Many of Broadbent’s personnel have been with the company for the majority of their careers. These professionals have performed civil engineering and environmental work throughout the Western United States. Their clients and and backgrounds are diverse. All of our people draw upon this valuable knowledge bank, when servicing our current and future customers.
Lonnie Roy was recently interviewed the by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He discusses what it has been like to work in Southern Nevada, through various economic cycles.
By KAY FOLEY
LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS
As the principal engineer of a company specializing in environmental services, Lonnie Roy knows the importance of taking his job seriously.
“The recent chemical spill in West Virginia showed that we’re dealing with important issues,” he said. “In one sense, we’re helping clients comply with federal regulations, but we’re also protecting the community where we all live.”
The longtime Nevada resident graduated from Basic High School and attended both UNLV and UNR before receiving a degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M. He serves as vice president and principal engineer at Broadbent & Associates, and manages the Henderson office, which is the company headquarters.
Founded in 1987 in Boulder City, Broadbent is a full-service environmental, water resource and civil engineering firm with about 100 employees — 34 of them in Southern Nevada, an equal number in Reno, and the rest in satellite offices in Chico and Vacaville, Calif., and San Antonio.
About 30 percent of its business comes from state and local governments, and the rest from providing professional services to private companies.