For over 39 years we have provided architectural services throughout the state of Georgia and the Southeast. Precision Commerical Architects was originally known as Philip Carnes & Associates and was incorporated in March of 1974 in Atlanta, Georgia, by Philip Carnes. Philip Carnes was actively involved until his passing in October of 2008. Craig Waldron, Phil's long time friend and colleague has assumed the leadership role and now owns the corporation. The firm name was changed in 2011 to reflect Craig's ownership and to highlight the attention to detail and accuracy for which we have always been known. While we dearly miss the contributions and camaraderie of our founder, we are confident in our continuing ability to get the job done.
Over the years our staff has numbered as many as nine, and for the past few years we have successfully functioned with a staff of three or four. We have long term relationships with various engineers and consultants working in the support disciplines of Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing as well as an on-going relationship with several CAD operators if the need arises for additional help.
Craig Waldron, President and Principal Architect
Craig is the current Principal Architect and President of PCA. He is a 1985 graduate of what is now known as Southern Polytechnic State University and has been with PCA since 1984. Craig has over 29 years of experience in a wide range of Architectural services. As an Architect, he has planned, designed, budgeted, and coordinated building projects of all sizes with an emphasis on helping the client achieve safe buildings that will suit the needs of the people who use them. He has many established professional relationships with Metro Atlanta Building Code Departments and stays informed on all current code requirements. His most valuable trait is his priority to communicate promptly and efficiently with anyone involved in a building project. Craig knows the importance of time management and strives to process each job expediently while upholding a high level of precision and accuracy. Craig prides himself on his one-on-one relathionships with each and every PCA client.
Craig has been married to Lynn, his wife, for over 28 years and has two grown children, Matthew and Megan. In his free time he enjoys camping, fishing, and teaching a weekly youth Bible study.
Roger B. Whitaker II, Architectural Project Manager
Roger has over 9 years of Architectural Project Management experience. Past project types include government, food service, and historical preservation. Roger has managed a number of ground-up postal facilities as well as postal consolidation projects and historical preservation of post offices across southern Georgia. He has also managed tenant build-out projects for Chipotle and new construction for Yum! Brands. Roger is a 2004 graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, Roger is actively pursuing his Architectural Registration at this time.
Roger lives in the Acworth area. In his spare time he enjoys all aspects of home improvement from laying hardwood floors to designing and installing tile floors. Woodworking is another hobby he enjoys from designing and constructing desks made from reclaimed bleacher seats to marble and teak inlaid parsons tables.
Matthew Palmer,Architectural Intern / Draftsman
Matthew grew up south of Atlanta in Coweta County and is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor's of Architecture and a Minor in Construction Management. Matthew's experience as an Architectural Intern has consisted of working on a variety of project types including food service, high-end residential, educational, religious and commercial work. Prior to joining PCA he was involved in the creation of construction drawings and general project management of Chick-fil-A licensee units located within educational and institutional facilities. He is actively pursuing his Architectural Registration at this time.
Matthew, his wife Erin, and their daughter Ella Grace, live in the Kennesaw area. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, watching football, designing & building computers, and working around his house designing and making home improvements.
Lynn Waldron, Office Manager
Joining our team as of May 2011 is Office Manager Lynn Waldron. Lynn is responsible for organizing and coordinating the daily operations of our office and will typically be the first point of contact with us. Clients can depend on Lynn to respond promptly to any question or concern they may have. She brings over 15 years of client relations and customer service experience to her position with PCA. Lynn and Craig have been married for over 27 years and the opportunity to work together is fulfilling a dream that they have long shared. She looks forward to continuing the long standing tradition of excellent customer service that is the hallmark of PCA.