Mr. Steve Ruf currently serves as the COO for Ruf & Associates, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Mr. Ruf is an expert in cost segregation studies. He has also prepared presentations and document productions for negotiation, appraisal, arbitration and litigation settings.  He has been published by North American Society for Trenchless Technology on documenting and presenting underground construction claims. 

Mr. Ruf served as Project Manager for the construction of a Gaz Ex Avalanche Exploder Project for UDOT.  The project included steep slope mountain construction. He also has specialized construction experience with an international microtunneling contractor.  He focused on special projects including claims, change orders and disputes.

While working for a large university, Mr. Ruf documented a university wide ERP upgrade.   He has coached at a University football camp and judged numerous presentations by high school students. He coached high school football and baseball and has been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America.

Areas of Expertise



Ruf & Associates, LLC
COO 2006 to Present

Mr. Steve Ruf has been a shareholder in Ruf & Associates, LLC since 1993, but joined the firm as a full time partner in 2006.  Ruf & Associates was established in 1993 as a part-time consulting business.  It has since grown into a major consulting firm with diverse capabilities serving regional, national and international clients. 

Westcon Microtunneling, Inc.
Special Projects   2003 to 2006

Westcon Microtunneling, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Patel Engineering, Inc.  Westcon is a contractor specializing in microtunneling technology, which is the installation of utility tunnels up to twelve feet in diameter to precise lines and grade.  This technology is controlled by computer from the surface and utilizes laser guidance, slurry soil removal and pipe jacking technologies.

Brigham Young University
Accounting Specialist/ Assistant Consultant  2000-2002

Brigham Young University is a large private university with over 30,000 students.  Mr. Ruf worked with the Financial Services group to help document processes.  The group is made up of AP, Purchasing, Receiving, and GL Accounting.

Pleasant Grove High School
Assistant Football Coach – Offensive Coordinator    1999 to 2004