In light of his recent retirement, we wanted to take a moment to honor a partnership with an exceptional engineer, an inspiring mentor, and a long-time friend to KEPHART.
Billy Harris has designed and managed civil engineering projects in Colorado since 1979, serving as a Principal and Co-Founder of HKS. He’s what we at KEPHART would call an architect’s engineer. Beyond his extensive understanding of a variety of product types, a partnership with Billy was more of a learning opportunity than anything else. He graciously shared his knowledge with us, and never failed to ask questions, always curious and eager to continue to learn and to help those around him do the same.
Billy’s impact extended far beyond those of us lucky to know him at KEPHART. He was a true industry leader, serving as State Director of the Board of the American Council of Engineering Companies and a court-certified expert, offering his witness testimony on a wide range of cases. He possessed the ability to translate engineering jargon into layman’s terms – a skill that led him to great success in public hearings and garnered him respect well beyond the industry and throughout the greater community.
Perhaps his greatest legacy is the talented team he is leaving behind. Like Billy, the team at HKS elevates each project they have a hand in, and will only continue to do so in his absence. Thank you, Billy, for your commitment to the industry and for being such a genuine friend to KEPHART. We wish you nothing but the best in retirement!