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 Eppley Airfield. Taking a lot of pride in work we’ve done at Eppley, Joe has been involved in 99% of the concrete reconstruction and new construction that you see inside the fence from the air.
In 2011 the Missouri River flooded and The Omaha Airport Authority assembled a team of engineers and contractors to work on preventing a loss of the airport. If the airport would have flooded, the economic costs would have been unimaginable. The coordination and cooperation of a team that included Lamp Rynearson, Alvine Engineering, The City of Omaha, FAA, OPPD, USACE, Thiele Geotech, HDR, URS, Kiewit, Hawkins, the TSA, OAA management and operations all working together for one goal – keep the airport operational.
“Experiencing that level of team success was very powerful, I’ll never forget that feeling.”
Believing in our strong reputation as a trusted advisor, Joe’s goal is to help Lamp Rynearson stay relevant and gain market share at each of our locations. He strives everyday to solve problems, build our team’s expertise, and keep our clients’ projects moving forward.
When he’s not leading the Construction Administration Group you’ll find Joe working on his classic cars. He enjoys the challenge and constant care classic cars require along with the opportunities to make improvements. He started restoring a ’55 Chevy pickup when he was 13 years old, from body work and paint to wiring and mechanical, he’s restored and sold many vehicles since then.
“If you’ve ever owned a classic car or truck, you know, they’re NEVER truly finished.”
Congratulations on your 25 year anniversary Joe!