Hello, my name is Jay Hein.
I love to problem solve. As a child, I enjoyed taking apart my toys more than playing with them. I would build go carts and tree forts, I would modify remote control toys to make them do things they were not intended to do, and I would just tinker in my dad’s woodshop.
As a teenager, I had to start planning my career. Fortunately my parents were encouraging and let me dream about being an architect or an engineer. I always enjoyed math and science so I chose mechanical engineering.
Fast forward several decades. Now I am a licensed professional engineer with 28+ years of experience in HVAC design and engineering. I am a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BSME degree in mechanical engineering. I have worked for an industrial chemical manufacturer, equipment distributor, and design-build mechanical contractor. All of these experiences have given me a greater perspective of my industry.
I started my independent consulting business in 2005 so that I could work on projects that interest me, with clients who value my talents, and fill a niche in the HVACR industry. I am licensed and actively working on projects in NC, OH, IN, and KY.
My clients and colleagues know me as a motivated, experienced, and conscientious problem-solving engineer. When you hire Mechanical Edge, you get ME. If your project needs additional resources for electrical, architectural or structural, I assemble a team of sub-consultants to provide you the services you need. If I can't handle your project, I am happy to refer you to someone who can.
When I am not working, you will find me on the trails hiking, biking, or just being in the moment with nature. When the weather turns cold, I seek snow and head to the slopes.