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Staff Category: Design Staff

Rick Pasa

Rick’s construction experience began in the early 1980’s when he was a construction laborer for a family-owned business. After completing multiple drafting, design, and CAD courses, his career direction became clear. In 1984 he began working at Richard Sly Architect Inc. in Lorain, Ohio as a draftsperson.

Rick’s design experience ranges from residential to institutional projects, but the real substance of his design career began in 1986 when he joined Jennings and Churella Construction Company in Wellington, Ohio. As Senior Designer at J & C he was responsible for the design and production of site development, foundation systems, and architectural and structural construction documents. He was also responsible for the preparation of all applications and drawings covered under the Ohio EPA General Permit Storm Water Pollution Prevention Act. In 1999 Rick joined R.E. Warner & Associates in Westlake, Ohio as a senior project designer. He then joined Simonson Construction Services Inc. in 2000 and is currently the design department manager.

With Rick’s extensive CAD knowledge and two decades of construction and design related experience, he has become the final missing piece of the multi-faceted Simonson puzzle.

Aaron Dearth

A lifelong Richland County resident, Aaron is dedicated to bringing something back to his community. Selecting a career in Architecture in early high school, Aaron focused his courses on drafting and computer technologies. Realizing a future focus on technology, he trained as a network administrator and helped implement his school districts first computer network system.  In 1999 he was accepted to the School of Architecture at Kent State University where he received his Bachelors and Masters degree.

Beginning a career in Architecture in Mansfield, Ohio, Aaron worked at Steve Beilstein Architect and Construction Management as a Project Manager, Designer, & Draftsman.  In a design-build setting he was instrumental in bringing projects from initial concept through final construction.  While there, his computer experience was vital in producing rapid and detailed designs for clients including digital renderings and presentations.

In the summer of 2013, Aaron brought his education and experience to Simonson Construction Services and joined our team as a Project Manager and Designer.

He continues to try and support his community by volunteering web and graphics design and has been a proud foster parent and supporter of children’s causes.

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