Ray Koenig Jr. was born Dec. 30, 1946 in Washington DC. He graduated from Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington VA in 1964 and from Villanova University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1968. In 1973 he was first licensed as a professional engineer (PE) in Washington DC. He was subsequently licensed to practice engineering in eight other states (VA, MD, SC, PA, DE, WV, NC, GA). In 1974 he was first licensed as a professional land surveyor (PLS) in Virginia, and in 1975 he was licensed to practice land surveying in Maryland. During most of his 40+ yr. career Ray Koenig Jr. worked for consulting engineering firms in metropolitan Washington DC. From 1973 to 1976 Ray Koenig Sr. and Ray Koenig Jr. worked together at A. Raymond Koenig and Sons in Bethesda MD.
Ray Koenig Jr. married Jenny Marie Johnston of Arlington VA in 1966. They raised their four children (Michelle, Ken, Karen, and Cheryl) in northern VA. Ray and Jenny are now retired and live in Strasburg VA. They have two grandsons, Kyle (22) and Jeremy (5).
Ray Koenig Jr. has several blogs in which he uses his pseudonym, PEretired.