Michael L. Lassiter, S.E., P.E.

Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer


With more than 24 years of telecommunication industry experience in structural analysis, site design, and above-grade inspection and mappings, Mike’s knowledge and expertise has made him an integral part of the success of Delta Oaks Group. His innate ability to understand every facet of complex structural design scenarios and use that understanding to develop efficient, value-engineered design options creates unparalleled value to Delta Oaks’ clients looking to implement reliable, cost-efficient, and constructable site builds. Prior to joining Delta Oaks Group in 2017, Michael owned and operated Vertical Solutions for 12 years where he specialized in delivering civil/structural engineering and inspections solutions to his telecommunications, residential, commercial, and industrial clientele.

At Delta Oaks

As Vice President and Chief Structural Engineer, Mike is responsible for developing and implementing all related technical protocols and procedures, as well as overseeing and leading all special projects in the Structural and Above-Grade Inspection disciplines. In between projects, Mike devotes a portion of his time to mentoring engineering students and interns through the ASCE, as well as the junior engineers on staff. His devotion to the growth of fellow engineers has earned him respect amongst his peers.

What attracted Mike to Delta Oaks Group was the company’s overall collaborative approach between their in-house disciplines; in particular, the collaboration between their Inspections, Structural, and Geotechnical Departments. The alliance of these technical disciplines has enabled Mike to consistently deliver unmatched service and design quality to Delta Oaks Group clients.

Education and Certifications

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering with a Structures Concentration from UNC Charlotte and holds a Master’s in Civil Engineering in Structures and Mechanics from North Carolina State University. Mike is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the TIA/TR14.7 Standards Committee, and the National Association of Tower Erectors. He holds a Professional Engineering license in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, the USVI, and the Northern Marianas Islands.


A master of puns, if Mike is not telling dad jokes to his 3 children, he is likely on a roll scoring goals in hockey or going on a trek in the mountains.