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Dave Stoops is a Vice President for Spring Stoops McCullen Engineering, PA.  Dave graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1986.  He worked as an EIT for S&R Engineering in Urbana, Illinois until 1989, when he fell in love with North Carolina while on vacation.  He moved to Durham and joined Knott and Roberts Engineering Associates, where he became a registered Professional Engineer.  Dave worked  for Dewberry and Davis in Raleigh, Mechanical Electrical Engineers and Designers and Baker Engineering in Durham until 2001, when he established his own consulting firm, Professional Design Assistance Services, PA.  Dave is respected in the design community for his commitment, thoroughness and superior design quality.

Dave has extensive project experience with several area universities, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Fayetteville State University and Durham Technical Community College.  These projects reflect new and renovation design.  Dave also has a broad range of design experience at K-12 schools in the area, including  additions and  renovations to Alamance-Burlington schools, Robeson County Schools, Durham and Chapel Hill Public Schools.  Dave was also involved with the St. Joseph’s Church Theater renovation.  Careful attention was given to the design of HVAC and fire sprinkler systems that preserved the historical character of the existing interior finishes and architectural details.

Dave is proficient at the design and specification of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems for buildings and facilities.  He is knowledgeable and adept with MicroStation and AutoCAD systems. His responsibilities include design and CAD production, project management, construction inspection and construction administration.

Dave lives in southwest Durham with his wife and their three daughters.  Dave enjoys drawing and designing, personal computing, running, home improvement and spending time with his family.  He is an active member at Hope Valley Baptist Church.


  Spring Stoops McCullen Engineering, PA  
  3624 Shannon Road, Suite 102  
   Durham, NC 27707  
  919-403-8000 (Phone) ● 919-403-9030 (Fax)