Aaron J. Rickel, PE

B.S.C.E., Virginia Military Institute, 2003
M.S.C.E., North Carolina State University, 2004

AJ began his career at Dunbar as an intern while attending Virginia Military Institute. He has worked on a variety of projects such as K-12 schools, higher education, healthcare and churches, both renovations and new construction. AJ appreciates the diverse assortment of projects our clients provide because it keeps things interesting. He enjoys problem solving and seeing what was designed on paper become a reality. AJ was promoted to Principal in 2023.

AJ also has extensive experience in condition assessments and repairs for various types of existing structures including parking garages. He is an active board member of the Virginia Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and has served as a member of the Virginia Advocacy Collaboration Group for ACI 562.

Personally, AJ enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, boating and water sports. He has a passion for good music. He is married to a wonderful woman and has two amazing children who keep him very busy.


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