James J. Hoffman – Principal

Fairleigh-Dickinson University

Jim possesses a broad and in depth knowledge of HVAC and Refrigeration systems.  His diverse skill set has been gained through experiences in different segments of the business starting in 1980 – including Refrigeration and HVAC Contracting; Chief Mechanical Engineer for a leading supermarket operator and Regional Director for a leading custom HVAC and refrigeration manufacturer.  These experiences show in Jim’s hands-on and practical approach.

Then for years prior to forming EDG, Jim was partnered in an Architectural / Engineering Firm, for which the positive results are seen in his knowledge of all aspects of a project.  What Jim is most remembered for though is his style – he brings a very high level of energy and enthusiasm to all projects and interactions.

Highlights of Project Experience:

Pfizer Corporation – Parsippany, NJ

New construction of 20,000 sf, critically controlled refrigerated staging facilities.  Specific responsibilities included refrigeration systems design and control strategies.

Hospital for Joint Disease Control – Manhattan, NY

Twenty story analysis of the building HVAC systems following the attack of 9-11 on New York City.  Responsibilities included full building investigations, flow measurements, control strategies and subsequent remedial design criteria.

Johnson & Johnson – Bridgewater, NJ

New construction of a 10,000 sf, multiple story, laboratory research facility.  Specific responsibilities included systems design, control strategies and project management.

Bayley Seton Hospital – Staten Island, NY

Out parcel renovation specifically intended for HIV patient diagnosis and care.  Responsibilities included the design of the HVAC systems employing complex air-side treatment to contain/destroy the possible distribution of air-borne particulate matter.

Foodarama Bakery Commissary – Freehold, NJ

New construction of a 55,000 sf commercial bakery facility providing the baked goods for the multiple ShopRite supermarkets.

Supermarket Chains include:

  • ShopRite – Renovations and new construction for multiple stores located throughout NY, NJ, PA & CT.
  • A&P/Pathmark – Jim has performed the lion’s share of refrigeration engineering services for renovations for a number of years. His thorough investigations and analysis of the existing conditions has allowed A&P/Pathmark to keep their costs in this area reasonable for stores throughout, NY, NJ, PA, CT & DE.
  • Other supermarket chains with significant involvement include: Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Foodtown, King Kullen, McCaffreys, Price Chopper, Redners.

Retail Chains include:

  • General Growth Properties, SIMON Properties, Vornado, BJ’s Wholesale Club