Greg Ripperger, P.E.
Project Manager/Associate – Monrovia
Where did you attend college, and what did you study?
I attended Oklahoma State where I studied Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Environment and Water Resources.
What drew you to working for Civiltec? What do you like best about working at Civiltec (so far)?
I have always been interested in working in water. So when I bought a house in Monrovia and found out that the engineering firm in town focused on water engineering, it was a perfect fit. There’s a lot of things I could choose for what I like best about working here, but I think the best part is being able to work for a small company. I like knowing everyone in the company well, the opportunities to be able to do so many different things, and the ability to be able to directly influence the direction the company decides to go.
What are some of your favorite types of projects to work on?
I enjoy learning new things and working on a variety of projects. But if I had to choose one type, I really enjoy being able to see a Master Plan from start to finish and help the client develop a vision for his system and prioritize future capital projects based on that vision.
When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time?
Well I have three kids that are seven, four, and one years old so they fill the majority of my time. When I do have free time, I enjoy reading and playing sports. Basketball is probably my favorite, but I love to compete in any sport. Pool, ultimate frisbee, baseball, racquetball, volleyball are a few of the ones I play.
Is there a particular hobby, interest or skill you have that other employees might not know about?
One thing that’s pretty unique is that I studied Arabic for several years and spent 3 months in Egypt teaching ESL. It’s been a while now, so I don’t remember a lot of it. But it starts to come back when I’ve been around other Egyptian Arabic speakers.