About Rimkus

Consultants. Experts. Innovators.

Rimkus is a worldwide leader in engineering and technical consulting. Operating from more than 110 offices around the globe, we provide services to corporations, insurance companies, law firms, and government agencies.

Rimkus experts specialize in forensic consulting, construction dispute resolution, solutions for the built environment, and product development support for the consumer, industrial, and healthcare industries.

Our team’s legacy of innovation traces back to 1983; our focus is on the future and finding solutions to clients’ biggest challenges. We began in the forensics business, offering our clients an array of technical specialists, scientists, and engineers. Today, we continue with this forward-thinking approach as we broaden our capabilities by adding new experts and companies to our collaborative team with an increased focus on the construction, maintenance, sustainability, and operations of the built environment.

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Our Mission

We are an international engineering and technical consulting company, serving clients globally. 

Our team provides answers and solutions to our client’s complex questions and problems with industry-leading customer service. Our most important asset is our team of knowledgeable, dedicated employees. As we continue to grow, we will never lose sight of what made us who we are today.

Our Vision

Rimkus will be a worldwide leader in engineering and technical consulting. We do not see barriers or limitations, instead, we see opportunities and possibilities.

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Our Story

In 1983, chemical engineer Robert E. Rimkus started a small Houston-based company called R.E. Rimkus and Associates, which operated from his home. From those humble beginnings, Rimkus has transformed itself into one of the premier engineering and technical consulting companies in the world.

Incorporated as Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. in 1987, Rimkus soon started on a path of growth led by the vision of Bob Rimkus. That growth has entailed geographic expansion and the addition of new services as required by our clients.

In 1995, Bob Rimkus passed away, and the leadership of the Company was transferred to S. Frank Culberson, Gary W. Markham, and Ralph S. Graham. Gary Markham retired in 2008, and Robert P. Kocher assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer. At that time, Curtis R. Brown succeeded Frank Culberson as President and Chief Executive Officer. Frank Culberson continued with Rimkus as Chairman of the Board; Ralph Graham retired in 2013.

With Frank Culberson's retirement in 2017, Curtis Brown became Chairman, Bob Kocher rose to President and CEO, and Jonathan E. Higgins became the new COO. In 2022, Jonathan E. Higgins succeeded Bob Kocher as President and Chief Executive Officer. Operations executive leadership includes Mark Barrow, Group President, Forensic Services, Jack Dolan, Group President, AEC Services, and Dave Webster, Managing Director, CCi. Curtis Brown continues to serve as Chairman of the Board.

Today, Rimkus remains true to the vision of growth and exemplary services put into place years ago. The company continues to expand geographically while adding new services. Currently, Rimkus has more than 110 offices worldwide, more than 1,400 full-time employees, and a team of engineers and technical consultants unmatched in the industry.

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Company Approach

We differentiate ourselves through our depth and breadth of knowledge, commitment to system and process, and access to the most advanced tools and technologies available.

Executive Leadership Team

Our team has decades of combined experience and represents a variety of engineering and technical industries.

Curtis R. Brown, M.B.A.

Chairman and Executive Director

Curtis R. Brown, M.B.A.

Chairman and Executive Director

Curtis R. Brown, M.B.A.

Chairman and Executive Director

Mr. Brown holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. Mr. Brown’s experience includes marketing of engineering consulting services and, management of engineering consulting operations. He has also been involved in technical sales and engineering of steel products to major appliance companies and to other international steel mills. Mr. Brown also designed subsea pipelines including installation, burial and anchoring methods of these pipelines.

Mr. Brown has been employed with Rimkus Consulting since 1989. During that time he has witnessed and been a part of the rapid growth of the company. Mr. Brown has held several positions with the company including Vice President of Operations and Marketing for the company’s district offices, President and CEO of Rimkus Consulting Group Inc., and most recently Chairman of the Board for Rimkus. Mr. Brown has helped initiate and implement strategic initiatives within the company which has directly led to continued growth of the company. He also actively participates in a variety of business development activities.

As Chairman, Mr. Brown provides leadership to the Board of Directors to ensure that the company’s strategic initiatives, mission, and goals are achieved. Mr. Brown also works closely with the Chief Executive Officer to establish business plans, company policies, and organizational culture. He also works with the Chief Financial Officer to monitor and assess the company’s financial management practices, reporting, and budgeting and evaluates business analytics and metrics to monitor overall performance of the company in achieving its mission.

Jonathan E. Higgins, P.E.

President and CEO

Jonathan E. Higgins, P.E.

President and CEO

Jonathan E. Higgins, P.E.

President and CEO

Mr. Higgins graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia.

Mr. Higgins has extensive experience in all phases of planning, design, and construction for a diverse list of project types including design/build, fast-track construction, and government projects. He has been a project manager for the design and construction management of semiconductor manufacturing facilities, multistory office buildings, industrial, residential, and nuclear facilities. As well, he is trained in construction safety and quality control programs and is highly skilled in project scope, schedule, and budget management techniques.

Mr. Higgins has over 17 years of experience with Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. conducting forensic analysis of various building system and material failures. He has extensive experience with a variety of building envelope system installations and failures including all types of roofing systems, exterior wall cladding systems, foundation systems, and rare project experience with sensitive compartmented information facilities.

Mr. Higgins has evaluated origin and cause of a variety of structural failures including primary building structures, foundations, scaffolds, cranes, and other construction equipment. He has reviewed and facilitated resolution of a myriad of construction claims and disputes between contractors, owners and designers. In addition, he has evaluated countless construction defect, design error or omissions, and general construction issues. An expert by experience and training, he has investigated numerous premises liability, slip/trip and falls, and construction accidents involving equipment, fall protection, personal protective equipment, and other types of construction and safety equipment.

Mark R. Barrow, P.E.

Group President, Forensic Services

Mark R. Barrow, P.E.

Group President, Forensic Services

Mark R. Barrow, P.E.

Group President, Forensic Services

Mr. Barrow holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states. He has experience in structural design, project management, construction administration, engineering management, fenestration product design, manufacturing operations management, and engineering forensics.

Mr. Barrow has extensive experience in structural design and design team project management involving post-tensioned concrete, reinforced concrete, structural steel, masonry, and wood-framed structures in the residential, commercial, industrial, and educational sectors. Mr. Barrow’s structural design experience covers a broad array of building types including high-value, single-family residential structures, high-rise residential structures, commercial retail facilities, commercial office buildings, warehouse facilities, educational buildings, performing arts theaters, marine structures, and airport terminals.

Mr. Barrow also served as an engineering and operations manager in the field of design, development, manufacturing, and testing of wind-loaded residential and commercial sectional and rolling doors and hurricane shutters. Mr. Barrow served as a member of the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA) Commercial and Residential Garage Door Technical Committee responsible for code compliance and standards development for the commercial and residential garage door industry.

Mr. Barrow has extensive experience performing forensic investigation and analysis of storm-related damage, structural failures, structural fire damage, vibration damage, water damage, construction defects, structural design defects, vehicle impact damage, tree impact damage, building code and ADA accessibility code compliance, and premises liability evaluations. These investigations and analyses encompass numerous different types of structures and include floor failures, building settlement and/or collapse, moisture intrusions, wall and roof system failures, building envelope and cladding system deficiencies and failures, fenestration component deficiencies and failures, and pedestrian falls.

Jack Dolan, P.E., CBC

Group President, AEC Services

Jack Dolan, P.E., CBC

Group President, AEC Services

Jack Dolan, P.E., CBC

Group President, AEC Services

Mr. Dolan has more than 25 years of experience in all phases of planning, design, and construction for a diverse list of projects ranging from business parks, to large scale commercial and industrial facilities, to multi-family dwellings, as well as for bridge, infrastructure, and roadway projects at the federal, state, and municipal level. Individual project budgets were in excess of $20 million.

His experience has a strong focus on fast track, design/build projects, where he had complete project responsibilities to include preparation of proposals, contracts, and cost estimates, generation of project schedules, awarding of subcontracts, and oversight of job site and office/engineering personnel. He is also trained and certified in construction safety and quality control programs.

Mr. Dolan’s experience also includes the structural design of reinforced concrete, steel, and wood buildings, bridge, and marine systems, design of water and sewer utility conveyance systems, design of commercial and residential marine facilities, hydraulic and hydrological modeling, and the design of roadways. He has also served as an expert witness on construction accident litigation and contractor standard of care assignments, as well as complex construction disputes. Additionally, he has investigated building settlement and collapse, fire, snow, earthquake, and wind damage evaluations, concrete failure analysis, concrete and masonry cracking, retaining wall and bulkhead distress, joist and truss failures, construction vibration analysis and monitoring, underground utility failures, moisture intrusion through building envelopes, roofing system failures, and tile floor failures.

Mr. Dolan is highly experienced in the application of the OSHA regulations, International Building Codes, ASCE for wind and seismic loads, and design specifications ACI for concrete, PCI for pre-cast concrete, AISC for steel, SJI for steel joists, SDI for steel decks, and NDS for wood.

Dave Webster, MSc, FInstCES

Group Managing Director, CCi

Dave Webster, MSc, FInstCES

Group Managing Director, CCi

Dave Webster, MSc, FInstCES

Group Managing Director, CCi

Dave is a Quantity Surveyor with substantial construction and engineering experience having worked with construction companies in various grades of quantity surveying and commercial management roles and then Managing Director. Dave started to focus on claims and dispute resolution in 2000 and became the CEO of a global practice where he gained experience of construction and engineering disputes across the UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Asia Pacific. Dave has acted as the appointed expert in quantum matters in litigation and international arbitration as well as on matters in front of dispute review boards. Dave has developed a reputation for working alongside clients and their lawyers in generating and successfully implementing dispute resolution strategies across a wide range of sectors.

Major construction project experience: Tunnels, pipelines, water and waste-water treatment works, process plants, power plants, highways, rail, HV and LV transmission, hospitals, schools and high rise developments. Dave also has particular experience on PPP/PFI schemes, professional indemnity claims and loss assessments on contractors/engineers all risk claims.

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Giving Back

We recognize the importance of giving back to the many communities in which we live and work. Whether through community service or donations of food and school supplies, we encourage Rimkus employees to participate in charitable endeavors. 

In the past, our company partnered with Habitat for Humanity, supporting home builds across the nation both financially and with volunteers on build sites.  

Since 2005, Rimkus has been a top supporter of Night Court, a charity show produced by Texas-based legal professionals that uses the proceeds to provide free legal services to Houston community members in need. 

Our US-based teams currently partner with the United Way, giving employees nationwide the opportunity to support their communities at the local level. 

Internationally, our teams are provided with resources to effect positive change in their communities. 

From golf tournaments to galas and food pantries to fundraisers, we are pleased to be a sponsor of many other charitable events worldwide.

Working with Rimkus

Rimkus is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Rimkus will make reasonable accommodations to assist a person with a disability in the application process. If you need accommodation in order to apply for a position, please contact careers@rimkus.com, hr@rimkus.com, or call 713-621-3550.

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