RLG has amazing employees in its ranks: from industry influencers, travelers, marathon runners, animal lovers, and community leaders. The Employee Spotlight highlights the talented individuals who work here. Each week, we’ll be featuring an interview here on the blog and on our social accounts.
For this week’s Employee Spotlight, we spoke with Gary Ruiz. Here at RLG, Gary is the Field Coordinator for the Survey Team.
Gary has a beautiful wife and daughter, and they have two dogs and a turtle. He has played competitive volleyball for over 25 years and has been an avid mountain biker for 8 years. In his free time, he loves camping, hiking, and taking road trips. He also enjoys going to the beach and swimming in the ocean, lakes, rivers, and creeks.
He fell into a career in surveying by chance and has surveyed in the field for over 10 years. He feels there is decades of knowledge to learn.
How long have you been at RLG? I have been at RLG since 2014.
How did you hear about RLG? Why did you want to work here?
Brian Wade convinced me to come aboard.
What is the most challenging project you've worked on during your time here so far?
Hilton Anatole – There were several different challenges to this project.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at RLG?
I’ve learned to expect different surveying scenarios.
What’s your favorite thing about working in your Department here?
Everyone gets along and works together as a collective.
What's the first thing that you do when you start working every day?
Check my work phone for emails and texts.
What’s your workspace like? Minimalist? Homey? Neat?
I like to be neat and organized, that’s how my field truck was as well. Please do not look at my workspace currently.
Do you have a go-to sound or song that you listen to when you need to just start working?
I’ve been listening to David Barrett’s song written and composed by Brad Eubanks a lot lately.
Pandora – LCD Sound System radio out in the field.
If RLG announced a last-minute day off for tomorrow, what would you do with your suddenly free day?
I would be doing chores around the house like laundry, dishes, cleaning, donating old clothes, getting rid of junk, buying groceries, and any other errand that came up. Oh, can’t forget to ride my mountain bike.
What would you do if you weren’t working at RLG?
Work at a similar firm.
About RLG Consulting Engineers
Founded in 1953 by Raymond L. Goodson, Jr., RLG Consulting Engineers specializes in civil, structural, surveying and forensic engineering. For more than 65 years, RLG has been recognized as one of the top engineering firms in Texas for their ability to attract and retain a talented, experienced team. Known for thorough and meticulous work, RLG has designed major projects in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and throughout the country. The staff of more than 80 employees, includes professional engineers holding licenses in 47 states, graduate engineers and registered professional land surveyors.