To be considered for this award, firms must fill out a short application and are ranked by a score comprised of both dollar and percentage revenue growth rate over a three-year period. Any AEC, planning, environmental consulting, or related industry firm, based in the United States or Canada can apply to the Hot Firm List. See full entry criteria.

    Entry Criteria:

    • 50% of 2015 fiscal year and 2018 fiscal year revenue must be derived from the design industry (one of the following:  Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Environmental Services, Architecture, Surveying, Construction, MEP, or any combination)
    • Public entities such as departments of transportation or municipal public works offices are not eligible.
    • Firms must have made at least $1 million in revenue in 2015
    • Firms must have been founded on or before December 31st 2013

    2018 Hot Firm Winners