Primero Team

David Mack

David Mack, P.E.

Structural Engineer

David Mack is a Professional Structural Engineer. He earned his degree from University of Texas, and has been displayed success in numerous engineering challenges which require advanced expertise. He has forty (40) years experience in both large and small projects, and specializes in historical restorations. His technical expertise, along with his desire to develop long-term relationships, have helped build the Primero name with clients. David often acts as an expert witness during legal cases which require advanced knowledge in historic building restoration, civil engineering, and structural engineering. David and Tom Kita also practice Construction Management on large and small projects.



Tom Kita




Tom Kita, B.E.C., ABAA Auditor

Building Envelope Consultant

Tom Kita is a Building Envelope Consultant with over twenty-five (25) years experience in the construction industry; he is an expert in building science. He earned his degree from University of Texas San Antonio. He is able to help clients with forensic investigations, roof analysis, water intrusions, and general/ advanced building assessments. He is one of the few American Air Barrier Association Auditors in Texas, and is a long time member of the CSI. He is also a Registered Roofing Consultant, and practices consulting in damp proofing, fireproofing, lightweight insulating concrete, masonry, waterproofing, and negotiations, forensic data collection to help. He often assists as an expert witness during the legal cases which require advanced building science competency. Has provided the required skills needed for non-manipulative trust building. Tom has advanced negotiation skills to help clients with a non-manipulative methodology which achieve client goals.




Thomas Kita Jr. 

Project Manager

Thomas is the Project Manager for the Lockout Tag Out ("LOTO") and Arc Flash Analysis ("AFA") programs. He advises on OSHA compliance within his expertise, and helps Primero clients prepare their facility for OSHA inspections. He has extensive technician training in the building envelope, site observations, roof observations, and water intrusion investigations. Thomas has a B.A. in English from Texas State University, and is a member of Phi Sigma Tau philosophy honor society. He is currently completing his Juris Doctorate and has intent to practice Construction Law.







Matt Ritchie

AutoCAD Technician; Building Envelope Technician

Matt is a member of the Roof Consulting Institute, and is a lead Primero Technician. His experience includes building envelope, structural engineering, roof assessments, and water proofing exterior walls. He has extensive training in LOTO, water intrusion investigations, and site observations. He is currently receiving education to become a Registered Roof Observer. Matt has a license in irrigation and is an expert in landscaping design, sprinkler installation, and central Texas horticulture.




Mauricio Melgar

Lead Engineer Technician

Mauricio is a lead LOTO technician and OSHA Certified. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and uses his expertise to analyze advanced mechanical equipment in commercial and industrial facilities. He is a member of the Hispanic Student Association, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and an ambassador for related engineering events. In his free time he enjoys fishing, playing piano, and exercising.