Richard Design Services, Inc. (RDS) is a full-service engineering and procurement company combining a history of execution excellence with an extensive array of services in the petrochemical and petroleum refining industries. Our range of services encompass all engineering phases to include conceptual and front end consulting and design, thorough estimates, detailed design, and full turnkey EPC/CM execution. Our talented team has the expertise to successfully accomplish our clients’ goals from basic maintenance and retrofits to full blown grass roots or major revamp projects.

Summary of RDS Services

Scope Development
Project Management
Process Engineering
Civil/Structural Engineering
Mechanical/Piping Engineering
Electrical/Instrument Engineering
Discipline Design
Construction Management
Modular Engineering/Design
EPC Turnkey Project Execution
Expediting Services


At RDS, our engineers and designers have access to a complete array of advanced engineering tools on the market today.

AutoCAD - 2D and 3D
MicroStation - 2D and 3D
CADWorx Plant - 3D
Intergraph PDS
Caesar II - Pipe Stress Analysis
STAAD.Pro - Structural Eng. Analysis
RISA-3D - Structural Eng. Analysis
PRO/II - Process Engineering Suite
INtools - Smartplant Instrumentation
Easy Power - Power Analysis Suite
Primavera - Project Mgmt. Software
Microsoft Project - Project Mgmt. Software
ETAP - Electrical Design
Migration of AutoCAD/MicroStation/PDF files to SPI from different types of drawing management systems

3D Imaging

RDS uses 3D laser scanning to create an accurate 3D image of existing process units. This is a cost-effective method of surveying plant facilities that saves time, money, and minimize the potential for errors.

CADWorx Plant Professional
CADWorx Equipment
Intergraph PDS

RDS uses 2D and 3D imaging software to provide the most accurate and error-free designs.

As a member of the RIG family of companies, RDS drives and coordinates with our related companies to implement your project. This provides reduced project risk, improved cost management seamless execution, and focused safety benefits of working with a single company.

We invite you to view our sample projects and speak to our clients regarding our quality, performance and ability to finish a job safely, on time and on budget. Let us show you the Future of Engineering and how we can provide you with a unique level of flexibility and responsiveness to meet your engineering needs. We look forward to sharing more about how we can assist you when you contact us.