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DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE

Who We Are

Our Story

Stern & Associates provides concept through ribbon-cutting electrical design services for the commercial and retail industries.

We provide all phases of electrical engineering for commercial projects such as regional and urban shopping malls, lifestyle and community centers, department stores, big box retail stores, office buildings, and hotels. Our project resume now includes medical, energy conservation, data centers, hospitality, grocery, and parking garages.

Stern & Associates can be most effective when we join in the initial planning of a project. We can conduct system studies, create schematic designs and develop preliminary budgets. When a design is selected, we will prepare the construction documents. During the installation, we can handle construction administration.

Our associates tend to stay with the firm for a long time, so our experience becomes their experience, and vice versa. Homogenous interaction on every project provides value to our clients. Our design staff includes three Electrical Engineers, (two Professional Engineers), Project Managers, and Electrical Designers who can call upon nearly eighty years of experience.

John Barrow, Stern’s Managing Partner, has owned and managed construction and manufacturing companies for over thirty years. Lynn Himmelberger, PE, has been a principal design engineer and project manager on electrical projects for over thirty years. His projects include enclosed malls, data centers, lifestyle centers, community shopping centers, tenant spaces, restaurants, office buildings, and hotel complexes. Stacy Morgan, PE, has been designing electrical projects for more than fifteen years.

Expertise and experience gleaned from our years of designing for the construction industry enable Stern and Associates to deliver a quality, cost effective design every time, on time and on budget. Our clients are developers, architects, engineers and general contractors, nationally known and local. A large percentage of our work is for repeat clients, who are happy to provide references.

Our Team

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Left to right: Stacy Morgan, Lynn Himmelberger, John Barrow, Lora Deller, and Jake Coder.

John C. Barrow, Leed AP

John C. Barrow, Leed AP

Managing Partner

EDUCATION
Villanova University

TECHNICAL AFFILIATIONS
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers– IEEE
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers – ASHRAE
National Fire Protection Association – NFPA
United States Green Building Council – USGBC

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Electrical Engineering
Construction Management

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERIENCE
As Managing Partner of Stern & Associates, John’s responsibilities include supervising the day-to-day operation of the firm, including business development, accounting, estimating, scheduling, and conflict avoidance/resolution. John’s ultimate responsibility is client satisfaction.

For thirty years before joining Stern and Associates, he was involved in construction management, manufacturing management, and mechanical and electrical design for several sheet metal firms, three of which he owned. In this capacity, he designed, built and installed odor control systems in waste water treatment plants, as well as automotive spray booths and paint ovens for General Motors, and training devices for the US Navy Submarine Service.

Prior to that time, John flew helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps, worked as an HVAC Sales Engineer, then moved into project management for a mechanical engineering and construction firm. Colonel Barrow also consulted for NASA after the Challenger accident.

Lynn H. Himmelberger, P.E.

Lynn H. Himmelberger, P.E.

Project Manager

EDUCATION
The Pennsylvania State University

TECHNICAL AFFILIATIONS
National Society of Professional Engineers – NSPE
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers – PSPE
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America – IESNA
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying – NCEES

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Electrical Engineering

REGISTRATION
Pennsylvania; New Jersey; Connecticut; Kentucky; Illinois; Florida; Maryland; Georgia; District of Columbia; Delaware; Virginia; and New York

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERIENCE
As Project Manager at Stern & Associates, Lynn’s responsibilities include supervising design, drafting and specifications to insure they are prepared in a timely manner, coordinated with all other disciplines, and are in adherence with industry accepted standards. His responsibilities also include assisting with preparing proposals and scheduling workload.
Prior to joining Stern & Associates, Lynn was employed in a mechanical/electrical consulting engineering firm. He was responsible for supervising studies, design, drafting and specifications, and also assisted the Director in preparing proposals and scheduling current and future workload.
Lynn’s more than thirty years of experience in the utility and consulting engineering field includes preparing documentation for power distribution, lighting, sound distribution, security and fire alarm systems for various types of retail and commercial projects.

Stacy M. Morgan, P.E., GA-C

Stacy M. Morgan, P.E., GA-C

Project Manager

EDUCATION
The Pennsylvania State University
Green Advantage Certified – Commercial

TECHNICAL AFFILIATIONS
National Society of Professional Engineers – NSPE
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers – PSPE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying – NCEES

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Electrical Engineering

REGISTRATION
Pennsylvania; West Virginia; Massachusetts; and Vermont

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERIENCE
As Project Manager at Stern & Associates, Stacy’s responsibilities include supervising design, drafting and specifications to insure they are prepared in a timely manner, coordinated with all other disciplines, and are in adherence with industry accepted standards. Her responsibilities also include preparing proposals and scheduling workload.
Prior to joining Stern & Associates, Stacy was employed by a mechanical/electrical consulting engineering firm. She was responsible for supervising studies, design, drafting and specifications. She also assisted in preparation of proposals and scheduling current and future workload.
Stacy’s nearly fifteen years of experience in the consulting engineering field includes preparing documentation for power distribution, lighting, sound distribution, security and fire alarm systems for various types of retail and commercial projects.

D. Jake Coder | Electrical Designer

D. Jake Coder

Electrical Designer

EDUCATION
York Technical Institute
Solar Electric Fundamentals – Solar Energy International 2009

TECHNICAL AFFILIATIONS
National Society of Professional Engineers – NSPE
Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers – PSPE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – IEEE
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying – NCEES

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Drafting
Electrical Design

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERIENCE
As Lead Electrical Designer at Stern & Associates, Jake’s responsibilities include designing lighting and power systems, preparation of complete electrical construction drawings and specifications. He also assists the project manager in reviewing shop drawings. Prior to joining Stern and Associates, Jake worked six years as a draftsman for an Electrical /Mechanical engineering firm and three years as a Design / Draftsman for a design build firm.

Lora J. Deller

Lora J. Deller

Bookkeeper

EDUCATION
Temple University, A.S.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERIENCE
As a bookkeeper at Stern and Associates, Lora’s responsibilities include recording financial transactions, managing accounts payable and receivable; reconciling bank statements; profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet; managing payroll; invoicing clients, and assist with budget preparations. Lora has over fifteen years of experience as an administrative assistant in the construction industry. Lora also has experience and a passion for creative marketing.

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Stern & Associates provides electrical design and construction services from concept through ribbon-cutting for commercial construction. Who We Are

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