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.
Joseph A. Boni – Principal
Joseph A. Boni has been with Paragon Services since March of 2008. Boni made partner in July of 2009 and is now responsible for all aspects of operations of the Arizona Branch. Joseph began his career in the Engineering and Facility Management Industry nearly twenty-five years ago as an apprentice engineer at a high rise building in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Boni completed all required training classes and passed the City of Chicago Stationary Engineer License Exam in 1992. In 1996, Boni graduated with honors from Triton College with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences majoring in Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Shortly after graduation, Mr. Boni transferred to another Chicago high rise building and took part in the commissioning of a 1.2 million square foot high rise building. In addition to his normal operational duties, Mr. Boni managed the design, implementation, and administration of the preventative maintenance program for three departments, including Engineering. Boni was also a liaison to the Chicago Fire Department.
In July of 2002, Mr. Boni was hired as the Chief Engineer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra facility. He was promoted to Facilities Manager in 2004. Mr. Boni has held a Class A-City of Chicago General Contractor’s license and was responsible for the management of all projects of the Symphony Center. In February of 2005, Joseph was promoted to Director of Facilities.
In October of 2006, Mr. Boni was the Director of Engineering for University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. His responsibilities included the verification and commissioning of all mechanical systems at the stadium, the design, and implementation of the engineering department organization, as well as implementing and managing the energy efficiency program for the stadium.
Mr. Boni served in different capacities on many organizations including Board member for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Greater Phoenix, and sat on the Education Committee for the International Facility Managers Association (IFMA). Mr. Boni serves as an instructor for BOMI International and is a past member of the board of Trustees.
Boni’s strengths include the ability to analyze building operations, construction, and development. His past experience has helped him streamline operations, minimize downtime and optimize his staff of engineers. His strong ability to dissect building systems and optimize facilities operations have made him sought after as a consultant and he is an authority in the field. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Boni graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Organizational Management from Aurora University in 2002.
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
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 facility Ryan used his 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 Paragons 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.
Edward J. Martin III – Branch Manager, Las Vegas
Edward Martin started working at the age of fourteen. With his parents owning their restaurant in Central New York, Edward jumped in starting at the bottom eventually becoming Kitchen Manager. In 1995 after his parents retired, he continued to work in various restaurants in the New York area. Edward gained an incredible skill and passion for the culinary art.
In 2002, Edward started a new chapter by accepting a position with a local commercial contractor. This role included installing sheet rock, roofing, flooring, painting, plumbing and electrical work. Within this position Edward gained knowledge of commercial maintenance and construction but the processes of estimating, budgeting, ordering and most important building long standing relationships with vendors and clients.
These skills became a foundation for Edward and he moved into a Maintenance Technician position. Relocating to Las Vegas, NV in 2015 he supervised the maintenance for seven large shopping malls. Continuing to establish relationships with vendors and clients, Edward built a name for himself and was offered a position with a vendor who worked in Commercial Plumbing and Air Conditioning. Here he continued in a managing and supervisory role. Edward also focused on maintain his ongoing relationships.
Edward’s managing and supervisory role continued to blossom where he has now started with Paragon Services, LLC. Edward will be taking the role of Branch Manager for the Las Vegas division. His has grown the engineering team to 14 employees and continues to network with new prospects.