In 1984 Ralph Parsons founded Parsons Engineering in Brentwood, TN. Forgoing the traditional document production method by drafters; he built a team of highly qualified engineers and designers. Utilizing engineers to design and draft, the documents are completed faster and cleaner. In 2000 Parsons Engineering incorporated. We continue to provide the same level of service which turned a small company into one of the largest electrical-only consulting engineering firms in the Nashville area. Our team consists of three licensed principles, one licensed engineer, and three degreed designers.

Anthony Pezzi, PE

Tony, as most folks know him, has been with us since 1996 and is currently the President or as some of us address him, El Presidente. It’s not uncommon to see a line forming outside his office with eager employees waiting to have questions answered and assignments given. Tony is the Jedi Master of consulting engineering. Once he leaves the office he is known by his four padawans as Daddy. At home he uses Jedi mind tricks to convince the young padawans to pick-up their toys, brush their teeth, and stop throwing things in the house.
  • Education: BS Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University
  • Associations and Registrations: NFPA, LEED AP
Favorite Pastime
Bicycling
Phobias
I refuse to be afraid, unless I’m walking through the woods and meet a spider web face on.
Favorite Book
Perelandra – C.S. Lewis
Something I Say Too Much
No problem
Favorite Place To Be Other Than Work
On the water
Favorite Movie
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Favorite Childhood Toy
Legos
Nickname
Tony

Rodney Runions, PE

Rodney joined the crew in 1999 and has been working hard ever since. Rodney likes to get old school here at the office with his digitizer and puck. When Rodney’s not waiting for the digitizer to make its comeback, he enjoys hunting, fishing, working on his old car and spending time with his wife and three children.
  • Education: BS Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University
Favorite Quote
“This one’s iron, this one’s steel. If this one don’t get you, this one will!”
Something I Say Too Much
Go to your room!
Favorite Movie
Goonies
Favorite Childhood Toy
My Golden Eagle RC car
Nickname
Hot Rod

Ralph Parsons, PE

Ralph has been here from the beginning. Ralph is gradually moving into retirement but he still wields a red pencil without missing a beat. He’s not in the office as frequently as he used to be since he has other important business to tend to: spending time with all his grandsons, wood turning and keeping snakes away at the cabin.
  • Education:
  • BS Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University
  • M ED  University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Ed D Nova University
  • Associations and Registrations: International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Disciples Divinity House at Vanderbilt, Nashville Tools for Schools
Something I Say Too Much
This will be an easy project
Favorite Quote
“Look for the simple solution but don’t trust it.” – Albert Einstein
Favorite Place To Be Other Than Work
In the woods
Favorite Author
John Steinbeck
Favorite Movie
The Blues Brothers
Favorite Childhood Toy
My Red Ryder BB gun

Jonathan Work

In 2002 Jonathan decided it was time for a change. He traded-in an exciting, action packed career in the grocery business for a seat of AutoCad and a mouse and never looked back. When Jonathan isn’t designing electrical systems or fighting computer gremlins, he can be found spending time with his wife and two boys watching the VOLS.
  • Education: AAS Electrical Engineering Technology from Nashville State Community College
Favorite Pastime
Spending time with family and watching the VOLS
Favorite Place To Be Other Than Work
Neyland Stadium
Favorite Quote
Just remember, wherever you go, there you are. And you will never be lost.
Something I Say Too Much
Stay on the safe side
Favorite Book
Any book made into a movie
Favorite Movie
Anything with Bruce Campbell

Savanna Owens

Savanna jumped in with both feet in 2012. She is quickly learning the ways of a Parsons Engineering Designer. We are very pleased that Savanna has yet to be driving crazy by the odd noises emitted from her officemate. Her desire to run from her office is stifled by thoughts of riding four wheelers with her husband through the beautiful countryside.
  • Education: AAS Electrical Engineering from Technology Nashville State Community College
Favorite Pastime
Riding four wheelers
Favorite Place To Be Other Than Work
With family
Favorite Quote
“Pray for yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow.” - unknown
Something I Say Too Much
What the mess!
Favorite Movie
Pure Country
Favorite Childhood Game
High Ho Cherry O
Nickname
Boots

Sarah E Jackson

Sarah joined the pack in 2012 and is swiftly becoming the 3D cad master. Sarah enjoys hunting and shooting and is able to hone some of those skills while at the office. She practices her hunter’s observation skills on the flow of people past her desk to determine the shortest wait time outside EL Presidente’s office and patience when someone sneaks ahead of her before she can get to his door.
  • Education:
  • BFA Savannah College of Art and Design
  • M Arch Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Associations and Registrations: AIA Associate Member
Favorite Pastime
Hunting, shooting, and sewing
Favorite Movie
Ghosts in the Darkness
Favorite Place To Be Other Than Work
Hunting in Africa

Lori Pezzi

In 2009 Lori joined the group as the Business Manager. Since then her duties have expanded to include leg breaker and self-taught drafter. When Lori is not breaking legs and writing checks she can be found spending time with El Presidente and their four children and watching the Nashville Rollergirls bout it out on the flat track.
  • Education:
  • BS Psychology from Tennessee Technological University
  • MA Industrial/Organization Psychology from Austin Peay State University
Something I Say Too Much
Go to the bathroom!
Favorite Movie
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Favorite Pastime
Girls’ night out
Roller Derby Name
Momster Mash
Favorite Quote
"Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing." - Phyllis Diller