Gartek Engineering Corporation has been providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services for over 30 years...

Key Personnel



Robert L. Betancourt

Robert is a dynamic engineer with over 30 years of extensive design experience in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Smoke Control, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems.  His experience includes design of central chilled water plants, pre-conditioned air systems with thermal storage for parked aircraft, packaged air cooled and water cooled systems, split direct expansion and unitary systems; high velocity, high pressure duct systems; steam heating; energy conservation studies, life cycle analysis, automatic wet pipe fire protection systems, pre-action systems and foam deluge systems. Mr. Betancourt is also certified as a Mold Inspector in the areas of indoor molds and fungi problems.  Mr. Betancourt is involved in code compliance issues and review of other professionals’ design to ensure quality control; he will participate in mechanical construction administration and inspection services


Mel F. Garcia

Vice President
Mel Garcia’s 35-year electrical engineering, design and consulting experience, including power and lighting has been far reaching.  His comprehensive knowledge also encompasses lightning protection design, power distribution design in low, medium and high voltages, and design of signal systems including telephone, central clock, P.A. security, and fire alarm systems.  Mel has also been intricately involved in code compliance management, and the peer review process to ensure quality control and has been an active participant in electrical construction administration and inspection services. His practical approach to project oversight and mentoring management style are key components of Gartek’s consistent client satisfaction



Robert Hansen

Project Manager
Rob is the Project Manager for our Palm Beach office. Mr. Hansen has over a decade of Mechanical Engineering experience for commercial, industrial and institutional facilities, specifically with design, construction, and commissioning of energy efficient and sustainable projects. His professional background includes design of HVAC systems including central chilled water plants, packaged RTU’s, air cooled and water cooled systems with cooling towers or dry coolers, water source heat pumps and split systems with cooling towers or dry coolers, water source heat pumps, and split A/C systems. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Texas. He has education and training in design, development, testing, and evaluation of systems.As a former Lieutenant for El Paso Fire Department, he brings a unique perspective to his appointment which in addition to his experience as an engineer will serve our clients well.




Paula Riveros

Business Developer
As Gartek’s Manager of Business Development Ms. Riveros has undertaken the responsibility of establishing networks and communication infrastructure in order to generate new business opportunities for Gartek Engineering. Through personal interactions using previous management experience, she architects projects with other companies as well as Public Private Partnerships. Paula has secured significant contracts for Gartek, including multimillion dollar deals with Miami International Airport, Palm Beach County, and Resorts World Bimini. She received her Masters in Science from Florida International University, graduating Cum Laude. Paula is also acting Chair of Education for the SMPS South Florida Chapter. A commitment to quality and dependability is what she strives for, in order to achieve relationships that are rewarding to all parties. In her own words, " I believe in what I do and working with colleagues who also believe in the importance of quality and trustworthiness feels invigorating and motivates me to pursue higher goals. Having the opportunity to develop long-term relationships that drive projects forward and benefit all who are involved feels truly rewarding. "

Gartek Engineering's South Florida Locations

Miami-Dade County:     7210 SW 39 Terrace ▪ Miami, Florida 33155 ▪ Phone (305) 266-8997 ▪ Fax (305) 264-9496

Broward County:          2700 N. 29 Avenue ▪ Hollywood, Florida 33020 ▪ Phone 954-404-8100 ▪ Fax: 9544048133

Palm Beach County:    6801 Lake Worth Road. ▪ Suite 117 ▪ Greenacres, Florida 33467 ▪ Phone (561) 249-3431 ▪ Fax (561) 249-3472