Randy was first inspired by engineering through an opportunity he had in college, working with former Minnesota Governor Elmer L. Andersen. He appreciated the variety of projects and really connected with the people he partnered with along the way. That ability to connect has since been his strong suit, and he has fostered many trusting, long-term client relationships over the years. He’s intuitive by nature, asks pointed, meaningful questions to better understand client’s goals and standards, and actively listens so he’s clear on what’s truly important to them.
It only makes sense that company ownership would be in the cards for an industry leader so wholeheartedly committed to his field, team and clients. Randy became a principal of KFI Engineers in 2008, with responsibility for the commercial mechanical and electrical groups in all KFI offices. Involved in the majority of projects that come through the commercial group, he keeps projects moving forward with his strong task orientation and drive for results.
“I believe engineering work should be engaging. I genuinely enjoy partnering with clients, and appreciate the learning that comes from every new project challenge. While it is rare for one to work at the same company for more than 20 years, I really enjoy the relationships I have with all of the people who work with me everyday.”
- 20 years of hands-on mechanical design and project management.
- Highly sought after for his expertise in unique sustainable design, geothermal design and fire protection systems.
- Experience in commercial, government, retail, educational and healthcare facilities.
Outside of the office, you can find Randy working outside or in the garage at home. He enjoys fishing and hunting with family and friends throughout the year. With only two years before becoming empty nesters, he and his wife are looking forward to their first grandchild in 2019 and another child getting married.