Commercial Design Engineering
Our Purpose, Mission and Motto
We are inspired by a compelling purpose: To create satisfied customers through superior craftsmanship
and job performance.
Our purpose is fulfilled through our motto.
“The ONLY reason we are in business is to create
a HAPPY customer!"
We place integrity at the center of every relationship—with
customers, contractors, suppliers, architects, engineers and fellow team members.
People are our greatest strength.
CDE works with customers and business partners in a spirit of collaboration and integrity to tackle the challenges of planning,
engineering and construction. By working together, everyone accomplishes more.
We are responsible stewards
to our team members, customers, contractors, suppliers, architects, engineers and the communities in which we live and work.
are committed to eliminating all worker injury. Every CDE employee and every customer, contractor, supplier, architect and engineer
know our work sites place personal safety is our highest priority.
We embrace a customer service culture. We
believe our future is secured by advancing the interests and success of our customers.
We are dedicated to perpetuating
the Plumbing and HVAC industry through our commitment to:
National Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractor Association
Mechanical Contractor Association of America
Associated General Contractor
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
North American Technician Excellence
Ferris State University Foundation
Mary Garvelink, President of CDE, is a Past National President (2005) of the NA
PHCC (National Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractor Association. This is the largest and oldest contractor's association
organization in the United States. Mrs Garvelink was presented with the 2004 HVAC Woman of the Year Award by Contractor Business
and in 2005 was named the Industry Person of the Year by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Code Officials.
She is a past U.S. voting representative for the World Plumbing Council and past member of the Foundation Board of Ferris State
University, Big Rapids, MI. and is currently President of the Board for the Mercy Center in Colorado Springs.
Garvelink, Executive Vice President of CDE, is a Past National President (1998) of the NA PHCC Association and a Past President of
the State of Colorado PHCC. Mr. Garvelink is a Past Chairman of NATE (HVAC National Certification Program) and currently serves
on the Foundation Investment Board for the NA PHCC.
Kirk Nelson, Field Operations, Piping Fabrication Shop Manager is a past
President of the State of Colorado PHCC.
Tony Shaffer, Operation Mangers is the Chairman of the State of Colorado