The IONCON Team
over 120 years of combined experience in the field
Patrick Beville, PE LEED AP
President, Principal Engineer
Patrick A. Beville, PE LEED AP is a licensed professional engineer with more than 30 years specializing in facilities design and construction. He is currently the Principal at IONCON, PLLC an engineering consulting firm specializing in engineering and renewable energy consulting. He has an undergraduate degree in Civil/Structural Engineering and a master’s degree in Public Administration. He has training in and is accredited with the US Green Building Council LEED Program. He has more than 10 years of experience in green building and renewable energy and has continuing education certificate diplomas in both areas. His experience includes design and construction of state and federal facilities with project sizes up to $48 million. He has served as project manager on renewable energy projects including biodiesel tanks, solar thermal systems, solar PV systems, and the largest wind turbine installation in the State of North Carolina.
VP of Design Services
Adrian Tait moved to Boone in 2005 to be closer to the mountains and the adventures they provide. He studied building science and appropriate technology at Appalachian State and has a passion for helping clients design homes that inspire. With encouragement from his wife he started a small residential design business in 2007 to focus on little green homes and has designed dozens of homes in the high country area. Adrian initially teamed up with IONCON to design the first shipping container home to be built in the state of North Carolina. He went on to work on projects as small as picnic shelters and as large as eco-communities. Recently, he has worked as a regional director in the workforce development field leading a team of more than 200 people at career centers throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Adrian, Heidi and their son Rowan fill their playtime with outdoor adventures and herding their three cats.
Kent has been in the construction field, specifically energy efficiency and renewable energy, since 2005. He worked for another contractor in 2005-2006 before earning a general contractors license and starting Blue Ridge Energy Works, LLC which operated from 2007-2018 installing insulation and renewable energy systems.
Kent graduated Appalachian State University in 2005 with a degree in Geography and Community and Regional Planning with a concentration in GIS, and spent his free time during college rock climbing and whitewater kayaking.
Kent came on board at IONCON as project manager in January, 2019 and brings a passion for sustainability and energy efficiency.
Office Manager & Notary Public
Keri spent the last 10 years moving around the USA and Canada, where she has managed many different types of businesses. She moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains in May of 2019 and started at IONCON in the same month as the new Office Manager.
She is excited to finally have a community to call home, and cannot wait to become a part of all the area has to offer! In her spare time she can generally be found on the Watauga River, going on an adventure with her dogs Sparta & Whiskey, or just enjoying the outdoors with a good book and an even better cup of coffee!
If there is something that you need, Keri will go the extra mile to make sure it gets done. And if you have not met her yet, come stop by our new office and say hi to her, Sparta & Whiskey!
Senior Technician, HERS CGP
Quint has been in the building energy business since 2007 working with clients to make their homes and businesses as efficient, healthy, and cost-effective as possible. His background includes both residential and commercial LEED certification, HERS ratings and energy modeling, HVAC and mechanical system design, sizing, testing, and commissioning, and a special focus on 3rd party certification processes and programs.
To date Quint has personally certified new construction and re-model projects from basic to platinum levels with many integrating solar into their energy and design portfolios. His formal education includes degrees in Appropriate Technology and Construction Management from Appalachian State University and several professional designations including NABCEP, HERS-Rater, and NAHB Certified Green Professional.
Quint routinely speaks at local events, NC Cooperative Extension programs, Chambers of Commerce, as well as teaching for Community College programs involving renewable energy and ‘green’ building systems. He is a organizing member of both the BooneClimateMovement.org and BooneGreenDrinks groups, sponsors the annual Green Building and Solar Tour of the High Country, and is the caretaker of the DAISEE renewable energy education trailer.
During his free time Quint enjoys building electric vehicles, converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels, brewing his own beer and mead, and hiking through the beautiful blue ridge mountains.
Quint provides drafting, building inspection & survey, green building and renewable energy consulting services for IONCON.
BS Mechanical Engineering, NCSU
Garrett joined the IONCON team in 2019. He graduated from North Carolina State University where he earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering. Garrett has already passed The Principals and Practice of Engineering Exam and is working towards becoming a licensed PE.
When he isn't at work Garrett enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors and spoiling his nephews.
Craig joined IONCON in June 2019 after graduating with a Masters in Structural Engineering from North Carolina State University. He enjoys employing math and the laws of physics to projects that are part of our physical world.
While Craig isn’t juggling Newtons laws, he enjoys sharing the cheap showiness of nature with his 1 1/2-year-old son.
Daniel Farmer became a member of the IONCON team in July 2017 after graduating from Appalachian State University with a BA in Building Science: Architectural Technology and Design. During his final year at App State, Daniel participated in the IDEXlab design+build program as Architectural Project Manager during which he gained a practical, hands-on understanding of green design, sustainable construction practices, and renewable engineering. He was also a three-year member of the American Institute of Architecture Students in which he held the position of Marketing Coordinator and had the opportunity to attend national leadership and technical conferences. Since then, he has engaged in part time design work for local firms and independent commercial projects in Boone and the surrounding area.
Daniel is a detail oriented technician with experience in 2D, 3D, and BIM drafting and rendering techniques across Autodesk, Trimble, and Adobe software. He has professional, localized experience in both residential and commercial design. He has also dedicated much of his time at IONCON to developing an analytical understanding of local and state ordinances with the goal of offering comprehensive analysis and consultation to both contractors and owners.
Nathan joined IONCON in 2017 after attending Appalachian State University. Nathan developed interest and experience in green building, mechanical systems, and renewable energy through university research, design competitions, and involvement with local non-profit and municipal sustainability efforts. Nathan enjoys delivering these concepts to clients and partners who are seeking the industry best practices offered by IONCON.
In his spare time Nathan can usually be found somewhere outside, either on a bicycle, snowboard, or pair of hiking sandals.
Ashley joined the IONCON team in May 2017. She is technician and she is ready to learn and take on any job that comes her way.
Ashley graduated with a BS Building Science with a concentration in Sustainable Building Systems from Appalachian State University. Ashley enjoys long walks with her best pal Biscuit and skateboarding in her free time.
Madison joined IONCON in September 2018 after graduating Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Building Science and concentration in Architectural Technology and Design. Throughout her final year at Appalachian State, Madison was one of the lead members of IDEXlab- a team of 15 architecture-design students who worked in a firm like setting focusing on community improvement through real-world problem solving, professional communication practices, and leadership skills. The IDEXlab helped sharpen Madison’s skills to think creatively, sustainably and practically about design in multiple types of projects. Proficient in 2D, 3D and BIM modeling programs, Madison works with software such as Autodesk, Graphisoft, Creative Cloud, Microsoft, Twinmotion rendering, Visual Lighting and others daily.
Madison enjoys spending all her time outside in her garden, with her collection of 30+ houseplants and her trusty dog Milo, always by her side. She also has a passion for jigsaw puzzles, board games and any type of card game.
Caroline joined the IONCON team in May 2019 upon graduating from Appalachian State University with a BS in Interior Design. She was an intern in the summer of 2018 and has enjoyed expanding her perspective on design while working at IONCON. In Fall of 2017, Caroline studied abroad in Paris, France allowing her to design on a global basis and learn new skills. In the Fall of 2018, Caroline and her teammate won honorable mention for the 2018 global PAVE Retail Design Competition for their project working with The Home Depot. Caroline is greatly experienced in BIM (Revit & Archicad) and AutoCAD drafting as well as the Adobe Suite. She has experience in both commercial and residential design and is excited to take on projects in the professional world and put her skills and creativity to use. Caroline loves traveling, relaxing in coffee shops with friends, thrifting, and exploring the outdoors in her free time.