Southwest Consulting Group, Inc. is a consulting firm founded in 1994, specializing in expert witness and consulting services within the mechanical, plumbing and electrical disciplines. We are located in San Diego North County and perform consulting services for all of California and the Southwest region of the United States, including Nevada and Arizona. Our firm has been involved in over 4000 court cases of varying complexity.
Prior to 1994, George Swink, Raymond Alcaraz, and Jeanie Frazier, founders of the firm, were part of Dunn-Lee-Smith-Klein and Associates, a mechanical and electrical design engineering company founded in 1967. Dunn-Lee-Smith-Klein provided design services from the schematic phase to as-built phase of numerous commercial and residential projects throughout San Diego and the United States. During the 1980s, as construction defect cases were on the rise, Mr. Swink and Mr. Alcaraz began providing expert witness services in addition to their design and construction services. Thus, Southwest Consulting Group was established.
In 2000, Mr. Alcaraz retired and Bradley Barr, who had worked alongside Mr. Alcaraz since 1996, took over the electrical consulting portion of the firm. Mr. Barr has decided to retire from his electrical consulting expert witness position at Southwest Consulting Group, Inc. We are currently seeking a qualified electrical consultant to fulfill this position. We will provide further details on this transition as the information becomes available.
In 2007, Mr. Swink passed away and Mr. Patrick “Tony” Stremel took over the mechanical consulting portion of the firm. He is a licensed professional mechanical engineer with expertise in several areas including plumbing, HVAC and fire protection. Mr. Stremel worked very closely with Mr. Swink from 2002 until his death. Mr. Stremel is now a shareholder and President of the firm.
Also in 2007, Mr. James Miller became Vice President of the firm. Mr. Miller has been with the firm since its inception in 1994, working closely with Mr. Swink and Mr. Stremel on numerous case files. He brings over 25 years of expertise in construction consulting to the mechanical department.