Meet Alex Richey, the newest member of our Land Surveying Team!


Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.

Alex: I was born and raised in a small river town in Illinois. After high school, I moved to East Tennessee in the Appalachian Mountains. After 12 years, I moved back to the Quad City area to be closer to family.

Q: Why did you want to become a Technician?

Alex: I have always loved being outside and have found the field work for engineering and architectural projects to be interesting and enjoyable.

Q: What do you enjoy most about the types of projects you work on?

Alex: I enjoy being part of a team that makes noticeable and impactful contributions to the community.

Q: What piece of advice would you give someone choosing the same career?

Alex: Do not pass up opportunities for growth. There are many jobs within this career field, and the best fit for you may be something you didn’t even know existed.

Q: If you could meet one famous person from history, who would it be?

Alex: I would love to meet Bill Monroe; the “Father” of Bluegrass music. He invented the music that has become my absolute favorite music to play. My favorite instrument to play is the banjo, but I also play guitar, mandolin, and some fiddle. I have a 1927 Vega banjo that I had signed by Ralph Stanley. It’s definitely not one that I play, but it is special to me.

Q: What is one hobby that you are great at, and one hobby you’re not great at, but love it anyway?

Alex: I’m pretty good at playing bluegrass music, as I mentioned above. But I also really love fishing, though I never do as much catching as I do fishing. For that reason, I usually bring my banjo along to pass the time when nothing’s biting. If I never catch a thing, I still make the most of it by relaxing by the water and watching birds and wildlife.