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Robert E. Gelhardt II, PE


Director, FSM Engineering

Robert Gelhardt was born and raised in Tallahassee and a Graduate of University of Central Florida. Even though his alma mater is the Golden Knights he will tell you that he bleeds Garnet and Gold. He joined FSM Engineering ( then known as Modern Professional Engineering) in April 2013 and has since become principal of the firm. Robert became involved in HVAC while majoring in mechanical engineering at UCF. As a part time graduate engineer at CHPA in Maitland Florida he decided Mechanical Consulting was his calling. He went on to found the ASHRAE student chapter at the University of Central Florida. Robert has over 15 years experience in the design, specification, and management of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection engineering projects. Throughout his experience he has had over 30,000 hours of CAD and Modeling work. He has done building energy modeling for many LEED certified projects. He has performed Life Cycle cost analysis, Construction Cost Estimates and Engineering Studies. There is no engineering task that he cannot handle. He held various roles in major construction projects for DMS, FSU, FAMU, TMH among others.  He is directly involved with every project that is produced through the firm.



University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2007



Professional Engineer (PE)


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida, 2007

Florida:  Professional Engineer #77568 – Florida Board of Professional Engineers

Member: ASHRAE

  • Commercial construction HVAC and plumbing systems
  • Design and specification of heating and cooling systems
  • Chilled water cooling systems
  • DX cooling and heating systems
  • Boiler heating and distribution
  • “Green” building design
  • Design and specification of plumbing systems
  • Commercial new construction and renovation
  • Education – K-12, university, private
  • LEED project management and consulting