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RRC Anniversaries Through the Years

Our very first celebration in January 2011 was actually closer to our 2nd year anniversary. There was only 1 employee for the 1st anniversary! We had a ribbon cutting with the Edmond Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the opening of our new office. Before then we had fit 3 ladies in 1 home office. Once Jason came on board we needed space.  At the party I attempted to give a speech to tell everyone just how thankful I was for them and all that we had accomplished together.  I cried so much I couldn’t get through it!  That was the one and only time I attempted a public display of gratitude!!


(Almost) 2 years for Red Rock Consulting in January, 2011. Todd Simpson (DSO), Michaela Varnier, Tess Jones, Kristi Bumpas, Jason Unruh and Brad Bettes (DSO)


All I remember about our 3rd anniversary party is that it was HOT!  It was before we built out the garage for our soils lab, so we had the party out there where the air conditioning vent was always closed!


Red Rock Consulting celebrated 3 years in July, 2012, along with DSO.  Jason, Todd, Polly, Kristi, Brad and Robel


Tommy got up very early on this July day in 2013 to drive all the way from Colorado for this 4s pic.   You see, for weeks Tommy had been drilling a pipeline project with Todd, who emphatically told the rookie how important these anniversary parties were.  He pushed them hard to get done in time and drove all day to get back in time for the party.  I will never forget how tired he looked and his quick retreat from the party.  Attendance at the parties actually became important after that!  Notice this as the only anniversary absence of Mr. Simpson.  🙂



Red Rock Consulting and DSO celebrate 4 years in July, 2013! Brad, Cody, Polly, Robel, Kristi, Tommy and Jason


Our 5th anniversary brought about the Red Rock Consulting “Most Valuable Client” Awards.  We have had fun since then, just before the party, getting together and thinking of silly “award categories” that remind us of each client or company for the year.


5 years for Red Rock in 2014! Robel, Tommy, Todd, Polly, Kristi, Jason and Brad



Our 6th year must have been our biggest year – we had 10 employees and a summer intern for that party.  We expanded the lab (got it AC and walls) and were in the process of ODOT certification for the very first time.


Red Rock Consulting celebrated 6 years in 2015. Junior, Shawn, Chad, Robel, Kristi, Mike, Michelle, Jason, Polly, David, Todd and Tommy


2016 was our 7th year anniversary.  We gave out employee awards to Tommy and Chad for powering through and working so hard that year.  It was impressive!  We actually forgot to our 7s pic at the party, so we tried to recreate it when almost everyone was at the shop for safety training.


7 years in 2016. Mike, Todd, Brad, Polly, Bennett, Kristi, Robel, Melanie, Jason, Junior and Chad


Between the 7 year anniversary and 10 year anniversary we were too busy to party!  We worked on the Willis bridge project through the end of 2106 and then US 69 through Calera began in June of 2017 and is still going in 2019.  Our 2 largest projects back to back!


This year, though, we had to stop and say thank you to everyone who had made the first 10 years possible.  So, thank you!!!  Not just Jason, who is in each and every anniversary picture, but each and every one of you – employees past and present, clients, family, friends – we could not have done it without you!  I am actually not even sure how we did do it, but we did.  Every project, every hour worked, contract negotiated, question answered, boring drilled, lab test completed, report finished, phone answered, kid babysat…  ALL OF IT!   THANK YOU!!!



Red Rock Consulting celebrated 10 years in business in 2019!  Daniel, Todd, Spencer, Tommy, Kristi, Mike, Melanie, Jason, Jeremy, Polly, Chad and Dewayne

Celebrating Lucky Number 7

Red Rock Consulting celebrated 7 years in business in June of 2016.  Lots of friends, family and clients were on hand to enjoy in the festivities.  The Most Valuable Client (MVC) Awards have gotten to be a thing.  This year, in addition to the MVC Awards, 2 employee awards were also presented.  And the winners were……

Best ODOT Negotiator – White Engineering

Best Scheduling – CEC (Travis Collins/Eric Atkinson)

Power Auger Award – Smith Roberts Baldishweiler

Most Random Project – Cabbiness Engineering

Best Climate Control – Guernsey

Where’s Our Giant Cookie?? – ZFI

Biggest Client of the Year – CP&Y


Top of the Rock Award – Chad Pierson

Spirit of Red Rock Award – Tommy Bounds


The newlyweds!  Whitney and Jason Unruh

The newlyweds! Whitney and Jason Unruh

Hi, Robel!

Hi, Robel!


This is how we engineers party!

This is how engineers party!


Angie and Michelle helping Kristi "insure" a good anniversary party

Angie and Michelle helping Kristi “insure” a good anniversary party


Bennett, Gerald, Birdy and Chad are seriously celebrating

Bennett, Gerald, Birdy and Chad are seriously celebrating


It's all about the cake.  Thanks, Maresa!

It’s all about the cake. Thanks, Maresa!


Clients anxiously awaiting the MVC Awards presentation

Clients anxiously awaiting the MVC Awards presentation


Top of the Rock Award - Chad Pierson

Top of the Rock Award – Chad Pierson

Spirit of Red Rock Award - Tommy Bounds

Spirit of Red Rock Award – Tommy Bounds

Everyone Loves Tish!

What’s better than drilling in difficult soils in foggy, freezing weather???  At least we got to try out the new piston tube sampler.  🙂


Drilling near Tishomingo, OK

Drilling near Tishomingo, OK


Interesting Soil

Interesting soil in the split spoon

Let’s See Your Red Rock Pics!!!!!!!!!

Have you ever noticed how many businesses, creeks, towns and more have the name “Red Rock”? Well, we have! Send in a picture with you next to a “Red Rock” and we will post it. Our first submittal came in today. Game on!

Todd Simpson, DSO

Todd Simpson at a liquor store in northwest Oklahoma. Hmmm…….

Red Rock Consultiing Bakery in Stillwater

Red Rock Bakery in Stillwater – Yum!

Jason Unruh in Edmond

Residential addition in Edmond


I-35 over Red Rock Creek in northern Oklahoma

I-35 over Red Rock Creek in northern Oklahoma






























Todd Simpson finds love for Red Rock in New Mexico.

Todd Simpson finds love for Red Rock in New Mexico.

Downtown Drilling

Drilling the OKC Boulevard, formerly I-40

Drilling the OKC Boulevard, formerly I-40


Red Rock Consulting recently completed drilling on the new downtown Boulevard in Oklahoma City.  The proposed project alignment is along the same route as the former Interstate 40.  The old I-40 was demolished following the opening of the new alignment of I-40, which is located approximately 1 mile south.  The change in the Interstate alignment and proposed creation of the Boulevard has spurred many development opportunities in a campaign called the “Core to Shore”.  The “Core to Shore” refers to the new development from the “core” of downtown Oklahoma City to the “shore” of the Oklahoma River.


Drilling Rig in Bricktown

Drilling Rig in Bricktown



Valley Hope

Brad Bettes (DSO) at Valley Hope in Cushing, OK

Brad Bettes (DSO) takes a break from drilling at Valley Hope in Cushing, OK

Red Rock Consulting and DSO drilled a project at Valley Hope in Cushing, Oklahoma in April, 2010.  While Brad was not admitted, he did think the fried chicken dinner sounded tasty.
The project included a three story addition to a building that was originally the home of a local oil baron built in the 1920’s.
Valley Hope Treatment Facility

Valley Hope Treatment Facility

Wondertorium Children’s Museum

In December 2009, Red Rock Consulting, along with DSO, braved the elements to complete a geotechnical investigation for the Wondertorium Children’s Musuem in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The museum will be the premiere children’s museum in Oklahoma.  It will be located at 10th and Duck in Stillwater and plans to open in 2010.   The museum is still in the design phase, but here is a conceptual of the building and color scheme.  Rees – Wondertorium

The Wondertorium project team also includes Rees Associates, Cobb Engineering and Trumble Dean.

Wondertorium Children's Museum in Stillwater, OK (December 2009)

Wondertorium Children's Museum in Stillwater, OK (December 2009)


ATV Rigs Get the Job Done!

This past week I was confronted with this…

How do you get a drilling rig through that?

Canadian River in Newcastle, Oklahoma (February 2010)

It doesn’t look all that bad until I tell you there was approximately 1 mile of similar conditions just to get down to the project site.  It would be impossible to use a traditional truck-mounted rig in this situation.  Thankfully, Mohawk Drilling has an ATV rig.

With the ATV rig, we were able to access the site with no problem.  It reminds me of that comedy routine where the guy says DODGE stands for ‘Dem ‘Ole Dudes Go Everywhere! 

Mohawk's ATV Rig goes everywhere

Mohawk's ATV rig goes everywhere

While an ATV rig was neccessary for this project, they are not ideal for every situation.  There is a considerable additional cost for using an ATV rig.  However, when it is needed, the cost is well worth it!  If it doesn’t stop snowing/sleeting/raining soon, we may be seeing a lot more of these guys.

Drill, Baby

Bailey’s first experience on a drill rig was at East Texas Baptist University in September. 


ETBU 09-04-09

ETBU 09-04-09