PC Associates – Who We Are

PC Associates is a group of seasoned architects, engineers and contractors embracing new technologies while utilizing decades of practical construction knowledge obtained in the field. Founded in 1990 and restructured as a 100% WBE in 2010, PC Associates focus has always been to assist both the project owners and the design professionals in reducing change orders and time delays using their proprietary constructability and interdisciplinary coordination methodology – RemedyCheck®. Proofreading works – guaranteed.

Our Philosophy

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
Ayn Rand

I’m not a genius. I’m just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

The reality of what is (and isn’t) in construction documents can bite. Experienced proofreaders provide reality checks instead.
Michelle Pettit

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Do you have an eye for detail when it comes to plans and specifications? Do you enjoy ferreting out coordination issues, missing information and other potential constructability problems? Have credentials in your area of expertise? Are you extremely disciplined and prefer telecommuting? See if you are right for our team.

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PC Associates is the only independent plan checking company to offer a complete line of plan reviews with all disciplines under one roof. PC Associates’ complete in-house capabilities provide the fastest, most accurate, and cost effective (based on reduction of change orders) method of ensuring that your construction documents give the contractor the information needed to build your project quickly and economically.
Meet Our Management Team

Michelle Pettit, AIA


An architect and general contractor with a BS in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly SLO in 1977, Michelle has always been fascinated by the jig saw puzzle that is design and construction. While working in traditional practices, Michelle found she excelled in the technical aspects of a project – construction documents. Constant coordination and review of both staff and consultants work was intuitive and resulted in extremely low change order rates. The transition to providing constructability reviews and constant interaction with clients to improve that service was a natural extension of her desire to improve the industry she loves.

Nichole Plahy, AIA, LEED AP

Director of Production

An architect and general contractor with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona in 2003, Nichole’s experience as both a designer and a builder gives her a unique perspective regarding how drawings and specifications must clearly delineate both design intent and execution to the contractor. As Director of Production, Nichole tracks work through the firm and integrates staff assignments with client deadlines. She also serves as PC Associates internal QC – proofreading the proofreaders.

Judy Williams

Director of Administration

As Director of Administration and a Notary Public, Judy’s expertise in all aspects of running the business side of PC Associates stems from learning the nature of our services from the ground up. From typing and assembling plan review reports, handling and then overseeing all aspects of HR, accounting and contracts, and automating whenever possible, Judy’s understanding of the entire process is the oil that keeps the PC Associates’ machine running smoothly. Her BA in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton in 2006 enhances her ability to listen to our clients about their needs and successfully navigate a myriad of accounting departments.