Charlotte, North Carolina
Herbin Design is a sole proprietorship, founded by Ralph Herbin on February 6, 1992 as a professional commercial food facility consulting firm.
I began this company with seven years of experience in food service planning and design, and with extensive training and experience in Mechanical & Architectural Drafting and Computer-Aided-Design. Our project experiences include church kitchens and fellowship halls, school kitchens and cafeterias, restaurants and bars, profession and college athletic facility concessions, prison kitchens, and rethermalization facilities.
Herbin Design’s objective is to plan and design food service facilities in such a manner as to produce layouts, which maximize the operational efficiency of the space allocated. Our goal is to select equipment and materials that require efficient capital investment, low maintenance and minimum sanitation effort. Our working attitude is to cooperate in a joint effort with other disciplines to meet schedules, budgets and owner expectations. We produce written specifications and construction documents which include mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-in drawings and custom equipment elevations and section drawings. Drawings are accurately produced using AutoCAD and are made available on plotted media or computer disk; written specifications are available on either printed or digital media.
After design projects have been awarded to contractors, our construction administration responsibilities include reviewing submittals and M-E-P rough-in drawings, jobsite M-E-P rough-in verification before sub floor pouring, and kitchen equipment final inspections.
We use AutoCAD on IBM-compatible computer systems. For budget estimating we use AutoQuotes food equipment estimating/quoting software. Written specifications are prepared with Microsoft Word and can be converted to the other word processor formats. Through the use of e-mail we can transfer documents rapidly.
Regular participation in design seminars, equipment manufacturing tours and trade shows and conferences help us to maintain current knowledge of design theories & techniques and technical resources. We will be happy to meet with you at your convenience to discuss the professional services offered.
Address: 7525 Dorn Circle Charlotte, NC 28212-6914
Phone: (704) 531-7362 Fax: 567-0935
PRESENTING RALPH H. HERBIN
2/92 - Present Herbin Design, sole proprietorship.
1/91-12/91 Faassen & Associates (Consultants)
6/85-5/89 800 Briar Creek Rd. Ste. DD-521
Charlotte, NC 28205
Position: Project Manager/Designer Engineer; Computer supervisor
Responsibilities: designed institutional food service facilities by developing equipment plans & schedules, mechanical, electrical & plumbing plans, equipment details and elevations; job-site equipment inspections; selection and maintenance of CAD hardware & software.
11/89-12/90 Complete CAD (Drafting Service)
10801 Johnston Rd. Ext., Ste. 226
Charlotte, NC 28226
Position: Designer, Draftsman, Consultant.
Project Experience: Architectural and space management floor plans; Relay, elementary & wiring diagram drawings; Electrical and mechanical details for several firms; Architectural, mechanical and P & ID drawing conversion to CAD with AutoCAD, MicroStation, scanning, digitizing; converting Microstation/Intergraph drawing format to and from AutoCAD drawing format; Refrigeration layouts and equipment details; Systems set-up, AutoCAD menu customization, Autolisp programming, and AutoCAD training.
5/89-11/89 Mechanical Services
1014 Indian Trail/Waxhaw Rd.
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Position: Engineering assistant, Purchasing Agent.
Responsibilities: Submittals & shop drawings for the manufacturing of kitchen ventilation systems (manual & AutoCAD), manufacturing materials & supplies and office supplies & equipment, computer supplies & equipment (including hardware & software) purchasing.
Software experience includes: Revit BIM 2015, AutoCAD 2015, AutoMate 3-D Commercial Kitchen Design, AutoQuotes (food service equipment estimating/quoting), Visual Basic Professional Programming, MS Office, Adobe Acrobat 9, PageMaker, Corel Draw, dBASE III Plus, Windows 8, others.
Hardware Includes: Intel i7, 32 Gig computers, 24" monitors, Dell i7, 32-Gig 1T SSD notebook; Encad- 36" inkjet plotter; Blueprint machine; HP Laser, injet & dot matrix printers; flatbed color scanner, megapixel Digital Camera.
1965 Dudley High School, Greensboro, NC
High School Diploma
1973 Basics of Data Processing , NC State U. (Correspondence Course) Grade: A
1974 Business English UNC-CH (Correspondence Course)
1975 Introduction to Computer Science, NC State Univ. - Diploma
1975-76 Plumbing, Surry Community College - Diploma
1976-77 Carpentry, Surry Community College - Diploma
1977-78 Mechanical Drafting, Rockingham Community College
Diploma - Highest Honors
1978 Pre-Calculus, Penn State Univ. (Correspondence Course)
1985 Architectural Drafting, Piedmont Community College - Diploma
1965-69 U.S. Marine Corps, Honorable Discharge, Sergeant; Avionics & helicopter air crew.
Vietnam 8/66 - 9/67 & 1/68 - 2/69
Project Name - Facility Type - Project Responsibilities
CAFETERIAS & RESTAURANTS
Alexander Michael’s - Restaurant - Planning, Design & Technical Design - HD
Charleston House on the Plaza, Charlotte - Bar & Restaurant - Planning, Design, Technical Design - HD
Crawfords - Restaurant - Planning & Design - HD
Dave & Fran's Cafeteria - Cafeteria - Planning, Design, Technical Design - HD
Harris Grille - Bar & Restaurant - Technical Design - Emp.
Midtown Sundries, Lake Norman - Bar & Restaurant - Technical Design - Emp.
Friendship Baptist Church - Kitchen/Fellowship Hall - Planning, Design, Technical Design - HD
First Baptist Church, Columbia - Kitchen/Fellowship Hall - Planning, Design, Technical Design*** - HD
First Baptist Church, Durham - Kitchen/Fellowship Hall - Planning, Design, Technical Design*** - HD
University Park Baptist Church - Kitchen/Fellowship Hall - Planning, Design, Technical Design - HD
UNCC-Center City Bldg. Café/Kitchen/Pantries Planning, Design, Technical Design*** HD
Beaufort Co. Mossy Oaks Elem. School - Kitchen/Cafeteria - Planning, Design, Technical - HD
Beaufort Co. Sanders-Clyde K-8 School - Kitchen/Cafeteria - Planning, Design, Technical*** - HD
Beaufort Co. Haut Gap Middle School - Kitchen/Cafeteria - Planning, Design, Technical*** - HD
CMS Cotswald Elementary School - Kitchen/Cafeteria - Planning, Design, Technical Design*** - HD
Hilton Head Pre-K/K School - Kitchen/Cafeteria - Planning, Design, Technical Design*** - HD
Watauga Co. High School - Kitchen/Cafeteria - Planning, Desing, Technical Design*** -HDl
Sonopress, Inc. (Asheville, NC) - Emp. Cafeteria - Planning, Design, Technical Design - HD
Charlotte Law Enforcement Center - Corrections - Technical Design (Data Systems) - HD
Texas Prisons (14 locations) - Kitchen Renovations - Planning, Design & Technical Design - Emp.
Huntsville Prison (Texas) - New kitchen - Planning, Design & Technical Design - Emp.
Charlotte Merchandise Mart - Cafeteria Addition - Planning, Design & Technical Design - HD
N. Charleston Convention Center - Cafeteria/Concessions Technical Design - HD
ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
Carillon Assisted Living (3 locations) - Kitchen - Technical Design - HD
* Technical Design - Project drafting or kitchen equipment mechanical & electrical rough-ins, shop drawings.
** for Herbin Design or as employee of other firm(s)
*** Current projects
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