When I graduated in December of 1983, only four out of 100 graduates were women at Oklahoma State University. In 1985, while working for the US Army Corp of Engineers District in Tulsa, OK, we started our family. My request to work part-time after maternity leave was rejected. Although other career fields had flexibility for… Read More
After 5 years with Lamp Rynearson, Project Manager Michael Palizzi reflects on his significant and impactful experiences. “The friendliness of the people is what initially attracted me to the company. Everyone was easy to talk to and gave me a very warm welcome.” The company’s positive culture and focus on fostering meaningful work relations enticed… Read More
Fifteen years ago, Senior Project Manager Joe Flaxbeard started working for Lamp Rynearson right after graduating college, to this day he still believes he just lucked out. When asked about his best work experience over the years Joe replied: “There are too many specific instances to recall, but I appreciate the collaborations and conversations with… Read More
One year in the Kansas City office’s survey group has come and gone for Party Chief Chris Rush, soon to be Professional Land Surveyor! Chris’ love for the outdoors fuels his career, always looking forward to the next opportunity to both work and get some sun. Farming and blacksmithing taught him hard work and creativity… Read More
A winning combination of work/family balance and an opportunity to excel as an expert in the field of stormwater is what brought Senior Project Engineer Scott Oswald to join our team 15 years ago. Enjoying the flexibility that Lamp Rynearson has to offer, plus the opportunity to work on a large variety of projects is… Read More
During his college years VP and Construction Administration Group Leader Joe Oetken made a connection to the people working at Lamp Rynearson. When the opportunity arose he joined our team and has never looked back. Over the past 25 years Joe has been a part of so many projects, including over $325M of improvements at… Read More
Throughout Kansas City this spring, communities will depict their heart through a public art project known as the Parade of Hearts. Lamp Rynearson’s very own Nicholette Haigler, Kansas City Marketing Coordinator, was selected as an artist for this one-of-a-kind project! Her contributions build upon our long-standing tradition of leaving a legacy through our community changing… Read More
In a historically male-dominated industry, we understand how important it is to recruit and support women. Together, we champion gender equality, challenge the norms, and drive profitability. We focus on experiences and continually allying to advance all women across Lamp Rynearson. LampHERstory was founded in 2020 and is a source of knowledge on gender equality… Read More
At Lamp Rynearson, leaders who are driven by purpose cultivate a culture of excellence. Our firm has a rich history of purpose-focused leadership, fueled by a desire to deliver lasting improvements for our communities. Continuing this legacy of servant leadership is Regan Pence, PLA, who has been promoted to lead Lamp Rynearson’s Landscape Architecture + Planning Group.
Federal Practice Lead Chris Langan has reached a milestone celebration. In his 15th year with us, Chris has enjoyed the diverse federal work we’ve done in 2021. Working at and visiting military bases such as Minot AFB, Schriever AFB, Whiteman AFB, Fort Riley, and Offutt AFB has been rewarding and educational. While each base has… Read More
Senior Project Designer Scott Morrow is back with us again and celebrates another one-year anniversary. “I’m back for good, great place to work!” Says Scott. After a five-year hiatus, Scott returns to enjoy being part of various projects while working with the Water, Wasterwater, and Civil Design groups. With a desire to support all the… Read More
Take a deep dive with Lamp Rynearson’s Aquatics Team! We are excited to introduce our new annual publication featuring the latest trends in aquatics projects and technology while showcasing community success stories. Behind our work are real people with real impact, and the legacies they leave have the power to change lives for the better.