After learning to count by watching the numbers increase on the revolution counter of his grandfather’s concrete trucks and learning to drive in his dad’s tandem dump trucks, there was no doubt civil engineering was the field for Randy. Although he’s taken some exciting twists and turns to get there, he’s finally back to his first passion.
Randy started as a US Air Force Civil Engineering Design Officer, but was soon selected for flight school where he went on to fly in the F-4G Wild Weasel aircraft, suppressing surface-to-air missiles in support of other fighter aircraft. A host of staff jobs ensued including a five year “sentence” to the Pentagon which brought him to the Fredericksburg area. Following retirement after 20 years, the desire to return to engineering was strong but lacking immediate relevant engineering experience, it was not to be … at that time.
Several large Program Manager, Systems Engineer and Biometrics jobs later, with the burning desire to obtain his Professional Engineer License and return to civil engineering, he was able to find all his former engineering bosses, required references, etc. … and 32 years after graduating college, he was able to sit for the P.E. exam. Then, armed with his professional engineering license, he joined a local architecture engineering firm as their Senior Regional Manager where he was able to use his diverse and unique background to do the things he enjoys the most … be out meeting and listening to clients and then leading cross functional teams to solve their complex engineering and project management challenges.
Randy is truly living the quote often attributed to Mark Twain, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” and the opportunity to do it as part of the F&R team while engineering stability for our clients is an honor.