TAMPA, Fla. — Roof Engineering Associates of Palm Harbor, Florida, has joined the Florida operations of REI Engineers Inc.

REA was formed in 2007 by Bill Schultz, P.E., RRC. Schultz has more than 40 years of experience in building enclosure consulting experience, working primarily with government, commercial clients, and school districts.

Scott Hinesley, P.E., RRC, president, REI, said this strategic partnership will join two firms that share common philosophies for providing building enclosure engineering and consulting services.

"The integration of our firms will enhance our presence throughout Florida and provide our clients access to the best building enclosure professionals in the industry,” he said.

REI Engineers Inc. specializes in the science of roofing, waterproofing, exterior walls, and pavement engineering and consulting services. Established in 1997, REI is an employee-owned company with eight offices and more than 90 employees. The firm has maintained industry presence in the Southeast U.S. and has provided engineering services worldwide. For more information, visit www.reiengineers.com.