24 Jun New Shareholder: Rick Karkowski, PE, PH, CPSWQ, D.WRE
Thomas & Hutton is pleased to announce the selection of Richard (Rick) Karkowski, PE, PH, CPSWQ, D.WRE as a company shareholder. Rick has been with Thomas & Hutton’s Charleston, South Carolina region since 2006. A graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Rick has 29 years of experience in the water resources field. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida; Professional Hydrologist; Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality; and has received the credential of Diplomate by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. In his role as Water Resources Manager, Rick assures that the systems designed to protect our environment from pollution, and life and property from flooding, are innovative and effective.
Rick has been involved with several large-scale water resources projects, including stormwater drainage systems, flood control projects, and water quality systems. Notable projects Rick has overseen include the Forest Acres Drainage Improvements in the West Ashley area of the City of Charleston (Phase 1 completed in 2018 and was selected as the South Carolina APWA project of the year for that year), stormwater management system for the Volvo Cars – Ridgeville Campus in Berkeley County, SC, and stormwater quality improvement systems within the Gills Creek watershed in Columbia, SC. Rick along with the entire Thomas & Hutton Water Resources Department are currently working on several large stormwater management capital improvement programs; including James Island (Charleston County), Old Village (Town of Mount Pleasant), Isle of Palms, and Seabrook Island.
Rick is active in and supports several professional organizations including American Society of Civil Engineers, American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (Diplomate), American Public Works Association, South Carolina Association of Stormwater Managers (Past Member at Large), American Society of Flood Plain Managers, Southeast Stormwater Association, and American Institute of Hydrology. He also lends his time and talents to various charitable and civic organizations, including Knights of Columbus (Past Grand Knight), St. Vincent DePaul Society, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Environmental Committee, Urban Land Institute SC Urban Resilience Work Group, and American Red Cross.