December 2008 –Ruzicka Associates took bold steps to work with Lake County government to help create a plan to keep local dollars in the area to benefit all residents.  We are pleased at the quick response of our local Government to the economic difficulties affecting the Country, State and our own community.

November 2008 – Ruzicka Associates teamed up with a large Iraqi construction company to create a proposal for a design/build project for the Iraqi Border Patrol.  Due to our excellent teamwork skills, Ruzicka Associates was able to quickly create a budget, timeline and methodology for designing over 600 miles of road in a six month time period!  We are awaiting notification on the award status of this project.

October 2008 – Ruzicka Associates received a HubZone Designation by the Small Business Administration.  This designation will allow Ruzicka Associates to be more competitive in bidding for Government contracts, from the local level all the way up to the Federal level.

August 2008 Norman Stewart, our senior survey technician, passed the LSIT exam and became certified as a Licensed Surveyor in Training (LSIT).

June 2008 Eric Heppen, Assistant Engineer and IT Manager at Ruzicka Associates, attended an AutoCad Civil 3D 2009 training course in Sacramento, California.  He is progressively updating all Ruzicka Associate’s AutoCad software to this newest version.  The engineering and surveying staff is being trained by Eric to use the software, and he hopes to have the entire staff transitioned to Autocad 2009 before the end of 2008.

April 2008 – Clifford, Nancy and Jill Ruzicka traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to explore this fast-growing city where some of the most exciting development and construction in the world are taking place.  It was just one portion of a trip to the Middle East which included being guests of USAID/Iraq to attend a Community Action Partners II Annual Conference in Irbil, Iraq to learn how community based humanitarian groups are helping to rebuild Iraq. 

December 2007 – Longtime Ruzicka Associates employee Katie Johnson was promoted to Engineering Services Coordinator.  In her new position Katie will be interfacing with our clients, engineers and surveying staff to provide smooth and efficient job coordination. 

September 2007 – Ruzicka Associates was approached by Ellis World Alliance Corporation of Florida to be part of a consortium of businesses to provide a proposal and bid to the US Government for a Design/Build project for the repaving of a runway and building of airplane hangars at the Al Asad Airbase, the largest US Military airbase in Western Iraq.  Although the job was awarded to a Turkish Company that was already doing other work on the base, it was a very educational and interesting experience for the company.


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