MacRitchie, Engineering Inc.  provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection services to the northeast.

At MacRitchie Engineering, we incorporate the experiences of our diverse staff to apply a practical approach in the design and construction of our projects. We strive to find solutions that not only solve the complex issues presented by our clients, but can also be easily maintained beyond completion of the project.


Bruce B. MacRitchie, P.E.- President

In 1990, Bruce B. MacRitchie founded MacRitchie Engineering, Incorporated. Prior to that, he was an Associate of R. G. Vanderweil Engineers, Inc., where he managed one of the company’s four HVAC engineering design groups and was responsible for Project Management on all projects with which he was involved. Prior to joining Vanderweil, Mr. MacRitchie worked for Balco, Inc., a mechanical contractor and service organization. Previously, Mr. MacRitchie was chief mechanical engineer at Cleverdon, Varney & Pike in Boston, responsible for design of HVAC systems in industrial and institutional buildings.

Mr. MacRitchie has over 40 years of experience in delivering a wide range of engineering services and has earned a reputation in the industry as a knowledgeable and valuable resource.

As an adjunct faculty member at Suffolk University’s New England School of Art & Design and Boston Architectural College, Mr. MacRitchie also teaches classes in Building Systems and Environmental Systems.

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Howard G. Gerber, P.E. – Vice President

Howard G. Gerber joined MacRitchie Engineering in December 2003 as the head of the Electrical Department and became a partner in 2004. Previously, Mr. Gerber worked for ConEdison Solutions, Inc., where he was Manager of Electrical Services, taking projects from investigative survey through to construction. Mr. Gerber was responsible for analysis, design, cost estimating, bidding assistance and construction management of electrical systems.

Mr. Gerber has 30 years of experience in the field of engineering design. His expertise is in commercial office space, institutional facilities, retail facilities and government/military facilities.

In May of 2001, Mr. Gerber was awarded the IESNA, New England Region 2001 Illumination Design Award.

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