Neil Mekelburg Director, Operations

Neil Mekelburg

Director, Operations


About Neil Mekelburg

Neil works in Lerch Bates’ Arvada, Colorado office providing enclosures, structures, and forensics consulting. Neil has acquired 33 years of structural engineering experience in the areas of design and structural analysis. Specializing in Damage Cost Engineering, he develops detailed reconstruction estimates utilizing industry recognized formats.  Neil has direct experience with site and building engineering design, yielding a thorough understanding of all necessary erecting components, industry standards and code compliances. The expertise gained from his engineering background provides an added perspective to every reconstruction process as well.

He provides evaluations and structural assessments of both new and existing residential, retail, commercial and industrial facilities. He is also skilled in evaluating construction defects, determining solutions to construction deficiencies, and providing expert supervision during the construction process.

Neil’s knowledge, expertise and consummate professionalism in the construction and restoration industries have earned him the reputation of a certified authority.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cost and Construction Consulting
  • Property Condition Assessments
  • Deep and Shallow Foundations
  • Wood and Steel Framing
  • Concrete and Masonry
  • Composite Materials
  • High wind, Seismic, and Snow Loading
  • Site Grading and Drainage
  • Below Grade Drainage Systems
  • Low and Steep Slope Roofing
  • Construction/Vibration Monitoring


Colorado State University B.S. Civil Engineering, 1988

Registrations & Certifications

  • State of Arizona Registered Professional Engineer – 70618
  • State of Colorado Registered Professional Engineer – 31716
  • State of Florida Professional Engineer – 61949
  • State of Nebraska Professional Engineer – 17768
  • State of Nevada Professional Engineer – 30003
  • State of Texas Professional Engineer – 135769
  • State of Wyoming Professional Engineer – 17705
  • State of Oregon Professional Engineer – 101162PE
  • The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Record (NCEES) – 17-021-78

Office Location

Denver, CO