Originally from Wisconsin, Vicki LaRose now considers St. Louis her home. She earned her bachelor's in civil engineering from SIUE and her master's in engineering management from Missouri Science and Technology. Vicki founded Civil Design Inc.(CDI) in 1996 to provide responsive, quality-driven civil engineering services. Under Vicki LaRose's direction, CDI has experienced continuous success, gaining a reputation for delivering on-time, in-budget designs for construction management, environmental, roadway and site development projects. It has grown from operating out of her basement with one employee to owning a building in Soulard with twenty-seven engineers, technicians and surveyors.