About Us

The principals have experience in the design of Mechanical, Fluids, HVAC and Plumbing systems for numerous facilities including:

  • Industrial Manufacturing
  • Water Treatment and Reclamation Facilities
  • Industrial Refrigerated Storage
  • Municipal Recreation Centers and Aquatic Centers
  • Restaurant and Kitchens
  • Commercial/Retail Buildings
  • Religious Worship Centers and Multi-Use Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Small And Large-Scale Clean Rooms and Laboratories
  • Small and Large-Scale Medical Facilities and Cancer Treatment Centers

It is our belief that an engineering firm is only as good as the people assigned to work on a specific project. All projects at S&S Engineers are assigned a firm principal who has overall responsibility for the timely completion of the work and satisfaction of the client. As our client, you have our full commitment that only the most qualified professionals will be assigned to provide services for your project.

Our Firm Principals are:

Les Saunders Jr., P.E.

Les is a Registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional and has over 23 years of experience in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Construction and Installation. Les focuses his efforts in the design of process fluid and piping systems, HVAC-R and plumbing systems.

With a background in construction, project management, job-site engineering, and consulting engineering, Les is highly in-tune with what is required for a proper installation to be achieved on the construction site. As a partner for S&S Engineers, Les blends his past skills in the construction field with consulting engineering to provide in-depth and quality designs in Mechanical Engineering.

Les holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kennesaw State University, an Associates Degree in HVAC Technology from Chattahoochee Technical College, is an ASHRAE, ASPE and NSPE Member, and is a Professional Registered Engineer holding registrations in a number of states.


Karen Spears

Ms. Spears has over 43 years of mechanical engineering experience with special emphasis on plumbing and piping systems engineering. Her experience includes universities, technical schools, K-12 public schools, commercial kitchens, dining facilities, laboratories, office buildings, medical facilities, chilled and hot water piping systems, recreation and indoor aquatic centers, high and low rise multi-purpose retail/residential condominiums, high and low rise office buildings, hotels, motels, libraries, churches, industrial facilities, computer rooms, medical centers and high end residential projects.

Prior to forming S&S Engineers with Les Saunders, Karen was employed for 25 years at Kirkpatrick Engineers in Marietta, Georgia. During her tenure with that firm, she was responsible for all of the plumbing design as well as contributing to the HVAC design.

Karen holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology from Southern Technical Institute (now Southern Polytechnic State University) in Marietta, GA.