Gary A. Bruce, PE

Branch Manager


Gary Bruce will be the first to tell you that numbers make a lot more sense to him than words. As a matter of fact, he feels that if books had been written in math, he probably would have done a whole lot better in English class. With this love for math coupled with his desire to work outdoors and an engineering technician job to help pay his college tuition, Gary realized that Civil Engineering was THE perfect career choice. A truly “forged in the fire” engineer, he started as a part-time as a laboratory technician and with his talent and skills soon progressed to working as a field technician, all while going to school. Once Gary graduated, he advanced quickly through the professional ranks at F&R to become a successful Branch Manager. He knows all aspects of the business and gets the big picture, because he has actually done it all. Gary is currently a registered engineer in Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina and holds many certifications from ICC, ACI, and VDOT, among others. He personally manages many of F&R’s largest client accounts and serves as a mentor and resource to F&R staff.

Gary is beloved by his employees in the Roanoke office for so many reasons, not the least of which is his colorful sense of humor and use of witty analogies, none of which can be repeated herein. Gary’s employees go into his office with problems weighing heavy on their minds, and leave, often holding their bellies from laughing. He has a way of putting the troubles associated with work into hilarious perspective which eases the tension for everyone in the office.