2016 40 Under 40: Vance Nall, PE, 39
Division Manager, RMF Engineering Inc., Atlanta BS Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University
Vance Nall, PE, 39
Division Manager, RMF Engineering Inc., Atlanta
BS Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University
Nall began his career at RMF while pursuing his engineering degree. In the summer of 1998, he began as a co-op student employed in the company’s Durham, N.C., branch office. After he graduated-and having completed four co-op rotations with RMF-he was employed full time at RMF beginning in January 2001. Nall initially worked with the HVAC group, but it wasn’t long before he transitioned to steam system piping design with a focus on underground steam distribution. In 2011, he was presented with an opportunity to start a branch office for RMF. The firm’s success at the University of Georgia made it possible to secure more work in the state by having a local presence. In May of that year, Nall relocated his family to Atlanta to lead the new office and take on the development of an engineering team and direct business-development efforts within the state. In the 5 years that RMF has operated the Atlanta office, revenues have grown to more than $1.2 million and the client base has expanded from two to almost two dozen. In addition, he is a leader in the organization’s efforts to incorporate BIM and project-management software throughout the company. He is a strong believer in standardizing processes for the betterment of the firm and the consistency of the product. Nall and his wife are raising two children in Canton, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. He enjoys woodworking, mountain biking, and playing sports with his kids.