Chicago West Loop engineering firm 60% diverse, working on CTA, O'Hare projects

Firm working on O'Hare, Illinois Tollway projects

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Chicago West Loop engineering firm Black-owned, 60% diverse
A West Loop engineering firm is 60% diverse, which is uncommon in the field.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Recently, Ardmore Roderick has been behind big construction projects at O'Hare, on the Red and Purple lines of the CTA and the Illinois Tollway.

The firm is part of ABC 7 Chicago's Black Owned series.

Rashod Johnson, Ardmore Roderick's president and CEO, joined ABC 7 Chicago live Wednesday.

The civil engineering firm does "all things infrastructure," Johnson said.

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He said he's proudest of the O'Hare and CTA Red and Purple Modernization Program projects.

The firm is 60% diverse, which is uncommon in engineering, according to Johnson.

He said schools getting children of color interested in STEM at a young age is a good way to increase diversity in the fields.