Zweig Group announces 2024 Hot Firm List

Jun 05, 2024


Zweig Group has announced the 2024 Hot Firm List, which honors the fastest growing architecture, engineering, environmental, planning, construction, and related professional services (AEC) firms. Firms are ranked based on three-year growth in gross revenue, by both percentage and dollar growth.

“The 2024 Hot Firms have outperformed the economy and their competitors and are leading the AEC industry,” said Zweig Group CEO Chad Clinehens. “Their commitment to a strong culture, innovative marketing, and adaptability to change help set them apart as successful, growth-focused firms.”

For the fourth year in a row, Universal Engineering Sciences takes the number one spot! Verdantas finished second and Salas O’Brien came in third. RMA Companies and Ardurra round out the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.

Entry criteria for the 2024 Hot Firm List included:

  • Fifty percent of the 2020 fiscal year and 2023 fiscal year revenue must have been derived from the AEC industry.
  • Firms must have made at least $500,000 in gross service revenue in 2020.
  • Firms must have made at least $1 million in gross service revenue by 2023.
  • Firms must have been founded on or before December 31, 2018.

Winners will be honored at a black tie gala during the 2024 Elevate AEC Conference & Awards Gala which will be taking place in Tampa Bay, Florida, September 18-19. Winners will be featured in Zweig Group’s weekly management newsletterThe Zweig Letter, and Zweig Group’s other marketing channels.

See the complete list of winners here!

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.