Jeff Ruppert, P.E.
Chief Executive Officer
Jeff is a founder of SEIPS and SEIE and started with SEIPS in January of 2015. He acts as the Business Manager for both entities, and as the Owner and registered Professional Engineer at SEIE for licensure purposes across the U.S. His responsibilities include business development, negotiating and executing contracts, resolving legal issues, reporting to the SEI Board of Directors, and oversight of many administrative tasks, IT systems development, marketing, and of course engineering.
Jeff received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering degree from California State University, Fresno in 1993. He has been self-employed in various companies since 1996 when he ventured away from his first job at a consulting engineering firm in Boulder, Colorado to partner with local builders to form a company focused on straw bale construction. From 1996 to the present he has been part or full owner of three design and construction companies, one of which still exists solely as a consulting engineering firm, Odisea LLC, in Paonia, Colorado.