R&R Gives Back - Freedom Service Dogs

R&R is passionate about supporting organizations in our community. Our team recently volunteered at Freedom Service Dogs, an incredible organization dedicated to rescuing dogs and transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need including children with autism, veterans and active-duty military, and other adults with disabilities.

Learn more about the invaluable resources provided by Freedom Service Dogs and check out ways to get involved!

New Leadership, New Office, New Culture

Company changes embrace history, growth, & ramped-up focus on customer care and staff

We are proud to announce that Tony Smith, PLS, is R&R’s new President and Douglas Dunkin, PE, will continue to be the company’s CEO. These leadership changes are effective immediately.

As R&R's President, Smith will be guiding operations and day-to-day activities. Smith has been with R&R since 2012. By 2016, he was running the entire Survey Department and had grown the field crew presence to 10 trucks and more than 25 team members, doubling the size of both. Now elevated to President, Smith continues to focus on internal culture and organic career growth for the company.

“Our internal culture has been redeveloped to devote particular focus to our clients and to our employees," says Smith. "We are dedicated to the highest caliber customer service possible and to our staff and their career development. These changes reflect years of preparation and strategy.”

Tony Smith, PLS R&R President

Tony Smith, PLS
R&R President

Doug Dunkin, PE R&R CEO

Doug Dunkin, PE
R&R CEO

Dunkin began his R&R career in 1994. He became part owner in 1996 and sole owner in 2003. As CEO, he will continue to develop client relations and evaluate strategic opportunities for the firm's future. 

"We have carefully modulated our growth and our vision," says Dunkin. "Today our company expectations and goals are broader and more wide-ranging than ever before."

In addition to the new leadership shift, the company will move from its West Colfax facilities, where R&R has operated since 2007, into newly built headquarters located at 1635 W. 13th Avenue in Denver in early summer 2019. The move provides a 21st-century designed workspace that prioritizes employee needs and functional design for client support.

"R&R has devoted hundreds of hours into improving how we conduct our projects and I'm proud to serve in this new capacity," says Smith. "It is an exciting time to work within the company and the industry. I look forward to the organization's continued growth."

Check out the construction progress at our new office location. Stay tuned for more updates!

IN THE NEWS

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    BusinessDen features Tony Smith, PLS and Douglas Dunkin, PE in The Herd

    Tony Smith, PLS (President) and Douglas Dunkin, PE (CEO) of R&R were featured in The Herd, a weekly rundown of new hire, departures, and promotions for prominent professional services businesses in Denver.

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    Tony Smith Announced as President of R&R in ENR Mountain States June 2019

    R&R’s announcement of new leadership has been covered in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mountain States summer edition covering the latest movers and shakers in the industry.

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2019 Rockies Opening Day

In honor of opening day, check out the progress on The Rockies West Lot!

Now known as McGregor Square, R&R is currently involved in this high-rise development of an existing surface parking lot adjacent to Coors Field.

Featuring more than 100 private residences, nearly 200 hotel rooms, office space, restaurants, shopping, and a Hall of Fame. In addition, a 25,000 square foot outdoor plaza for the community to enjoy year round, not just on game days.

R&R is providing survey, entitlement support, and civil engineering design including offsite utility and public roadway survey and design. According to 5280.com, the project is expected to be completed in January 2021.


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2019 SMPS Colorado Marketing Excellence Awards

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R&R had an amazing time celebrating innovative marketing campaigns and business development strategies with Colorado's top AEC firms at the SMPS Colorado Marketing Excellence Awards!

Congratulations to all of our industry peers and a big shout out to our Business Development and Marketing team for always making R&R shine!

2019 National Engineers Week

TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK,
WE PUT OUR ENGINEERS TO THE TEST!

Each team had 30 minutes to construct an aqueduct using at least 10 feet of tubing to see how quickly they could fill up a 5-gallon bucket. Our expert panel of judges from the Survey department evaluated each team on creativity, efficiency, length, and branding.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS!

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R&R Gives Back - Holiday Donation Drive

R&R celebrated the holidays with our annual Secret Santa exchange and donation drive!

In the spirit of giving, R&R hosted a donation drive in partnership with Urban Peak, a local non-profit organization that provides a range of services and support for at-risk and homeless youth (ages 15-24). Thank you to all who donated coats, gifts, and more!

And a special thank you to Catamount Constructors for sharing the gift of giving and helping us pay it forward to such a deserving organization!

Denver's 2018 Mayor's Design Awards

We are proud to have worked on The Ramble Hotel and 2200 California St. which received City and County of Denver's 2018 Mayor’s Design Awards in the Distinctive Denver and Back to the Future categories.

We are so grateful to Arrow B Architecture for bringing us on board the 2200 California Redevelopment with VanWest Partners. This revitalizing project took a turn of the century warehouse with a long automotive history and created a vibrant retail space featuring a local brewery, escape room, and restaurant. The innovative redesign which incorporates relics from the building’s past was recognized and awarded the 2018 Community Preservation Award by Historic Denver.

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Fall Company Update and Corn Maze Fun

Leaves are falling, a chill is in the air, and Fall is here again. Its been a busy summer for R&R and during our Quarterly meeting we got updates on project milestones, upcoming opportunities, and introductions to new faces around the office and in the field.

The following weekend R&R had an aMAZEing time getting out of the office and getting lost in the corn. Thank you Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms for hosting our team and their families!

Grand Openings for R&R Summer Staking Projects

R&R is pleased to see two major constructing staking projects hold their Grand Opening’s this past week.

The Denver Premium Outlets are the latest outlet mall for the Denver-Metro area, and opened 60 stores featuring apparel, cookware, food, fragrances and other products. The 330,000 SF outlet mall sites on 50 acres at I-25 & 136th Avenue in Thornton, and will employ more than 700 full and part time jobs. R&R crews have been onsite nearly daily for more than a year providing site layout and surveying for The Whiting Turner Contracting Co. and sitework subcontractors.

See the Denver Business Journal’s coverage for Grand Opening Day photos and list of stores.

Working with JHL Constructors, R&R welcomes students to the brand new Mrachek Middle School in Aurora. Built as a replacement school for the original 1970’s era building, the new facility is a two-story 130,000-square foot building with separate learning communities for each grade level and serves up to 1,000 students. Construction began in spring 2017 and the school officially opened on September 10, 2018. The old school building will be demolished next spring to make room for athletic fields.