Hot Firm/Best Firm winners announced!

Sep 09, 2016

The Zweig Group 2016 Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference on Sept. 22-23 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix will celebrate growth and success.

The Best Firms To Work for Awards honor the creation of outstanding workplaces in architecture, civil, environmental, multidiscipline, surveying, and structural engineering firms. These firms have been recognized for their ability to inspire their teams to perform at the highest levels and create an environment where their people feel valued, can make a difference, and can clearly see their contribution to the overall mission and success of the firm.

Firms that applied for this prestigious ranking were evaluated comprehensively on company culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development, and more – both from the management and staff’s perspectives. Scores were based on a corporate survey given to firm leaders and an anonymous employee survey given to employees. Firms who met a minimum score were ranked according to the categories they entered.

“We love to see the promotion of this achievement, it gives firms credibility in everything from recruiting talent to getting new projects,” says Christina Zweig, marketing director at Zweig Group. “The employee survey results and benchmarking reports given to all award entrants are a big added perk of participating in this awards process.”

Many firms improved their position on the list, and a number of first time participants also won awards. Choice One (Sidney, OH) took home first in Civil Engineering for the second year in a row, Garver (North Little Rock, AR) took home first place in Multidiscipline, TowerPinkster (Grand Rapids, MI) was first in Architecture, Capaccio Environmental Engineering (Marlborough, MA) was first in Environmental, Structural Focus (Gardena, CA) was first in Structural, and Jones|Carter (Houston, TX) was first in Surveying.

Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List honors the top 100 firms that have achieved outstanding growth in the A/E/P and environmental consulting industry. Placement on the Hot Firm List is based 50-50 on percentage revenue growth and dollar revenue growth over a three-year period compared to the other entrants.

GATE, Inc. (Houston, TX) was the number one Hot Firm for the second year in a row.

“Being on our Hot Firm List is harder than ever and even more of an accomplishment, as the overall A/E industry is hotter than I have seen it in over 36 years,” says Mark Zweig, founder and CEO of Zweig Group. “Firms on the list should be proud of their accomplishment. They are building value, creating good jobs, and truly making our world a better place.”

Twenty-nine firms made it on both the 2016 Hot Firm list and the 2016 Best Firms To Work For list.

All of Zweig Group’s award-winning firms will be honored at a black tie banquet at the 2016 Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix on September 22-23. Anyone who wants to learn about success in the A/E/P and environmental industry is welcome to attend the conference, which has extensive networking opportunities as well as an inspiring agenda filled with speakers and breakout sessions on topics such as leadership, new technology, recruiting, workplace culture, and marketing methods.

About Zweig Group

Zweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm management and marketing, the go-to source for data and research, and the leading provider of customized learning and training. Zweig Group exists to help AEC firms succeed in a complicated and challenging marketplace through services that include: Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Valuation, Executive Search, Board of Director Services, Ownership Transition, Marketing & Branding, and Business Development Training. The firm has offices in Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.