Roy graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and he earned his P.E. license in 1991. He held several jobs in the industry before starting Carubba Engineering in 1993. Roy has successfully owned and operated the firm for over twenty-five years, during which time he has completed thousands of projects ranging from small residential additions to complex high-rise towers.
Roy’s philosophy in business mirrors his philosophy in life: Say what you are going to do and do what you say you will. First and foremost, tell the truth, then work tirelessly to do the right thing by one’s clients, just as one would for their family.
Roy believes in treating the people that one works with like family. To him, the true definition of success is achieving one’s goals, while maintaining balance in their life. If someone’s family life suffers for their work, then the quality of their work will falter as well. Conversely, if one is not attentive to their business, their personal relationships will suffer. In the words of Joseph Kennedy, “My business is my family and my family is my business”. The people that comprise the Carubba Engineering firm are family. People spend more time with the people they work with than their own families, so establishing and maintaining strong work relationships is paramount to success of any business. Roy believes strongly in the power of these principles to drive the success of his business.
Drawings and specifications are mediums of communication that are no different than spoken words. It is the responsibility of the Carubba team to be consultants that communicate the intent of their plans effectively and efficiently. Roy strives to improve the quality of the firm’s work product by hiring the best people, and investing in the latest software, hardware and technologies in order to make Carubba Engineering more efficient at producing superior work. Roy firmly believes that communicating with clients effectively is crucial to the success of Carubba Engineering. Roy works hard to establish and maintain long-standing relationships with clients by being honest, competent, resolute and attentive to their needs in terms of both time and money.