • Reserve Specialist (RS) – Community Association’s Institute (CAI)
  • Certified Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Professional – certified by the North Carolina State BAE Department

Location: 

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Terry Smull, PE, RS
Project Manager

Terry Smull, PE, RS

Terry Smull, PE, RS

Project Manager

Terry joined the team in 2018 after relocating from the Boston, Massachusetts, area. Terry has over a decade of combined experience in complex residential structural design and environmental/civil engineering, working on various utility projects.

He has extensive experience in residential structural evaluations, inspections, and structural engineering design. He has prior experience designing and rehabilitating sanitary sewer and storm drain systems, including providing residential engineering services during the construction of utilities systems and improvements. He performs various drainage improvement projects on residential and commercial properties.

Terry has helped develop construction cost estimates and usable life projections for building and site components in the form of reserve studies, and property condition assessments. He also performs Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for many properties, including residential, industrial, and commercial facilities. These studies address a range of environmental and building system concerns, including petroleum products, hazardous elements in construction materials, compliance with building codes, ADA regulations, and mechanical, electrical, and structural integrity issues. He has earned the Community Associations Institute designation of Reserve Specialist in his qualifications for performing reserve studies.

Terry is originally from New England, but he plans to grow roots here after moving to North Carolina with his wife and two dogs. Terry enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, and golfing when he has time. Terry always has a smile on his face and is willing to lend a helping hand. 

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering concentration, The University of Vermont

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey 
  • Reserve Specialist (RS) – Community Association’s Institute (CAI)
  • Certified Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Professional – certified by the North Carolina State BAE Department

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Harrison Luttman, PE
Project Manager

Harrison Luttman, PE

Harrison Luttman, PE

Project Manager

Harrison joined the Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. team in 2016 and never looked back. His passion for helping others and hands-on experience, as well as structural inspection and analysis experience, brings a wealth of knowledge to homeowners and property owners. He has extensive experience in residential and commercial structural evaluations and structural engineering design.  He has experience conducting analysis and design of new and existing structures using various methods to convert, remodel, and build spaces. Harrison serves as a mentor to newer Project Engineers joining the team. 

Harrison is a North Carolina native, a husband, and a new father as of 2021. He enjoys working with his hands building or working on new projects, and is always willing to help others with their projects. His philosophy is to be a lifelong learner so that he may have the chance to positively impact other people’s lives, whether through product, interaction, or other means. He grew up racing, so Harrison has always taken first place when the company outing is go-karting. One thing about Harrison is that he has never met a stranger.  

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering concentration, North Carolina State University 

Professional Designations:

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina and South Carolina

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Richard S. Holt, PE
Project Manager

Richard S. Holt, PE

Richard S. Holt, PE

Project Manager

While in college, Richard was an intern with Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. and rejoined the team in 2021 after relocating back to the Raleigh area from Boone, North Carolina.  Richard has several years of experience conducting structural evaluations for residential and commercial properties and structural engineering design of new commercial and residential structures. In addition to evaluations and design of commercial and residential structures, Richard has experience in engineering design of large foundations, retaining walls, heavy timber, pedestrian bridges, and roadway bridges. Richard has performed numerous reserve studies for condominiums, townhomes, and single-family home communities. Additionally, Richard has experience performing drainage evaluations for community HOA’s and single-family homeowners.

Richard is a North Carolina native. After graduation, he spent some time in Boone, North Carolina, but his wife and their two dogs made their way back to Raleigh. Richard enjoys the outdoors, as he spends most of his free time hiking, fishing, camping, and hunting. He and his wife also enjoy summer gardening and traveling whenever possible. 

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University 

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina 
  • Certified Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Professional – certified by the North Carolina State BAE Department

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Sean Casady, PE
Project Manager

Sean Casady, PE

Sean Casady, PE

Project Manager

Sean has been with the Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. team since 2017. His previous career experience included construction work focusing on wood and steel framing, foundation installation and detailing, siding installation, and roof replacement and repairs. Sean began his engineering career in building envelope consulting, where he performed various ASTM testing on different high and low-rise building envelope systems, performed construction quality assurance inspections, and developed/drafted waterproofing and roofing details and designs.

Sean currently specializes in working with property owners and homeowner associations on large-scale capital improvement projects (roof replacements/upfits, exterior façade restoration projects, and siding replacement/repair projects). Sean performs forensic, structural, and water infiltration inspections for residential and commercial properties. Sean has also conducted numerous reserve studies and transition studies for townhomes, condominium complexes, and high-rise residential units.

Sean is a North Carolina native and is married with one daughter. Sean is involved with his church and enjoys traveling, cooking, and outdoor activities, including hiking and running. Sean also enjoys playing various musical instruments, including guitar, piano, and music production. Sean is passionate about problem-solving, serving others, and his next cup of coffee.

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University 

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina 
  • Certified Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Professional – certified by The North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Joseph M. Troescher, PE
Project Manager

Joseph M. Troescher, PE

Joseph M. Troescher, PE

Project Manager

Joe joined the team in 2021 after relocating from Florida to Charlotte, North Carolina.  Joe has experience in structural, geotechnical, and forensic engineering; he has provided engineering inspection and consultation services for a wide range of commercial and residential projects. Joseph’s structural forensic background includes evaluations of existing structures with varying levels of structural distress, including cracks and spalls in concrete, corroded structural steel, waterproofing failures, and distress due to design or construction flaws.

Joe, a Florida native, relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2021 with his wife. Joe and his wife enjoy boating and hiking. Joe recently started volunteering for Habitat for Humanity – Charlotte Region. He also joined the Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals group.

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, University of South Florida

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida
  • Certified Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Professional – certified by the North Carolina State BAE Department

Location:

Charlotte, North Carolina

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John Greis, PE, MCE
Project Manager

John Greis, MCE, PE

John Greis, MCE, PE

Project Manager

John came on board with Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in early 2022. While a newer member of the team, John has over 15 years of engineering experience. His experience involves planning, managing, and executing complex geotechnical engineering projects, including deep foundation load testing programs and sinkhole evaluations. John also has forensic experience involving settlement-related structural distress and has developed ground improvement and repair plans for soils affected by karst activity. John has overseen and performed numerous high-strain dynamic load tests on steel and concrete piles of various cross-sectional geometries. 

John, a Florida native, relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and three children in 2017. When his three little ones are not keeping him busy, John enjoys the outdoors and leisure time with his family. His favorite activities include cross-fit style workouts and mountain biking through the western North Carolina mountains. He and his family are active members of their local church and die-hard Tampa Bay Lightning fans.

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Florida

MS, Civil Engineering, University of Florida 

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, and Washington, DC
  • Certified Stormwater BMP Inspection & Maintenance Professional – certified by the North Carolina State BAE Department

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Jeffrey Dow, PE, RS
Project Manager

Jeffery Dow, PE, RS

Jeffery Dow, PE, RS

Project Manager

Jeff joined Giles-Flythe Engineers, Inc. as a Project Manager in 2022. He has approximately 15 years of experience inspecting residential, commercial, and institutional properties and over five years of design experience as a land development engineer. Jeff has performed thousands of reserve studies and transition studies for townhomes, condominium complexes, high-rise, and mid-rise residential units, planned unit properties, churches, and mixed-use developments. He has worked with numerous small to large homeowner associations and boards. Jeff has experience preparing function design and layouts for commercial and residential developments, including the design of storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water main, grading, parking lot configuration, stormwater management ponds, and best management practices. 

Jeff was born in Tallahassee, FL, and has worked as an engineer in Tampa, Charlotte, and the Washington, D.C. area.  He and his wife currently reside in Charlotte, NC.  Jeff enjoys staying active, golfing, and spending time with his wife and dogs.  

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, Florida State University, 2002

Professional Designations:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE): North Carolina and Florida 
  • Reserve Specialist (RS) – Community Association’s Institute (CAI)

Location:

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Matt Carroll, EI
Project Engineer

Matt Carroll, EI

Matt Carroll, EI

Project Engineer

Matt was an intern with Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. before joining the staff full-time in 2019 after obtaining his degree from North Carolina State University. Matt served as a Combat Engineer in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He spent most of his time in the military supervising and delegating tasks in vertical construction projects. He also prepared safety classes to inform and maintain safety in the work environment. 

Matt has extensive experience in forensic structural evaluations for residential and commercial properties. He has provided structural engineering design for upfits and additions of existing commercial and residential structures as well as new structures. Matt has performed numerous reserve studies for townhomes, condominium complexes, high-rise residential units, single-family homes, and mixed-use developments. He has also conducted hundreds of roofing inspections of existing structures as well as construction administration on roof replacement projects. Matt has also performed draw request inspections for several construction projects, including verification that the work completed meets or exceeds the funding request made by the contractor at different stages throughout the project.

Matt is originally from Illinois and a father of two daughters. He enjoys training his dog when he isn’t busy with his family. Matt and his family also enjoy boating and camping in the warmer months.

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University 

AS, Engineering, Wake Technical Community College

Professional Designations:

Engineer Intern Certification 

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

Sean McDonald, EI
Project Engineer

Sean McDonald, EI

Sean McDonald, EI

Project Engineer

Sean joined Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in 2020. He has experience working on large-scale geotechnical projects, including subsurface and pavement investigations, and has also performed special inspections for open footings, rebar inspections, and concrete testing. He has performed structural inspections for various wood-framed, multi-family buildings during construction. Sean has performed numerous residential and commercial structural inspections along with repair recommendations. He has provided design services on several residential and commercial projects including, new construction homes, addition projects, and exterior decks. Sean has worked with homeowners, real estate agents, general contractors, and commercial property owners. 

Sean is originally from New York and moved to Raleigh to attend North Carolina State University. After graduation, he decided to put down roots in North Carolina. Sean enjoys training mixed martial arts, hiking with his dog, and snowboarding. 

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University 

Professional Designations:

Engineer Intern Certification 

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Tanner Troyer, EI
Project Engineer

Tanner Troyer, EI

Tanner Troyer, EI

Project Engineer

Tanner joined Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in 2020 as an intern a few months before graduation. Even as a new graduate, Tanner brought a wealth of knowledge and experience. He grew up building and updating residential homes with his father, so he was exposed to residential construction at a young age. Tanner has experience designing and fabricating steel and wood trusses. Tanner also has experience in residential structural inspections and evaluations. He has worked on numerous structural design projects ranging from the design of renovations and additions of existing commercial and residential structures as well as new residential structures.

Tanner has worked with homeowners, real estate agents, and general contractors. 

Tanner is originally from a small town in Virginia and moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, to attend North Carolina State University. After graduation, Tanner decided to plant his roots here with his wife. They are actively involved with their local church and serve as middle school ministry leaders. Tanner also enjoys playing almost any sport, as he coordinates pick-up games in the community and for his church. 

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University 

Professional Designations:

Engineer Intern Certification 

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Madison Frank, MSCE, EI
Project Engineer

Madison Frank, MSCE, EI

Madison Frank, MSCE, EI

Project Engineer

Madison joined the team in 2021 after graduating with her Master’s in Civil Engineering from UNC Charlotte with a concentration in structures. Madison’s primary experience has been in residential structural inspections and evaluations. She also has structural design experience, including multi-story residential additions, screened-in porch/deck additions, steel mezzanines, and steel frames for HVAC equipment. She came to Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. with experience in construction materials testing for various construction projects. She also has experience analyzing different telecommunication tower structures. Madison is working towards obtaining her PE license. 

Madison is a North Carolina native who relocated to the Raleigh area after graduating college. She is engaged and has one rescue dog she adopted during the pandemic. Madison loves a good sushi roll, taking her dog to the dog park, and playing tennis. She loves Panther football, so you know where to find her during football season, watching the game. 

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

MS, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering concentration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 

Professional Designations:

Engineer Intern Certification 

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Tyler Royster, EI
Project Engineer

Tyler Royster, EI

Tyler Royster, EI

Project Engineer

Tyler joined Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in 2021 after working for several years in the commercial construction field. He currently serves as an Engineer Officer in the 578th Forward Engineer Support Team for the North Carolina Army National Guard. His unit is responsible for the technical engineering support and oversight for the construction of Army National Guard facilities throughout North Carolina. Tyler’s most recent experience has been performing reserve studies for townhomes, condominium complexes, high-rise residential units, single-family homes, and mixed-use developments. He also has been performing residential structural inspections and evaluations and residential structural designs.

Tyler is a Florida native and comes from generations of military service. When Tyler is not serving in the Army, he enjoys spending time with his dog, hiking, camping, kayaking, woodworking, and amateur radio. 

Education: 

BS, Construction Engineering and Management, Mechanical concentration, North Carolina State University 

Professional Designations:

Engineer Intern Certification 

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Graham Wilkins, EI
Project Engineer

Graham Wilkins, EI

Graham Wilkins, EI

Project Engineer

Graham was an intern with Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. for two years before joining full-time. Graham has experience in residential structural inspections and evaluations for residential properties. He has worked on numerous structural design projects ranging from the design of renovations and additions of existing commercial and residential structures and new residential structures. Graham has worked with several homeowners and general contractors.

Graham is a Raleigh native. He is an avid golfer, so you can typically find him on the golf course, at the gym, or playing recreational softball, in his spare time. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Graham is North Carolina State fan and loves attending Wolfpack sporting events and cheering them on. Graham served as a Church Youth Leader for several years.

Education:

BS, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University

Professional Designations:

Engineer Intern Certification  

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Sam Umsot, EI
Project Engineer

Sam Umstot

Sam Umstot, EI

Project Engineer

Sam joined the Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. in 2021 after graduating from West Virginia University, Institute of Technology. While Sam did not select a traditional path to engineering, he has many years of residential construction experience and has worked in structural modeling and construction material testing. Sam currently provides residential inspection services as part of the team.

Sam relocated to the Raleigh area from West Virginia after graduation. Throughout his college years, Sam spent several years as a construction volunteer for Project HOPE, a project similar to the Appalachian Service Project. Sam also helped lead and grow WV’s largest gourmet mushroom farm. He enjoys being active by going to the gym, playing recreational football and basketball, hiking, and mountain biking. Sam has been a lifelong WVU sports fan and enjoys attending football and basketball games.

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, Institute of Technology

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Nikki Orie
Recruiting & Marketing Manager

Nikki Orie

Nikki Orie

Recruiting & Marketing Manager

Nikki recently joined the team in 2022 in a newly created position. With an engineering background, Nikki can “speak engineer” to those candidates or clients. Her role with Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. is managing all recruiting efforts, including internships, university and campus recruiting, and outreach. She also oversees marketing and business development efforts for the company. While her background is diverse, spending half of her career in a technical role, her path ultimately led her to a career in human resources and recruitment marketing. She serves on the Wake Technical Community College Advisory Board for the Civil Engineering and Geomatics Department.  

Nikki relocated to Raleigh from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2017 with her husband and dog. You can find her on a hiking trail or on the pickleball courts. Nikki enjoys hitting the links from time to time, relaxing on the beach, spending time with friends and family, or enjoying the North Carolina mountains. 

Education: 

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Pittsburgh 

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Joni Blair
Office Manager

Joni Blair

Joni Blair

Office Manager

Joni joined the team in 2015 and is the glue that holds the office together. Joni is typically the first friendly person you speak with when you call our office. She takes time to listen to our client’s needs and assists them with scheduling inspections and drafting proposals. Before her role with Giles Flythe Engineers, Inc. has worked as a communications coordinator, production coordinator, and producer.

Joni was born and raised in North Carolina. She is married with two children and two grandchildren. She loves spending time with her grandsons. Joni was involved with her church and used to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house a few times a year.

Education: 

BA, Speech Communication, North Carolina State University  

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

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Community Involvement

We are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. We invest and support our communities in areas that align with our core values and business.

We are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. We invest and support our communities in areas that align with our core values and business.

Giles Flythe In the Community

We invest and support communities in areas that align with our core values and business:

  • Huntington’s Disease Society of North Carolina
  • The Leukemia Society
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation
  • Toys for TCAR Toy Drive
  • Urban Ministries of Wake County
  • Hope Community Church
  • The N.O.R. Foundation
  • The Summit Church
  • Mabopane Foundation
  • Young Life

In addition to the firm-sponsored support to charities and organizations listed above, many of our team members are active outside of the workplace with non-profit organizations close to their hearts.

Community Associations Institute (CAI)
North & South Carolina Chapters
Southeast & Southwest Virginia Chapters

Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Structural Engineers Association (SEA) of North Carolina

American Society of Cost Segregation Professionals (ASCSP)

Hampton Roads Association of Commercial Real Estate (HR Acre)

Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors (CRCBR)

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