2021 | A Year of Resiliency

As the sun slowly sets on 2021 and with the dawn of 2022 on the horizon, it is a perfect time to ponder on all this year was. After the trials and tribulations of 2020, we looked at 2021 to be a promising fresh start. We stepped into the new year with cautious optimism and were greeted with an insurgence at our Nation’s Capital. The pandemic continued to rage on, exhausting our emotional health all the while the impending widespread Read more…

Shine Bright this Holiday Season

As we wrap up a year of growth, progress, and healing, we take a moment to reflect upon all we have accomplished and look ahead to all still to be achieved. The continued willingness of our staff, the commitment of our clients, and our unwavering communities have made 2021 shine brighter. So, from all of us at Lamp Rynearson, we send you warm holiday tidings.

CEO Moment | Engineering Infrastructural Equity Outcomes

In its ideal state – the path to equity could be a fluid motion forward – a process that evolves our society into a more fair and equitable space. Unfortunately, fluidity may not always occur due to wicked problems that invariably arise or may already exist. We must be continually purposeful within this iterative process. As we step into the final weeks of 2021, I pause to reflect upon equity within our industry and re-challenge myself and our firm with Read more…

2021 Aquatics Deep Dive Magazine

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.

CEO Moment | Driven by Our Common Humanity

2021 has ebbed and flowed as our new normal continues to reveal itself. While it sometimes feels like we are perpetually in the messy middle, we have the unique ability to be contributing authors of our next horizon.   It is easy to forget our vulnerabilities in the business environment as we press through the ongoing Pandemic. But we are not organizations of cogs, we are organizations of people. With a common humanity. And it is that very common humanity Read more…

CEO Moment | Inclusivity on Independence Day

  The Fourth of July invokes warm summer memories of hot dog scented aroma wafting amongst a group of revelers and children gleefully dotting the night sky with the glow of sparklers. This day also represents so much more. The Constitution’s framers understood the limitations of their language and did not expect an utterly perfect union – only a system to work towards an attainable condition for all. Therefore, the nation is a continual work in progress towards equitability and Read more…

Growing the Way in Northern Colorado

Leaders who are driven by purpose cultivate a culture of excellence through their intentionality. Lamp Rynearson, a civil engineering and land surveying firm with projects spanning the Front Range, has a long-standing tradition of purpose-focused leadership, fueled by a passion to enhance the communities they work in. Established in 1959 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska with offices in Fort Collins and Kansas City the firm is steered by its purpose statement: leaving a legacy of enduring improvements to their communities. Read more…

CEO Moment | Thinking like a Futurist

Last year at this time, we didn’t know what to expect for the future. People were working from home. Children were learning from living rooms. The tragic events that spurred the nationwide call for racial justice hadn’t happened yet. We had hoped things would get back to normal soon, but we didn’t know what that meant. Now, here we are today. “Back to normal” is no longer what it used to mean. To build a bridge from the normal we Read more…

Donald G. “Gary” Kathol 1942 – 2021 | A Tribute by Mike McMeekin

Gary Kathol was born in Hartington, Nebraska in 1942. His family moved to Omaha, and he graduated from Creighton Prep in 1960. He began his career at Lamp Rynearson in 1961 at the age of 19. At the time he was hired, Gary was working at a marina on the Missouri River. Don Lamp was impressed with Gary’s work ethic and offered him a job with his new engineering firm (a much different recruiting process than today). Gary studied for Read more…

Lamp Rynearson Welcomes New Board Member

Shawntal M. Smith, Esq., joins Lamp Rynearson Board of Directors as its newest member. She is the Chief Professional Development Officer & General Counsel for Omaha Home for Boys and a Race and Law course adjunct professor at her alma mater, Creighton University School of Law. Driven to make a difference, Shawntal has practiced law for the past 15 years and brings her background of agility coaching, training, human resources, organizational culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion to the board member Read more…

CEO Moment | Leading with Purpose

At the beginning of every year, Lamp Rynearson comes together to charter a New Year Outlook. It is a time for us to reflect on days past and lessons learned while setting our sights on the new horizon. Part of the Outlook includes a theme for the coming year – a banner statement of sorts –under which everyone within the company can assemble to continue living our mission statement of “Leaving a Legacy” with renewed energy and focus. For many Read more…