About Us

CEG is strongly committed to the safety of our employees, shareholders, clients, and the communities we serve.

“You’ll never know what you’re capable of achieving until you’re out of your comfort zone.”
TJ McNamara

Managing Member, CEG

“CEG is a Small Business Company with a Large Business Resume.”
Jordan McNamara

CEO & Principal Managing Member, CEG

CEG, a Woman Owned Small Business Enterprise, was founded by the McNamara Family after a purchase and novation from a previous employer where the McNamara’s worked and managed the Federal and Commercial Nuclear Group. The CEG Team of company employees have been together for over fifteen (15) years performing demolition and environmental services to the DOE, DOD, NNSA and the commercial nuclear industry performing decommissioning and critical path outage services to a myriad of US Utility Companies.

Key Employee Bios

Jordan McNamara

Chief Executive Officer and Principal Managing Member

Mrs. Jordan McNamara, Co-founder, CEO, and CFO of Capital Energy Group (CEG), brings more than a decade of executive experience in the nuclear and environmental industry. Prior to CEG, Jordan was the General Manager and Chief HRO for DEMCO Power Services Group where she oversaw business and HR operations across multiple departments making sure company goals were attained in a productive and effective manner.

Jordan brings forth a results-oriented track record in managing staff, maintenance, vendors, and a multitude of business operations that has continually led to company growth and advancement across numerous sectors. She has a passion for excellence and believes it is CEG’s dedicated safety driven employees that are the best relatives and partners to continued success within the company and industry at large.

Jordan holds a BS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business.

Thomas McNamara

Chief Operations Officer and Managing Member

Mr. Thomas (TJ) McNamara co-founder, COO, and President of Capital Energy Group (CEG), brings over thirty-seven (37) years of executive nuclear projects within the commercial and governmental industries. He is a former senior nuclear and power executive with over $4.5B in safe and successfully completed projects throughout the United States, Canada, UK, and the Middle East. Mr. McNamara oversees program management, risk management, and radiological oversight on all CEG’s DOE & NNSA Manhattan Project Legacy Sites where we perform site demolition, cleanup, abatement of hazardous materials, and remediation. In addition to our governmental nuclear projects, Mr. McNamara manages and oversees our commercial nuclear decommissioning and site outage services at a myriad of US and Canadian Commercial Nuclear Utility Sites.

He has established a consistent and proven ability to lead organizations in the completion of major nuclear projects to reach a higher level of safety and performance on several high-profile projects such as the D&D of Building 771 at RFETS (rated the most contaminated and dangerous building within the DOE Complex), the D&D of Tank W1A and the PWL/LLWL from the original Manhattan Project at ORNL, and the first open-air demolition of a Hot Cell at 322M at SRS. Currently, Mr. McNamara also holds an outside Board position with ReXXel, LLC as Chairman of Power Services.

Mr. McNamara has an Executive MBA with Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University’s Executive Development Program and holds a NASD Series 63 Professional License. Additionally, he is a Commercial Nuclear National Board of Registration Society Boiling Water Reactor & Pressurized Water Reactor Containment Specialist SME.

John Lexo

Executive Vice President – Nuclear Operations

Mr. Lexo has more than 45 years of progressive experience in Engineering, Construction, Environmental, Waste Management, Waste Disposition, Project Management, Decommissioning & Decontamination, Demolition, and Radiological Projects on over 300 DOE and Commercial Nuclear radiological structures.

He is a degreed engineer and he is experienced is all aspects of project management and successful project execution across sixteen (16) DOE radiological sites and forty (40) commercial nuclear units. Mr. Lexo is a certified and licensed asbestos supervisor, asbestos project monitor, level 1 inspector, and certified competent person in a myriad of states. RFETS and the ORNL DOE Operations Office have awarded Mr. Lexo the project safety award for excellence and project operational award for multiple projects across both facilities. Mr. Lexo has a proven operational and safety record on over $2B in safe and successful projects; in 40 years of managing projects he has never had a recordable incident on any of his managed projects. This has been achieved by his successful implementation and enforcement of corporate health and safety programs, and all site-specific safety programs. Mr. Lexo is a former J2, US Army Intelligence and currently is CEG’s key license qualifier.

Thomas Coldwell, SMS, OHST, CHST, STSC

Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety / Quality Assurance

Mr. Coldwell provides his personal commitment to achieving CEG’s *“Zero Accident / Zero Hurts” Performance Goal* and supports our Integrated Safety Management. As a Certified Safety Management Specialist, Corporate VP, Project Health & Safety Manager, and Senior Quality Representative, Mr. Coldwell provides all our nuclear and industrial jobsites a unique combination of regulatory compliance and management experience, bringing his more than thirty (30) years’ experience and lessons learned knowledge from domestic and international assignments of construction, demolition, hazardous waste management and compliance with United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Mr. Coldwell has established effective on-going liaisons between CEG and outside government agencies, professional services, and ASSP, which keeps us current on the latest occupational and environmental regulations. ORNL UT-Battelle awarded Mr. Coldwell the project safety award for excellence on the “first ever” on-site remediation and removal of LLLW lines from the Manhattan Project Hot Cells in the 3500 Area.

Mr. Coldwell’s wide-ranging technical knowledge includes Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, EM-385-1-1 (USACE), Industrial Hygiene, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) regulations, United States Department of Energy (DOE), and the United States/International Petroleum Institute, National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (UK-NEBOSH IGC), Planning, Risk, Emergency & Business Continuity Management, Policy & Procedure Development, Sustainability, Total Quality Management (ISO 9001:2015), Team Building & Performance Improvement, HSE Management Systems (OHSAS 18001), Corporate and Field QHSE systems implementation, Project Management, Training Program Development & Deployment, QMS internal auditing. Veteran Combat Medical Specialist, US Army.


Project Manager

Mr. Melton is a certified asbestos supervisor, certified competent person, RAD II certified and a certified HAZWOPER supervisor. His experience includes the remediation, asbestos abatement, waste disposal, segregation, and demolition of over 100 radiological structures over the last thirteen (13) years. Mr. Melton provides executive and operational management to CEG’s DD&R BOA at ORNL, SRS, and throughout the DOE Complex.

Mr. Melton is well diverse in his key core competencies of building and maintaining customer and business relations, effective management, team building, utilizing quality tools in everyday work practices, presentation preparation and delivery skills, and a track record of meeting and exceeding all targets and milestone goals during his career with safety awareness as a number one priority. He is experienced in all aspects of electrical, mechanical, including ASME, ANSI Standards and NEC, NFPA Codes, instrumentation, structural and civil field development of engineered construction and decommissioning programs and project labor relations ensuring safety and productivity under effective applications with 29CFR, 1910 and 1926 OSHA safety requirements, quality control and start-up/field