Rich does much of the client relations work at JB Water and is responsible for maintaining strong and lasting relationships with our clients. He assists with any governmental compliance (primarily permitting), safety and related technical issues that may come up during performance of our more demanding plumbing assignments. Rich also serves as a water specialist and technical advisor on water treatment issues.
A fourth generation Arizonan from Mesa, Rich’s family has strong ties to agricultural production and he grew up working on farms and cattle ranches. He married the light of his life, Nancy Bevell in 1973. In 1974 he hung up his spurs to pursue a BS degree in Agricultural Engineering at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. After graduation he spent 30 years working as an engineering and environmental consultant to utilities, municipalities and corporations for a wide range of water related projects including wastewater reuse, groundwater recharge, treatment wetlands and hazardous waste cleanup. Rich is a registered Civil Engineer and his roles included project manager, lead designer and construction manager for water related projects throughout the southwest.
In 2011 he came to work for his son, Dallan, as the Relationship Manager for JB Water providing plumbing and water treatment services to homes and businesses. He enjoys the opportunities and challenges associated with small business and is pleased to be a part of a company that is maintaining the core values established by its founder, John Bevell.
Rich & Nancy, have four children and sixteen wonderful grandchildren all living in Arizona. During 2010 Rich & Nancy volunteered their time to serve as Church Agricultural Service Missionaries on a 300,000 acre cattle ranch located in East-Central Florida. Rich used his engineering skills to support water related projects while Nancy gave bus tours and helped with the landscaping. It was a wonderful experience and they look forward to future opportunities to serve together as a couple.