Who We Are


Structural design of new and existing steel, concrete, and wood structures • Inspection and condition assessment of existing buildings • Building Renovation and Building Additions • Prototype Design Development • Repair and restoration of existing structures • Failure investigation and analysis • Retaining walls • Forensic engineering • Feasibility studies • Cost estimates

Our People

John Phillip Reed, P.E

phil-reed30+ years experience as structural engineer and is currently President of Ohlin & Reed Consulting Engineers, Inc. A graduate of the University of Akron with a BS and MS in Civil Engineering. He has vast experience in all aspects of building engineering and construction. Building project include new construction and renovations in healthcare, education, retail, commercial, housing and recreation.

Jason J. Sues, P.E.

jason-sues10+ years experience in structural design of retail stores, industrial buildings, car dealerships and waste water treatment plants, pump stations, culverts, and wetwells. Graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Civil Engineering and from The University of Akron with MS in Civil Engineering

Nathan Capaldi, P.E.

nathan-capaldiNathan is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with both a BS and MS in Civil Engineering. He has experience in structural design of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects. He has completed a wide range of projects including schools, hotels, and retail/office buildings. He has managed project design teams, including engineers and production personnel. As an associate, Nathan will continue to serve as lead engineer on a variety of projects


  • John Phillip Reed, P.E.
  • Jason J. Sues, P.E.
  • Andrew J. Knafel
  • David Kauffman, P.E.
  • Felix Blebo, PhD, P.E.
  • Nathan Capaldi, P.E.
  • Daniel Chrzczonowski, P.E.
  • Carl Hotz
  • Derek Hauff

CAD Designers

  • Vincent J. Reali
  • Scott G. Weber

Administrator-Office Manager

  • Diane C. Reed


Ohlin & Higgins was formed in 1969 in Akron, Ohio by John T. Ohlin and Roger G. Higgins. Since its formation, the firm has been responsible for the design and construction of projects in nineteen states with a wide diversity of building types, usage and complexities.

In 1985, Ohlin & Higgins was honored by the Prestressed Concrete Institute for excellence in engineering design for the Robert L. Millender Center located in Detroit, Michigan.

In 2001, Ohlin, Higgins & Reed, LLC was formed with the addition of John P. Reed from the firm J.P. Reed Associates, Inc and in 2005 became Ohlin & Reed Consulting Engineers, Inc.

The firm has provided structural engineering services for numerous architectural firms in the Akron area on a continuous basis for over 40 years and nearly all of our new business comes from either referrals or repeat clients.