Mike Callahan selected for Leadership Arkansas


Mike Callahan, Cromwell's Structural Engineering Manager, was recently selected to be a part of a member of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce’s Tenth Anniversary Leadership Arkansas class!

Leadership Arkansas is a unique program designed to take a comprehensive view of the economic and political challenges that face this State. First introduced in 2005 by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas, our staff, with the guidance of the organizations’ Boards and Executive Committees, recruits highly-motivated individuals to experience first-hand the dynamic interactions between cities, industries, governmental units and the people they serve. 

East Becomes Certified Green Globes Professional


Architect Chris East is now a Green Globes Professional and expert user of the Green Globes environmental assessment, rating, and certification system. Green Globes Professionals may act as consultants on Green Globes projects, facilitate the building certification, provide project management for their clients or employers, or make recommendation on how to achieve different ratings. The GGP curriculum covers green building concepts, Green Globes assessment protocols, Green Globes rating and certification, and case studies.

Green Globes is a nationally recognized for green building design, operation and management. It is interactive, flexible and affordable, and provides market recognition of a building’s environmental attributes through third-party verification. 

  • Green Globes is structured as a self-assessment to be done in-house using a project manager and design team. The system is questionnaire-based with pop-up tips, which show the applicable technical tables that are needed to reply to the questions. An online manual is also available. Users can see how points are being awarded and how they are scoring.
  • The Green Globes platform includes optional interactive guidance to help implement the integrated design process from goal setting to construction documents.

  • Submittal requirements consist of documents that are normally produced as part of any well executed green construction project that uses the integrated design process. They consist of construction drawings, specifications, energy modeling, life cycle analysis, records of meetings, and any “green” plans that the team has developed – for example, storm-water management, landscaping, and commissioning.

Benham Becomes Green Globes Professional


Amanda Benham is Cromwell’s newest Green Globes Professional! Certified GGPs possess a demonstrated knowledge of green building and management practices, familiarity with the Green Globes online evaluation, and expertise with the third-party assessment process.

She is the third Cromwell employee to become Certified and the 6th in the state.

Scott Receives Architecture License


Aaron Scott came to Cromwell in 2005 as an Intern Architect with two years of experience. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2002 with a Bachelors of Architecture. While at Cromwell, he has gained experience in all aspects of architectural practice from the initial stages of programming, space planning and design, multi-discipline design integration through construction documents and construction administration of government facilities including Value Engineering, Technical Evaluation, Plan Review, and RFP Development. He has 8 years experience in design and production of USACE facilities including over 25 DoD task orders and stand-alone contracts and recently completed the Emergency Management Institute – FEMA – L0156: Building Design for Homeland Security for Continuity of Operations (COOP) course.

Aaron also organizes the Cromwell Team for the Annual Committee for the Future’s Phone-A-Thon, benefitting Arkansas Children’s Hospital. His dedication to the phone-a-thon helped raise over $1,300 in the 2014. 

When Aaron isn’t working diligently to finish a project, he spends his time pretending to be in meetings when he’s actually hiding from coworkers who want to show him cat videos.

Meet Chris Arseneau, Project Facilitator at Cromwell-Germany


In an effort to better serve our European clients, Cromwell recently hired Chris Arseneau to establish a new office in Kaiserslautern, Germany and solidify our presence in central Europe. 

Chris will be providing on-the-ground support to our clients located overseas, primarily focusing on Energy Services. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from Western Michigan University and is a LEED Green Associate. Chris has project management and Program Engineer experience with renovation and construction projects for Public Health Command Region Europe. His additional training in healthcare construction (infection control procedures, life safety, fire prevention) led him to work on world class environmental analytical laboratories for the U.S. military. 

As a Project Facilitator for Cromwell, Chris is already working closely with our partners and clients on the commissioning of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center in Kaiserslautern, Germany, the Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine (CHPPM) Laboratory in Landstuhl, and the Spangdahlem AFB Dental Clinic. 

When Chris isn’t managing Cromwell’s European clients, his hobbies inlcude answering emails at 1 am (or so it would seem to us, given the 7 hr time difference) and trying to convince his new stateside coworkers that their requested care packages of authentic german treats such as beer, bratwurst and assorted schnitzels were “lost” in the mail. We suspect he ate them himself.

Welcome to Cromwell, Chris!  Thank you for joining our team!

Hawkins Receives Evidence-Based Design Accreditation & Certification


Cynthia Hawkins, Director of Interiors, recently completed the Center for Health Design’s process to become an EDAC professional. Evidence-Based Design (EBD) is the process of basing decisions about the built environment on credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes. The internationally recognized EDAC program awards credentials to individuals who demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to apply an evidence-based process to the design and development of healthcare settings, including measuring and reporting results. Click here to learn more about EDAC. 

Welcome To Our New 2014 Employees


Johnny Germaine – Energy Services

Johnny is a NEBB certified commissioning professional bringing 15 years of experience commissioning and managing complex project. Johnny is a graduate of UALR and is currently working on his BS in Construction Management degree. Johnny and his lovely wife Cheryl live on 40 acres near Redfield, AR.  They have a son Jack and a daughter – Julia. Johnny and his family are active and attend church at East End Missionary Baptist Church.

When Johnny is not at a game or practice watching his kids play sports (Baseball, Football, Basketball, & Soccer). Johnny’s enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and collecting rare vintage Native American turquoise jewelry.


Tom Hanlon – Energy Services

Tom has forty years of experience in refrigeration systems control system design, installation, start-up, project management, technical consultation, and systems commissioning. His level of experience allows him to act as an “Owner’s Representative” on commissioning, retro-commissioning and sustainability projects. He worked as an application engineer and project manager for ten years with Johnson Controls; fifteen years as an independent contractor Testing-Balancing Commissioning Agency; for six years as project manager for Trane Arkansas and recently managed multiple commissioning and sustainability projects as a contract provider for TME Inc. He is now a Commissioning Project Manager with Cromwell, managing and executing multiple Commissioning and Retro-commissioning projects.


Erik Swindle – Facilities Services Director and Business Development

Erik came to Cromwell in 2014 after being the Director of Facilities Management and Global Properties for Heifer International for over 13 years. He has experience from an owner-operator perspective from complete turn-key site development perspective from land purchase/negotiations to the management of the property both domestically and internationally.

Erik was the essential part of Heifer International’s Campus in Little Rock, AR, achieving over 16 awards for the campus including LEED Platinum for the World Headquarters and 3 Globe – Green Globe Certification for Heifer Village. Erik was responsible for Heifer International campus achieving the BOMA Earth Award 2009. This award was achieved specifically by the way that the facility is maintained and managed on a daily basis. It was also the first time that a Facilities Management team from Arkansas ever achieved the award

Erik has been the integral part and leader of the eco-friendly property management movement for the Greater Little Rock. He is heavily involved with the local community from serving on the Green Operations Task Force for the Little Rock Sustainability Commission to Board Treasure for Village Commons, which is Arkansas, based nonprofit focusing on Environmental Justice for local communities and the Fourche Creek Initiative. You can often find Erik either in his canoe or on his bike taking advantage of the many alternative transportation options now in the GLR area.

Erik’s vision and mission for Facilities Services is to provide quality service in an efficient and professional manner to ensure building safety and comfort with minimal impact to the Earth.


Abigail Ethington – Marketing

If you hear Abby talk, you’ll quickly realize she’s not from around here. Born and raised in Ohio, Abby later attended High School and College in Florida. Since 2009 she has had the privilege to call Little Rock home and joined the Cromwell team in April of 2014. In her position as Marketing Assistant, Abby enjoys solving problems with creative solutions and assisting architects and engineers to convey their message. Outside of work, you can often find Abby swimming, biking, running or sailing around Arkansas.


Andrew Naeyaert

Andrew graduated Arkansas Tech, Class of 2014, with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Technology. He considers himself one of the lucky few graduates, receiving a career offer at Cromwell only three days after graduating college. His hobbies include camping, kayaking, skiing, and golfing.


Corey Lindsey – Jonesboro Architecture

Before joining Cromwell in 2014, Corey spent most of his career working for steel fabricators, detailing and checking (QC) steel. He also enjoyed working with architects and engineers on a variety of projects including helping with the move of the Space Shuttle Endeavor to its final resting place at the California Science Center. He drew the design for the Toyota Tundra commercial and helped design parts for one of the world’s largest land based cranes. When he’s not working, he’s enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids, otherwise he’s daydreaming about flying and, occasionally, actually flying airplanes.

Whitley Appointed to Sustainability Commission


Cromwell is proud to announce that Clint Whitley, AIA, LEED AP BD+C was appointed to the Little Rock Little Rock Mayor’s Sustainability Commission. This commission was established in 2008 to advise the City on sustainable practices and consists of 16 members appointed by the mayor who serve a 3 year term. Whitley will work with various groups in the City to develop new environmentally green policies that positively impact city government and the residents of Little Rock.

Whitley is a registered architect and Sustainability Coordinator. He oversees all of Cromwell’s sustainable projects to ensure that all “green” design practices and requirements are met and is actively involved with the Jonesboro Green Business Committee through the Cromwell Jonesboro office.


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