BUILDING DROPS is a unique engineering consulting company.  Our privately held entity is comprised of several diverse divisions, with a focus on the fenestration industry.  Our expertise allows us to be an integrated partner in the building industry in order to provide all aspects of resources, broadened by our global expertise and experience in technology and automation.  We have the ability to expand and help our customers to work not only for today's market, but also for tomorrow's market.


Our founder and partners have combined knowledge with fenestration, automation, vacuum coating, product testing, as well as design.  Our company strategy is to find the best solutions for our customer to provide innovative solutions for today and tomorrow's markets.  We work directly with our customers and always strive to provide that "little bit extra" as we appreciate all the business we receive.  In today's market, Building Drops prides itself in being a facilitator in the fenestration industry, transforming your problems into solutions.


Engineering is problem solving!!!  We offer a perfect solution in every drop!

Hermes Norero P.E.

CEO / President

Mr. Hermes F. Norero is the founder and president of Building Drops, Inc. The concept Building Drops first arose after realizing whilst working for a product approval company in Florida that technology and engineering, coupled with excellent customer service and problem-solving was needed. His experience and travel throughout the US, Europe, and Asia made Mr. Norero realize what was needed in the fenestration industry.

Spencer Moore

Senior Project Engineer

Spencer moved from Indiana in 1997 and has spent most of his life in South Florida graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Mechanical Systems. While in school, Spencer worked on various design projects

Mengqi Sun

Engineering Drafter

Mengqi obtained his master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami in the Summer of 2019 and joined the Building Drops Teams as an Engineering Drafter in the Fall of 2019. Mengqi’s academic research experience at the University laid a solid foundation in the field of engineering.

Yanet Baez

Project Engineer

Yanet earned her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University in 2018 and working towards her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering since then. She comes to us with 2+ years of experience in the windows and doors industry, including coordination of elevations

Natasha Sevilla

Technical Service Coordinator

Natasha graduated from Bryansk State Engineering and Technological Academy located in Bryansk Oblast, Russia with a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering.  She relocated from Russia to south Florida in 2007.

Luiz Lopes

Engineering Intern

Luiz earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Miami.  He is currently pursuing his Masters's degree in the same field in Italy. Luiz has interned twice as an engineer with Building Drops in the Summer of 2019 & 2020.  During his time in 2019, Luiz has gained a lot of experience with the engineering team,

Christopher Varona

Business Analyst

Christopher Varona joined the Building Drops team in the Fall of 2018 becoming their Business Analyst. Previously, he spent several years with Northwestern Mutual as an Associate Financial Advisor leaning finance and analysis from some of the company’s best.

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Birgit "Bee" Westphal


Bee R Westphal is the CFO/Strategy and Founder:  Prior to the opening of Building Drops, Mrs. Birgit R. Westphal was CEO and President of Rohwedder, Inc., a leading organization focusing on the design, engineering., and manufacturing of specialized precision vacuum systems. Mrs. Westphal also held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Rohwedder Automated Systems, Inc.,

Luis Pappatera P.E.

Director of Engineering

Luis earned his bachelor’s degree in Science in Civil Engineering from Florida International University.  He is currently in progress of earning his master's degree in Civil Engineering from his alma mater. He previously worked at CSW Structural Group, where he most recently served as the Structural/Threshold Inspector

Joseph Quinones

Operations Manager

Joe joined the Building Drops team as the Office/Accounting Manager.  Joe has over 18 years of experience in management, finance, and sales and will enhance our team with his unique business perspective and vision. Through our growth within Building Drops

Yunior Cruz

Project Engineer

Yunior recently earned his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering at Florida International University. He started at Building Drops in 2019 as an Engineering Intern. After a few months, he was provided the opportunity to stay on with the company. Since then, his role in the company revolves around FPA

Elena Ricardo

Project Manager Architectural

Elena earned her bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Universidad Autónoma del Caribe.  She relocated to Miami Florida while working with RC Aluminum Industries, in 2001, employed for over 13+ years with them as an Engineering Project Manager. 

Neha Saste

Engineering Intern

Neha from Pune, India, has completed her Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from the University of Pune, India in August 2017 with always a determination of accelerating the world she started her master’s in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) 

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“We're a small and growing consultancy. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you define your goals, develop solutions - and realize them! So what are you waiting for, let's meet" 

Hermes F Norero, P.E., President