Deg Priest began his consultancy business in June 2010, forming Priest & Associates Consulting, LLC as a partnership company.  Shortly thereafter, in January 2011, Javier Trevino joined as his first partner in the business focusing on lab design of equipment and software for customers.  Deg and Javier used their years of experience in testing to provide turn-key solutions for fire labs across North America.  In January 2012, Howard Stacy joins the partnership and began work on driving business in the code compliance space and engineering judgments for manufacturers looking for solutions to extend their test data.  Over the next ten years, the business transitioned to more engineering evaluations and judgments for AHJ submittal and approvals, as well as product and assembly design to meet code requirements.  Most recently, the addition of Mike Luna to the team in March 2023 gives the team a holistic approach of helping customers meet the demand for helping on project-specific problems and gaining product approvals utilizing his decades of experience in testing, inspections, and certifications.


Javier O. Trevino

Associate Engineer/Partner


Getting your products approved is paramount.