Our Team

Together we have 35 years of experience. We believe in the value of relationships and take pride in our commitment to providing close, personal attention to our clients. Our investment of time and resources continues to create satisfying and productive business relationships which are nurtured by our commitment to excellence.


We have your best interests in mind regarding our Architectural and Consulting Engineering services. We would like an opportunity to introduce ourselves, fill in the blanks and answer any questions you may have regarding how we add value to your overall project experience. We specialize in franchise groups, have done hundreds of locations; it is what we do.

A&E National is focused on developing long standing relationships. In the interest of enhancing our services and furthering relationships we have extended our reach as we are now licensed in forty-five states so that we may offer more competitive Architectural and Consulting Engineering services.

These expanded services are designed to accommodate the varied needs of franchisee store owners across the United States. The main goal is to provide predictable and level pricing whenever and wherever possible, removing a varying price structure. Currently, you may contract individually with architectural & engineering firms to acquire services if needed creating a cost variance, who do I use, what value do I receive, will I receive good work, will they be responsive and other similar concerns. By providing our architectural services along with consulting engineers we are able to better control costs to franchisees.

In addition by providing architectural and consulting engineering services, communication and document “hand-off” accuracy and efficiencies are improved creating fewer errors and less lost time. We have an extensive usable data base of code requirements by state and local jurisdiction.

All of these services will assist you with your new store location, regarding design and budget planning.

When you are ready to proceed, please contact us. In the meantime, should you have any questions regarding the above information, please do contact us.

We look forward to being of service.


Robert T. Fechtmeister, RA, NCARB, LEED AP

As President of A&E National, Inc. Bob has extensive experience in commercial tenant improvement architectural project design. He has been involved in all phases of project management, supervision, design and drafting of architectural systems for institutional, residential, commercial, educational, correctional and governmental buildings for the past 25 years. Bob’s experience and success in effectively negotiating with jurisdictions nationwide provides tremendous value to owners in terms of shortening timelines and lowering construction costs. As a LEED accredited professional, he is very sensitive to the importance of US Green Building Council requirements and environmentally sustainable design. Bob is heavily involved in his community, regarding Scouting as Cubmaster for Pack 363 and as a Trustee for Sanitary Improvement District 285.