Lee Dingle, PE | President

With a focus on personal interaction with clients to ensure the highest level of quality, Lee has extensive experience with the analysis of existing structures, repair design, upgrade/reinforcement details, platforms, cranes/hoists, materials handling systems, and concrete repairs. Lee’s private sector clients include manufacturing, research, and pharmaceutical companies. He also works with federal, state, and local government agencies and university systems. He is a collapse rescue engineer with NC Emergency Management and North Carolina USAR TF8 emergency response team.

Chris Coutu, PE | Chief Engineer/Executive Vice President


Chris has extensive experience in the assessment and evaluation of existing structures. He has designed both temporary and permanent repairs to older structures for renovation and repair projects. He has provided consulting engineering work for universities, pharmaceutical companies, industrial manufacturing companies, and government agencies. He has investigated numerous structural failures and has presented seminars on ASCE-7 Wind Loading and Structural Collapse.

Kelli Wilcox, PE, RRC | Senior Partner/Vice President


Since the start of her career, Kelli has applied her architectural engineering background to a wide variety of projects including repair and replacement design and construction administration services for roofing, exterior walls, and above and below grade waterproofing; building condition assessments, code compliance evaluations, facility asset management programs, and special structural inspections during construction. She has performed these services for public and private clients responsible for educational, industrial, institutional, commercial, government, pharmaceutical, and residential facilities.

Tom Caldwell, PE | Senior Partner


Tom is Atlas’ founder and senior partner, specializing in assessing and repairing damaged buildings and structures. He deals with structural damage caused by fire, explosion, earthquake, and wind, but also addresses  more common building ailments. Tom deploys with FEMA and State disaster response teams for rescue and recovery, and is on call with other agencies for structural expertise after damage events. He teaches and lectures on topics including disaster mangement and emergency engineering.

Rob Tatum, RRC | Senior Designer


Rob’s expertise is in roof and wall system evaluations, quality assurance, moisture intrusion investigation of roof and wall systems, and preparing details plans and specifications for roof and wall systems. He has provided consulting services to public and private clients including institutional facilities, correctional institutions, education facilities, industrial facilities, pharmaceutical facilities, cold storage, and military bases.

Diane Gilmore | Business Manager

With her background in budget and account management at NC State and most recently at a non-profit, Diane runs our financial and human resources departments. Having a passion for health and being a Certified Personal Trainer, in her down time she has worked at the YMCA in several positions including as an instructor for the LiveStrong program that helps cancer survivors get back into an exercise routine.

Hannah Martin, EI ǀ Staff Engineer


Hannah is a recent graduate from North Carolina State University. Her background focuses on structural design, construction material testing, general contracting practices, and land development/design. Hannah aids Atlas’ principal engineers in the assessment of existing structures, design of building repairs, structural calculations, and project construction administration.