Founded in 1931 by Elwood S. Tower, the firm was steered by 3 generations of the Tower family. Today, Tower Engineering is under the leadership of three Principal owners: James Kosinski, Michael Plummer, and Steffanie Bako. Bolstered by other capable engineers, the team at Tower Engineering is dedicated to offering attentive collaboration on every project.
Jim Kosinski is a 1989 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree. In addition to being a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania, he also holds licenses in West Virginia and Maryland. Jim is a LEED Accredited Professional and is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Section of ASHRAE. He started at Tower Engineering in 1990 and became a principal in 2000.
Mike Plummer graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997 from Penn State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mike has been with Tower Engineering since 1997. He heads our Plumbing/Fire Protection Department and became a principal in 2016.
Steffanie Bako graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. She holds Professional Engineering licenses in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan. Steffanie is an active member of the Pittsburgh Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and has served as its Treasurer since 2001. She was hired at Tower Engineering in 1998, is the head of our Electrical Department and became a principal in 2016.