Who We Are
Children do not typically worry about infrastructure, economic solutions, or the principles of science and mathematics. But then again, Rich Oller was not a typical boy. While Rich enjoyed sports and playing with friends in the neighborhood, he was most interested in attending city council meetings with his father where he listened to the executive committee discuss engineering contracts and infrastructure projects. From a young age, Rich knew he was destined to be an engineer.
Early in his career, Rich worked for a utility contractor building wastewater and water infrastructure projects. Soon thereafter in 1989, Rich sealed his fate and started Oller Engineering from his kitchen table. Rich wanted to do things differently. His unique hands-on experience trained him to not just draw plans, but to identify problems and find a solution before the plans were executed.
From attending city council meetings to overseeing major infrastructure projects, Rich’s extensive experience has shaped OEI. He founded the company in hopes of providing a different type of service, one that places importance on client relationships and takes a boots-on-the-ground approach.
In the words of Woodrow Wilson, Rich Oller and the team at OEI have set out to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.
At OEI, we take pride in solving our client’s problems as if they are our own. We believe in doing the right thing the first time, every time. Unlike other engineers, we prefer to be on site working alongside our clients rather than behind a desk. Our goal at OEI is to find solutions that bring concepts to fruition, no matter how arduous the task. Our team works on the ground to verify that each design is executed correctly, hence our boots-on-the-ground approach.
With more than thirty years of industry experience, OEI continues to successfully provide services to agencies across the state with projects in Lubbock, Houston, and Waco. Our services are further expanded through our partnership with Big Red Dog Engineering, offering MEP, structural and traffic engineering.