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About RS&H

We Are Driven to Care

Since 1941, RS&H has set the standard for evolving to meet the ever-changing architecture, engineering, and consulting needs of our clients and communities. From the launch of the national space program to the expansion of the U.S. highway network to global airports that connect the world like never before, we approach every project by applying decades of well-honed expertise with insight that yields innovation with a purpose.

As an employee-owned firm, care is at the core of who we are. Behind that care is our drive. We know that our work with you has the potential to change the world. As we work towards realizing your vision, we promise an exceptional journey from start to future.

Our Purpose

We work hard every day to create a more connected future where everyone can thrive.

Our Values

Find Your Next Opportunity

A challenging and rewarding career opportunity awaits you as an RS&H employee owner. We’re working towards building a better, more connected tomorrow, one project at a time. There’s a spot waiting for you on our team.

RS&H Through the Decades

A Break from the Status Quo

In 1941, the threat of war became imminent for the United States. Prior to this period, most engineers and architects practiced in small independent firms. However, two Florida professional engineers, George B. Hills and John F. Reynolds, and architect Ivan H. Smith, reasoned that to most effectively mobilize a country, a single organization with the ability to combine comprehensive architectural and engineering capabilities would be more efficient than a variety of smaller engineering and architectural firms. Thus, the three formed RS&H in Jacksonville, Florida, and remained committed to creating innovative solutions to the world’s infrastructure problems.

Post-War Expansion

The firm initially focused on military projects. Among the many were designs for aviation support facilities at the Banana River Naval Station in 1942, which later became Cape Canaveral Air Force Base and Patrick Air Force Base. As the war ended and post-war construction boomed, RS&H continued to grow into diverse markets, including airports, power plants, industrial facilities, defense installations, and transportation.

At the Beginning of Space Exploration

In the 1960s, RS&H was selected to design launch facilities to support NASA’s piloted spaceflight program and Air Force missile programs. Over the next 20 years, RS&H added subsidiaries and affiliates, increasing its staff and opening new offices across the United States. RS&H’s services expanded to include architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, land surveying, construction, environmental sciences, interior design, real estate, and management/economic consulting.

Reinforcing Employee Ownership

After being purchased by Hunter Environmental Services Inc. in 1987, RS&H led an effort to arrange the acquisition of the company by our associates. The employee buyout was completed on June 28, 1990, thus positioning RS&H to utilize its long-established expertise and reputation to meet the needs of its clients.

Over the next several decades, RS&H continued to expand to new states and with new service lines, experiencing unprecedented growth that allowed us to serve our clients better.

From Start to Future

The entrepreneurial spirit that fueled our beginning continues today as we integrate new areas of expertise and enhanced technology to design and deliver exceptional quality buildings and infrastructure.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, turning them into opportunities to create a more connected, sustainable future for all.

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Community Involvement

RS&H’s culture thrives on the care, dedication, and generosity of our employee owners. This genuine spirit is reflected in our contributions of time, talent, and financial support to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.

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Recent News

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RS&H Recognized with Three International Interior Design Awards
June 24, 2024By Jennifer Nix McGerald, CPSM

The International Interior Design Association North Florida chapter presented RS&H with three prestigious awards: the Extra-Large Commercial Workplace award, the Best Use of Materials award, and the People's Choice award for best overall design.

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RS&H Promotes Industry Veteran Tom Everett to Senior Vice President
June 14, 2024By Jennifer Nix McGerald, CPSM

RS&H announced the promotion of Tom Everett, PE, to the position of senior vice president in the employee-owned engineering, architecture, and consulting firm’s business growth strategy team.  

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RS&H Welcomes Michael Myers as a Senior Engineering Manager
June 12, 2024By Jennifer Nix McGerald, CPSM

RS&H recently announced that Michael Myers, PE, has joined the national engineering, architecture, and consulting firm as a senior engineering manager.

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