Meet STONEPILE founder, Dr. Garry Vermaas: The Engineer Behind BASE4

Dr. Garry Vermaas is the founder and CEO of BASE4. With over twenty-five years of experience in structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering design and construction, he focuses his extensive knowledge and influence on the global hospitality leadership and industry. He earned his Ph.D. and Master’s in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University, Master’s degree in Structural Engineering from Lehigh University, and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in 48 states in the U.S. He has authored numerous publications, provided expert testimony in his field, and currently leads the international firm, BASE4, as Chief Executive Officer. Let’s get to know more about BASE4. 

BASE4 is a team of award-winning architects, engineers, and interior designers who live at the intersection of technological innovation and premier building design. Their goal has always been to harness the latest technologies, especially as they usher in the paradigm shift into the fourth industrialization.

BASE4 is one of the very few AEC firms that sell products as opposed to services. This approach helps them quantify and organize their workflow efficiency. With this approach they optimize their design processes with automation, virtual reality design, and continual improvement of collaborative systems. BASE4 supports all AEC stakeholders–including developers, GCs, manufacturers, and others–in Strategy Consultation, Total Industrialized Construction Advisory (DfMA), Advanced BIM Consultation, Building Code Consultation, Value Engineering, Simulated Reality Extension, Data Restructuring, and Operational Standardization.

As AEC futurists, our goal is to integrate the internal efforts of our industry and—more importantly—work together to fix every broken aspect of the system.

The BASE4 team works with developers and general contractors to rethink traditional building methods by infusing innovative technology, forward-thinking design, and offsite manufacturing principles to build projects CHEAPER and FASTER!

We Help Developers Build Cheaper & Faster

We are architects & engineers rethinking the way buildings get built.

They are licensed in 49 states and have all ARCH/SE/MEP/ID engineers in-house, so they have clients covered for all their design needs. In addition, our code study analysis ensures their projects run into fewer problems and delays down the road—whether prefab or traditionally designed. Their staff has worked around the globe with every type of design method.
BASE4 offices are strategically placed all over the world, which gives them longer workdays. They have over 200 engineers, architects, and designers ready to move your projects through to completion—with fewer coordination errors and faster speed.


Explore BASE4’s portfolio of projects, services, and industry blogs covering hotel and multifamily design and the latest on construction by visiting their website:

Remember that STONEPILEllc The Online Construction College provides affordable, accessible, industry-disrupting Construction Leadership training to help meet the growing demand for qualified construction leadership professionals.

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Here at STONEPILEllc, we create specific training that is unique to the company’s needs. With our Trial 5 Program, you can try five weeks of college at no cost! We also provide corporate discounts on our already low costs.


Dr. Jodi Vermaas
Founder I Disruptor I Mother of 12


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