Our combination of training, breadth of experience, and leadership is unmatched by any other firm in our primary service area. Senior Principal Consultant Dr. Noral D. Stewart, FASA, FASTM, founded the firm and is now offering limited services in semi-retirement. He is an internationally recognized leader involved in the study and practice of acoustics since 1967, consulting full-time since 1981, and a past President of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC). Managing Principal Consultant Joe Bridger has been with the firm since 1993 and now manages operations. He has led our work in architectural acoustics (room acoustics, HVAC noise control, and sound isolation) for many years, including performance spaces, worship spaces, and schools. He is currently serving as a vice president of the NCAC.
Principal Consultant Aaron Bétit has been collaborating in the acoustical consulting field for over 25 years, performing work in environmental noise (especially the energy sector) and providing advice for schools, colleges, performing arts centers, television/recording studios, commercial towers, and mixed-use/residential buildings.
Senior Consultant Dr. John Gagliardi has over 25 years of experience in acoustics. John Gagliardi leads our environmental investigation efforts and provides critical support for architectural acoustics and field investigations from his office near Charlotte. Analyst Mukun Acharya provides strong support with analysis, field investigations, and computer modeling. Jim Brawley (James S. Brawley and Associates) has worked with our firm since at least the early 90s and is our primary audio and other technical systems consultant; he also helps with audio-related room acoustics investigations. Others frequently assisting under contract include former employee Mathew George (MMG Acoustical Consultants) and his team, Eric Reuter (Reuter Associates, LLC), Dr. Richard Honeycutt, and Dr. Howard Quinn.
We have built a close network of acoustical consultants nationwide that we can bring on board for specific project demands or skills. We deliberately recruit highly skilled independent consultants who share our vision to join our team on projects so that we can always bring the best quality to every project and meet client needs. Our active participation in technical, professional, and standards organizations provides contacts and current technical knowledge of developments in our field.