Argus Consulting Reopens Atlanta Office and Announces a Houston Location in Support of Enhanced Capabilities

Argus Consulting, Inc., a fuels infrastructure engineering firm, is proud to announce the opening of two new offices. Argus is returning to Atlanta where it was founded in 1994 and opening an office in Houston, Texas, to increase capabilities and capacity to serve aviation, military, railroad, marine, and oil and gas clients. The Houston office opened June 2020 and the Atlanta office opens August 31, 2020. The company closed its Atlanta office in 2008 and established its headquarters in the Kansas City area.

“Atlanta a fueling design hub,” said Kent Bredehoeft, President and CEO of Argus Consulting. The Atlanta location will be a full-service production office with specific expertise in fuel system design and engineering for military, commercial aviation, and oil and gas infrastructure. “We are fortunate to be able to work with a fantastic group of local engineers to develop this office into an immediate resource for our clients who look to us as a trusted partner for extensive knowledge and expertise in this niche work.”

“We’re excited to get back to our roots by re-opening an Atlanta office,” Bredehoeft said. “This team is comprised of engineers from the area with vast industry experience, almost 90 years collectively, and are a great asset to our talented and values-driven Argus team.”

The new Houston office is the branch office focused on the firm’s enhanced Facility Digital Services and efforts of SAIMTM, the smart asset integrity management platform for critical infrastructure.

“Houston is the energy capital of the world, and as a firm that ‘thinks fuel,’ it only makes sense for us to be there, too,” Bredehoeft said. “From ports, to terminals and pipelines, we have an opportunity to engage with the oil and gas community on its digital transformation efforts with the SAIM platform.”

Argus now has eight offices strategically located across the U.S. in areas important to its clients in the federal and commercial transportation industries. In addition to the company’s headquarters in Kansas City and the two new offices in Atlanta and Houston, Argus operates offices in New York, Phoenix, Miami, Chicago and Jackson, Mississippi.

About Argus Consulting, Inc. Founded in 1994, Argus Consulting, Inc. is an employee-owned, multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm with more than 1100 years of cumulative expertise, specializing in the design, programming, planning and management of fuel storage and distribution facilities for commercial aviation, military, oil and gas and railroad clients. The firm is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

Update Regarding COVID-19

Our Enduring Response to the Novel Coronavirus

Argus continues to monitor the COVID-19 global pandemic and do our part to protect our employees and communities while maintaining continuity of service to our clients.  Our firm remains operational and your fuel is still our focus.

Here is what we’re doing to keep our projects on schedule while protecting the health and safety of our employees.

  • Operating in a remote work environment: Our engineers and fuels professionals are working remotely and continuing to provide expert client service. They are equipped with the technology they need to do their jobs well, including secure video conferencing capabilities and file sharing services.
  • Providing a single source of truth: We have regular weekly video-conference updates and documented resources to provide our teams with the most up-to-date, fact-based COVID-19 resources.
  • Following the CDC guidelines: Argus is following the recommendations from the CDC, particularly on business travel.  Travel for onsite facility engineering needs is evaluated on a project-by-project basis.

Our number one company value is integrity. While these are challenging and disruptive days, integrity guides us to do the right thing. With that in mind, here is what we are doing to service our clients.

  • Evaluating project schedules and identifying opportunities: Our project managers have analyzed workloads with each client and are providing scenarios to delay work as needed. We are adapting to our client priorities as they evolve.
  • Offering flexible payment programs: The Argus team continues to seek ways to support our clients’ changing needs.

Many challenges have faced us since Argus Consulting was founded 26 years ago.  Based on our experience, we know we’ll emerge through this pandemic stronger together.  We are honored to be your trusted partner in fuels infrastructure engineering in the challenges of today and in the opportunities of tomorrow to keep the world moving. 

Argus Celebrates 25 Years

In 1994, our founders had the vision to create an engineering firm dedicated to fuels infrastructure. We are now celebrating 25 years of specialization, which we could not have done without our valuable partnerships and industry relationships. In celebration of this milestone, Argus is honoring our past and looking to the future. And it is bright.

We see a future in which we are unified by fuel. Together, we move the world forward – transporting customers and assets to desired destinations. We fuel the economy, creating commerce and jobs. Connecting people. Protecting them.

Our pledge for the next 25 years is to continue innovating, evolving and providing engineering, program management and asset integrity services and remain your valued partner. With this in mind, our brand and identity, too, must evolve. Yes, we have a shiny new logo that represents the Argus of today – a solid foundation and movement forward. And while our peacock logo may have changed, our core belief and promise to clients, teaming partners, and employees remains the same. We believe that what we design is built on a foundation of strong relationships and values – integrity, competence, teamwork, and living and working by the Golden Rule.

Thank you for the continued opportunities to plan, design, build and maintain the critical infrastructure that fuels our world.

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Argus Featured with New Orleans International Fuel System Upgrades

When the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport opens the new North Terminal, it will include a new $46 million fuel farm and hydrant system planned, designed and built by Argus Consulting. The project is featured in the July-August 2019 Airport Improvement Magazine.

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Argus Board of Directors Adds New Member

Argus Consulting announces the addition of Terry A. Ruhl, P.E., F. ASCE to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Ruhl is the former President of CH2M’s Transportation and National Governments businesses and served on the company’s Board of Directors. He brings to Argus Consulting extensive experience in business transformation and global infrastructure consulting.  Early in his career with CH2M, he was responsible for growing the firm’s aviation business into an industry front-runner while serving as Aviation Operations Leader and Market Segment Director. From 2012-2016, he served as President of CH2M’s global Transportation business which became one of the largest transportation consulting practices in the industry, doubling in size and profitability and achieving the No. 3 Transportation Design Firm ($1 billion in revenue) ranking by Engineering News-Record.

Terry previously served on the Board of Governors for the Airport Consultants Council and as the Board of Directors Chair.

He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in transportation engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.  A life-long learner, Terry has completed executive education courses in leadership development, business administration and finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the University of Michigan Business School, and the Harvard Business School. In addition, he is beginning his executive doctorate studies in business administration at DePaul University. Terry also serves as an Affiliate Faculty member in CSU’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department.

Argus Team Members Receive U.S. Patent for Pump System Used in Aircraft Fueling

Rail Programs Manager Keith Rice and Designer Robert Larkin have received a U.S. Patent for their invention of Pump Systems for Controlling Pressure Loads.  The patent covers a pump system that controls a pressure load delivered to an aircraft interface included in the pump system. The pump system includes a pump circuit, a pump, and a valve system. The pump is coupled with the conduits and is configured to provide a pressure load to the aircraft interface to move fuel from a fuel reservoir through the conduits toward the aircraft interface in a fueling mode and to move fuel from the aircraft interface through the conduits toward the fuel reservoir in a defueling mode. Some aircraft fueling carts, for example, use a first pump when fueling the aircraft and a second pump when defueling the aircraft. Having more than one pump adds cost and weight to the fuel cart.

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Robert Larkin

Argus Adds Industrial Wastewater and Storm Water Project Manager

Joseph E. Francis, P.G. joins Argus as it expands its services for our major rail and commercial aviation clients.  Joe is a registered professional geologist with 30 years of experience managing critical environmental and construction projects, most recently with the City of Phoenix Aviation Department where he was responsible for more than 100 architectural and civil improvement projects at Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).  He managed multiple fueling remediation and decommissioning projects during his 22-year career with the Phoenix Aviation Department and served as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the PHX Terminal 4 Food and Beverage Infrastructure Project.  He has been responsible for environmental compliance and permitting on many airport-related projects, and was a key driver in developing and implementing emergency response measures for fuel spills and other reportable quantity spills at Sky Harbor, Phoenix Goodyear Airport and Phoenix Deer Valley.  Early in his environmental engineering career, Joe managed soil and groundwater contamination assessments of petroleum releases at leaking underground storage tank sites throughout the United States.  Joe went to Kent State University for his geology graduate studies and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Western Kentucky University.

Award-Winning Fuel Manager Joins Argus

Argus welcomes former fuel manager Joe Kane to its team.  Joe Kane brings more than 30 years of fuel facility management experience to Argus Consulting. Most recently, Mr. Kane served as the general manager of the fueling facilities at Chicago’s Midway Airport. During this time, he was named Outstanding Fuel Manager in the U.S. by the National Petroleum Management Association.  His extensive, fuel facility management background includes developing hydrant system maintenance programs at multiple airports, designing refueling equipment, building above and underground fuel facilities, helping refineries run tanker operations, and working with smaller airfields to improve fuel handling knowledge.   Mr. Kane has worked with major fueling operators ASIG, Skytanking, Butler Aviation, and Signature Flight Support.

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Argus Welcomes Cameron Gunn, PEng

The Argus team continues to grow!  Senior Mechanical Engineer Cameron Gunn, PEng joins Argus as a Project Manager based in our Miami office. Cameron has more than 25 years of experience in engineering design, project management and construction management for clients in the U.S., Canada, Middle East, Europe and Asia.  He has managed the design and construction of petroleum storage and distribution systems for oil companies, petroleum distribution companies, airline consortia, airports, and other petroleum industry participants. He has a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta.