A gorgeous day spent at West Woods Golf Course for Terracon's Client Appreciation Golf Classic benefiting Urban Land Conservancy. We are delighted to have contributed to this cause and look forward to next year's event! A big thank you to our colleagues Scott McClain (Haselden Construction) and Kyle Donahue (Adolfson & Peterson Construction) who were able to attend and enjoy a day on the course with the R&R team.
A special thank you to our intern, Bryce, for spending the summer with us and contributing fresh ideas to the R&R team!
Before heading back to Washington State University, Bryce shared with us how a collaborative office environment impacted his internship.
An open office layout and the ability to work with all levels of the team both in the office and out in the field provided valuable opportunities for Bryce to apply what he's been learning in his classes.
Through our internship program, R&R supports future industry leaders by providing hands-on opportunities with real-world projects and guidance on the next phase of education and careers in Survey and Engineering.
Thank you, Bryce, for your dedication and hard work this summer. All of us at R&R wish you a successful junior year!
Celebrating the grand opening of Cherry Creek Innovation Campus just in time to head back to school!
R&R is proud to have worked with Cherry Creek School District, DLR Group, and JHL Constructors, Inc. on this brand new state-of-the art college and career preparedness facility.
The future is bright for CCIC and we look forward to working with their Construction Mathematics students this fall!
We are proud to announce that Todd Smith, PhD, PE, LEED-AP, is R&R’s new Executive Vice President.
A Registered Professional Engineer, LEED-AP and 2019 Ph.D (Risk Management through Leadership) with 30-plus years in multi-state design and construction for heavy civil, utilities, site work, landscape, and reclamation, Todd has led teams of 10 to 1,800, plus overseen public hearings, public approval processes, private philanthropic ventures and engineering reviews with countless government and non-government groups at all levels. Todd, who previously worked as an R&R employee in the late 1990s, continued to cultivate strong relationships with R&R after his departure, ultimately bringing the company on as a survey and engineering sub-consultant on his projects.
“Todd's operational knowledge, coupled with his ability to connect with people, will allow our vision to reach heights we haven't yet realized. ” - Tony Smith, President
Originally from Wisconsin, Todd has deep roots in the civil design and construction industry, having begun his career as a superintendent and foreman. Todd holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville; an Honorary Masters degree in sports field construction from The University of Denver; and a Ph.D in risk management from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.
"We're thrilled that Todd has rejoined our collaborative team of employees. He, like everyone on our staff, is committed to bettering our community and fostering sustainable relationships with clients, partners and colleagues that go far beyond the individual project." - Tony Smith, President
Todd's professional experience in public and private sectors spans the spectrum: He's worked on projects ranging from $100,000 to $400 million, including more than 200 running tracks and an additional 200 synthetic and natural fields, plus environmental projects, bridges and safety surfaces.
"Working alongside Tony Smith, I'll focus primarily on teaching, formalizing and streamlining engineering procedures," said Todd, adding that his new position also includes "workload deadline achievement and customer communication, while jointly refining many cross-functional internal processes and culture."
IN THE NEWS
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!
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.”
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!
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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.
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!