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Mission Statement

We are a service-driven company providing our clients with value through innovation and proactive engineering solutions. Our engineering goal is to provide energy efficient and sustainable systems solutions that meet client expectations while protecting the public interests.


We provide mechanical and electrical engineering consulting services to the construction industry. These services cross the spectrum from government facilities, schools, and office buildings to senior housing, parks, and recreation facilities. Our professional staff can also meet your needs for facility assessments and specialty design.

In addition to traditional design services, we also perform building energy modeling, LEED support services and commissioning.


Cain Thomas Associates, Inc. was founded in 1983 by Jay Cain and Wallace Ouse. The company office has resided in the White Bear Lake area since the its inception and has consistently kept its staff size at a point where personal service from the company Principals has been the norm.


We have a fully trained, knowledgeable staff that uses state of the art technology to support our commercial, industrial, and institutional clients. We support owners, architects and the design build community with design packages tailored to meet individual needs. Our services are available in a full project management role or as a sub-consultant in a design team.