We Can Do Better

Albert Einstein once noted “Striving for social justice is the most valuable thing to do in life.” While America is no stranger to racial injustice; the recent tragic events demand we pay attention. We now realize it is impossible to stay silent on this most valuable thing to do in life. We can do better. No, we must do better. People are coming together to take a stand and demand change. As technical professionals we have a unique opportunity to Read more…

Expert Blog: Surveying in a Time of Pandemic

The world is much quieter now that stay-at-home or safer-at-home directives and social distancing are part of our new normal. Many businesses are operating remotely resulting in less crowded streets and highways. Nevertheless, there’s one set of trucks still out on the roads – Lamp Rynearson’s Survey Crew. If you see our trucks with bright white logos during your essential grocery store trips, know that our survey professionals are out there to keep infrastructure projects moving. Land surveying is fundamental Read more…

COVID-19 Update | March 23, 2020

Dear Clients, Partners, and Friends, As we are on this COVID-19 journey together, we want to provide an update to our response. Our first priority is the health and safety of you and our Lamp Rynearson community. We are monitoring the situation of our four office locations and have acted. The second objective is to keep projects on-track as the impacts of COVID-19 are realized. Below are steps we are taking: In Office Meetings: Our offices are closed to the Read more…

COVID-19 Update | March 17, 2020

Dear Valued Partner,   Well, here we are at the end of another day of constantly changing conditions. As we go home to our families and do what we believe is best for them, our clients and our communities, please know that the team at Lamp Rynearson is here, even if remote. We are here to problem-solve, keep projects moving ahead and, most of all, take care of one another.   You will hear from us. We’ll be picking up Read more…

Expert Blog: A Traffic Engineer’s Secret Alter Ego

Have you ever had a close call? You’re driving in your car, looking for that “prime” parking spot or trying to think of a way to get through all the traffic. Your attention is elsewhere. You’re running late, you don’t have time for – Screech!  Suddenly, a car, a bike or, even worse, a person is right there in front of you! Somehow muscle memory kicks in, you slam your foot on the break. Hard. Through white knuckles and a Read more…

Expert Blog: Water Storage in the Arid West

Water Resources Group Leader Justin Korkus, PE, explains the process of creating a reservoir – from water rights through dam design With over 300 days of sun a year, you are sure to notice the myriad of glimmering reservoirs whenever you travel along the Front Range in Colorado. Coming in an array of sizes, they inspire daydreams of lake days, shoreline barbeques, and fishing for those lucky enough to live in the Centennial State! Although celebrated as a recreational destination, Read more…

Rob Vanderveen Receives Young Professional Award

A huge congratulations to our very own Project Engineer, Rob Vanderveen! ACEC Nebraska 2020 Young Professional of the Year. Thank you Rob for all your hard work and your amazing efforts in our community through Hope Dwells and Yellow Door. Inspiring and well deserved award. Read more about Rob and his involvement in the Omaha community https://www.civicnebraska.org/build-up-omaha-vanderveens/.

New Water/Wastewater Leader in the Colorado Region

Lamp Rynearson has selected José Velazquez, PE, BCEE, as the new Colorado Region Water/Wastewater Leader. José has 40 years of experience in water and wastewater related engineering. A Colorado native, José was first attracted to the world of water engineering through his understanding of how important water is to our lifestyle in the arid west. During his impressive career, he has served in the role of principal-in-charge, project manager, and project engineer at companies such as CDM, Jacobs, and Tetratech. Read more…

2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

The year 2019 was monumental! We launched a new brand to celebrate our firm’s 60th anniversary! Our year-end report captures the excitement and energy of this effort! More importantly, it reaffirms our dedication to serving PEOPLE, sharing PROFITS, and improving our PLANET is stronger than ever. Dive in to the incredible community stories throughout this report!    

Kansas City Now Offering Land Surveying

KANSAS CITY – Lamp Rynearson is now offering land surveying as a service mobilized from their Kansas City office. The firm has hired Kellan Gregory, PLS, as the Survey Project Manager to lead this expansion. “Lamp Rynearson has offered land surveying services out of Omaha since our founding in 1959. When the Kansas City office was acquired in 2013, it was a matter of timing and finding the right leadership to begin offering this service to our clients here,” commented Read more…

Lamp Rynearson Adds Senior Structural Engineer to Staff

Brian Skourup, PE, SE, joins the Lamp Rynearson team as Senior Structural Engineer. With 12 years of experience, and degrees in both architectural and structural engineering, Skourup provides comprehensive structural engineering services to support all of the firm’s office locations. Skourup’s work has included structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry, and prestressed concrete buildings, bridges, and non-building structures throughout the United States and abroad. Drawing from experience in engineering, data analytics, and financial analysis, he leads projects, solves problems, and manages Read more…

McMeekin Takes on Role as Engineering Change Lab Director

Michael P. McMeekin, PE, ENV SP, Chairman of the Board for Lamp Rynearson, has been selected as the Engineering Change Lab-USA’s (ECL-USA) first Executive Director. The ECL-USA is a social change lab seeking to connect, share information, and collaborate with individuals and stakeholder groups within the engineering community. It is made up of change leaders and explorers committed to benefiting society by unlocking the full potential of engineering. McMeekin, who was an initiator / founder of the ECL-USA, was instrumental Read more…