Building enclosures contribute to the most critical aspects of a build. In our 30 year history, we’ve been rendering our skills, experience and expertise to building owners, architects, and general contractors to preserve and secure buildings across Georgia.
The business of securing and preserving buildings is a tough industry. But your Building Enclosure journey shouldn’t be challenging when you’re with the right people.
Our team maintains a straightforward and transparent approach to ensure you receive the support you need while navigating the challenges of the building enclosure process.
Protecting Building Enclosure entails a high level of skill, attention to detail, and industry know-how. With Merik, you’re assured of all these things, plus more:
With decades of experience in diagnosing and solving building enclosure issues, we’re committed to securing buildings not just for our clients today, but for generations to come. This is the assurance you get: we’ll help you secure your buildings not for just for your immediate need, but for the long term.
Chairman of the Board
President of Merik, AIA, NCARB
Director of Field Operations
Director of Engineering
Pat Downey is President of Merik, Inc. and has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, ranging from product development to the management of two material manufacturing companies. He is a Fellow and Past President of RCI, the Institute of Roofing, Waterproofing and Building Envelope professionals. Mr. Downey has been certified as a Registered Roof Consultant (RRC), the Institute’s highest level of technical achievement.
He is Past President of the Atlanta Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute and is certified as Construction Contract Administrator (CCA). He was awarded the Institute’s “Advancement of Construction Technology Award”, at the National Convention for work in Georgia dealing with building code implementation of cool roofing. Mr. Downey was the founding President of the Georgia Chapter Roof Consultants Institute.
Bryce McQueen is Merik’s resident registered Architect, having attained his masters at Georgia Tech. He has previously assisted in the assessment, design, and development of numerous building envelope remediation projects; such as Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium and Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Bryce’s expertise in window and walls has seen him published in Georgia Commons Magazine and afforded him the opportunity to present a case study during a regional RCI event. His enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge is a welcome addition to the Merik Team.
Bryce has been married for 9 years and is the proud father of two boys, ages 4 and 2. During his off-time, Bryce plays golf and spends time with his family.
Tim Wintemute has been in the Roofing Industry since 2007 in a variety of roles. After attending Georgia Tech for Building Construction Management, Tim has worked as a sales rep, technical rep, and inspector for roofing and waterproofing manufacturers. He has worked on all manner of roofing projects spanning numerous types of materials and construction. He currently works with Merik as a Project Manager and Construction Observer. Tim has a passion for detail and solving challenging waterproofing problems. He is a current member of RCI, the institute of roofing, waterproofing and exterior wall professionals.
Tim is married for 6 years and the father of young boy/girl twins. He enjoys spending time with his family and completing home improvement projects.
Steve Gleason is a licensed Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in construction consulting. Steve’s experience includes evaluation, design, project management, and expert testimony services related to moisture intrusion, construction materials forensics, and building envelope failures. He provides services related to a wide variety of construction materials and building envelope components including masonry, concrete, glass and glazing systems, stone, stucco, EIFS, sealants, coatings, and roofing and waterproofing systems. He has consulted on more than 500 projects ranging from residences to over 70-story high rises both domestically and internationally. Steve has a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on construction materials science.
Steve is the father of four children. He enjoys spending time with them as well as playing piano and soccer.
Katie has been in the building envelope consultation industry for more than a dozen years. She has previously earned the Registered Roofing Observer (RRO) credential after successfully completing a rigorous testing process overseen by IIBEC. Katie has observed the installation of a variety of roofing systems across the United States, but she is delighted to return to the company where her passion for the building envelope was first realized.
When not working, Katie enjoys camping, fishing, and traveling.
Ryan Roundtree is a veteran of the United States Air Force of eight years. He currently lives in Atlanta, GA where he is pursuing an engineering degree from the Kennesaw State University. He plans to immediately begin the process of becoming a licensed engineer once his degree is complete.