Our Team

Sam Basharkhah, PE

As the Founder of BEI, Mr. Basharkhah is involved, not only in the day to day operation of the company, but also in the design and production phases of nearly every project.

Mr. Basharkhah is a registered Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the fields of consulting engineering and mechanical contracting. His extensive hands-on experience gives BEI an edge; specifically in renovation projects requiring survey of existing conditions, in cost estimating, and in construction administration. His list of project experience includes projects in the fields of: health care, residential, commercial office and retail, educational, correctional, municipal, high tech, and food service.

Mr. Basharkhah is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.


Carolyn Coleman


Mrs. Coleman worked for Neiman Marcus retail stores after graduation. In 2001 she started Tice Enterprises Ltd., a HUB Certified business. Following her father’s footsteps she loves rebuilding, beautifying and restoring buildings. Tice is a general construction company with emphasis on Roofing.

Mrs. Coleman has invested in BEI and joined BEI team as its President, and in this capacity is responsible for matters including but not limited to, reviewing and executing contracts for the company, purchasing, heading the Human Resources, Invoicing, and Account Receivable/Payroll Departments, managing and directing the day to day operations of the company, and directing the financial affairs of the company.

Mrs. Coleman is looking to expand BEI utilizing her knowledge and expertise in building and specifically roofing industries.


Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, Southern Methodist University


Melika Rafiei, NCARB

Vice President & Secretary

Mrs. Rafiei worked from 2001 to 2008 with Gromatzky Dupree & Associates, working on a wide variety of projects form luxury high-rise residential to multiple office buildings and schools.

In 2009 she focused on more residential projects, private client and restaurant designs. By 2010 she started to work with Tice Enterprises, Ltd overseeing commercial and residential construction and design build projects.

Mrs. Rafiei has invested in BEI and is now a Vice President and Secretary in the firm, aiming to diversify and help BEI to grow.


Master Degree in Architecture
Registered Architect, Texas, #25211

Henry Q. Santos, PE

Mr. Santos is a project mechanical engineer and quality assurance manager for BEI, and has over 30 years of experience in the fields of consulting and plant engineering.

Mr. Santos has designed HVAC systems, up to 2000 ton capacity, for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects and has performed numerous engineering and energy calculations & studies. He is familiar with the most state-of-the-art temperature controls and energy management systems.

Mr. Santos is a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology in Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Professional Engineer registered in several states.

A list of his projects includes:
  • Richardson Independent School District Various Projects
  • Greenhill School Sports Complex Dallas, TX
  • 2000 GPM low conductivity water system for cooling the magnets at the Superconducting Super Collider
  • Incredible Universe - Several Locations 185,000 s.f. electronic super stores throughout the U.S.A.
  • Weyerhauser Paper Testing Laboratory Valiant, OK
  • P.C. Dynamics Manufacturing Plant Frisco, TX

Ron Schriner

Mr. Schriner is a Project Manager with over 24 years of experience in the field of consulting engineering. He is a registered LEED professional and has participated in the design and production of several LEED certified projects. His daily responsibilities include coordination of efforts between the BEI design team and other professionals involved in the project. He also manages his team of professional engineers and designers at BEI to assure a smooth progress during the production schedule. Mr. Schriner and his team specialize in the design of project in the multi-family and senior living, and have completed more than 100 such projects in the past ten years. His knowledge of construction techniques and applicable codes used in multi-family construction makes him a valuable manager for such projects. His involvement in each project begins at early SD phase and will continue through the completion of the construction phase.

His recent projects include:
  • Stoneleigh Residences Dallas, TX
  • Gleann Loch Farms Assisted Living Houston, TX
  • Time Square McKinney, TX
  • Cypress Creek Apartments Pasco County, FL
  • Broadstone Galleria Dallas, TX
  • Cypress Creek Apartments Pasco County, FL
  • Cinco Ranch Assisted Living Houston, TX

Tony Backman

Mr. Backman is an Electrical Project Manager for BEI. His day to day responsibilities include the monitoring and electrical design of multiple projects, client contact and MEP Project Management.

Mr. Backman has over 24 years of experience in the field of Consulting Engineering. He is also a member of the American Jail Association (AJA).

His recent projects include:
  • Renovation of the Lew Sterrett Justice Center Main Tower Dallas, TX
  • Travis County Courthouse
  • Rockwall County Justice Center
  • Hunt County Justice Center and County Courthouse
  • Guadalupe County Justice Center and County Courthouse
  • Kaufman County Jail
  • Rowlett Fire Stations #1 & #4 Rowlett, TX
  • Frisco Central Fire Station Frisco, TX
  • City of Temple Building Services Center Temple, TX
  • Harlingen TSTC Library Harlingen, TX
  • West Love Field Municipal Library Dallas, TX

Lacy D. Lane, CIPE, LEED A.P., CPMP

Project Manager/Sr. Mechanical Designer

Lacy Lane is a project manager/senior mechanical designer with over 30 years of experience in the fields of consulting engineering services. He has been involved in a variety of project types from conception through construction administration. His experience includes projects in the fields of: low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise residential, hospitality, commercial office and retail, educational, correctional, municipal, churches, and food service.

Lacy Lane’s experience and skills helps keep the projects on schedule and in budget. He is actively involved in quality control and the design of the project during all phases of the production schedule.

  • Northlake College – Associates of applied sciences – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration - 1990
  • Certified in Plumbing Engineering – 1992
  • LEED A.P. – 2004
  • Commissioning Process Management Professional - 2013
Selected Project Experience
  • Prince of Peace Catholic Church Plano, TX
  • Saturn Road Baptist Church Garland, TX
  • UD Chapel Dallas, TX
  • Inspiring Body of Christ Church Dallas, TX
  • Cottonwood Baptist Church Dublin, TX