Contributing to our clients’ success…and helping to shape the industry

DC Engineering’s Retail Market teams are passionate about understanding and employing the most cost effective, sustainable solutions in order to meet our client’s expectations. From the largest retail chains, to the boutique establishments, businesses have trusted us to help provide engineering solutions to meet their specific project goals, as well as their overall business needs. Members of the team are licensed across the country, actively participate on ASHRAE, ARI and NASRC committees, and LEED© accredited by the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Operational Expertise

Tom Wolgamot is a nationally recognized leader in retail facilities engineering, and principal in charge of DC’s Retail Markets group.

Our long-standing partnerships with clients in the retail sector stem from the fact that many of our senior staff have been employed by facilities engineering groups in large national grocery store chains. We understand the responsibilities and challenges involved in design criteria, on-going retrofits, energy upgrades, and operational and maintenance issues at owner/operator facilities and campuses. This understanding has led us to make investments in other skill sets and disciplines beyond MEPS design to help our clients address those areas. We now have personnel with substantial experience in contracting, compliance, commissioning, operational technologies, maintenance, and other field experience in the retail sector.

Helping to enable environmentally-friendly solutions

Our retail market teams are also passionate about leveraging science and innovative technologies in order to create practical and environmentally-friendly solutions, specifically in the areas of energy efficiency and refrigeration. DC Engineering is known across the country for its efforts to partner with clients and others in industry to pioneer the development and foster the adoption of these solutions.


Industry Leadership and Environmental Stewardship  DC Engineering is actively involved with major retailers, equipment manufacturers, and industry associations, helping to advance the design and adoption of new environmentally friendly refrigeration technologies.

  • Designed the first CO2/Propane based natural refrigeration system in North America.
  • Designed the first all-LED supermarket in the US; included CHP fuel cells to enable on-site power generation.
  • Tom Wolgamot – ASHRAE Leadership: ASHRAE Chair, 10.8 Refrigeration Load Calculations Committee; ASHRAE Research Sub-Committee Chair, 10.1 Custom Refrigeration Systems.
  • Partnership with NASRC to create the first open source CO2 installation specifications.
  • ATMOsphere Conference: Joint presentation with Whole Foods on Transcritical CO2 system improvements.
  • Compliance systems and programs that allow large corporate clients to meet environmental requirements for refrigerant tracking.
  • Joint effort with industry partners to present training seminars and hands-on demonstrations on natural refrigerants. DC’s Boise location was one of 3 stops in the US for the Danfoss CO2 Transcritical Mobile Demo Unit in 2017.
  • DC personnel regularly evaluate refrigeration equipment technologies and advancements on behalf of clients. DC’s Bill Crist’s analysis is referenced in this article on DunAn Microstaq’s award winning USHC Retrofit kit.


Our Disciplines

I’ve worked with DC Engineering for 7 years now on a wide variety of projects – everything from new stores, to remodels, to small one-offs. Some of the projects have been straightforward; others have been super complicated on tight timeframes. Although I know the DC team does great design work, the things that come to mind for me as a construction manager are their dedication to doing the job right, and their commitment to hitting deadlines, regardless of what we throw at them.


Tom Hammar Construction Manager, Whole Foods Market Rocky Mountain Region