the Net Positive effect

Balancing design innovation with evolving building needs for the NET POSITIVE advancement of community and experience.

Community

Our mission is to improve the environment and well being of the central valley through innovation and service.

Millions of people call the central valley home, but they face several major challenges: We have some of the harshest environments in terms of heat, air quality and water availability, while also having some of the most stringent regulatory energy requirements in the United States. The means to make the necessary changes to address these challenges can be daunting, especially with extreme poverty rates in the Central Valley.

The Net Positive mission is to never settle for the world the way it is, but to embrace challenges as opportunities to make a difference, through innovation when appropriate, but more-so through service opportunities to support the missions of others.

Are you a 501(c)(3) looking for Mechanical Engineering Consulting in Central California? If so, please contact us to see where we may be able to assist.

Experience

The Net Positive Experience is first based on maximizing the client experience through transparency, responsiveness, and responsibility. We work with your team to customize a design approach that’s suited to your unique parameters; whether that’s addressing existing site restraints, working with the local enforcement agents, or even working with your unique funding opportunities.

Secondly, just like no two projects are the same, the Engineers at Net Positive recognize that no two user groups are the same. Users come in the form of both occupants and those tasked with maintaining the systems we design. As such, we work to understand, to design accordingly, and to educate without bias.

Finding a balanced solution that meets the needs for all involved, while also being energy and fiscally responsible is a great challenge. This challenge will ever be present. It’s what we’re consistently striving to reach further for, to embrace the rigor and hard work, and to ensure that the Net Positive Experience is had by all.

History

Net Positive was started by Jonathan Schlundt in 2021 with the goal of providing engineering with a purpose to serve. Jonathan is a registered Mechanical Professional Engineer (PE) in California, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Idaho; a LEED accredited professional; an active member of East Fresno Rotary, and a 2020 recipient of BD+C magazines top 40-under-40.

Hannah Brigdon, a registered Mechanical Professional Engineer (PE) in California, joined in late 2021, with a shared passion for providing service to both our clients and community, later joining as part owner and principal engineer in 2023.

Laura Schlundt joining in early 2022 providing business management leadership, through her vast experience in accounting and administrative management in both the private and public sectors.

Together, they have built a team that is technically strong and diverse with 14 professionals all in pursuit of providing service, innovating, and exercising grit to push through obstacles.

Jonathan Schlundt, P.E.

Principal Mechanical Engineer

BSME @ CSU Fresno

Previous Experience:

  • Design Build Engineer 2006 – 2013 (Strategic Mechanical and Lyles Mechanical)
  • Consulting Engineer: 2013 – 2021 (TETER AE)

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

“I enjoy working with my fellow East Fresno Rotarians on local community projects; and I love wood working and painting as a creative outlet.”

Hannah Brigdon, P.E.

Principal Mechanical Engineer

BSME @ CSU Fresno

Previous Experience:

  • Consulting Engineer: 2013 – 2021 (Lawrence Nye Anderson and TETER AE)

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

  • “In my spare time, I’m an avid sports fan, enjoy live music, and training for the occasional spartan race! And never tempt me with a dance floor.”

Laura Schlundt

Business Manager

BS @ CSU Fresno

Previous Experience

  • 2014-2021          Sanger Unified School District
  • 2010-2014          MBS Accountancy

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

  • “I enjoy the great outdoors, traveling and camping whenever I can.”

Logan Costa-Smith, P.E.

Mechanical Engineer

BSME @ Santa Clara University

Previous Experience

  • Consulting Engineer: 2018-2023 (Lawrence Engineering Group)

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

  • “I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching sports and attempting to golf.”

Jack Davis

Senior Designer

Over 40 years of experience in Design-Build for Mechanical and Plumbing systems throughout Central and Norther California.

Yasser Ahmad

EIT / Fire Protection Designer

Masters in ME @ Penn State University

Previous Experience

  • Product and Consulting Engineer: 2012-2023 (Kohler and Teter AE)

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

  • “I enjoy long road trips with my dogs and exploring the USA.”

Breahna Shahan

Mechanical Engineer in Training (EIT)

BSME @ CSU Fresno

Previous Experience

  • 2022 Graduate from CSU Fresno

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

“Confidently good player at saxophone, traveling around for various invitational and competitive orchestras… several times placing first.”

Jarrett Steele

Mechanical Engineer in Training (EIT)

BSME @ CSU Fresno

Previous Experience

  • Engineering drafting, design and project management at various companies 2016-2022

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

“In my spare time I enjoy making music of different forms including sound design thru electronic instruments… or playing piano and drums.”

Matthew Ilagan

Mechanical Engineer in Training (EIT)

BSME @ San Diego State University

Previous Experience

  • 2019 – Fire systems engineering intern at Matson Alarm.

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

“I take pleasure in taking care of my exotic pets at home and making time to go hiking with friends.”

Kharma Garcia

Drafter and CSU Fresno Student (2023 Grad)

Previous Experience:

  • Drafting and HVAC Design: 2019 – 2021 (JNL Mechanical)

Passion or Hobby outside of the office

“I have so much love for being immersed in nature, my yoga practice, cooking vegan meals, and serving my community as often as my schedule allows.”

Rick Schoenwald

CA Manager

Bachelor of Architecture @ Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo

Previous Experience

  • 40+ years of experience in K-12, Retired Architect

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

  • “My personal passions are traveling, photography, cooking, Classic Rock and community, national and international service as a proud, four-decade long member of the East Fresno Rotary Club.”

Nico DeGiorgio

CxA and CA Engineer

BS @ Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo

Previous Experience

  • 5+ Years in HVAC&R with focus on solving client energy, procurement, and custom-solution needs.
  • Past President – ASHRAE San Joaquin Chapter

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

  • “I have a special appreciation for Science, Nature, and Philosophy. Some of my hobbies include snowboarding, sporting clays, tennis, beer tasting, hiking, and camping.”

Cynthia Guzman-Beahm

Administrative Assistant

Cal State University Long Beach & University of Washington

Previous Experience

  • 10+ Years in Education (Sanger Unified) and Marketing

Passion or Hobby outside of the office:

  • “My family is #1 in my life. I love going on adventures with them. I’m also a watercolor artist/illustrator with a passion for all things creative.”

Contact

[email protected]

559-940-7293