Rafael Palacios
Vice President of Construction

Rafael has four decades of experience with large scale HVAC and Plumbing systems. In his previous capacity of over 27 years, Rafael was the principal of one of the premier HVAC firms in the area, successfully delivering over $500M of work. His resume includes some of highest profile projects in Miami. Rafael has served as a member of the State of Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board and is currently the Mechanical Commissioner for the Florida Building Code.

Rafael is considered without peer amongst Mechanical experts in the South Florida area, and his expertise has been celebrated by General Contractors, Engineers, Architects and owners for over 40 years.”

ACCREDITATIONS:

State of Florida Professional Engineer, Registration #15779
State of Florida Certified Mechanical Contractor, #CMC008158
State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor, #CFC024589
State Fire Marshall – Certificate of Competency

EXPERIENCE:

40+ Years in the Mechanical Contracting Industry
Past President ASHRAE, American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
LBA Mechanical Contractor of the Year Engineers
AIA Mechanical Contractor of the Year
1996 – 2002 Mechanical Contractor at the Construction Industry
Licensing Board, Chairman 2002
2008 – 2016 Mechanical Engineer for Florida Building Code Commission
2017 Cuban American Engineer of the year

EDUCATION:

Bachelors in Science in Energy Conversion and Mechanical
Design in Engineering, University of South Florida 1971, USF
Dean’s List of Scholars

EMAIL:

rpalacios@tropicmechanical.com

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