With 16 full-time professional engineers among our staff of 50, Pinnacle lives up to its name as the pre-eminent construction engineering and inspection firm in Florida

our team / leadership

Art Perez, PE, PSM

Founder | President | Partner | Senior Project Engineer

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Art Perez, PE, PSM, understands the community he serves. Art began his career in the PE trainee program at FDOT District 6 in 1997. A few years later he was entrusted with the Senior Project Engineer role for the $44M SW 2nd Avenue Bascule Bridge Replacement in Downtown Miami. 

Art’s years at FDOT were invaluable for understanding how to partner with and respond to the needs of the District.

In 2007, Art founded Pinnacle with the vision of providing a CEI-focused firm founded on quality service through personnel development and retention.

By remaining focused on this vision, Pinnacle has achieved its goal of retaining highly qualified personnel who deliver a quality product.

In the 15+ years since its inception, Pinnacle has grown to 50 employees with offices in South and Central Florida.


Project Experience

Hollywood Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation
Senior Project Engineer | $11M
SR 836 Extension Design-Build
Construction Project Manager | $143M
SR 836/HEFT Interchange Reconstruction
Construction Project Manager | $38M
SR 934/Hialeah Expressway/NW 74th St Reconstruction
Senior Project Engineer | $24.4M
Metrorail Reconstruction
Project Manager | $4M
SW 2nd Avenue Bascule Bridge Replacement
Senior Project Engineer | $44M
Biscayne VII
Project Engineer | $23M

Qualifications & Certifications

Registered Professional Engineer
Registered Professional Surveyor and Mapper

Final Estimates 1 & 2
Concrete 1 & 2
QC Manager
FDOT Critical Structures Construction
IMSA Traffic Signal Inspector 1
IMSA Fiber Optic Level 1 & 2
FDEP Stormwater
Hazmat Certification
MSE Wall
ACI Concrete Grade I, Concrete
Transportation Construction Inspector
SSPC Bridge Coating Inspector
SSPC C3 Lead Paint Removal
PTI Bonded Post-Tensioning 1
NHI Inspection of Bridges
Certified Bridge Inspection Team Leader
FDOT Construction Academy
Primavera P6


M.S. in Civil Engineering, Florida International University
B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Florida


26 years of CEI experience with a focus on movable bridges

Pinnacle Consulting Enterprises, Inc.
Bermello Ajamil & Partners
Florida Department of Transportation District 6
Recchi America
Continental Land Surveyors

Professional Organizations

American Society of Civil Engineers
Florida Engineering Society
Florida Surveying and Mapping Society
Heavy Movable Structures, American Segmental Bridge Institute
Post-Tensioning Institute
Society for Protective Coatings
American Welding Society