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Our Team

OUR TEAM

 
 

The extensive experience of our team provides essential understanding for meeting the varying specifications of the many different types of clients, owners, and projects we encounter. Our team works together to maintain the highest level of customer service while we utilize our professionalism to assure our clients of the utmost possible on their projects.


 

Nasir Marakah, P.E.

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TITLE:

President and Chief Engineer

PEARL OF WISDOM:

“If you don’t believe it, you won’t achieve it.”

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma

EXPERIENCE:

  • 28 years of experience in the geotechnical and construction materials testing
  • Adjunct professor at The University of Oklahoma
  • Geotechnical analysis
  • Soil and foundation evaluation
  • Slope stability
  • Settlement analysis
  • Pavement thickness design
  • Soil stabilization and improvements
  • Geotechnical drilling
  • Construction materials testing oversight and scheduling
  • Transportation and highway
  • Residential and commercial developments
  • Municipal infrastructure projects

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed Engineer in: Oklahoma, Texas, Georgia, and Arizona
  • Radiation Safety Officer
  • OSHA 10
  • Troxler and Hazmat
  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board Drilling License

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Oklahoma Chapter American Council of Engineering Companies
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Geo-Institute
  • School of Civil Engineering Visiting Council at OU
  • Associated General Contractors
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Anna Marakah

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TITLE:

Chief Executive Officer

PEARL OF WISDOM:

“Those that work have jobs.”

EDUCATION:

  • Master Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Universiy of Oklahoma

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 16 years in the industry
  • Assess, develop and implement operational policies and strategic plan
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of the company
  • Mediator
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Internal audits
  • Strategic planning for all lab and field operations
  • Knowledge and understanding in transportation and highway, residential and commercial developments, and municipal infrfastructure projects

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Radiation Safety Officer
  • OSHA 10
  • Licensed Nurse in Oklahoma, Arizona and California
  • Troxler

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau
  • American Concrete Institution
  • Associate General Contractors
  • Oklahoma Safety Council
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Cityof.com
 
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Omar Karmid

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TITLE:

Vice President of Operations

PEARL OF WISDOM:

“Just because something is common sense does not mean it is common practice.” -Unknown

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business and MIS from Hillsdale Freewill Baptist College

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 13 years in the industry
  • Conflict resolution
  • Internal audits
  • Strategic planning for all lab and field operations
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding in transportation and highway, residential and commercial developments, and municipal infrastructure projects

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Radiation Safety Officer
  • OSHA 10
  • ACI certification, ACI Lab 1 & 2
  • Troxler and Hazmat
  • F-Number
  • Post Tension
  • ODOT certified in Soils, Aggregates, Asphalt and Concrete.
  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board Drilling License

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • American Concrete Institution
  • Associate General Contractors
  • Oklahoma Safety Council
  • American Institute of Architects
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Lee Ellis

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TITLE:

Construction Materials Manager

EDUCATION:

Undergraduate studies at Murray State College

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 23 years in the industry
  • Extensive experience in the transportation and highway
  • Residential and Commercial developments
  • Municipal infrastructure projects

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • ACI certification, ACI Lab 1 & 2
  • Troxler and HazMat
  • F-Number
  • Post Tension
  • ODOT certified in Soils, Aggregates, and Asphalt
  • Field and laboratory testing

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • American Concrete Institute
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Oklahoma Safety Council
  • American Institute of Architects
 
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Rodney Collins, Ph.D., P.E.

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TITLE:

Staff Geotechnical Engineer

PEARL OF WISDOM:

“CHAMPIONS know that to be a CHAMPION they must be committed to excellence in everything they do, in every situation – whether at home, at school, at work, or at play. They realize that it is impossible to be committed to excellence in one thing and not another, because being a CHAMPION is not what you do but WHO YOU ARE... IT’S CHARACTER!”

-Scotty Kessler

EDUCATION:

  • Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 10 years in the industry
  • Publication of several articles
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding in transportation and highway
  • Specialties are advanced laboratory and field-testing techniques
  • Geotechnical analysis
  • Foundation evaluation
  • Slope stability
  • Settlement analysis
  • Soil stabilization
  • Construction materials testing

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:

Licensed Engineer in Oklahoma

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Geo-Institute
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Tina Morgan

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TITLE:

Business Devemlopment & Safety Manager

PEARL OF WISDOM:

“Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value.” -Albert Einstein

EDUCATION:

  • Undergraduate studies at El Reno Junior College
  • Oklahoma City Community College

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 25 years of experience in the construction industry
  • Marketing operations
  • Assessment and implementation of specific client goals
  • Strong knowledge of the technical aspects of projects
  • Conflict resolution
  • Familiar in transportation and highway, residential and commercial developments municipal infrastructure projects
  • Directing and implementing safety program

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Radiation Safety Officer
  • Troxler and HazMat
  • Master Compliance Series in Safety, Ergonomics
  • OSHA 10

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • American Concrete Institution
  • ACI-Oklahoma Chapter VP 2017-2018
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Oklahoma Safety Council
  • National Safety Council
  • American Institute of Architects
 
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Shafe Saad Aldin, E.I.

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TITLE:

Project Engineer

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Al Balqa Applied University, Jordan

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 4 years in the industry
  • Knowledge and understanding in transportation and highway
  • Residential and commercial developments
  • Municipal infrastructure projects
  • Geotechnical Drilling
  • QA/QC

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • ACI Certification, ACI Lab 1
  • Troxler and HazMat
  • Post Tension
  • ODOT Certified in Soils, Aggregates, Asphalt
  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board Drilling License

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • American Concrete Institution
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Associate General Contractors
  • Oklahoma Safety Council
  • American Institute of Architects
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Stephen Bettis, P.E.

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TITLE:

Project Engineer

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas A&M

EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 18 years in the industry
  • Knowledge and understanding in geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing with relation to transportation structures

LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS:

Licensed Engineer in Oklahoma

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

American Society of Civil Engineers