The 2017 Houston Engineer of the Year Harold “JR“ Reddish, P.E.

  • Harold “JR“ Reddish, P.E.

    President and CEO of S&B Infrastructure in Houston, Texas

    Harold “JR“ Reddish, P.E. is President and CEO of S&B Infrastructure, Ltd. a multi-discipline engineering company headquartered in Houston, Texas. JR has had a varied career which has spanned over 35+ years.

    JR Reddish attended the Citadel in Charleston, SC on a Professor of Naval Science Scholarship. There, he served in numerous leadership positions and obtained a BS in Civil Engineering in 1977. Upon graduation he reported to Naval Flight School in Pensacola, FL where he obtained his “wings of gold” in 1979. JR was subsequently ordered to the USS Midway as a carrier pilot assigned to VA-56.

    In 1982, JR transitioned to the Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps. He was selected for graduate school and attended Texas A&M in 1986. He graduated in 1986 with a Masters of Engineering in Ocean Engineering. JR served in numerous challenging and demanding positions to include Staff Ocean Engineer for the Supervisor of Diving and Salvage, Commanding Officer of Underwater Construction Team One and Public Works Director of Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland. He retired as a Commander after 20 years of active duty and entered the Private Sector.

    JR joined S&B Infrastructure in 1998 and assisted the firm with obtaining Federal Work and other related engineering engagements. He held the positions of Deputy Director of Construction Management, Vice President of Operations and was promoted to President / CEO in 2005. He has been instrumental in the growth of the company which serves various City, County, State and Federal agencies.

    Community and Professional involvement is very important to JR. He has served as President of the Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) as well as regional Vice President. He has served on numerous boards and committees to include the Governor’s Business Council, Greater Houston Partnership Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Houston Engineers Week Committee, Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee of TSPE. JR is a Fellow in the National Society of Professional Engineers and Society of American Military Engineers. He has advanced the engineering profession by supporting multiple educational programs for primary and secondary students to include Future Cities Competition, Math Counts, Zoom into Engineering and other similar activities. He is an Eagle Scout and contributed over 10 years of leadership to the Scouting Program.

    JR is married to Constance Reddish and they have three children, Diana, James, and Lauren.

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