AJC Professional Services

AJC Professional Services, LLC is a consulting engineering firm specializing in mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection systems in buildings. In July of 2014, Eric Horvat, PE began working full-time in Pittsburgh in order to more directly serve his clients. In September of that same year, the company saw an opportunity to expand into the Harrisburg market. In order to expand, an infusion of capital was necessary to hire an additional employee, secure office space, and purchase the necessary computers and software.

Mr. Horvat, PE contacted the Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for assistance with a business plan to be used in pursuing the capital necessary to expand the business. The SBDC assisted with a business plan and financial projections. SBDC services provided to the client included: competitive market analysis, industry trends/demographics, short term and long term goals, financial projections, and a business plan for expansion of the existing firm.

With the SBDC’s assistance and upon approval of their commercial financing, AJC Professional Services hired a full-time employee in Harrisburg and secured office space. With the additional staff, AJC executed several large projects including a new 24,000 square foot office building for the Westmoreland County Housing Authority, a $1.8 million full mechanical system replacement/renovation for the historic Tioga County courthouse, and security upgrades for several manufacturing plants in the Southern United States.

AJC Professional Services has the capability to design and oversee construction of systems such as: heating and air-conditioning; lighting; emergency power; domestic water system; and sanitary drainage and vent systems. Their engineers and designers are proficient in specialized design software such as AutoCAD Revit for 3-D building modeling; Trane Trace for building energy modeling and load calculations; and SKM Power System Software for electrical arc flash hazard calculations and overcurrent coordination studies. AJC works with architects to design building appropriate systems, owners to review existing systems and make recommendations, and contractors on design-build projects.