About REO Engineering
REO Engineering, P.C., a Kansas City metropolitan company, offices in the suburban community of
Harrisonville, Missouri. The company was formed in 1979 by Roy E Obermiller, P.E., originally
in Paola, Kansas. The company moved to Harrisonville in 1984. From 1984 to 1993 it specialized
in city engineering, acting as City Engineer, Codes Administrator, or Building Official for 10
different Missouri and Kansas cities. In 1993, the company spun off its geotechnical and inspection
service to a separate company, Obermiller Construction Services, Inc. The two companies are 100%
family owned and office in the same family owned location. The combined personnel typically
number about 24.
While still maintaining working relationships with cities, REO added focus in other areas. REO/OCS
do a significant amount of design-build work for both local and national clientele. REO specializes
in areas such as flood zone analysis, forensic investigation of contract failures, codes analysis
for accident scenes, structural analysis for new construction and structural failures, wetlands
construction, environmental assessments and industrial site selection. Today, company expertise
covers a wide variety of civil engineering fields and heavy construction, and operates in the
United States and Internationally.
Roy E. Obermiller, P.E.
Mr. Obermiller is the founder and president of REO Engineering, and vice president of
Obermiller Construction Services, Inc. He is a 1971 graduate of the University of
Missouri, College of Civil Engineering, and holds professional licensure in the states
of Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Florida. He minored in Professional Management and
attended graduate school with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering. Mr. Obermiller's
work experience has concentrated in municipal and rural water and wastewater systems,
hydrology, legal/administrative engineering, environmental engineering, structural
analysis and residential/commercial development.
Aaron D. Obermiller, P.E.
Mr. Aaron Obermiller is a 2004 graduate of the University of
Missouri, College of Civil Engineering, and holds professional licensure in the state of
Missouri. He attended graduate school with an emphasis in Transportation Engineering.
Mr. Obermiller's work experience has concentrated in forensic engineering analysis, traffic
systems, hydrology, structural design and residential development.
Management, Obermiller Construction Services, Inc.
Cheryl J. Obermiller
Mrs. Obermiller is the co-founder and president of
Obermiller Construction Services, Inc. Obermiller Construction is a certified Women's
Business Enterprise. Mrs. Obermiller attended the Kansas City Metropolitan Community College,
Longview Campus, with an emphasis on marketing and psychology. Her work experience
includes operating a modeling agency with national contracts, business manager for
REO Engineering, currently supervising and providing marketing for Obermiller Construction,
and operating an image consulting service.
Robert J. Barta
Mr. Barta acts as Construction Manager and Estimator for Obermiller Construction.
Mr. Barta attended the University of Missouri, College of Engineering with an emphasis in construction
management. Prior to coming to Obermiller Construction, Mr. Barta worked for a
major quarry operation.
Jared R. Obermiller
Mr. Jared Obermiller acts as Project Manager, Estimator and Technician for
Obermiller Construction. Mr. Obermiller attended the University of Kansas, College of Engineering
with an emphasis in general civil engineering. Mr. Obermiller handles project
management throughout the Midwest.
Inspiration for the Obermiller Engineering and Construction Enterprises.
Roy Raymond Cox, P.E.
Mr. Roy Cox was the grandfather of Roy Obermiller. Mr. Cox was an engineer
of great achievement, participating in the design and construction of historic Bagnell Dam and the
Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, which, at its inception, was the largest man-made lake in the world.
Following the 'Lake' project, Mr. Cox designed major bridges for the Missouri Department of Transportation,
included the award winning tied arch bridge crossing the Missouri River at Jefferson City, Missouri.
Mr. Cox served as a Professor of Civil Engineering with the University of Missouri after World War II.
He was the inspiration for his descendents to pursue the profession of civil engineering.
To view vintage photos of some of his most interesting projects,