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Q&A With Principal, Randy Curry

by Kat Phelps, Marketing Manager

Randy Curry

Randy serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of DBR Engineering Consultants, Inc. (DBR). In 2010 Randy formed JonesDBR, a certified State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) with Curtis Jones, out of a relationship between Jones Engineers, LP, and DBR.

Today, JonesDBR Engineering Company, LLC is a well-established, HUB certified, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm that specializes in system designs for Higher Education institutions. Randy oversees the firm’s operational functions and maintains the firm’s ongoing commitment to client satisfaction. With over 40 years of experience, Randy continues to strengthen and develop client relationships as well as travel between offices connecting with leaders and employees across the firm.

Q&A with Randy

Q: As a Principal and leader in the firm, What do you consider your primary responsibility with JonesDBR?

A: My primary responsibility is to work with my partner, Curt Jones, on operations, big picture strategy, and to pinpoint critical issues. Although I rarely get into managing projects, the leadership team communicates regularly on key pursuit opportunities, project staffing, billing details and contract terms. Additionally, it’s equally important that I maintain a connection with our clients and understand how they do business, what makes them successful and how we can serve them better.

Q: What are some proven methodologies you have used to ensure JonesDBR delivers projects that go above and beyond the client’s expectations?

A: Our Higher Education clients expect superior document quality and delivery. There are a few simple, but important things we do to ensure this happens successfully: First, making sure that every owner comment is picked up and incorporated into the next milestone issue. Second, returning phone calls and e-mails the same business day. Third, really listening to the client when they tell us what they want. Fourth, offering sustainable solutions and incorporating them into the project within the project budget. Fifth, being available to listen to or help our client 24/7.

Q: With JonesDBR’s 10 year Anniversary this year, what do you see on the horizon for JonesDBR in the next 10 years?

A: Our business is highly relationship driven. Ten years ago it was hard to break into the Higher Education market. We had to show Higher Education experience to be awarded a Higher Education project. Getting that first project took a combination of hard work and luck. We have parlayed that one project into performing work for over 20 college and university institutions. We continually look to broaden our base of Higher Education clients and now have the work portfolio to show that we are in this market to stay. We also hope to expand our client base with our full services capabilities such as Commissioning, Low Voltage Design (Technology and Security), Energy Modeling and Sustainability.

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Randy Curry