John Garrett Neubauer PE
Principal / MEP Engineering Director
Garrett Neubauer's teammates know that at certain times of the year, he will be arriving to work on Monday mornings toting bins - or truckloads - full of fresh produce from his farm. As a Page Principal and Mechanical Engineering Director, Garrett's talents tie in perfectly with the processes and systems of managing a farm and harvesting its crops.
Additionally, Garrett understands the importance of knowing how things are installed and what it takes to maintain them from the start to finish of a project, as he does all the mechanical, plumbing, and electrical maintenance for the farm buildings and machinery. During the off-season from the farm, Garrett enjoys building custom furniture and is currently building his new workshop at his home northwest of Houston. However, Garrett is adamant about the extent of his interest: "I don't paint and I don’t dry-wall. Let the experts handle it!"
Garrett has extensive project experience in institutional and corporate commercial facilities. His professional engineering and management experience has allowed him to develop a strong foundation in traditional engineering practices while understanding the importance of being able to incorporate the latest innovations in technology and sustainable design. While his personal specialty is the design of HVAC systems, Garrett is also well-versed in overall MEP system requirements.
He had approximately a decade of project experience before joining Page in 2008. Since then, Garrett has worked on numerous high-profile projects ranging from the Baylor College of Medicine Neurosensory department, which included laboratories, in the world-renown Texas Medical Center; a data center for a confidential Fortune 500 client; ExxonMobil laboratories and related facilities; new construction at NASA's Johnson Space Center and the latest NCAA football stadium in the US.
Garrett is also responsible for managing the MEP team at his Page office, and has assumed the role of mentor to some of the younger engineers. Additionally, he represents Page on recruiting trips to universities with engineering programs and supports efforts to make younger children aware of engineering as a possible path by speaking at area school career fairs.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and is an active member of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), serving on several technical committees including Mission Critical Facilities and Laboratories Facilities.