Brandon Theis, PE, is Promoted to Site Development Group Manager

Brandon Theis

Brandon Theis, PE, has been promoted to Site Development Group Manager. He began his career at RPA’s Kalispell Branch Office in 2005 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University. For nearly two decades, Brandon has served as one of RPA’s leading municipal engineers providing project management, civil engineering design, and construction administration services for numerous urban street and site development projects. In his new role, Brandon will oversee the entire Site Development Group and will primarily be responsible for the group’s marketing, administration, and quality control.

Lance Bowser, PE, is Promoted to Airports Group Manager

Lance Bowser

Lance Bowser, PE, has been promoted to Airports Group Manager. He joined RPA in 2004 and has over 20 years of experience in the airport industry. Lance has completed master planning, airport layout plans, environmental assessments, land acquisition, airport design, construction inspection, and overall project management and administration for nearly 100 airport improvement projects with over 20 airports across Montana. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Montana State University – Northern in Havre and is a licensed professional engineer in Montana and Colorado.

Stephen Markwardt, PE, is Promoted to Design Team Leader

Stephan Markwardt

Stephen Markwardt, PE, has been promoted to Design Team Leader in RPA’s Streets and Highways Group. He works in the Helena office and holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University.  In this role, Stephen will oversee project development to ensure work is completed on schedule, meets the client’s expectations, and adheres to the appropriate industry standards. This promotion is a fitting recognition of the hard work and dedication Stephen has continually shown in the Streets and Highways Group.

Kerry Pedersen, PE Earns Road Safety Professional Level 1 (RSP1) Certification

Kerry Pedersen
Congratulations to Kerry Pedersen, PE who has recently earned the Road Safety Professional Level 1 (RSP1) certification from the Transportation Professional Certification Board (TPCB)!
The RSP1 certification is a recognized achievement in the transportation industry for those who make decisions or take actions that potentially impact the safety of the traveling public. Road Safety is paramount to our transportation planning and design team and their continued education and certification efforts are exemplary.
Way to go, Kerry!

Robert J. Peccia has been inducted into the Montana Professional Engineers Hall of Fame!

RPA is very proud to announce that Robert J. Peccia has been inducted into the Montana Professional Engineers Hall of Fame! This recognition is well deserved for our founder and leader for many years. He has led an impressive career as an engineer beginning with a walk across the stage and graduating from the Montana State College (now Montana State University) as the 15,000th graduate to now as a highly-respected engineer and businessman. He has always believed in taking care of his employees and in 2009, Robert sold the last of his RPA shares to the employees to create the first 100% employee owned engineering company in Montana. His continual generosity is also aimed at engineering students as he established endowed scholarships at both Montana State University and Carroll College and has hired many graduates over the years.
Congratulations, Robert on your many accomplishments and the recognition from the Montana Society of Engineers!

Jeremy Perlinski, PE Returns to RPA

RPA is happy to announce the return of Jeremy Perlinski, PE, to our Helena office as a Project Manager in the Water and Wastewater Group. Jeremy is a graduate of Montana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has 22 years of experience in civil engineering with a primary focus on municipal water and wastewater system design. As a project manager at RPA, Jeremy will apply his extensive knowledge and experience to provide high-quality, innovative engineering design solutions for current and future clients. Jeremy has managed a diverse range of water and wastewater projects throughout Montana and is currently working on water system upgrades for the Town of Chester, water supply improvements for the City of East Helena, and wastewater treatment plant upgrades for the City of Lewistown and East Helena.

Welcome to RPA, Trevor Larson

RPA would like to introduce Trevor Larson, EI, as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician in our Water and Wastewater Group. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University. Through a summer internship, he gained hands-on engineering experience performing hydraulic structures surveying, using Civil 3D to draft those structures for reference by hydraulic modelers, and surveying with Leica GS18 T and Leica one-man total station. Trevor is responsible for various reports, data collection and analysis such as sludge sampling and flow measurements, construction observation, and project administration. Trevor is currently assisting with the Hingham Wastewater PER, Lewistown Water System Improvements, and East Helena Water Improvements.

Welcome, Tony Woods to RPA!

Tony Woods

RPA wants to extend a warm welcome to Tony Woods, EI who has joined the Kalispell Office. Tony is primarily focused on engineering design, specifications, and cost estimates for National Parks Service (NPS) Projects. Currently, Tony is working on two (2) projects for the NPS within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. He is designing two (2) boat launch ramp extensions, one at Echo Bay and one at Hemenway Harbor, for Lake Mead. Additionally, he is working on the schematic design of an access road, parking lots, and launch ramp at Callville Bay within Lake Mead. With these projects, Tony is assisting the NPS at Lake Mead to maintain public access to the lake during these difficult low water times.

Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) has been recognized as a Top-Performing Engineering Firm for 2021!

Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) has been recognized as a Top-Performing Engineering Firm for 2021 by PSMJ Resources, Inc.! This marks the 7th time RPA has been included on the Circle of Excellence list.
Only 66 exceptional architecture and engineering firms across the United States made it on the exclusive 2021 Circle of Excellence list. PSMJ’s exclusive Circle of Excellence highlights firms that demonstrate outstanding business achievement in the architecture and engineering industry.
“Each year, the Circle of Excellence firms come from all corners of the A/E space. This diversity demonstrates that success isn’t defined by a specific firm size, location, or market niche,” says Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA, Founder and CEO of PSMJ Resources. “The top-performing firms just think and act differently from the rest of the pack to achieve extraordinary business performance.”