Choose a Qualified
& Experienced Engineering Team
ColeBreit Engineering is a woman-owned (MWBE-certified) engineering firm in Oregon, Washington, and California, and with the federal government, offering a suite of fully integrated engineering and design services. Laura Breit founded ColeBreit Engineering in 2013, under the mentorship of Raymond Cole, former CEO of Axiom Engineers. Laura’s vision of providing the highest quality, hands-on, client-focused design and engineering services quickly grew the company from a two-person firm to a well-established team of 17 to the 55-person firm that it is today. Her excellent reputation among local owners, architects, and contractors allowed Laura to turn ColeBreit from a small business run from her kitchen table into an established enterprise.
ColeBreit opened its Bend, Oregon office in 2013, its Corvallis office in 2016, the Medford location in 2022, and by merging with Axiom Engineers in 2021, ColeBreit now has three additional locations in Monterey, Napa, and Santa Cruz, California. ColeBreit’s success has always been based on the firm’s core values of quality, integrity, and expertise, and an unwavering commitment to excellent work. Though our team has grown, ColeBreit still embraces a personal approach that remains hands-on and collaborative, providing a positive project experience for clients. Our territory of projects extends throughout the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and beyond.
FULL-SERVICE MEP & FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING & DESIGN
ColeBreit offers a full range of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering and design consulting services. Our client base includes architects, contractors, and property owners and operators. The ColeBreit team has expertise in HVAC, electrical, plumbing, lighting design, process systems, fire protection, controls, co-generation, refrigeration, and more. We have extensive experience with state and federal building codes, especially those that apply to affordable housing, including projects with HUD, FHA, UFAS, ESDS, and PHIUS requirements, as well as substantial experience with LEED projects and sustainable design.
DIVERSITY & EQUALITY IN THE
WORKPLACE & ON PROJECTS
We are a qualified and experienced woman-owned engineering firm majority-owned by Laura Breit. ColeBreit understands that bringing in different views, experiences, and beliefs makes every team and project stronger. Our engineers use their talents and deep knowledge to make the world a better and safer place for all. Our leadership team believes that diversity and equal opportunity are part of the foundation of any successful company, and ColeBreit is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture among its employees.
COLLABORATIVE & COMMUNITY-BASED ENGINEERING
A well-established collaborative model allows our team to work in partnership with clients from all over the country. ColeBreit’s depth of experience covers nearly every project type – civic, educational, commercial, healthcare, residential, hospitality, industrial, high-tech, agricultural, as well as projects with historic preservation or sustainability goals.
With offices in Bend, Corvallis, Medford, Monterey, Napa, and Santa Cruz, ColeBreit is a community-oriented firm and our team intentionally chooses to put down roots in the areas where they live, work, and volunteer. We believe in being an integral part of the communities we serve, whether working in major metro areas or their bedroom communities. ColeBreit delights in taking on projects that benefit our neighbors, including affordable housing communities, veterans’ communities, food co-ops, homeless shelters, and cultural centers.
The Giving Plate [Pro Bono], Bend, OR
Rendering: O'Brien / Open Concept Architecture
FOCUSED & AGILE TEAM
Choosing our team means your project will have a focused and flexible team of professionals. We dive deeply into the details of every project and develop strong relationships with our clients. Our principal leaders are involved in every project, and are easy to get in touch with and communicate with. ColeBreit’s team of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineers and designers has a passion for their profession, which is apparent in their expertise and attention to detail. At ColeBreit, you’ll always get the A-team, because there is no B-team.
QUALITY. INTEGRITY. EXPERTISE.
Our core values drive every decision we make at ColeBreit. These were our founding principles and they still guide us today. ColeBreit seeks to complete every project knowing that our clients are proud and full of trust. We do this by delivering unmatched customer service and the highest quality work performed by knowledgeable professionals. We love what we do and we continuously improve and develop our skills to offer our clients the very best expertise in the industry.
“We are always able to count on the team at ColeBreit Engineering to apply their professional expertise in a timely manner for our projects.”
STACEY STEMACH | STEMACH DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE
Meet the ColeBreit MEP Engineering & Design Team
An engineering design and consulting firm’s most valuable assets are its employees. We have built our team with expertise in mind, and the people we have chosen to work for us are not just knowledgeable about their field – they are motivated to understand your concerns and objectives, and their diversity of experience and skills means that our clients enjoy the best product possible. ColeBreit is an engineering and design team, but we are a service company first.
LAURA BREIT, PE, LEED AP
Laura Breit is the majority owner, Managing Principal, and CEO of ColeBreit Engineering. She brings extensive experience as a professional mechanical engineer and LEED Accredited Professional to every project, including the design of HVAC, plumbing, and process systems for nearly every market sector, including commercial, education, pharmaceutical, science and technology, industrial, municipal, multifamily, healthcare, hospitality, high-end residential, and agricultural facility types and businesses. She has experience working in the traditional design-bid-build and design-build project delivery methods, taking a custom approach to each project and the unique needs of the client.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is an LEED Accredited Professional and is deeply committed to serving her community. Laura sits on the board of Growing Tree Children’s Center and the Deschutes Children’s Foundation.