Getting to know Team Maximus...

Dr. Melanie  Jones  Owen  


  • OSHA 30 hour Construction Safety               

  • 40 hour EM 385-1-1 ACOE Safety

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & Naval Facilities Engineering Command Contractor Quality Control 

  • General Engineering 'A' license holder #1043858

  • Designated Competent Person

  • SSHO & QC

  • Construction Management

  • Heavy equipment operator 

  • Master's degree in Federal Tax Law

  • Master's degree in Education

  • Doctoral degree in Leadership - Higher Ed Administration emphasis

  • Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology - Industrial & Organizational specialty

Melanie has a very diverse professional story. She started with residential construction in her father's Ohio based company. She then went on to spend 17 years as a college and university professor in Kentucky while also co-owning a HazMat trucking company in southern Ohio. She then served the next few years as a college dean in Arizona then California while also working in civil construction. This led to the founding of R.D. Maximus Engineering. In her role, she oversees all business and operational activity, including AP/AR, site safety, contracts, subcontracts, quality control, and signatory for all official matters. She also provides heavy equipment support and job-site supervision. 

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