Paragon Engineering Services is pleased to announce that Jeff String has joined the ownership group of the company. He is a 1990 graduate with a bachelors degree from Shippensburg University. Jeff resides in Dover, PA, with his wife, Dr. Tamra Strine. He has 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. We are fortunate to have Jeff be a part of the Paragon team and ownership group.

Introducing our new Paragon Engineering Services team members: Carnny Ao, Anthony Beddia, Don Graham, Jarrett Hostler, Matthew Mostoller, and Dan Schleig.

Carny Ao: University at Buffalo, 2017 Graduate, Aerospace Engineering. He worked as a Gas Design Engineer and Assistant Project Manager before recently being hired at Paragon Engineering Services as a Mechanical E.I.T

Anthony Beddia: York College, 2021 Graduate, Computer Science. He worked for 2 years as a Software Engineer in Warehouse Automation before recently being hired at Paragon Engineering as an Electrical Designer.

Don Graham: Don worked as an Electricians Apprentice and an Electrician for 5 years. He then worked 20 years as an Architectural Lighting Designer and Computer Based Lighting Designer. For 8 years, Don worked in Singapore in Facility Management before recently being hired at Paragon Engineering Services as an Electrical Designer.

Jarrett Hostler: Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, 2023 Graduate, ECAD. Jarrett worked part-time for a civil engineer for a short time before being recently hired at Paragon Engineering Services as an Electrical Drafter.

Matthew Mostoller: University of Pittsburgh, 2023 Graduate, Electrical Engineering. Matthew was recently hired by Paragon Engineering Services as an Electrical Designer.

Dan Schleig: Dan worked as an Electricians Apprentice and as an Electrician for 16 years. He is also an IEC instructor since 2012 and an NFPA 70E instructor since 2022. Dan was recently hired by Paragon Engineering Services as an Electrical Designer.

It is Paragon Engineering Services' goal to grow the company as well as the ownership group of the company over the next couple of years.

With this in mind, Paragon Engineering Services is pleased to announce that Christopher Wong, PE, has joined the ownership group of the company. Chris is a licensed Electrical Engineer and a 2008 graduate of Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. He manages the Chambersburg office for the company. He resides in Chambersburg with his wife, Amanda, and their five children. We are fortunate to have Chris be a part of the Paragon team and the company ownership group. Please help us in congratulating Chris.

YORK, PA – Paragon Engineering Services, Inc. is excited to announce that Christopher T. Sharp has joined the firm as an Electrical Designer.

In his new role, Mr. Sharp’s responsibilities include performing electrical engineering assignments by determining project design criteria, applicable building, and energy codes, and full building electrical systems design. Designs to include layouts for building systems generally consisting of building services, grounding systems, emergency systems, lighting, building power, fire alarm, and telecommunications systems.

Mr. Sharp is currently a part-time student pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and is expected to graduate in December 2023. Previously, he was a Lead Plant Operator and Maintenance Technician at a natural gas power generation plant. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sharp was a Commercial and Industrial Electrician for 18 years. During this time, he earned his Journeyperson Certification in 2007 and worked as a Facilities Electrical Specialist, Planner and Project Manager as well as an Electrical Test Technician. In addition, Mr. Sharp has many years of experience as a Level 3 Thermographer.

Pete Beddia, President of Paragon Engineering Services, believes that Mr. Sharp’s extensive experience in the industry will be an asset to the team at Paragon. Mr. Beddia said, “I am excited to welcome Chris to the Paragon family as we continue to grow and strengthen our team.”

In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, serving as a scout leader and martial arts instructor, playing the guitar as well as the bass guitar, riding his motorcycle and operating a ham radio.

YORK, PA – Paragon Engineering Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jeff Strine has joined the firm as business development manager.

In his new role, Strine’s responsibilities include maintaining current client relationships, identifying new markets for potential clients and establishing a business relationship with new clients.

Strine comes to Paragon with more than 30 years of experience in the sales/ marketing and business management fields. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Shippensburg University.

Strine said, “I am passionate about connecting with people and am dedicated to strengthening current client relationships as well as expanding new business development within Paragon’s diverse market.”

In addition to York, Paragon also has offices in Lancaster and Chambersburg.

Peter Beddia, president of Paragon, said, “I believe Paragon will flourish combining Jeff’s determination and the team’s exceptional depth of experience. We are excited to welcome Jeff to the Paragon family as we continue to grow and strengthen our team.”

In his free time, Strine enjoys spending time with his wife, three adult children and two grandchildren, as well as working out, traveling and riding his motorcycle.

YORK, PA -- The ownership team at York-based Paragon Engineering Services, Inc. is intent on growing its employees with an eye toward providing the best possible service to customers and the community.

Two longtime employees, Peter Beddia and Rodger Lease, became part owners of Paragon in 2018 and acquired the remaining shares of the company by the end of 2019.

Six other employees joined the ownership team in 2021, bringing with them experience and responsibilities in engineering, project management and client relationship management. The company also has locations in Lancaster and Chambersburg.

“At Paragon, we have been very successful at growing our own engineers from college graduates. We mentor our people to grow and don’t limit them as to how far or where they can go within the company, even to the point of being part owners,” said Beddia, president of the firm.

“Paragon maintains quality by training and supporting young talent with a deep group of experienced engineers,” said Lease, principal and mechanical division department head. 

Lease added, “Our versatile group of employees has the drive and a wide range of knowledge and skills, needed to serve many types of clients and projects. We maintain a good, collaborative work environment, which translates into better service and relationships with our clients and community.”

Beddia joined Paragon in 2006 to run the electrical department. His earlier experience was in water/wastewater treatment plants, industrial and commercial projects and arc flash studies. He graduated from Penn State in 1989.

Lease became part of the Paragon team in 2001 and was involved in developing the mechanical and plumbing business.  In 2004, he started managing the mechanical department. He is a 1992 graduate of Penn State with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Beddia and Lease have worked collaboratively since the early ’90s.

Employees joining Beddia and Lease on the ownership team are Tim Osborne, Mark Kelley, Randy Ferree, Scott Aisenbrey, Mike Schultz and Tom Rumsey.

“Our goal is to build the company from within and bring on as many key people as possible as owners,” Beddia said. “We are already finding that the leadership team is more cohesive and inspired,” Lease added.

“We have several very qualified individuals who started out as draftsmen and are now running very large projects,” Beddia noted.

Paragon is focusing on business development by re-establishing some relationships, strengthening others and building still more. The firm recently hired Jeff Strine as business development manager.

Future goals include expanding shares of other owners and expanding their roles in the business.            In 2022, Paragon hopes to find a new location for the home office in York, renovate it and move in before September.

York Corporate
1620 S. Queen Street
York, PA 17403
P: 717-854-7374
F: 717-854-5533
252 Harrisburg Avenue
Suite 300C
Lancaster, PA 17602
P: 717-715-0300
550 Cleveland Avenue
Suite 204
Chambersburg, PA 17201
P: 717-977-5731
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