Justin Lanier, SE

Sr. Project Manager


High-Volume and Custom Residential Structural Design, High Wind Design, Technical Product Research

Career Story

Shortly after graduating from Georgia Tech with my Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and deciding to pursue a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering, I came across Apex Technology in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. This company interested me because of its primary focus on residential structural design, which I didn’t even know at the time was a niche in the industry. Since I grew up drawing floor plans of houses in my school notebooks, Apex felt like the perfect fit.

Apex offered me an internship during the summer of my Master’s program and I returned to take a full-time position in 2014 after graduation. One of the first things I learned upon starting my career was that effectively serving our clients requires me to prioritize tasks and manage my time well. I am constantly practicing and growing in these skills.

Our team at Apex champions continuous growth and improvement – daily serving our clients and one another, learning new things, and pushing ourselves beyond our current limits. This is the type of workplace that I can grow in and I intend to do just that, as I continue my career at Apex.

Personal Touch

I am a gamer and enjoy spending my free time diving into a great video game, playing board games with my family and friends, and maintaining my currently undefeated escape room record (3 for 3 so far)!

Industry Involvement

I regularly attend presentations and workshops held by WoodWorks, American Wood Council and ACI, Stellar Academy Board Member