RWP Engineering's principals have more than 80 years of cumulative experience in engineering and management applications. This wealth of practical experience gives RWP the unique ability to understand the complex relationship between design concepts, practical applications, and business needs, resulting in projects that can be operated and maintained smoothly after construction. Our diversity in education and experience allows us to offer a broad range of engineering and management services that provides our clients the benefit of dealing with a single firm on practically any project.

James Rayburn

Frank Martin

D. Lee Mailler

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Business Philosophy

RWP is founded on providing an exceptional quality of product and service to our clients. The principals of RWP are dedicated to providing the type of product and service that result in cost effective projects consistent with Total Quality concepts. We believe communication between the firm and our clients is critical to the success of any project. Our goal on every project is to establish a long-term relationship with each client we serve that will help them become more competitive, more profitable, and more efficient in their own market place.

RWP’s previous experience with project planning, and the firm’s capability to provide multiple engineering disciplines, provides our clients with the benefit of having all Structural and MEP design work under one roof – vastly improving the efficiency of communications and production.



James Rayburn

James L. Rayburn, PE / President & CEO

Mr. Rayburn graduated from Auburn University in 1967 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and in 1975 from the University of South Florida with a Master of Engineering Administration Degree. He was first registered to practice engineering in the state of Florida in 1973 and in Georgia in 1982. After spending many years in the utility industry, most recently as Vice President, Savannah Electric and Power Co, he and two other engineers founded RWP Engineering in 1994.

He has been President and CEO of RWP since its founding and guided its growth from the three founding principals to its current staff of 16 professionals.

As President & CEO, Mr. Rayburn is in charge of all commercial project design and the electrical portion of industrial design, overall business development, administration and personnel. He reviews and coordinates all contract documents prior to release for construction, and maintains a close association with all design projects.

A member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, he is an active member of the local chapter. He has served as Chairman of Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire and is a current member of the Advisory Board; has been Chairman of the Savannah Area Manufacturer’s Council; on the Board and on the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Commerce; on the City of Savannah Electrical Board of Appeals; has served in many capacities at Wilmington Island Methodist Church and currently Lay Leader; and is a Certified Lay Speaker in the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Total: 44
With RWP Engineering: 17


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Auburn University, 1967

Master of Engineering

University of South Florida, 1975



Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia

NCEES Certified


National Society of Professional Engineers

National Fire Protection Association

Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society

International Code Council


Tau Beta Pi – National Engineering Honor Society

The Bonbright Award for Leadersh

The Southeastern Electric Exchange Excellence in Leadership Award.


Frank Martin

Frank Martin, PE/ Vice President / Project Manager

Mr. Martin, a native of Savannah, graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991 with a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, Mr. Martin was employed as a project engineer with Vectra Technologies in Russellville, Arkansas.

His responsibilities included the structural analysis of existing structures for nuclear power facilities. In 1994, Mr. Martin began working with Cromwell Architects and Engineers in Little Rock, Arkansas as a Structural Engineer.
 In 1997, Mr. Martin returned to Savannah and was employed by RWP Engineering as a project engineer. He became a partner in RWP Engineering in 2005.

As Vice President, Mr. Martin is in charge of the Structural analysis and preparation of design documents for industrial, commercial and residential projects prior to release for construction, as well as providing construction administration. His design experience includes working with reinforced concrete structures utilizing post tension slabs, steel frame structures, wood structures, concrete masonry unit (CMU) structures, aerated autoclaved concrete (AAC) structures, historic brick masonry structures and historic wood structures.


Total: 20
With RWP Engineering: 14



Bachelor of Civil Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, 1991


Georgia, South Carolina, Florida
NCEES Certified



American Society of Civil Engineers





D. Lee Mailler

D. Lee Mailler, PE, LEED AP / Vice President / Project Manager

Mr. Mailler graduated from the University Georgia in 1993 with degrees in Mathematics and Agricultural Engineering. He was first registered to practice engineering in the state of Georgia in 2000. He became a partner in RWP Engineering in 2005.

As Vice President, Mr. Mailler is in charge of project design in the Mechanical, Plumbing and Energy Efficiency fields.

He reviews and coordinates all Mechanical contract documents prior to release for construction, and maintains a close association with all design projects.

Mr. Mailler, a native of Virginia, has lived and worked in Savannah since 1996.


Total: 18

With RWP Engineering: 15


B.S. Engineering

University of Georgia, 1993

B.S. Mathematics

Armstrong Atlantic, 1993


Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Maryland, Virginia

NCEES Certified


National Council of Engineering and Engineering Sciences

National Society of Plumbing Engineers (NSPE)

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Tybee Island Historical Society


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