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Meet Our Engineering Team

At JM Engineering, we are a family. While our team consists of engineers, support staff, and the agencies we work with, our core engineering team is listed below. We can’t wait to meet you and your team!

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John Melvin

Founder, Lead Engineer

John Melvin has over 20 years experience in the industry of mechanical engineering. He has spent time as CAD technician, project manager, design engineer and commissioning agent. Decades spent working alongside design, management and construction professionals on a wide range of projects has helped John build a vast base of knowledge and experience to draw from.
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Kyle Laughnan

Mechanical EIT

Kyle Laughnan is the newest member of the JME team. He graduated in June 2015 with a Mechanical Engineering degree from Montana Tech in Butte, MT. He began working for JM Engineering in September 2017. Kyle spent the previous two years working with KIEWIT/TIC in Kansas City. He has experience developing project cost estimates and tracking actual costs during construction. He is excited to be back living and working in his hometown of Missoula
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Jenny Skillicorn


Jenny Skillicorn has been part of the JM Engineering team since 2014. Her role at JM Engineering is to keep all the gears turning behind the scenes. As Office Manager, she makes sure that everything runs smoothly so that we can deliver the highest quality work to our clients Whatever needs doing, Jen picks it up and runs with
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Larry Coles

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Larry Coles has over 35 years in the HVAC industry and over 30 years providing mechanical design services. Larry started as a draftsman and is a former owner of an engineering firm. He is a detail-oriented individual who takes pride in making sure each and every aspect of a project is carefully thought out – from how it is installed to the maintenance required on the finished system.
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Will Harley

Mechanical EIT

Will Harley began working for JM Engineering in March of 2016, and has since become an integral part of our design team. He graduated in June 2015 with a Mechanical Engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Will is working to develop a comprehensive grasp of the design process as it applies to the HVAC/Plumbing

Chase Taylor

Director of Sales and Marketing

Chase Taylor began working for JM Engineering in September of 2019, and is heading up both our marketing and sales team. He graduated in 2005 with a BA in Communication Management from the University of Denver and in 2010 with MS in Marketing and Leadership also from the University of Denver.
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Ormond Allred

Mechanical Designer, BIM Technician

Ormond Allred has over 19 years of mechanical engineering design experience in the consulting engineering and construction industry. His experience in this industry includes BIM technician, CAD technician, and mechanical/plumbing systems design. Ormond is exceptionally proficient with Revit design software.

Addie Melvin

Mechanical Engineer – EIT

Addie is a recent graduate from the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Previously employed as a summer intern at JM Engineering, Addie is now our newest Mechanical EIT. She has valuable experience in project management and coordination and excels at communicating with clients and the design team. As a LEED Green Associate, she is passionate about integrating sustainable design into all aspects of the built environment.

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With 20+ years experience, an extremely talented team, and innovation on our minds, we deliver exceptional quality projects every time. 

Our teams’ diverse experience allows JME to see your project from a clear, big-picture perspective. We believe your HVAC solution should adapt to your project, not the other way around.

So let’s make it happen… time to get creative!

The best way to achieve clear understanding is to get to know each other and collaborate directly.
You have a vision for your project and the results you’d like to achieve.

We have the knowledge and experience to bring that vision to life, true to concept, on schedule and custom-tuned for top performance at maximum value.


  • Simple air & hydronic systems for residential/light commercial buildings
  • Geothermal heating and cooling systems
  • Central chilled & hot water/steam plants
  • Complex high-efficiency filtration, humidity & pressure control (for hospitals and clean rooms)
  • Direct Digital Control (DDC) temperature control systems

Every HVAC solution we deliver draws on a diverse wealth of experience, industry-insider knowledge and the latest tech in textiles, systems and software.

Decades of working alongside design, management and construction professionals on a wide range of projects has really had a positive effect on our entire team – your feedback and input has shown us there’s always more than one way to create a desired result.
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Our diverse experience is why JM Engineering can see your project from a clear, big-picture perspective. We believe your HVAC solution should adapt to your project, not the other way around.


Our Previous Projects Include:

(But are certainly not limited to)


At JM Engineering, drafting a proposal begins with getting to know you, understanding your goals and analyzing your situation.

We believe it’s important to look at the big picture; your entire project, both physically and logistically, to provide the best solution for you.

You’ll receive a customized proposal that fits your vision and budget. Don’t worry if you need to make a course-correction mid-project – we’ll keep your information under constant review during the design process, because we understand that circumstances can shift without warning and we’re prepared to act accordingly to help you get the job done on time.


If you have any questions about geothermal heating systems, other HVAC themes or would like to discuss a specific project, contact us today to get the answers you’re looking for.

Learn More About Our Services

Hospitals, Clinics, & Medical Offices

Laboratories and R&D Facilities

Computer Labs & Clean Rooms

Hotels, Shopping Centers & Restaurants

LEED Certified Buildings

Schools from K-12

Universities, Libraries & Theaters

Detention Facilities

Churches & Historically-Significant Renovations

High-End Residential

Together We Build Dreams

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If you have an idea you’d like to run by us, or if you’d like to learn more about green HVAC solutions in general, please feel encouraged to reach out.

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