Velocity Engineering Services Launches in Southwest Florida

Christopher J. Pacitto, P.E. is proud to announce the launch of Velocity Engineering Services, Southwest Florida’s newest and most diverse geotechnical and environmental engineering, facilities consulting, and building inspection firms. As Founder and President of the company, Mr. Pacitto prides himself on working directly with clients to provide customized solutions that result in successful projects. “One of the things that sets us apart from our competitors, is the fact that we’re one of the only locally owned and operated firms.”

After 15 years of engineering experience and service in the Southwest Florida market, Mr. Pacitto has worked-on such notable and diverse projects as the Boston Red Sox Spring Training Facility at Jet Blue Park, Golisano Children’s Hospital, Southwest Florida International Airport, numerous facilities on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Holiday Inn on Grand Cayman Island. His technical expertise includes work on sinkholes, test borings, Phase I & II ESA’s, Chinese drywall, pavement, and roofing systems. He is recognized as a local expert in the geotechnical field, and is often called in to handle sinkholes and building foundation issues. The company works directly with local architects, civil and structural engineers, Realtors, bankers, as well as, local homeowners associations. The company’s team of engineers, subcontractors, and subconsultants are some of the industry’s most respected and qualified in their fields.

Chris Portrait – PSA Massachusetts native, Mr. Pacitto moved to Southwest Florida after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1998. From 1998 to 2004, he worked as an engineer for ASC Geosciences. In 2004, he began working at GFA International as Branch Manager and Vice President until launching Velocity Engineering Services in July 2013. Mr. Pacitto is active in a number of professional organizations such as the Real Estate Investment Society (REIS), Florida Engineering Society (FES), Building Industry Association (BIA), and Construction Specification Institute (CSI) and also currently serves as Vice President of the local chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Mr. Pacitto says, “I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support I have received from other local business owners who have sent us referrals and leads since opening our doors at Velocity Engineering Services. It shows how much trust and respect they have in me and the work that we provide as a company.”

About Velocity Engineering Services

Velocity Engineering Services is a locally owned and operated company that provides concierge engineering and consulting services to a variety of clients in Southwest Florida. The company’s in-house staff and team of subconsultants and subcontractors offer clients geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, facilities consulting, and building sciences and inspection services. Christopher Pacitto, Founder and President of Velocity Engineering Services, has experience in a wide range of projects including airports, educational facilities, stadiums, hospitals, parking garages, industrial facilities, hotels, and a variety of residential and commercial projects. For more information, call (239) 896-6376 or visit
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