Our Company Stats

  • 10 Professional Engineers on Staff

  • 8 Languages Spoken

  • 30+ years of operation

  • 10+ years of engineering experience from our average employee

Our Story

In the summer of 1985 Dennis McVay started a series of lectures to pass on his knowledge of engineering lighting systems. He believed, and confirmed by the class’ success, that lighting engineering was not well understood at the time. In 1986, Jeffery Overmyer joined the class to expand his work from industrial design in to commercial building design. He and Dennis quickly grew their friendship and soon decided to go into business together with and at the suggestion of Forrest Bennett. Since its inception in 1987, OMB has become one of the largest and most reliable engineering firms in Southern California. We have grown to 50+ employees strong and have opened 2 additional offices.

forrest Bennett, P.E.

Co-founder of OMB, and has more than 25 years of experience in the planning, design, and testing of electrical systems. He is principal-in- charge for many of OMB’s projects, and directs both the application of the OMB production standards and QA/QC procedures. He coordinates OMB peer- and code-compliance review services for construction documents prepared by contractors and other consultants. As he has extensive experience in such areas, Jeff also reviews most of OMB’s work in the design of high-voltage/utility-class power systems, campus-level building automation/SCADA systems, and process instrumentation and control systems. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine (BSEE), is a past-chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Orange County, he is a Registered Electrical Engineer (EE, #8964) in the State of California, as well as in 15 other states.

Jeffrey C. Overmyer, P.E.

Co-founder of OMB, and has more than 25 years of experience in the planning, design, and testing of electrical systems. He is principal-in- charge for many of OMB’s projects, and directs both the application of the OMB production standards and QA/QC procedures. He coordinates OMB peer- and code-compliance review services for construction documents prepared by contractors and other consultants. As he has extensive experience in such areas, Jeff also reviews most of OMB’s work in the design of high-voltage/utility-class power systems, campus-level building automation/SCADA systems, and process instrumentation and control systems. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine (BSEE), is a past-chairman of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Orange County, he is a Registered Electrical Engineer (EE, #8964) in the State of California, as well as in 15 other states.

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