'74, B.S., Civil Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Rick Engineering Company
Mr. Ball is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rick Engineering Company. He
is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations providing multi-disciplined planning,
design, engineering, and surveying services from seven office locations in San Diego,
Orange County, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Phoenix and Tucson. Founded
in 1955, Rick Engineering is headquartered in San Diego, California and has been responsible
for enriching the lives of residents in communities throughout the Southwest.
The company maintains divisions that focus on civil engineering, transportation and
traffic engineering, urban design and planning, redevelopment, landscape architecture,
construction management, surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, storm water and environmental
services, water resources engineering, GIS and geospatial services, high definition
laser scanning surveying, and forensic services. The firm has received numerous awards
for its work on behalf of both public and private sector clients.
Mr. Ball earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from San Diego State
University in 1974 and is a Registered Civil Engineer in California. He is a member
of Chi Epsilon and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Ball is
also a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies, having served as a
past President of the San Diego Chapter, and served as President of the California
state organization in 2005. He is active in the legislative arena; serving on the
organization’s Legislative Committee and chairs the Legislative Action Committee.
Mr. Ball is a member of the California Taxpayer’s Association, is a board member and
executive committee member for San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation, an organization
dedicated to developing and managing affordable housing in San Diego.
Roger and his wife, Lorrie, live in San Diego, and have two grown children. Roger
enjoys owning and restoring antique and classic cars, fishing, camping, off-road vehicle
recreation, baseball, and SDSU Aztecs team sports.
- College of Engineering – Advisory Board
- Past President, San Diego Chapter, Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California
- Past President, American Council of Engineering Companies – California (ACEC-CA)
- Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation
- Member, ACEC-CA PAC Board of Governors
- Member, Board of Directors ACEC-CA
- Chairman, Legislative Action Committee, ACEC-CA