About ABBAE

About ABBAE 2018-01-17T13:45:15+00:00

Our Mission

ABBAE assists building owners, architects, contractors, and the construction industry with “making buildings perform better”. ABBAE has a holistic approach to improving building performance by reducing energy consumption, improving building longevity, mitigating risk of defects, and lowering operational expenses with sound building sciences. Our world-class professional staff specialize in building envelope systems, roofing, waterproofing, building forensics, renewable/alternative energy, and energy efficiency consulting.

Allana Buick & Bers’ core values are:

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Executive Leadership

Karim P. Allana

Karim Allana

Senior Principal, President and Chief Executive Officer, PE, RWC, RRC

Eugene Buick

Eugene Buick

Senior Principal and Chief Operations Officer, PE

Gerson Bers

Gerson Bers

Senior Principal, LEED AP

Leadership

Peterson Lambert

Peterson Lambert

Principal, Seattle Division Head, PE, CDT

Joe Higgins

Joseph Higgins

Principal, Hawaii Operations Manager, PE

Jerome Jeffers

Jerome Jeffers II

Principal and Design Manager, RBEC, CCS, CCCA

John Kelleher

John Kelleher 

Principal and Chief Financial Officer

John Williams

John Williams

North Carolina Division Manager

Grant Henry

Portland Division Manager

Barbara Wong

Barbara Wong

Human Resources Director

Khatidja Khalfan

Khatidja Khalfan

Marketing Manager, CPSM

Kelly Bala

Kelly Ann Bala

Inside Sales Manager, MA

2017:

Zweig Group Fast Growth Award
ZweigWhite – Best Firm to Work For (#27)

2016:Silicon Valley Business Journal – 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies
ZweigWhite – Best Firm to Work For (#25 in Multi-Discipline)
2015:Statewide Educational Wrap-Up Program Joint Powers Authority – Safety Recognition Award
ZweigWhite – Best Firm to Work For
ZweigWhite – Marketing Excellence
2014:Architectural Record Top 300
ENR California – Top Design Firm
Pacific Business News – Hawaii’s Top Engineer Firm
ZweigWhite – Best Firm to Work For
2013:CE News – Best Firm to Work For
ENR Top 500 Design Firm
Pacific Business News- Top Engineering Firm
Silicon Valley Business Journal – Top Minority Owned Business
Silicon Valley Business Journal – Top Engineering Firm
2012:Hawaii Best Places to Work
Inc 5000 – Fastest Growing Firms
2011:Hawaii Best Places to Work
Inc 5000 – Fastest Growing Firms
2010:CE News – Best Firm to Work For
Hawaii Best Places to Work
Hawaii Fastest 50 Firms
Inc 5000 – Fastest Growing Firms
RCI – Document Awards 1st Place
ZweigWhite HotFirm – Fastest Growing
2009:CE News – Best Firm to Work For
Hawaii Best Places to Work
Hawaii Fastest 50 Firms
RCI – Document Awards 3rd Place
ZweigWhite Hot Firm – Fastest Growing
2008:CE News – Best Firm to Work For
Hawaii Best Places to Work
ZweigWhite Hot Firm – Fastest Growing
2017:Allana Buick & Bers opens twelfth office in Portland, Oregon.
2017:Allana Buick & Bers celebrates its 30 year anniversary. ABBAE is awarded “Best Firm to Work For” for the 9th year in a row. ABBAE achieves over 20% growth over the past 3 years.
2016:Allana Buick & Bers opens its eleventh office in Charlotte, North Carolina.
2015:Allana Buick & Bers opens its tenth office in Oakland, CA. The office is located in the heart of up-and-coming downtown Oakland and brings ABBAE closer to East Bay clients and job sites.
2013:Allana Buick & Bers promotes two of its employees to Associate Principal: Petersen Lambert of the Seattle office and Joseph Higgins in the Hawaii office. In addition, Allana Buick & Bers launches a new Construction Management division to complement its existing portfolio of construction services including: Construction Documents, Construction Administration, and Construction Monitoring.
2012:Allana Buick & Bers celebrates its 25th anniversary. A new branch office opens in Irvine, California.
2009:The firm continues to expand past one hundred (100) employees. A new branch office opens in Seattle, Washington. Additionally, the firm launches a new Energy and Solar Division in an effort to provide clients with energy efficiency and renewable/alternative energy consulting services. Jerome Jeffers is also promoted to the position of Associate Principal.
2007:The firm continues to expand past ninety (90) Employees. New office openings include a satellite branch on the Island of Maui, as well as Sacramento, California.
2006:The firm continues to see growth in staff expertise and client base in all offices. The firm moves its headquarters to a newly renovated 20,000 square foot office at 990 Commercial Street in Palo Alto, California. The new headquarters building was renovated specifically to accommodate our range of services. The new headquarters building has a large training facility and dedicated areas for accounting, IT facilities, and corporate marketing. The consulting staff is housed in an open studio with collaborative spaces and large personal work areas.
2005:Several milestones reached, including the firm doubling in size to more than forty employees and changing the name to Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. Our expertise expanded to include structural engineering and large-scale construction management. Additionally, ABBAE opens a third branch office in Los Angeles, California and a fourth branch office in Las Vegas, Nevada.
2003:Hawaii is the second branch office to open, and provides roof design and construction management services for a substantial hotel renovation in Waikiki.
2002:The firm’s expertise greatly expands, with Gerson Bers and Eugene Buick joining the firm as partners. The firm has approximately fourteen full-time employees and adds a new mechanical engineering consulting specialty.
2001:Our first branch office opens in San Diego. The San Diego staff provide consulting services to Southern California ABBAE clients.
1994:The firm changes its name from Roofing Services and Consultants to Allana-Lippert, Inc. in recognition of the comprehensive list of architectural engineering services offered to its clients. Demand for the firm’s expertise grew rapidly during the early “internet bubble”.
1992:Steve Lippert, our first chief architect, joins the firm and adds expertise in building code compliance, steel fabrication, and construction.
1991:The firm moves to a larger facility in San Jose, California to accommodate the rapidly growing staff.
1989:Gerson Bers joins the firm. The firm grew to a staff of six employees and offers expertise in building facility assessments and consultation for multiple building envelope systems.
1987:Allana Buick & Bers’ predecessor firm (Roofing Services and Consultants) was founded in Sunnyvale, California by Karim Allana. The firm provides roofing design services, quality control services, and roofing repair services.

ABBAE offers seminars and training classes. All of these courses provide AIA Continuing Education Learning Units.