Richard was born April 29, 1976, in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He was the son of Richard Scott Nickel and the late Marjorie Brailsford Nickel. Richard graduated from Calhoun Academy, had an Associate’s Degree in Engineering, and was President of Carolina Bridge Company, Inc. He was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church of Cameron.
Richard was an esteemed member of the CAGC Family. For years, Richard was a valuable member of the SC Bridge Committee, the SC Design Build Committee, and the CAGC/SCDOT Joint Committee. At the time of his death in March 2020, he was serving out the final year of his two-year stent as Chairman of the CAGC Highway Division/Chair of the CAGC/SCDOT Joint Committee. He leaves behind his father, two children, a brother, and several extended family members.
At the request of Richard’s family and with the generous support of many CAGC members and friends, the Richard Nickel Scholarship was established in April of 2020 and will be available beginning in 2021.