Our Voice

The ideas behind the ideas, and what pictures don’t show.

Welcome to our blog, where we share all the things that inspire, motivate, and define us.

Community First! Village

Living the RVi Purpose at Community First! Village

When RVi team member Peter Dufrene and I set out on a cold January day to volunteer with The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Austin Branch at The Community First! Village, we were prepared to roll up our sleeves and pull some weeds. Our mission was accomplished, but by day’s end, we recognized that... Read Full Post

Parks Board Approves RVi Vision Plan for Beverly S. Sheffield NW District Park

Earlier this month, the Beverly S. Sheffield Northwest District Park Vision Plan was recommended for approval by Austin’s Park Board! Located in the Allandale neighborhood of Austin, Texas, Beverly S. Sheffield Park has major improvements in store. The 31-acre park currently features baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool, duck pond, passive and active... Read Full Post

Four Peaks Recovery Mission Restores Hundreds of Native Cacti

As a proud Arizona native, I have always loved and appreciated the natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. My family and I are avid outdoor enthusiasts and we often spend our free time off-roading, exploring new trails and camping. Over the years, one of our favorite areas has become the Four Peaks Wilderness Area, approximately 30 minutes... Read Full Post

Practice, Preparation and Perseverance: RVi's Kelly Uhrich Passes the L.A.R.E.

Kelly Uhrich, Landscape Designer at RVi in Tempe, Arizona, has just completed the Landscape Architecture Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.). Congratulations to Kelly! The L.A.R.E. is an examination that includes four sections: Project and Construction Management, Inventory and Analysis, Design, Grading and Drainage and Construction Documentation. It determines whether a candidate has adequate knowledge, abilities and skills... Read Full Post

Participants Celebrate Black Friday by Opting Outside

Last week marked the third year of the #OptOutsideWithRVi Challenge. We encouraged everyone to avoid the long, Black Friday check-out lines, supply chain issues, and inflation. Instead, we invited you to enjoy the outdoors and all that nature has to offer. How did you spend Black Friday? For the challenge, we asked you to share... Read Full Post