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Each winter, Advance Design Consultants supports The Soroptimist Club’s Family Assistance Christmas Store.  Throughout the year, the organization holds events and gathers donations to fund the Christmas store. Then in December, more than 250 children have a brighter Christmas after parents finish their “shopping” spree at the Soroptimist Christmas Store.  SISCSV opens the doors at a local elementary school to over 100 families to do their Christmas “shopping” for their children. In addition to gifts for each of their children, shoppers go home with gift cards from Target and Safeway, small appliances like toasters, comforters, warm clothing, and toiletry kits.

Advance Design Consultants’ Norma Elena Rios is an SISCSV member and gathers other ADC staff to help support this event. We are proud to be a part of the continued efforts of SISCSV to make Christmas brighter for families throughout the Bay Area.

On Friday, October 19th, ADC and sister-company, ADC Construction Management, Inc.,  hosted our 3rd Annual Oktoberfest & Cornhole Tournament. Nearly 60 clients, staff and vendors came out to enjoy a wonderful evening of craft beer, food and cornhole at Hapa’s Brewing Company.

Congratulations to our Cornhole Tournament winners:

1st Place Tournament Champions – Team: Persian Guys; Players: Mostafa Rashidsalehi & Mojtaba Rashidsalehi

2nd Place – Team: Yes We Chan; Players: Valerie Eacret & Larry Chan

3rd Place – Team: Get er Done; Players: Zach Horn & Brandon West

Pictures from the event have been posted to our Facebook account. Photo Link: you to all who attended. For those who weren’t able to join us, you were missed. We look forward to another wonderful event in 2019!

Last Friday, August 17th, we had a wonderful turnout at the 12th Annual Advance Design Consultants and ADC Construction Management Golf Tournament. Approximately 120 valued clients, colleagues and partners/vendors came out to enjoy a wonderful day at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. Pictures from the event have been posted to social media: ADC Construction Management / Advance Design Consultants.

Congratulations to our 1st Place Winners –  Brandon McKay, Mark Maystrovich, Steve Self, Chris Green


Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor: Trane

Gold Sponsors: Air Treatment Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric, Johnson Controls, Sunbelt Controls

Silver Sponsors: Norman S. Wright, Engineered Air

Drink Cart Sponsors: Bayside Interiors, Harry L Murphy, Inc., Shaw Contract

Hole Sponsors: Oyster Bed Lagoon SA, JTECH, Directline, San Jose Insurance Agency, Inc., Sigler, Golden State Brewery

Lunch Sponsor: Biggs Cardosa Associates, Inc.

Hole In One Contest Sponsor: Peninsula Infiniti

Last weekend, Advance Design Consultants supported The Soroptimist Club’s Family Assistance Christmas Store. For more than 30 years, Soroptomist International of Santa Clara Silicon Valley (SISCSV) has put real meaning in the word ‘giving.’ The service club’s annual free holiday “store” gives families who couldn’t otherwise afford it the gift of a merry Christmas. In addition to gifts for each of their children, shoppers go home with gift cards from Target and Safeway, small appliances like toasters, comforters, warm clothing, and toiletry kits.

We are proud to team up with SISCSV for this event and want to thank SISCSV member, Norma Elena and other ADC staff who helped make this event successful. This year, more than 250 children have a brighter Christmas after parents finish their “shopping” spree at the Soroptimist Christmas Store. ADC looks forward to being a part of SISCSV’s “Classy Bag Affaire” in February that helps raise funds for the Christmas store.


Last night, Advance Design Consultants, Inc. President & Founder, Lorenzo Rios, P.E. spoke to college engineering students about career paths and what it means to be a Design Consultant at the ASHRAE San Jose Chapter’s Engineering Career Path Panel Discussion. Mr. Rios, was one of five panelists offering their experience and perspective on the options afforded to young engineers as they start their career. Each of the five panelist were representative of a different career option within the Engineering field. Mr. Rios highlighted his education in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and how that lead him to becoming a Design Consultant and ultimately the founder of Advance Design Consultants & ADC Construction Management. Other panelists included Ryan Wall from Silicon Valley Mechanical representing the Design-Build career path, Jack Walker from WaterTech Specialties, Inc. who spoke regarding water treatment and management careers, Mark Challino from Edges Group and AFE 39 who highlighted careers in Facilities Engineering, and Ken Mozek from Air Treatment who represented Vendor-based careers.

ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, is a global society focused on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability within the industry. The San Jose Chapter hosts events for local engineers and engineering students. ADC’s VP, Lorenzo Rios, Jr. is currently the Refrigeration Chair for the San Jose Chapter.

A facility condition assessment and/or feasibility study done by Advance Design Consultants can make a huge difference to your business. Energy Manager Today, recently featured one of our projects as an example of how these assessments can reduce energy costs and make a business more efficient. Read how Advance Design Consultants, Inc. and CALMAC Corp helped a Northern California bio-pharmaceutical company decrease energy costs by 56%. 

Replacing systems that are nearing end of life and considering alternatives to how your existing thermal energy storage systems are housed, can make a dramatic difference. Advance Design Consultants offer services to evaluate your existing systems and make recommendations to help improve your business’ energy usage. Learn more about having ADC run a facility condition assessment or feasibility study for your company to give you accurate information about your existing situation and how Advance Design Consultants can help you lower energy costs and become more green.

Advance Design Consultants is pleased to announce it has a 5 year contract with the United States of Veterans Affairs Northern California District. ADC will be serving VA Medical Facilities in Mather, Sacramento and Martinez. We look forward to providing these facilities with quality engineering, and strengthening our partnership the the United States Department of Veterans Administration.

October 2014 marked the 30th Anniversary of Advance Design Consultants. 30 years ago, Lorenzo Rios founded ADC with the hopes of creating a leading engineering firm that would epitomize “Excellence, Passion and Experience.” Today, Advance Design Consultants has done just that, serving a loyal and growing clientele from the federal, municipal, high-tech, bio pharmaceutical and mission critical industries. In the rapidly changing environment of Silicon Valley, Advance Design Consultants has successfully adapted throughout these 30 years, always keeping our clients at the forefront of all decisions. We thank you for your support for the past thirty years, and we are excited for what the next 30 years have in store for us!

In September 2014, Advance Design Consultants was notified they were one of 8 A/E firms selected for a IDIQ contract for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in San Francisco and Palo Alto. This historic win will allow Advance Design Consultants to continue its service to the Veterans Affairs administration for the next five years, and enable ADC to provide quality engineering services to those who served our country. ADC is thrilled to be given the opportunity to strength it’s partnership with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Administration.

ADC supported the Mission City Family Fun Run, May 6, 2012 hosted by the Rotary Club of Santa Clara.  The 1K or 5K run held at California’s Great America in Santa Clara, had over 750 participants from local corporations, businesses and organizations all running to support local youths in our community.  Each year, the Santa Clara Rotary Club uses the run proceeds to provide shoes and books to children as well as community grants and up to sixteen scholarships a year to local students.  In its fourth year, the event proved to be a bigger success than ever with more participation, larger sponsorships and more donations than ever.  ADC looks forward to continuing our long-standing support of the Rotary Club and watching as the youths of our community benefit from the Club’s programs and outreach as a result of the funds raised during this inspiring event.

Santa Clara Weekly Article
Mission City Family Fun Run 2012 Event Flyer
Santa Clara Rotary Club Website

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