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465 E Prospect St #202 | York PA

About First Capital Design Group

First Capital Design Group

Located in York, PA, we provide residential, commercial and industrial design and engineering services.

Specializing in Residential design, Commercial design, and Industrial material handling Engineering and the design of distribution facilities. FCD/G is a York-based collaboration of architects and engineers (mechanical, material handling, structural and refrigeration) who specialize in the planning, design and implementation of both conventional and/or mechanized or automated distribution facilities, including refrigerated and freezer operations.



Principal, First Capital Design Group, LLC


Registered Engineer

Pennsylvania, California, Louisiana


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Construction Specification Institute

Material Handling Institute

National Society of Professional Engineers

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Ted Elicker is the founder and Principal of First Capital Design which is based in York, PA. Ted is responsible for the analysis, planning and detail design of a variety of projects.

He has 45 years of professional experience in facility design and construction with positions ranging from Project Engineer to Owner and Principal. He has worked on projects from 1,000 to 1 million SF in size both here and abroad. In addition, he has consulted and designed projects for select residential and commercial clients.



Principal, First Capital Design Group, LLC


Pennsylvania State College of Technology Bachelor in Architectural Technologies

Brian Ports is a principal in First Capital Design Group, York, PA. Brian is responsible for the design, analysis, planning and detailing of a variety of projects in Commercial and Residential sector.

He has 28 years of professional experience in Commercial and Residential design. Brian worked for John Ports Architectural Services from 1992-2000. In 2000 Brian formed an Architectural firm with another partner to form Williams and Ports Architecture and Design. Acting as Owner and Principal of his own professional Design firm. In 2016 Brian partnered in First Capital Design Group with Ted Elicker to create a firm that can provide not only design but also engineering services. He has worked on projects from 1,000 to 100,000SF in size.