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Consulting Engineering Associates, Inc. (CEA) is a company founded on a spirit of excellence and a commitment to quality.  Based in Tampa, Florida in the Citrus Park business district, CEA serves the state of Florida providing Mechanical Consulting Services.  CEA has worked on an exciting array of facilities, including commercial, industrial, institutional, health care, governmental, and educational ventures.

CEA's variety of services include, but are not limited to:

HVAC Design

Plumbing Design

Fire Protection Design

Medical Gas Design

Commissioning - LEED Fundamental, LEED Enhanced

LEED Administration

Building Energy Models

Specifications (Project Manual)

Energy Management System Design


Performance Surveys

Computer-Aided Drafting

Expert Witness


C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library

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CEA's principal John W. Wells, III, PE and staff have over 30 years of combined engineering experience. Under Mr. Wells' leadership, CEA employs the philosophy of undertaking each individual project with a standard of professionalism maintained throughout the entire staff.  It is this sense of achievement and enthusiasm that sets CEA apart from the rest. 

In February of 2009, Mr. Wells was bestowed the Distinguished Service Award by ASHRAE, a prestigious award given to ASHRAE members who have served the Society in multiple capacities, and held only by 8 previous members of the Florida West Coast Chapter of ASHRAE.

Mr. Wells was honored to be named the 2007 Engineer of the Year by the Florida West Coast Chapter of ASHRAE in February of 2008.

CEA is a certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) with the following organizations: Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Hillsborough County Public Schools, City of Tampa Florida, Tampa Port Authority, Pinellas County, and The City of St. Petersburg.

CEA currently has Continuing Contracts, or is part of a Continuing Contract Team, with Port of Tampa Bay, United States Postal Service, MacDill Air Force Base, Pinellas County Government, Pinellas County Schools, Hernando County Schools, The City of St. Petersburg, and The City of Tampa.

Mr. Wells and Mr. Vieira are both LEED Accredited Professionals, and both are members of the U.S. Green Building Council.

This web site is designed to feature some of the accomplishments of CEA and to present an opportunity for sharing the CEA concept of excellence.

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