Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants

Perfornance Engineers Inc



James B. Malewitz, P.E. is a 1979 Michigan State University School of Engineering graduate with a BA degree in Civil Engineering. He began his engineering career with Gilbert Commonwealth & Associates and has since worked extensively in the design-engineering field. In addition, he gained valuable experience working with Consumers Energy and Charlevoix Abstract & Engineering. His background also includes field surveying. Jim is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in the State of Michigan.

In September 1990, Jim formed Performance Engineering as a sole proprietor. During this time, he was responsible for all aspects of project engineering, from planning and designs to construction management. Throughout his twenty years in the engineering field, he has gained considerable experience with overall site development. His experience includes the design of roadway and utility systems for both private and commercial developers, as well as a vast knowledge of storm and sanitary sewer systems. Jim has worked on numerous infrastructure improvement projects with several local municipalities. These projects include parking lot design, storm drainage, lift stations, sanitary sewers, water mains, docks, and boating ramps.

Over the ensuing years, the company has shown continued growth and has gained a reputation for serving clients effectively. Performance Engineers incorporated in 1998 and is currently controlled by three partners.


Vice President

Robert M. Bomier, P.E. received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, Structural Specialty, in 1975 from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan. Bob brought a wealth of structural design experience to the firm when he joined in 1996 as the manager of the newly created structural department. Prior to joining Performance Engineers, Inc., he worked with SSOE, Inc. where he was responsible for large-scale structural projects for commercial and government buildings located throughout the United States.

Bob has 27 years of professional experience in the design and renovation of institutional, commercial, and industrial facilities. His experience includes the design of structures of all types and materials. Areas of particular specialty include the design of low and medium rise commercial facilities, the design of heavy timber and glulam construction and the design of gray iron foundry melt equipment.

While working with Performance Engineers, Inc., Bob has been involved with several projects involving structural design as well as the analysis of new structures such as hotels and commercial facilities. These projects include the Inn at Bay Harbor, Shops of Bay Harbor and the Kalkaska Sports Complex. Bob is a registered engineer in both Michigan and Wisconsin.



Vice President

Aaron E. Nordman, P.E. earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1997. Aaron cultivated his interest in civil engineering early on as an independent contractor serving residential clients with sewer drainage and excavation/grading projects before later pursuing his degree.

Aaron began his professional career with SEMS, Inc. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a staff engineer responsible for project activities such as soil and groundwater samplings, preparation of work plans and cost estimates, field activities and report preparation. After two years he assumed the responsibilities of project manager and was involved in such projects as the construction of a 3-acre landfill cell, management of a million dollar contract with the FAA to provide inspection and repair of emergency power systems, and the installation, repair and removal of fuel storage tanks.

Aaron joined Performance Engineers, Inc. in 2001 and brought with him a vast knowledge of civil and environmental engineering. He is currently responsible for project management, commercial and residential site design, roadway design, sanitary system design, and project inspection. He is also involved in several municipal projects, as well. Aaron has recently completed additional training and is now a Certified Operator for Construction Site Storm Water.


Staff Engineer

Charles W. Stein, P.E. joined the firm in 1998 as a principal partner. Chuck brought with him 10 years of experience in site planning and development. His background includes work with SSOE, Inc. where he was responsible for all phases of site design, including construction and utility plans, state and county roadway design and bridge projects. He also worked as an independent engineering consultant with his own engineering firm.

Chuck has been involved in several large-scale projects in the northern Michigan area, including a sports complex featuring an indoor ice arena and swimming pool. He was also involved in the addition to North Central Michigan College in Petoskey, Michigan. Chuck has been responsible for the design and supervision of numerous site development projects for both private and commercial developers. He is extremely proficient with computers and the technical software found in the engineering industry.

Chuck holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in both Michigan and Ohio.