Since 1981, Shrout Tate Wilson has been providing superior consulting engineering services for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. The systems we design are sustainable by both the operator and the environment.

Our personality is a big piece of why we remain your partner beyond the first-project honeymoon. The rest of the pie is made up of early & often communication and a “roll-up our sleeves” attitude. This is why we don’t shy away from problems when they occur. Instead, we apply good manners and responsiveness to address challenges like scheduling and coordination.

Our projects focus on the places where people learn, play, live, work, worship, eat, heal, and connect. We currently work with over 35 architectural partners and 115 owners serviced by our offices in Louisville & Lexington.  We are the authority in high-efficiency Chilled Beam, Geothermal and Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) design as well as classical chilled water, hot water, and steam systems. When this expertise is coupled with our ongoing drive for learning, we deliver innovative HVAC designs. Our electrical design expertise includes energy efficient lighting, power distribution systems, and low voltage communication systems.

Cool Timeline

1981

Shrout & Associates Opens

Tom Shrout opens Shrout & Associates with his wife, Judy. Tom’s first project is a referral from his good friend and founder of Lexington Mechanical, the late Jim Dorough. Later that year, Tom begins working on several small multi-family housing projects across Kentucky. At a time when the U.S. economy is not strong, this is a blessing to the business.

1984

Our first client is Transylvania University

Our first client is Transylvania University

Tom begins working with his good friend, Ray Brown – the Physical Plant Director for Transylvania University. His first project with Ray is a dorm renovation study. For the next 15 years, our firm provides nearly all of Transy’s mechanical and electrical engineering.

1985

Tom Tate

Tom Tate joins Mr. Shrout to become Shrout Tate Consulting Engineers.

1990's

SneakerNet

Our work diversifies to include higher education, healthcare, and community projects. Project coordination in the 90’s is a combination of Sneaker Net – walking a floppy disc from computer to computer – and face to face meetings.

1994

Office Location Moves

The office moves from Westland Drive to Burt Road with seven employees. Our business begins to provide mechanical & electrical engineering for K-12 school systems including Scott, Laurel, and Clark Counties. We’re proud to still call these districts our clients – and friends.

2000

Tyler Wilson Joins STW

Tyler Wilson

Tyler Wilson joins STW as a principal in September with 12 employees. This same year, we celebrate Tom Tate’s retirement.

2001

Company Name Change

Company Name Change

Our name changes to Shrout Tate Wilson Consulting Engineers.

2002

First LEED Platinum Building

Bernheim Visitors Center

STW engineers the first LEED Platinum building in Kentucky and region – The Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest Visitor’s Center.

2003

Whitley Casey Joins STW

Whitley Casey Joins STW

Whitley Casey joins STW immediately after graduating from college. Today, we continue to hire young, local talent from the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. For these young men and women, STW’s mentor program bridges the gap between classroom and consultant.

2007

STW purchases REVIT

STW purchases REVIT

STW purchases REVIT – the 1 st MEP license in the state.

2008

Continuity During the Recession

During the recession, STW maintains a steady business. Not a single STW employee is laid off during this period. Our focus is on relationships – the same principal on which Mr. Shrout founded our firm.

2010

Tom Shrout Retires

Tom Shrout Retires

We celebrate amongst friends at Tom’s retirement party. This same year, Ralph Whitley & Whitley Casey become principals.

2011

New Offices & New Brand

New Offices & New Brand

STW’s 22 employees move to the Flatiron building on Winchester Road.

To reflect our company’s new leadership and overall culture, STW’s brand is updated with our lightning bolt and gear icon.

2012

Company Milestone

STW designs the first Chilled Beam System in Kentucky.

2013

Nick Morgan Named Principal

Nick Morgan

Nick Morgan joined Tyler Wilson, Ralph Whitley, and Whitley Casey as a Principal.

2014

Louisville Office Opens

Louisville Office

STW opens our second office location in Louisville, KY.

2014

Merger with KTA, Inc.

Merger with KTA, Inc.

STW and KTA, Inc. announces a merger of the firms, each boasting more than 30 years of experience.

2016

Continued Growth

Our staff grows to 31 and manages $500,000,000 in construction.

2017

AIA Kentucky Honors STW

Paris Bourbon County Library

STW is delighted and honored to be the MEP engineer on the only 2017 recipients of the distinguished Honor Award by AIA Kentucky – the Filson Historical Society Campus Expansion and the Paris-Bourbon County Library Renovation & Addition.

2018

P3 Work Gains Momentum

EKU Case Dining Facility

In January, Eastern Kentucky University’s new Case Dining Hall opens on campus. This project is a public-private partnership between Aramark and EKU and signifies the momentum of our firms’ P3 work.

2018

STW Announces Associates

STW Announces Associates

STW announces two associates –  Robbie Bottoms, PE and James Troutman, PE.

2018

STW Today

STW now has a total of 39 dedicated professionals on staff. We work with over 35 architectural partners and 115 owners serviced by our offices in Louisville & Lexington.