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New Employees Welcomed to R.A. Smith National

by Jessica Pairrett 22. June 2016 12:11

New employees at R.A. Smith National

R.A. Smith National, a nationwide civil and structural engineering and surveying firm, has hired many new faces so far in 2016. Below, meet our new employees.

Structural Engineering Division

Mike Kren and Paul Petrides, P.E., joined our growing structural engineering services division. Mike focuses on residential building design projects. Paul’s diverse background as both designer and project engineer match perfectly with his R.A. Smith National building design projects.

Jeff Perrin has also joined the structural division as a structural engineer. He brings his experience with precast concrete framing, concrete repair and structural construction documents to the firm.

Paul Woolson joined the firm as a structural CAD technician in our Madison, Wis., office. Paul has four years of experience with structural CAD work.

Construction Services Division

Mike Frane was welcomed to the construction services division. He has expansive construction experience, including underground utility installation and construction inspection.

Mike Dufern was welcomed back to R.A. Smith National, along with his 45 years of experience in both construction and engineering. His expertise lies in infrastructure, transportation and commercial/residential developments.

Ed Rivera joined the firm as a construction services representative and offers his 30 years of experience to the division.

Municipal Services Division

After working as a co-op student within the division, Rich Gebhart officially joined the firm after graduation. During his co-op experience, Rich gained knowledge of and worked on many projects for our municipal clients.

Land Development Services Division

Katie LeDoux is also a recent graduate who spent her co-op time with R.A. Smith National. Katie’s projects for the land development industry have included commercial and retail, residential and others.

Land Development Services—Irvine

Our Irvine, Calif., office expanded with the addition of civil engineer Andy Nguyen. Andy’s projects, in retail, industrial and hospitality markets, allow him to provide engineering services throughout the western U.S.


Lori Wirsching is an experienced accounting professional who is confidently leading the department as controller.

Andy Nguyen Joins R.A. Smith National as Civil Engineer

by Jessica Pairrett 10. May 2016 11:24

Andy Nguyen has joined R.A. Smith National — a nationwide, multi-disciplined civil and structural engineering and surveying firm —in Irvine, Calif., as a civil engineer in the land development division.

Nguyen brings his experience with small-site retail and large-scale commercial projects to the firm. His responsibilities have included site plans, water quality and hydrology reports, utility and grading plans, stormwater solutions, assistance with stormwater pollution prevention plans, as well as project coordination and task management. At R.A. Smith National, Nguyen will be providing engineering services for infrastructure design on retail, industrial and hospitality projects throughout the western United States. He will also assist with project-specific due diligence reports, and prepare exhibits and cost estimates.

Nguyen holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

He resides in Garden Grove, Calif.

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