About SMD Engineering

SMD Engineering, LLC is a Salt Lake City, Utah based mechanical engineering consulting firm. We specialize in heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and plumbing systems. We strive to provide superior mechanical design, while maintaining cost effectiveness and ease of maintainability. Coordination with other consultants and our client is a key goal at SMD Engineering, which allows for a smoother design process, an excellent product, and a satisfied customer.

SMD Engineering, LLC offers a wide variety of mechanical engineering design capabilities. We can create the complete mechanical engineering design for your new project, or we can make modifications, changes and improvements to your existing mechanical design.

Our combination of experienced engineers and design tools allows SMD Engineering, LLC to deliver you a mechanical design optimized for functionality and manufacturability.

We have state-of-the-art AutoCAD 3D CAD and Revit MEP BIM systems for mechanical design, as well as a variety of tools / equipment for mechanical analysis and testing.

We offer a full range of mechanical engineering consulting services, from simple projects or on-site assistance to full scale development and system integration. Whatever your mechanical engineering needs, we will be glad to assist you.

Scott M. Deakins

APRIL 29, 1960 – FEBRUARY 26, 2022

SMD Engineering Murray Utah

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend left his amazing life February 26, 2022 at the young age of 61. He was born on April 29, 1960 in Ogden Utah, where he was adopted into the loving arms of Darwin Deakins and Barbara Mitchell and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was soon joined by his adopted sister, Lisa Deakins. Later his parents divorced, and Darwin married another love of his life, Linda, and gave Scott his loving second mother and adopted sister, Chelsea Deakins.

At a young age Scott learned the importance of hard work and making a life for himself and his future. He began delivering pizzas, bussing tables at Dees, and working at Sears. Next he went on to sweeping floors at his dad’s company, and eventually working his way up to welding steel, and finally becoming a salesman for his dad’s company.

One of Scott’s lifelong aspirations was to become a Mechanical Engineer. This dream began to turn into a reality while attending Utah State University. Scott graduated from the school of Engineering in the spring of 1983 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. With this degree many opportunities presented themselves for him to grow and prosper while putting his knowledge to work. Throughout the years he could be found leaving his precise mark on many projects that he worked on and completed.

While attending USU, he met his lifelong companion, love of his life, and best friend, Kaylene, and their life adventure began. Several afternoons and weekends were spent exploring the mountains in Cache Valley, finding his favorite spot, Green Canyon. Many hours were spent playing Donkey Kong at their favorite watering hole, and Friday night poker with friends.

After Kay’s graduation in 1984, they were married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and moved to Salt Lake City to begin making their home and family. He was blessed with their first daughter, Brandy Jo Deakins, (Wiedel) in November 1984. Being a new experience, he loved and cherished her, enjoying taking her places and her first trick or treating experience with many more adventures to follow. A few years later his second daughter, Crystal, was born on a hot summers night in July 1987. Being a pro, he knew all the tricks to raising another beautiful daughter, Crystal Deakins, he would cherish and be proud of as well.

Scott used his vast knowledge to teach them everything in life, from social, science and math, and to be proud of the world around them and appreciate even the little things in life. He taught them how to take apart and rebuild a motor using his prize 1974 Ford F250 highboy. Scott also taught them how to design, build, and launch several rockets; from model to high power. He gave them the opportunity to explore the great outdoors traveling to several National Parks and monuments around the United States and Canada.

Scott was very successful in his life as a Mechanical Engineer. He began his career at Tooele Army Depot; his proudest achievement there was designing and overseeing the Consolidated Maintenance Facility, a $35 million dollar, 400,000 square foot facility. When he left he was awarded the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, in high standing. He then worked at Colvin Engineering where he excelled in many aspects of designing Mechanical systems. He fulfilled his lifelong dream of opening his own business, SMD Engineering, on August 10, 2004, where he was proud to offer Superior Mechanical Design Services to several clients in Utah and around the United States.

Scott was an avid golfer. He enjoyed many rounds with his dad and friends. He looked forward to traveling to Mesquite for their annual winter golf game every January. Enjoyed Sunday golf with friends, and taking several opportunities to sneak out during the week to play a round with his golf buddies. He participated in the Men’s league at Stonebridge and the Ridge. He was also a member of SMACNA, sponsoring a tournament yearly and winning several awards.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Kaylene (Jensen) Deakins, daughters Brandy (Tim) Wiedel, Crystal Deakins, and his faithful companion Jasper and his soon to be grandson, Liam. His granddogs, Beau, DZ, and Jedi. His second mom, Linda, sisters, Lisa and Chelsea. His sister in laws, brother in law and several valued friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Mitchell, father, Darwin Deakins, and grandson Arthur James Wiedel, his in laws, Kent R. Jensen, and Jo Doris Jensen.

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