In 1997, a new kind of design firm was launched. When Rich Wood and Mark Rodgers started Wood Rodgers, they knew there was a better way to run an engineering firm: one that focused on the work, the clients, and the dedicated employees who came through the doors each day. The result? An engineering firm that doesn’t feel like one, with an unmistakable sense of something different. It’s on-the-edge thinking anchored by proven success. Originality enhanced by experience.
Many firms chase big clients and big projects with big budgets and build themselves impressive spaces to operate in. We build deep relationships, built on trust, and make serious impacts with every exciting opportunity we pursue. It’s a formula that has given us amazing opportunities and incredible employees. We’re sticking with it.
Rich K. Wood was born on April 14, 1964 and grew up in Napa, CA. He was a truly unique person and had a great perspective on life, always poised on the “up” arrow. His charisma was off the charts with his very infectious grin. He was the real description of a work hard play hard kind of guy. In January 1997, Mark Rodgers joined Rich and they started a little company called Wood Rodgers, where Rich led the company from 1997 through 2009.
“Rich was my friend. I honestly have never met a person like him that had the drive, foresight intensity, charisma, and absolutely no fear of being different or taking chances. Those qualities still ring loud and clear through our Company today.
— Mark Rodgers