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Rick Ward Joins SAM-CS as Florida Area Leader

We are pleased to announce that Rick Ward, PE has joined SAM-Construction Services (SAM-CS) as the Florida Area Leader for our Construction Services team. Mr. Ward will spearhead SAM-CS’ continued growth and expansion in the Florida transportation market.

Mr. Ward has more than 34 years of experience in the Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI) industry, and throughout his career has worked with many public agencies. In his role at SAM-CS, he will focus on the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as well as various cities, counties and municipalities in Florida.

His expertise includes construction services solutions, construction administration and management as an owner’s representative, quality control and quality assurance, and construction materials testing management. Through his varied and balanced background, Mr. Ward brings veteran knowledge and insight to SAM’s transportation market and construction services sector. His experience in building and developing CEI programs is well suited to support the strategic vision for the SAM-CS team.

“I am enthusiastic about working with such a strong and value- oriented firm with a great, forward-looking vision and leadership team. It’s an exciting time in the transportation industry in Florida and across the nation, as transportation and infrastructure improvements continue to be a vital part of the nation’s economic engine to maintain and expand its valuable infrastructure assets,” said Mr. Ward. “SAM’s current service offerings and strategic approach provides a natural launching position to grow and expand our services, gain market share and increase revenue. I look forward to working with the team and leveraging my expertise in the transportation and construction services sectors to enhance SAM’s presence in Florida.”

Rick Ward is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida, holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Auburn University, and is a Certified Project Manager.