Lloyd P. Scates – Principal
Lloyd Scates originally founded the company as San Diego Services, which started its operations on January 01, 1999. Due to its growth and expansion to other markets outside of San Diego County it eventually became Paragon Services Engineering. He played a vital role in its expansion process throughout its operational markets of today in Arizona, Northern California, Orange and Los Angeles counties, in addition to San Diego.
Lloyd possesses extensive background and experience in large, heavy tonnage, mechanical systems in high-rise buildings for which, even today, he is called upon to provide consulting services. He’s been known to be called upon by the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet Command to resolve issues on their submarine vessels.
Prior to founding Paragon Services Engineering, Lloyd has held several high profile positions within the commercial real estate industry. Those included construction project management, during which he assisted in the construction of a 400,000 square foot commercial multi-use project in San Diego’s Mission Valley. Afterwards he went on to become Facilities Manager for several of San Diego’s downtown high-rise buildings. During his tenure, he spearheaded the initial acquisition, and development of the Children’s Hospital downtown ice skating rink venue and its construction for the benefit of Children’s Hospital charities. To this day, it is still supported by Paragon Services Engineering.
Presently, he is the Managing Partner for Paragon Services Engineering, in all of its operating markets.
He is an active member of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of San Diego and San Diego Building Engineers Association (SDBEA). He holds the BOMA’s prestigious RPA accreditation and continues to contribute his time to the educational programs of BOMA by teaching its aspiring RPA Candida.
Daniel P. Porter – Vice President of Operations
Daniel has been with Paragon since 2009. Daniel started with our company as a building engineer and was promoted to Lead Engineer very shortly after coming onboard. He was then promoted to Chief Engineer where he was responsible for a 2.5M square foot portfolio.
Daniel’s priority is to ensure quality compliance, which is one of Paragon Service’s highest commitments to our customers. He is responsible for professional, managerial, technical, and administrative functions of the engineering division of Arizona. Additional, Daniel is responsible for staffing and maintaining a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality building systems operational support and maintenance, in support of tenant comfort and facilities operating costs. Daniel will be committed to being fully responsive to the needs of building ownership and management team who are its customers.
Prior to starting with Paragon Services, Daniel was owner/operator of a general services and remodeling company servicing commercial and residential clients in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Specializing in restrictive deadline (quick turnaround) value-add projects in multiple trade disciplines for a wide variety of clientele. He also was the owner/operator of industrial coatings and decorative finishes company servicing commercial and residential clientele.
Daniel brings a great amount of knowledge not only in building operations but project management coupled with years of commercial construction experience.
Ryan Scates – Operations Manager, Arizona & Nevada
Ryan Scates has been in the engineering industry for many years. Starting his career in 2001 serving our country in the US Army as a Combat Engineer and Team Leader in Giessen Germany. Scates became the youngest team leader in his Battalion at the age of 19 years old, leading a team of 4 soldiers through daily combat and relief missions on a 16-month deployment in Iraq. After three plus years of service, Mr. Scates was honorably discharged and moved back to San Diego California where he was originally from.
In 2009 Scates began working with Paragon Services in San Diego, CA as a Building Engineer. Within this capacity, Ryan used the knowledge he gained in the IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship as a base to learn and grow. Paragon Services had portfolios in Phoenix Arizona where Ryan took the opportunity to move locations, this allowed experience in a different market along with the ability to attend HVAC/R technical training. In 2011 he took a position with 4 Class A Commercial Properties where he was responsible for vendor relations, daily operations and managing the Energy Management System.
While in Phoenix, Ryan has overseen 1,440,000 square feet of Class A Real Estate. In a Chief Engineer Role, Scates has taken great pride in his job and understands the attention to detail it takes when developing a comprehensive building operation strategy, project management from RFP through completion and running a staff through day-to-day operations. Ryan also oversaw a team who is responsible for a detailed Preventative Maintenance program and automating PM tasks. He uses and applies all of these experiences in his role as a valued member of Paragon’s Operations team.
Ryan takes ownership in whatever task is put in front of him. With his years of experience in the military and as a supervisor, he is able to adapt and overcome any stressful situation. Through his leadership experience, Ryan can operate and oversee multiple properties, with the capability to learn and apply quickly and effectively.