A Step in Time was founded by Ray Gessner who is a licensed professional engineer. He graduated from Virginia Tech – 1991 in civil engineering with a focus on structural engineering. Later he worked at various structural engineering firms and geotechnical (soils) engineering firms. In 1998 he received his masters degree in civil engineering from Old Dominion University with a geotechnical and structural emphasis. Later that year he successfully sat and passed the Virginia Professional engineering exam and is a Virginia licensed professional engineer. Ray has also sat for and passed the Class A contractors license. Everyday, A Step in Time chimney sweep technicians visit homes and encounter a variety of problems. All homes are built on soil and experience wide variety of settlement issues which include leaning chimneys, damaged foundations, termite infestation and water deterioration. Ray’s dual major with geotechnical (soils) and structural engineering is a perfect fit to offer advice to everyday homeowners. Call A Step in Time for your structural engineering needs.

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OUR TEAM

Ray

Ray

Ray Gessner, P.E. is the founder and C.E.O. of A Step in Time. He is a licensed professional engineer with master’s degree in civil engineering.

Rufus

Rufus

Rufus Jones is the corporate office general manager of the roofing division. Mr. Jones has been in the construction business for over 20 years.

Frna

Fran

Frances Verhofstadt is the corporate office manager and has wored in customer service her entire life. She has a wonderful personality and is Ray’s mother in law.

Andrew Paterini

Andrew

Andrew Paterini is leading the Williamsburg and Richmond Market. He has many years of experience as a chimney sweep.