About Us

The Roderick Group’s clients receive a complete package of sound engineering expertise and extensive business knowledge. Our blend of strong technical and management skills allows us to serve clients better than our competitors by ensuring cost, scope, and schedule are all closely monitored to produce a profitable project. Our list of clients includes construction firms, utility companies, civil engineering firms, development firms, architecture firms and municipalities throughout Illinois.

Advantages

The Roderick Group is a highly qualified, 50-person civil engineering consulting firm. We are dedicated to enhancing our client’s business by providing quality professional engineering design, construction and program management services. Our rapid growth from a 3-person staff in 2011 to a 50-person staff in 2017 is a testament to our hard work and dedication.

City of Chicago – West Loop Location

Established safety focus

  • Company provided PPE
  • Comprehensive Safety Programs
  • Regular safety meetings

Efficient operations process

  • 100% peer review
  • Project debriefings with clients
  • Technology driven to maximize time, resulting in timely reports

Strategic partnerships with other firms allows us to provide a variety of services:

  • Architectural Design
  • GIS Applications
  • Material Testing
  • MEP Design and Layout
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainability Analysis (Green)

A partnership with The Roderick Group provides quality engineering services as well as credit for M/DBE

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Rashod R. Johnson, P.E. President & CEO

The Roderick Group Team

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Rashod R. Johnson, P.E.

President & CEO

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Rashod Johnson has always taken on the challenges of learning with a passion to succeed. Not only did he earn a Bachelor of Science in engineering from University of Illinois, he went on to earn a Master of Science in civil/structural engineering from University of Illinois and a MBA from University of Notre Dame while working full-time.

Rashod’s passion to succeed also drove him to be the owner of his own business. He started The Roderick Group, Inc. in 2005 as a one man firm in his attic, intending to grow an engineering firm that defied all stereotypes of minority-owned engineering firms. In 2009, Rashod co-founded Material Service Testing (MST), a construction materials laboratory. Both firms have expanded their offerings and experienced immense growth under his guidance.

Rashod has not forgotten his origins and believes that to whom much is given, much is required. To give back, he serves on the Board of Directors for Year Up, Chicago, which is an organization that provides resources so that urban young adults can realize their true potential. Rashod hires graduates of the program and inspires them with the story of his south side upbringing, the challenges he faced in college and ultimately the success of his enterprises.

Rashod is one of those exceptional leaders whose dedication, passion and professional expertise fulfill an invaluable role both in the field of engineering and in his community.

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The Roderick Group Team

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The Roderick Group is a highly qualified, 43-person engineering consulting firm. We have 6 Licensed Professional Engineers, 1 Registered Architect, 1 Licensed Professional Land Surveyor and 1 Licensed LEED AP as well as 6 Engineers in Training on staff. We are dedicated to enhancing our client’s business by providing quality professional engineering design, construction and program management services.
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