Anything is possible with the right people

The team at Wharry Engineering has provided structural engineering, architectural and roof design services for years. With a broad range of experience covering an equally broad range of specialties, we have the ability to draw upon a very deep well of expertise when it comes to completing your project on time and within budget. Large or small projects, commercial or residential, structural or architectural... whatever your project entails, our team can produce the results that you need.

Ralph A. Wharry
Professional Engineer


Fornsic Examiners Diplomate Certificate

American College of Fornsic Examiners Institute Fellow

Board Certified Building Inspection Engineer


  • University of Michigan
    Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics - Ann Arbor, MI (1971)
    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Ann Arbor, MI (1967)
  • U.S. Army Signal School - Fort Monmouth, NJ
    Electronics Technician and Instructor
    Secret Security Clearance
  • Kellogg Community College - Battle Creek, MI
    Management Courses
    Private Pilot Training
  • Flint Junior College (Mott) - Flint, MI
    Associate of Science Degree


  • Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Engineering

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Michigan, Texas, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Retired registration in Kentucky and Tennessee

  • Experience in Structural Engineering, Building Design and Restoration, Roofing Systems, Waterproofing, and Remediation.

  • Consulting Engineer specializing in the design and construction of industrial facilities.

  • Radon Mitigation – EPA Certified

  • Builders License, State of Michigan

  • Mechanical License, State of Michigan-retired

  • Veteran of the United States Army


Master plans for Historic Court Houses

  • Wheeler, LaMar, Newton, Rains, Navarro, Van Zandt, Rusk, Eastland, Stevens and Hutchinson

Fire Damage stabilization plans

Restoration/Renovation plans

  • Wheeler County Courthouse, Rains County Courthouse
  • Navarro County Courthouse, Newton County Courthouse (95%)
  • LaMar County Courthouse


James O. Wharry
Roofing Consultant RRO and Manager of the Dallas office



With over 35 years experience in the Industry, James Wharry has a wide range of knowledge with Commercial Roof Consulting, Historic Renovation, Restoration, Project Management, Estimating and Research. Mr. Wharry has dedicated his professional life to the study of Commercial Roofing, from turn-key project management to affordable custom database documentation. He has been the designer and project manager of numerous major roofing and waterproofing projects. Mr. Wharry has been accepted as an expert witness for court. 


  • Roof Consultants Institute
  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • American Society of Civil Engineers


  • DISD - inspection of all the campuses and Support Facilities covering 14,438,00 sq. ft. for the 2002 Dallas Bond Program.
  • City of Tyler - Annually inspection of the 25 buildings owned by the City of Tyler, Texas. 325,000 sq.ft.
  • American Heart Association - design, construction administration
  • Disaster Evaluation - Farm Bureau, Factory Mutual, Zurich North America, Parker Claims  
  • S M U Dedman Center - Peer review, expansion and renovation.
  • Project Manager for Salvation Army 17 facilities
  • Project Manager DFW Airport Terminal D
  • Project Manager for DISD Facilities.
  • Project Manager for Henrietta ISD, Lindsey ISD, Burkburnett ISD entire campuses.
  • Project Manager for Skanska Bell South- Texas, Louisiana   

Douglas R. Haynes



Doug Haynes offers professional experience in historic renovations, restoration, preservation planning, architecture, historic building evaluations, master planning, research, programming and strategic planning. Extended experience in designing and managing projects and buildings.

Doug has worked with a variety of owners, architects, engineers and other entities in reviewing multiple types of buildings. Extended experience in developing guidelines and master plan which addresses the renovation, refurbishment or rehabilitation or a structure.


  • United States Postal Services-Project Manager: Contracting Officers Representative in charge of multiple facilities functions including community contact, site selection, design and construction administration in excess of 100 million dollars.
  • Veterans Administration-Dallas Texas: Investigation, design and analysis of water infiltration problems.  Quality control, site observation and construction administration.
  • Architectural consultant for design and construction of numerous retailers and commercial facilities.
  • Infra-Red moisture tests
    • Residential
    • U T Medical Center Tyler
    • 6 story Hospital in Houston
  • Historical Investigations
  • Disaster Evaluations
  • Wegdlea Manor-Townhouse community siding replacement, contract administration.
  • Sunset Harbor-Abilene Texas roof investigation of apartment complex.
Billy G. Shedd II
Billy G. Shedd II
Operations Manager


Sigma Beta Delta Award


Colorado Technical University   

  • Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management Completion Date - 08/13/2013
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with emphasis in Project Management


  • Operations Manager/Consultant
    Wharry Engineering
    Garland, TX - 2006-Present

    Provide Cost Estimates, and construction management, for roofing projects for large local, state, and government entities such as the United States Postal Service (USPS), the Dallas Independent School District (D.I.S.D.), the Fort Worth Independent School District (F.W.I.S.D), the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, Mansfield Independent School District (M.I.S.D), Liberty Hill Independent School District (L.H.I.S.), Whitney Independent School District (W.I.S.D.) and many other facilities.  Responsibilities include working with school and facility executives and officials, writing specifications for roofing projects and performing daily inspections in the roofing process.  Performing computer aided drafts when necessary as well as conducting field surveys.  Position allows for access to each facility via internet connection, site management and peer reviews of facility employees or contractors used to facilitate assignments.  Successes included the completion of 70+ schools and facilities.

  • Estimator/Project Manager
    Billy Shedd Roofing
    Grand Prairie, TX 2001-2006

    Estimator responsibilities included marketing, contract development and contract implementation for construction projects, project managing, accounts receivables, and payroll for each successful opportunity.  He coordinated with employees and contractors for location arrival and start times, project guidelines and safety awareness for each project.  He also coordinated with material suppliers to deliver supplies to various locations/projects.  Successes included the completion of 20+ facilities.

  • CAD Operator/Cost Estimator           
    Wharry Engineering
    Sacramento, CA 1996-2001

    Provided computer aided drafts, field surveys and field inspections for large local, state, and government entities such as the Dallas Independent School District (D.I.S.D.), The Industrial Group (T.I.G.), and Bell South.  Scope of work included working directly with executives and officials for new sites and buildings and ensuring city and state codes were followed.  Successes included the completion of 20+ facilities.
Dale A. Smith
Dale A. Smith
Designer / Senior Technician



1993 - 1995 ITT Technical Institute - Grand Rapids, MI

Computer Aided Drafting
Architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering.


2002 – Current: Wharry Engineering - Battle Creek, MI

  • Currently working at Wharry Engineering on various projects including: residential, industrial, and commercial. Working with owners and management throughout the design phase to create construction documents. Manages construction projects from home additions to commercial and governmental projects.

2000 – 2002: Slocum Architects - Kalamazoo, MI CAD Designer

  • Worked with a team of architects and designers creating design concepts, shop drawings and construction documents. Consulted clients and contractors regarding construction projects including residential, commercial, and medical institutes.

1998 – 2000: Schley Architects - Kalamazoo, MI, CAD Designer

  • Worked with a team of architects to design new construction and renovation projects. Involvement in construction phases through budgeting and planning. Projects included residential, industrial, and commercial.