History


Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc. (LRE) is a company that provides consulting and engineering services related to planning, managing, and developing water resources throughout the Western United States.  We have offices in Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Kansas. LRE’s ownership has evolved from a single owner to an employee-owned corporation with multiple principal owners.

Embracing Change Amidst Constant Commitment

In addition to the evolution of its ownership structure, LRE’s history has always included change and new opportunities. What remains constant is our commitment to contribute to our community by providing professional services to top-notch clients.

LRE

1970

Lee Rice starts his new company at 27th and Speer.
LRE

1976

Move to 27th and Alcott, near La Loma, who still serves great chili rellenos.
LRE

1977

City & County of Broomfield becomes a client.
LRE

1978

Gregg Ten Eyck joins LRE.
LRE

1980

Work with the State of Wyoming on the Wind River Adjudication and create our first Fortran river basin water rights administration model.
LRE

1981

Greg Roush and Janet Williams join LRE.
LRE

1983

Move to Root Building at 15th and Platte.
LRE

1984

Eagle River Water & Sanitation District becomes a client.
LRE

1985

LRE is hired by SRP to work on groundwater and surface water matters for the Gila River Adjudication.
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1986

Jon Ford joins LRE.
LRE

1992

Lee Rice steps down as President, ownership transitions to three Principal Shareholders.
LRE

1993

Donala Water and Sanitation District becomes a client.
LRE

1998

Move to 20th and Clay.
LRE

2000

Katie Fendel joins LRE and forms our Environmental Management Group.
LRE

2010

Ownership is broadened to include more employees.
LRE

2012

The Water Information Technology Group is formed, lead by Kelly Close.
LRE

2013

Move to 1221 Auraria Parkway.
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2015

LRE Water, LLC (expansion) office in Round Rock, Texas opens.
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2017

LRE Phoenix office opens.
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2018

Cortney Brand promoted to President/CEO
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2018

LRE Kansas satellite office opens.

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