Russell Rowland is an independent, women-owned engineering firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. With a combined 20 years experience in the design of residential and commercial structures, we can assist with all your structural engineering needs. Whether you’re a homeowner getting ready to tackle a renovation or a national home builder, we value your best interest at heart through top-notch customer service, effective communication, value engineering, and an efficient process with quick turnaround times.
Jackie Rowland has over a decade’s worth of experience in Structural Engineering and extensive experience managing design teams. Prior to founding Russell Rowland, she specialized in high-wind engineering design for residential and light commercial structures all over the Southeast. Working for some of the nation’s largest builders, she learned to manage the expectations and demands of high-volume residential construction. Jackie is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E) and graduated from the University of Florida with both a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Structures.
Jackie utilizes her organizational skills to set in place standards and processes across the team. By increasing the team’s consistency and efficiency, she has been able to provide both our clients and the building departments with familiar construction documents and quality engineering they can rely on. She believes that a great team of employees can make or break a business. As such, she puts great value on building personal relationships with each of her employees and actively recruiting to find the best team members.
When she isn’t managing Russell Rowland, you can find her riding horses. For over 25 years, she has been competing at a national and world level for Equestrian competitions. She is also a die-hard Florida Gators fan and enjoys going to football games with her husband Parker.
Adam Russell has over a decade’s experience in commercial and residential structural engineering. He began his career in the commercial cold-formed steel industry. During this time, he designed trusses, diaphragms, and lateral bracing systems before transitioning to residential structural design. He serves as the Engineer of Record for thousands of commercial and residential projects. Adam holds engineering licenses in FL, GA, TN, NC, SC, & ID.
Adam has become a leader in the residential wood framed and masonry industries throughout Florida. He is dedicated, detail oriented, and always has the customer’s best interest in mind. He specializes in assessing and finding quick and efficient solutions to field issues that might arise during the building process. His technical expertise has given him a trusted reputation with his clients and his team.
Outside of the office, Adam stays busy with his two children, Madilyn and Kellan. When he finds a free minute, he can be found working on his classic cars or taking apart things that aren’t broken.
Parker Rowland started his career in the aerospace industry designing repairs and modifications for several different types of naval aircraft. He worked his way up from an aerospace structures engineer to managing a team of engineers supporting the Navy’s trainer helicopters.
As his role shifted, he decided to go back to his alma mater, the University of Florida, to get an MBA and MS in Industrial Engineering. The knowledge gained from these degrees helps bridge the technical and business gap, allowing him to serve effectively as Russell Rowland’s CFO.
He is also a die-hard Florida Gators and Jacksonville Jaguars fan and enjoys going to football games with his wife, Jackie.
Ben has been working in the structural engineering industry since graduating college in 2015, specializing in residential structures and value engineered design. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Florida State University. Through hard work and experience gained working on hundreds of projects, Ben recently obtained his P.E. license.
Ben started his professional career as a summer intern directly out of college which allowed him to grow through the ranks and eventually become a Lead Engineer and account manager for multiple clients. He has a hard-working attitude and commitment to always being ready to serve.
Prior to working for Russell Rowland, Ben had the opportunity to assist with performing structural inspections on multiple large-scale projects located in Duval and St. Johns county. Some of these projects include a multi-storied Cancer Research Hospital, the city of Jacksonville’s primary transportation hub, and a gymnasium built for a local school in St. Johns County.
Working on these larger-scaled projects allowed Ben to see the differences required in the engineering between residential and commercial structures. In addition to these projects, Ben also enjoys the challenges presented when engineering high-end oceanfront homes and complicated renovations.
A Fort Walton Beach native, Ben enjoys being outside soaking up Florida’s sunshine. He enjoys playing golf and boating with his wife Christine. On Saturdays, you can always find Ben in his Garnet and Gold supporting the Noles, through the good times and bad.