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Q&A With Electrical Designer, Chris Lomas

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

Chris Lomas has served DBR’s San Antonio office since 2015 as Electrical Designer I. He holds an Associate of Science in Drafting and Design and has worked for another engineering firm as a CAD technician prior to joining our team. With 7 years at DBR, Chris’s experience includes electrical engineering for a variety of projects including new construction, additions, renovations, and system upgrades. Much of his recent experience has been focused on K-12 schools and fire stations.

During his downtime, Chris enjoys reading, going to the gym, and traveling.

Chris is determined, focused, and hardworking. And, according to his mentors, he always takes initiative, making him a valued young leader in our firm.

Q&A with Chris:

Q: What are some best practices you have used to develop excellent customer relationships?

A: Focus on communication: making sure we listen to the client’s request and informing the client of any unexpected changes is very important. Being open-minded to different design options. Understanding the client’s goals: most of the time the projects we work on have a tight budget and understanding what the client is looking for in a project helps us provide an efficient and cost-effective design.

Q: How do you serve as an advocate for your clients and deliver them a successful project?

A: Listening and being aware of the client’s concerns and experiences from a previous project. Whether it’s something good or something bad, making sure we document it and address it shows that we support their concerns and are paying attention to what the client is requesting.

Q: What is a project you have worked on that you are most proud of?

A: One project I am very proud of is the Sinton High School and Field House. This was my first new high school project and it was a good learning experience. This project had a little bit of everything: a unique emergency lighting system, emergency generator, multiple utility services, elevators, and a brand new auditorium with a complete theatrical lighting system. I can’t wait to visit the site to see the final product when construction is complete.