Paul O'Brien Retires from GHT Limited After 38 Years of Service

GHT Limited (GHT), a leading DC metro area mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering consulting firm, announced today that Paul O’Brien, PE, LEED AP ID+C is retiring from the firm after 38 years. Since joining the firm as a high school intern in the 1980s serving under the firm’s founder Goodwin (Goodie) H. Taylor, Paul has built a tremendous network of relationships with employees and clients that will endure long after his departure from the A/E/C world.

For the past 20 years, Paul served as GHT’s President. He guided GHT through many changes in the industry and encouraged members of the firm to “never give our clients a reason to call someone else.” His experience in the design of high-performance systems and a strong understanding of the regulatory, legal, and financial aspects of commercial real estate made him a trusted partner to our clients and colleagues. Paul will be remembered as the gregarious face of GHT for his kindness, dedication, and integrity. We wish Paul all the best in his future endeavors. To read the full press release on Paul's retirement, click here.

“We will continue his legacy of exceptional client service and innovative design. Paul will be greatly missed, and we wish him all the best in his retirement!” says President Patrick Kunze, PE, LEED AP, who transitioned into the role in 2020.

Over the past year, Patrick Kunze, PE, LEED AP has coordinated with Paul to assume the duties of President. Patrick offers 20 years of experience with mechanical engineering design, sustainability and a natural ability for creative leadership.

Above all, it is the friends and relationships that Paul built during his nearly four-decade career that mean the most to him. As Paul moves into retirement, and since we are unable to be together, please join us in sending best wishes for his health and relaxation, as well as memories you’ve shared together, to

About GHT Limited
GHT provides innovative mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering solutions for the built environment. Our approach integrates proven techniques with the latest technologies and sustainable design practices. In addition to MEP design and commissioning for base building systems and interiors, GHT offers operations and energy services that enhance building performance and real estate advisory services that inform investment decisions. For more than 50 years, GHT has helped improve efficiency and value for commercial, institutional, and government real estate in the Washington, DC region.