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Holly Manning, PE, Promoted to Group Manager

Holly Manning, PE, has been promoted to Site Development Group Manager. In this new leadership role, Manning will promote the growth and development of the Site Development Group, assure the
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Sarah Nicolai, PE, PTP, Promoted to Group Manager

Sarah Nicolai, PE, PTP, has been promoted to Transportation Planning and Operations Group Manager. In her new position, Nicolai will continue developing and managing projects for numerous state, federal, and
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Helena Food Share – Kid Packs

A team of RPA volunteers put together over 1,100 Kid Packs for the Helena Food Share this week. These Kid Packs are distributed to students in our Helena area community on a
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Ryan Seyler, PE, Promoted to Project Engineer

Ryan Seyler, PE, has passed the Principles and Practices of Engineering Examination and is now a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Montana. In recognition of this accomplishment and his
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RPA Site Design

RPA’s Site Development team assisted the owner with a pre-design site assessment, while our Survey team completed a boundary line adjustment to kick this project off.  Once completed, RPA’s Structural
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Welcome to RPA, Aaron Peters, EI

Aaron Peters, EI, has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Helena office as an Engineering Designer in the Site Development Group. Aaron has over five years of civil engineering
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RPA Celebrates Employee Ownership Month

Every October, we celebrate our employee-owners, who are the backbone of RPA and what makes this company special. We believe that employee ownership is key to our success at RPA
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RPA Recognized By PSMJ Resources, Inc.

For the ninth time, PSMJ Resources, Inc., the premier management consulting firm for the architecture and engineering (A/E) industry, has announced that Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) made the 2023
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Justin Millar Passes his PE

Justin Millar, PE, has passed the Principles and Practices of Engineering Examination and is now a registered Professional Engineer in both the State of Montana and the State of Nevada. Justin
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International Women in Engineering Day

In honor of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), we’ve highlighted some of the amazing women here at RPA. KERRY LYNCH, PE, RSP1 When I was in college I got a
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Welcome to RPA, Chris Brazda

Chris Brazda has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Kalispell office as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician in the Site Development Group. Chris is a recent graduate of Montana State
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Welcome to RPA, Colin Sassano

Colin Sassano has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Helena office as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician in the Water and Wastewater Group. Colin is a recent graduate of Carroll
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RPA Welcomes Three Summer Interns

We are so excited to welcome our three summer interns, Hannah, Emma, and Dustin. Throughout the summer, they will be assisting our groups on all project types and gaining hands
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Welcome to RPA, Michael Nehring

Michael Nehring has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Helena office as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician in the Streets and Highways Group. Michael is a graduate of Montana Technological
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Welcome to RPA, Carson Harken

Carson Harken has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Helena office as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician in the Transportation Planning and Operations Group. Carson is a recent graduate of
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Welcome to RPA, Jason Brown

Jason Brown has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Kalispell office as a Senior CADD Operator. In addition to studying Architecture at the University of Idaho, Jason has an
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Tyler Jirges, PE, is Promoted to Structural Project Engineer

Tyler Jirges, PE, has passed the Principles and Practices of Engineering Examination and is now a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Montana. In recognition of this accomplishment and his
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RPA Receives Business and Industry Partnership Award

RPA recently received our first ever Business and Industry Partnership Award from Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC)! During the summer of 2022 the coordinator of the Land Survey program at
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ASCE Student Bridge Competition

RPA Structural Engineers, Matt Miller and Tyler Jirges, served as judges for the ASCE Pacific Northwest Steel Bridge Competition at Montana State University. “It was an honor and privilege for
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RPA Trap Team

Recently RPA fielded a trap team as part of their Gold Level Sponsorship of the 2023 Carroll college Saints to the Front and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student
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Stephen Markwardt awarded Don Thompson Memorial Trophy

Congratulations to RPA engineer, Stephen Markwardt, who was recently awarded the Don Thompson Memorial Trophy. Outside of the office, Stephen has been a volunteer Great Divide Ski Patroller for the
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RPA Assists With The National Building Renovation In Downtown Bozeman

RPA’s structural group has been thrilled to be part of the team helping bring life back into an historic and iconic building for downtown Bozeman!  RPA designed a seismic retrofit,
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Welcome to RPA, Trigve Johnson

Trigve Johnson, has joined the Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) Helena office as a Construction Technician in the Water and Wastewater Group. In addition to studying Mechanical Engineering at Montana
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RPA Gives – SWISH Basketball Tournament

Recently, RPA had several volunteers help take part of the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual SWISH basketball tournament. The SWISH is one of the longest running youth basketball tournaments
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Welcome to RPA, Zach Diede, PE

Zach Diede, PE, has joined Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) as the Structures Group Assistant Manager. He brings over 22 years of structural engineering experience in a wide variety of
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Welcome Home Kyle

RPA is extremely proud and thankful to have our very own Kyle Myhre, Montana National Guardsman, back home from a year-long deployment to the Middle East. We are forever grateful
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Welcome to RPA, Charles Ringenberg

Charles Ringenberg has joined RPA’s Bozeman office as an Engineering Designer / Construction Technician in the Streets and Highways Group. Prior to attending Montana State University (MSU) where he recently
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RPA Gives – Helena Food Share

Recently, 27 RPA volunteers put together 1,050 Kid Packs for the Helena Food Share in just one hour! RPA staff, retirees, and family members volunteer a few times a year
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2023 RPA Board of Directors

We are excited to announce our 2023 Board of Directors, a big congratulations to Toni Ballard, Craig Jenneskens, Brad Koenig, Matt Miller, Sarah Nicolai, Jeremy Perlinski, Austin Wargo, and Bob
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RPA Gives – Salvation Army

At RPA, we love being able to support our employees’ efforts to give back to the community through our RPAgives program. This holiday season, Jessica Eaton and Ryan Seyler took
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Welcome to RPA, Mathew Wilder, PE

Mathew T. Wilder, PE, has joined RPA’s Helena office as a Project Manager in the Airports Group. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of
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Welcome to RPA, Mike Johnson, PE

Mike Johnson, PE, has re-joined RPA’s Helena office as a Senior Design Team Leader in the Streets and Highways Group. He is a graduate of Montana State University with a
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RPA Recognized By PSMJ Resources, Inc.

For the ninth time, PSMJ Resources, Inc., the premier management consulting firm for the architecture and engineering (A/E) industry, has announced that Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA) made the 2023
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Jessica Eaton, PE, is Promoted to Water/Wastewater Project Engineer

Jessica Eaton, PE, has passed the Principles and Practices of Engineering Examination and is now a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Montana. In recognition of this accomplishment and her
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Welcome to RPA, Neal Levang, PE

Neal Levang, PE, has joined RPA as a Design Team Leader in the Water and Wastewater Group in the Helena office. He is a graduate of Montana State University-Northern with
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Welcome to RPA, Elizabeth Barton

Elizabeth Barton, EI, has joined RPA’s Streets and Highways Group as an Engineering Designer/Construction Technician. Elizabeth is a recent graduate of Montana State University where she earned a Bachelor of
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Kaela Murphy, PE, is Promoted to Water/Wastewater Project Engineer

Kaela Murphy, PE, has passed the Principles and Practices of Engineering Examination and is now a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Montana. In addition to this significant milestone
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Scott Randall, PE, PTOE, is Named Vice President of Human Resources

RPA is pleased to announce Scott Randall, PE, PTOE, as our newly elected Vice President of Human Resources. As Vice President of Human Resources, Scott is responsible for developing and
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Chris Hayes, PE, is Promoted to Water/Wastewater Assistant Group Manager

Chris Hayes, PE, has been promoted to Assistant Group Manager of the Water/Wastewater Group.  Chris holds a Master of Science degree in Project Engineering and Management from Montana Tech in
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Brandon Theis, PE, is Promoted to Site Development Group Manager

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
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Lance Bowser, PE, is Promoted to Airports Group Manager

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
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Stephen Markwardt, PE, is Promoted to Design Team Leader

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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Welcome, Tony Woods to RPA!

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
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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
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Brad Thompson, PE, Adds New PE License

Congratulations to  Brad Thompson, PE, who recently added another Registered Professional Civil Engineer state licensure to his resume. Brad is now licensed in Oregon, Alaska, and Montana.
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Michelle McHam Joins RPA

Michelle McHam has joined Robert Peccia and Associates (RPA) as an Administrative Assistant. Ms. McHam holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Rocky Mountain College of
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Craig Jenneskens, PE, is Named President / Chairman of the Board

RPA is pleased to announce Craig Jenneskens, P.E. as our newly elected President/Chairman of the Board. As President, Craig will be responsible for the management and general operations of the
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Ryan Mitchell, PE, PLS, is Named Vice President of Business Management

RPA is pleased to announce Ryan Mitchell, PE, PLS, as our newly elected Vice President of Business Management. As Vice President of Business Management, Ryan will be responsible for company-wide
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Sarah Nicolai, PE, PTP, Promoted at RPA

Sarah Nicolai, PE, PTP, was promoted to Transportation Planning and Operations Assistant Group Manager. Ms. Nicolai holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Civil Engineering from Carroll College and a
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Kerry Pedersen, PE, Promoted at RPA

Kerry Pedersen, PE, has been promoted to Transportation Engineer/Planner in the Transportation Planning and Operations Group. Ms. Pedersen recently passed the Principles and Practices of Engineering Examination and is now
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Taylor Schatz Promoted at RPA

Taylor Schatz, was promoted from Administrative Assistant II to Bookkeeper / Human Resources Assistant. In her new position, Ms. Schatz assists both the Corporate Controller and the Vice President of
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