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Harold B. Ruf, CPA – Profile

Mr. Ruf is the founder and CEO of Ruf & Associates, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and has been a licensed CPA since 1978. He is the qualifier for Ruf & Associates’ Utah General Engineering E-100 Contractors License. Mr. Ruf has extensive experience as a consultant and corporate officer with regional, national and international companies. He has also co-founded successful construction and manufacturing companies. Mr. Ruf has served as an officer and board member in local and national associations, and has been recognized nationally for his distinguished service.

Mr. Ruf has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry with over 20 years focused on the preparation and resolution of construction related change orders, requests for equitable adjustments, claims and disputes. He has presented and testified in numerous negotiations, mediations, appraisals, arbitrations and litigation settings. He is on the CALTRANS list of approved expert witnesses, is a neutral on the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration panel and is prequalified to serve on Utah Department of Transportation Dispute Review Boards.He has authored technical papers in national magazines and presented to national associations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Construction Change Orders, Requests for Equitable Adjustments and Claims
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Concrete, Underground Utilities, Earthwork, and Microtunneling Damage Assessment and Cost Analysis
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Expert Reports and Testimony
  • Insurance Claims and Appraisals
  • Corporate, Project and Financial Management
  • Project Estimating
  • Business Turnarounds
  • Mergers & Acquisition
  • Structuring Joint Ventures
  • Credit and Bonding
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Cost Segregation Studies

Mr. Ruf has been involved in all phases of construction projects including: microtunneling, waste water treatment facilities, water pumping plants, major utility pipelines, municipal and commercial buildings, water tanks, waste water collection systems, culinary and secondary water distribution systems, concrete structures, roadway construction, ski resort development, and airports.

Harold Ruf CV

Steven H. Ruf, MBA – Profile

Steve Ruf currently serves as the COO for Ruf & Associates, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Mr. Ruf is an expert in cost segregation studies. He has also prepared presentations and document productions for negotiation, appraisal, arbitration and litigation settings. He has been published by North American Society for Trenchless Technology on documenting and presenting underground construction claims.

Mr. Ruf served as Project Manager for the construction of a Gaz Ex Avalanche Exploder for UDOT. The project included steep slope mountain construction. He also has specialized construction experience with an international microtunneling contractor. He focused on special projects including claims, change orders and disputes.

Mr. Ruf is the education committee chair for the Associated Builders and Contractors of Utah. While working for a large university, Mr. Ruf documented a university wide ERP upgrade. He has coached at a University football camp and judged numerous presentations by high school students. He coached high school football and baseball and has been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Construction Change Orders, Requests for Equitable Adjustments and Claims
  • Damage Assessment and Cost Analysis
  • Report Preparation
  • Computer Graphics Presentations
  • Document Organization and Production
  • Interviewing
  • Process Analysis

Diego H. Carroll, P.E.– Profile

Mr. Carroll is a Professional Engineer licensed in the State of Utah. He holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and has over seven years of engineering consulting experience.

Mr. Carroll served for two years as the Transportation Aide to the President of the Utah State Senate. Mr. Carroll is familiar with the transportation policy trends of the region and is in tune with the political and technical intricacies of transportation issues. Mr. Carroll is familiar with the role of federal funding for transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance and the role federal aid plays in subsidizing state, county, and municipal projects.

Mr. Carroll has managed over 30 projects. He is an expert in transportation planning and design issues. He also has extensive experience in the design of utilities, trail, and roadway improvements for both private entities and government agencies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Transportation planning and analysis. Engineering design of roadways and utilities.
  • Review of engineering plans for consistency with municipality policies, standards and specifications.
  • Submittal and coordination process for municipalities.
  • UDOT access management guidelines and permit process.
  • Engineering and Design software such as MicroStation, AutoCAD, InRoads, and others.
  • Transportation Planning and Analysis software such as Synchro/SimTraffic, HCS, Corsim, and others. Microsoft office suite, adobe and others
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