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John S. Micali

President

As President of the Allied Companies since 1993, he has personally performed over 10,000 residential and commercial building inspections, construction-in-progress inspections, forensic Inspections, 40-year re-certification inspections, roof Inspections, ASTM Property Assessments, and Reserve Study Inspections. He has performed construction consulting, cost and forensic consulting, and rendered expert testimony for various commercial projects to multiple large clients in the legal, lending and development community.

As a general contractor, owner and developer in multiple ventures, he has acquired, developed, renovated, or restored and sold over 140 properties in South Florida over the last twenty years

A Florida Certified General Contractor, Roofing Contractor, Pest Operator and Home Inspector, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Building Construction in 1989. His broad range of construction management and development experience in residential and commercial construction gives him a strong knowledge of building codes and construction practices.

Raul Rivero

Vice President, Director of Services

Raul E Rivero is Co-Founder & Partner at Allied Engineering an Engineering & Construction Consulting firm based in Miami, Florida.

Raul has performed over 10,000 damage assessments and forensic investigations and possess extensive knowledge of building means, methods and details. Raul attended FIU’s College of Engineering and Design for undergraduate and Master’s level studies. He later received a MBA from Florida International University and a Bachelor degree from TIU.

Raul is a court approved expert, rendering testimony in 100’s of cases regarding building systems and components, and has authored 1,000’s of reports. Raul is a regular guest speaker at conferences and has appeared on TV and radio, and is a relied-on expert for many organizations and institutions.

He has over 40 year’s experience in new Construction, Reconstruction and Restoration of Residential and Commercial structures. Raul holds several state licenses including a Florida General Contractor’s License, All Lines Insurance Adjuster’s License, as well as a Florida Real Estate License.

Raul has been the General Contractor and Project Manager in the construction, restoration and reconstruction of hundreds of homes and commercial structures. Raul began his career in Construction and Real Estate Development in his family’s business. As a vertically integrated firm, Raul developed skill sets in the areas of land acquisition, project financing architectural design, general contracting, and project management as well as real estate sales and project development.

Raul has testified as an expert in hundreds of depositions & numerous trials. He is an insurance policy & property damage claims expert & has been licensed as an insurance adjuster for 30 years having worked in the capacity of a company adjuster, independent adjuster & public adjuster with specializations in Catastrophe & daily property damage claims.

In 2006, Raul was appointed by Florida’s CFO as governing board member to Florida’s CPCJUA. Raul is an appraiser and umpire in arbitration for disputed property damage claims.

Raul is also a glazing systems expert. His firm, RR Windows & Doors, a window dealer and installer specialized in the procurement & installation of impact glass & aluminum railings systems in residential, commercial and mid-rise structures.

Raul is an adjunct professor at TIU where he taught courses in Business Communications, Non-Profit Management, Managerial Economics, Principles of Management, Marketing, Organizational Culture & Leadership & Human Resource Management.

Curtis Gentile

Forensic Engineer

Mr. Gentile is a forensic engineer with Allied, currently registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and holds a DHS-issued FEMA Contractor badge. He has been involved in substantial projects from the perspective of project manager, design engineer, equipment supplier, contractor, and owner’s representative. This varied and hands-on work history provides him a unique perspective and knowledge of construction. His background in engineering, construction, and project management gives him a strong knowledge of building codes and construction practices. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, Mr. Gentile has 20 years of experience in the areas of design, inspection, evaluation and construction. His professional experience has focused on forensic evaluations of buildings, preparing engineering designs, and providing building envelope consulting services. Mr. Gentile has broad experience in all aspects of contract negotiation, planning, design, and construction. He has been involved in projects including single-family, multi-family, commercial, retail, industrial, and emergency services. These projects have involved clients including, but not limited to public agencies, private companies, construction companies, and architectural firms.

James “Jim” Miller

Forensic Engineer

Jim Miller is well known in the South Florida real estate community for his expertise on property site assessment and property condition assessments for over 20 years. Jim, with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Florida professional engineers license, provides expertise and oversight in commercial inspections, the certificate of use ordinance and construction consulting. Jim has performed over 5,000 inspections and remains one of the most requested engineers in South Florida.

Frank Finlay

Construction and Cost Estimator

Frank Finlay has represented numerous clients in his 19+ years as a licensed public adjuster. He has done thousands of cost and repair analysis . In addition to working as a public adjuster, Mr. Finlay is an experienced appraiser and umpire. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from Florida International University.

Enrique Lariet

Director of Engineering

Enrique Lariet is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer and a forensic engineer with Allied Engineering. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Enrique has performed substantial work with building components and structural systems. His background in engineering, construction, and project management gives him a strong knowledge of building codes, construction practices and the effect of water and weather on building systems and components.

Hans Alce

Professional Engineer

Mr. Hans Alce is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer, he graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2003. His background in engineering, asset maintenance, management, and project management give him a strong knowledge of building codes and construction practices. Mr. Alce has broad experience in all aspects of structural and building systems evaluation, construction, contract negotiation, planning, and design. He has been involved in a multitude of projects, including single-family, multi-family, commercial, aircraft, highway, industrial, and emergency services. These projects have involved clients including, but not limited to public agencies, private companies, construction companies, and architectural firms. The projects ranged in size from $30,000 home renovations to a $200 million operations and maintenance phase of a Public-Private Partnership designed to transfer the responsibility to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (“DBFOM”) the project to the private sector

Roy Bodman

Professional Engineer

Roy Bodman is a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer and a forensic engineer with Allied Engineering. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering. Roy has performed substantial work with building envelope components and structural systems. His background in engineering, construction, and project management gives him a strong knowledge of building codes, construction practices and the effect of water and weather on building systems and components.

John Fowler

Professional Engineer

Mr. Fowler’s skills include extensive experience in evaluation and design of all types of homes and buildings for investors, condominium managers, and homeowners. He has served as an expert witness in several court cases involving construction and buildings. Mr. Fowler has been admitted as an Expert Witness in County courts in Alabama and Florida, and in Federal court in Mobile, Alabama.

Zach Wethington, RA, HCI-R/C/W, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Forensic Architect

Zachary Wethington is a highly experienced Forensic Architect. Zachary has performed hundreds of forensic investigations to determine cause and origin of failures, damages, and defects for residential and commercial buildings. Zachary possesses extensive knowledge of building means, methods, and details. His construction and design experience give Zach a vast understanding of materials, systems, and proper detailing.

Zachary’s damage assessment experience includes the evaluation of construction systems for masonry, steel, and wood structures; along with the assessment of roof systems, including fenestration elements, windows, exterior doors, skylights, curtain walls and storefronts. He has prepared scope of work for remediation and design documents for repair of existing structures, preformed evaluations of existing buildings and reviewed construction documents for building code compliance.

Faisal Alghamdi

Ph.D and Master Degree in Civil Engineering

Dr. Alghamdi holds a Ph.D and Master Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida, as well as, Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Structures from Florida Tech University. In addition Mr. Alghamdi holds both a Bachelor’s and Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Edith Cowan University in Perth Australia and Jeddah College of Technology.

Dr. Alghamdi is a forensic expert and plays an important role in Allied’s Forensic Inspection Services and Structural Safety Milestone Inspections Division.

Mario Farnesi

Director of Construction Consulting & Estimating

Mario is Director of Allied Engineering’s Construction Consulting and Estimating Services. Additionally, Mario is a Forensic and Damage Assessment Building Inspector with over 34 years of expertise in all levels of Construction, Construction Management, Assessment, and Building Consulting. Mario has performed 1,000’s of Building Evaluations, Estimated over $1,000,000,000 in Construction Costs, and managed over $300,000,000 in residential commercial, and industrial construction projects.

Juwanza Campbell

Forensic Engineer

Juwanza Campbell is a Forensic Engineer with Allied Engineering. Having backgrounds in structural specialty engineering, project & construction management, and construction administration, Juwanza values and exercises the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and lessons learned from forensic engineering to strengthen his design engineering skills, and vice versa. Juwanza is a graduate of the University of Florida and is a Florida licensed Professional Engineer.

Alex Menendez

Director of Business Development

Client Coordinator Team

Stephanie Zelaya

Client Care Manager

Delianna Millan

Tiffany Zelaya

Lauren Rivero

Areas of Expertise