RAMEY KEMP ASSOCIATES

About Us

Innovation & Collaboration

RAMEY KEMP ASSOCIATES (RKA) IS A TRANSPORTATION CONSULTING FIRM WITH OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICES FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Founded by Ramey Kemp in 1992, RKA is a top-tier transportation consulting corporation, incorporated in North Carolina. An employee-owned firm, RKA imagines a limitless future through our transportation expertise, and we are driven to deliver exceptional experiences for our clients.

RKA was founded over 30 years ago as a transportation consulting firm and has remained true to this core service focusing on building a depth of expertise and a culture of collaboration and ownership. We specialize in working with clients to make transportation accessible and safe for everyone while supporting long-term community growth and improving the local quality of life. RKA is known for the transportation engineering and design expertise we bring to every project, and we produce innovative, quality, and cost-effective work.

Hear from the RKA Team

“Our culture is one of ownership – ownership of our company, of our profession, and of our personal lives. It is our secret sauce and is reflected in everything we do. It is our core belief that by taking ownership of our decisions, actions, responsibilities, communities, profession, and company we will produce quality experiences for our clients.”

Monty Irvin, PE, PTOE
President / CEO

“There's a belief there that we can solve any problem, that we can work together and achieve and overcome obstacles. We do have obstacles, but together with strong leadership and the ownership mindset, we've been able to really take this company forward and we're looking to do more of it.”

Barbra Flick, CPA, CGMA
Controller

“To me, RKA at heart, we are a little engineering firm with the capabilities of a big engineering firm. What I mean by that is we all know each other's names, we know who everybody is, we know everybody's family, we care about each other. But at the end of the day, we have the capabilities of doing the same things as the big firms and anything a client needs us to do.”

Nate Bouquin, PE, PTOE
Traffic Engineering Project Manager

“When we look at limitless, we're looking at innovation. We're looking at opportunities to find a solution where somebody else may think there isn't one. Really when we say limitless, you can't even say the sky's the limit. We need to go beyond that. It’s being on the cutting edge and getting out in front and trying to think of solutions before there are even problems.”

A. Battle Whitley, IV, PE, CPM, RSP₁
Director of Traffic Operations

“One company core value I like is 'brave.' It’s one that's probably the hardest to show for people, but I like that it makes me have that mentality to be a little braver, step a little further than we may want to or be comfortable with. I think that's very important for us to be able to grow and adapt in the future. It’s an ever-changing future and being brave is going to be a key to doing that.”

Rynal Stephenson, PE
Director of North Carolina
Together We Are Limitless
Our Vision
RKA envisions a limitless future through our transportation expertise, and we are committed to helping our clients and the communities their projects impact imagine it, too. Let’s build that future together.
Our Values
RKA’s employee owners believe in being trustworthy, respectful, brave, and helpful – and those core values drive everything we do.
Leadership Team
JEFF BRAGDON
MICHAEL BYWALETZ
JEREMY CHAPMAN
WILL COLLINS
MICHAEL DENNIS
MERRICK “TRÉ” DUGAL III
VICTORIA EDWARDS
BARBRA FLICK
MICHAEL J. FLORIO
STEPHEN C. GREENE
JASON HAMILTON
LUCAS HELMS
WILL COLLINS
MICHAEL J. FLORIO
STEPHEN C. GREENE
MONTELL “MONTY” IRVIN
RAMEY KEMP JR.
JEFF BRAGDON
MICHAEL BYWALETZ
MERRICK “TRÉ” DUGAL III
VICTORIA EDWARDS
BARBRA FLICK
JEFF INGHAM
JAMES “JAY” A. MCINNIS
TAMARA “TAMMY” PATTERSON
RYNAL STEPHENSON
BATTLE WHITLEY
JEREMY CHAPMAN
MICHAEL DENNIS
JASON HAMILTON
LUCAS HELMS
JESSICA MCCLURE
JOSHUA REINKE
Be Trustworthy. Be Helpful.
Be Respectful.
Be Brave.
States We Serve
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RKA is an award-winning firm