Capabilities Statement


About RA Consultants

RA Consultants was founded in August of 2004 as a single member Limited Liability Company. Since then, the company has grown to nearly 25 employees with our veteran employees each contributing an average of 40 years experience!

RA's experienced staff offer fresh skill sets and the knowledge of innovative methods and technologies. The team at RA continues to reinforce the company slogan: " A Wealth of Experience, the Promise of New Ideas."

RA Consultants, LLC is a leading provider of management and technical consulting services in the infrastructure market including planning through design and construction, administration and construction inspection. With flexibility, creativity and today's newest technologies incorporated into every project, RA's diverse team offers practical and innovative design solutions to each client.


John Allen - President

Personal Profile

Mr. Allen's experience includes the pre-planning through design and construction phase coordination and serving as the client contact for a variety of civil engineering projects. His specific roles have included project manager in charge of federal, state, and local funding programs and contact person for teaming associations on large, complex engineering projects. Mr. Allen is keenly aware of local issues pertinent to the successful implementation of a wide variety of engineering and funding projects. He possesses significant experience in coordinating project teams and maintaining client contact throughout all phases of projects.

Paul Tomes, P.E. - Chief Engineer

Personal Profile

Mr. Tomes joined RA Consultants, LLC in 2006 after a lengthy professional career with the City of Cincinnati. Mr. Tomes' 34 years of experience with the City of Cincinnati included 22 years with the Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) serving as the Chief Engineer from 1992 - 2005, and then leading the Utility as Acting Director in 2005 - 2006.

Since joining RA Consultants, Mr. Tomes has provided oversight to the preparation of large transmission water main design plans, and smaller distribution water main plans approaching to 100 mile mark. He also provided QA/QC review of sewer improvements connected with water main replacement projects.


  • City of Cincinnati - SBE
  • Cuyahoga County - SBE
  • City of Dayton - PEP
  • ODOT - SBE



  • Bicycle Facilities And Enhancement Design
  • Non-complex Roadway Design

Right of Way Plan Development

  • Limited

Right of Way Acquisition

  • Negotiation
  • Closing
  • Title Research

Construction Inspection:

  • Construction Management Firm
  • Construction Engineering Level 1
  • Construction Engineering Level 2
  • Coatings Inspection