By William Raiola, PE, SE, Partner & Principal
“This is an opportunity where great things can happen, so let’s be great right now.” – Tim Tebow
If you know me, you know I’m a University of Florida alum and a diehard Gators fan. So you might say I have a bit of a competitive streak. Nothing’s more exciting than when that perfect chemistry comes together on the field, and you know you’re in for a great season.
It’s the same feeling you get when the perfect partnership comes together, and you know you have a new opportunity to accomplish great things for your clients and for your team. Today, we announced the acquisition of Bob Rude Structures (BRS) and the addition of their impressive industry veterans to the Jezerinac Group team. It’s a partnership that couldn’t be more poised to win for all.
As structural engineers who understand the business of building, we’ve established a name in the industry for our creative and cost-effective problem-solving approach and clear-cut communication style. The addition of BRS’ team reinforces this promise and expands the depth and reach of our structural engineering services.
BRS’s Industry Leading Expertise:
- Design, constructability, and maintenance of:
- High-rise concrete frames
- Post-tensioned concrete systems
- Deep foundation systems
- Fast track structural steel design and delivery
- Value engineering
- Proactive mitigation of common deficiencies
- Litigation support
A track record of teamwork and excellence
With over 20 years of proven success since its founding in 2001, BRS has built an impeccable reputation for quality design, analysis, and investigations/inspections across all construction markets, including high-rises, schools, medical facilities, industrial plants and sports stadiums and complexes. Over that time, Jezerinac Group and BRS have worked on and completed many successful projects together. That’s why this merger feels like a natural next step in a long track record of teamwork.
It’s clear we share the same core business values and personal commitment to going the extra mile to deliver on the client’s design vision with structural systems of the highest integrity. In an industry where too many structural engineers settle for the status quo, it’s exciting to find likeminded engineers who strive to overdeliver in accuracy and efficiency for our partner architects, builders and owners.
As for how the BRS team will continue to bring their A-game to clients—founder and industry expert Bob Rude, PE will remain engaged in priority engineering projects and expand his availability for clients in need of legal and expert witness insights. Our Fort Myers office leader Greg Reinke, PE will continue to provide hands-on design consulting, quality assurance, business development and more for Jezerinac Group’s growing nationwide customer base. Senior Associate Rob Jones will add further depth of experience to our team’s analysis, design, inspections, and other essential structural engineering services.
A winning combination for clients
During this time of transition and beyond, BRS and Jezerinac Group clients should expect the same superior level of service, communication, and quality that you’ve come to know. Only now, you have even more technical expertise in your corner and a broader team with proven experience and skillsets across the structural engineering field.
Every structural design choice impacts a building’s strength and performance. In the same way, how we work and communicate impacts the strength and greatness of our relationships. That’s why, from the buildings we help create to who we are as a company, we believe what’s on the inside matters. And we’ve never felt stronger about that commitment than we do today.