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Andrew M. Cook

EVP of Operations

Professional Engineer (P.E.)

“We don’t consider growing the business as an end unto itself. We’re growing the business in order to support our purpose, which is to enable our people to do extraordinary things in work and life.”

As the Executive Vice President of Operations, it’s Andy’s job to ensure that project teams have the resources and support they need to see projects through. He plays an essential role in assuring construction projects are not only completed in a safe, budgeted, and timely manner, but with the level of exceptional quality River City Construction is known for.

With a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Southwest Missouri State University, a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a Professional Engineer (P.E.) License, it’s clear Andy is knowledgeable, and most of all, passionate about the industry.

With more than six years of experience at River City Construction, Andy had no idea how much he would come to enjoy watching the company continue to thrive as the construction industry changed with time. Andy is excited about the many opportunities for River City Construction to continue to grow and change as the construction industry does, from taking on larger clients and more complex projects, to developing new skills.

Andy takes pride in visiting River City Construction job sites, where he can see firsthand, just how talented and dedicated the company’s employees are. He believes that projects don’t come to life without the highly skilled tradesmen and women working on-site.

When Andy isn’t working, he loves spending time with his wife and two teenage sons, as well as running and competing as a tri-athlete. Andy served twenty-six-years in the US Navy Reserve, and recently retired.

Alma Mater

University of Virginia, Master of Engineering – Civil Engineering
Southwest Missouri State University, Bachelor of Science – Physics

Community & Industry Initiatives

Member of US Navy Reserve (retired) – Civil Engineer Corps
Boys Scouts of America – Troop Leadership Committee

River City Construction

What is your favorite River City Construction project?  What was your role in the project?

My favorite River City project was the Fox Metro Water Reclamation District plant expansion, where I was the project manager.  It was a big, complex project with a large self-perform (concrete and structural steel) scope and many subcontractors and equipment vendors.  Like every project, it had its share of challenges, but the combined team (client, engineer, River City, and subcontractors) worked hard to overcome them all together.

What makes River City great?

We are builders.  We have so many incredibly talented and hard-working tradespeople who take pride in their craft.  I love being part of project teams that are so focused on solving complex problems and overcoming difficult challenges.

How do you spend your free time?

I spend most of my free time with my wife, Abbey and our two sons, Owen and Colin, who participate in cross-country, jazz band, basketball and Boy Scouts.  When we’re not supporting their activities, we like to spend time outdoors hiking, running and biking.