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2012 Hot Firm List

Each year The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. These are the firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.

THE ZWEIG LETTER 2012 Hot Firm List
Rank   Firm Name Headquarters State
1   Cardno USA Portland OR 
2   exp Global Inc. Brampton ON
3   Surveying and Mapping, Inc. Austin TX
4   gkkworks Irvine CA
5   Sullivan International Group, Inc. San Diego CA
6   Vanir Construction Management, Inc. Sacramento CA
7   Allen & Shariff Corporation Columbia MD
8   HAKS Engineers, Architects and Land Surveyors, P.C. New York NY
9   Nobis Engineering, Inc. Concord NH
10   Dade Moeller Richland WA 
11   MMM Group Limited Thornhill ON
12   HR Green, Inc. Cedar Rapids IA
13   Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. Vancouver BC
14   Buckland & Taylor Ltd. North Vancouver BC
15   Engineering/Remediation Resources Group, Inc. (ERRG) Martinez CA 
16   Watermark Lowell MA 
17   EN Engineering, LLC Woodridge IL 
18   T.Y. Lin International Francisco CA 
19   Finley Engineering Company Inc. Lamar MO
20   JBC Associates, Inc. King of Prussia PA
21   Golder Associates Redmond WA
22   Mabbett & Associates, Inc. Bedford MA
23   SEPI Engineering & Construction, Inc. Raleigh NC
24   Environmental Standards, Inc. Valley Forge PA
25   MTE Consultants Inc. Kitchener ON
26   BSI Engineering Inc. Cincinnati OH 
27   Sovereign Consulting Inc. Robbinsville NJ 
28   Hill International, Inc. Marlton NJ
29   GATE, Inc. Houston TX
30   Harrison French & Associates, LTD. Bentonville AR
31   Woodard & Curran Portland ME
32   M&S Engineering Spring Branch TX
33   Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C. Mountainville NY
34   Hatch Mott MacDonald Millburn NJ
35   Pond & Company Atlanta GA
36   Larson Design Group Williamsport PA
37   S&ME, Inc. Raleigh NC
38   TEAM Integrated Engineering, Inc. San Antonio TX
39   Tobolski Watkins Engineering, Inc. San Diego CA
40   Environmental Management & Planning Solutions, Inc San Francisco CA
41   Gateway Engineers Pittsburgh PA
42   Cobb Engineering Company Oklahoma City OK
43   SSE Poplar Bluff MO 
44   Sam Schwartz Engineering New York NY
45   Trihydro Corporation Laramie WY
46   Weston & Sampson Peabody MA
47   Bartlett & West, Inc. Topeka KS
48   Tetra Tech, Inc. Pasadena CA
49   Houston Engineering Inc. Fargo ND
50   Infrastructure Engineers, Inc. Saint Cloud FL
51   KCCT Architects Washington D.C.
52   MBP Fairfax VA
53   Landpoint, Inc. Bossier City LA 
54   MacKay Sposito Vancouver WA 
55   Butler, Fairman & Seufert, Inc. Indianapolis IN 
56   Pennoni Associates Philadelphia PA
57   Patterson & Dewar Engineers, Inc Norcross GA
58   SRP Environmental LLC Shreveport LA
59   Coffman Engineers, Inc. Seattle WA
60   Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering Norfolk VA 
61   HRP Associates, Inc. Farmington CT 
62   Walker Partners, LLC Waco TX
63   A. Morton Thomas & Associates Inc. Rockville MD
64   Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc. Waipahu HI
65   Garver, LLC North Little Rock AR
66   CTL Engineering, Inc. Columbus OH 
67   Marstel-Day, LLC Fredericksburg VA 
68   Mead & Hunt, Inc. Madison WI
69   Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates Evansville IN 
70   Michaels Energy La Crosse WI 
71   HSA Engineers & Scientists Tampa FL
72   R&M Consultants, Inc. Anchorage AK
73   Fagan Engineers Elmira NY 
74   Nederveld Grand Rapids MI 
75   PDC Inc. Engineers Fairbanks AK
76   Enviro-Safe Consulting, LLC Germantown WI
77   Shea Carr Jewell Olympia WA 
78   Gunda Corporation Houston TX
79   Delta 3 Engineering, Inc. Platteville WI
80   CobbFendley Houston TX
81   Integrated Design Group Boston MA
82   Maser Consulting, PA Red Bank NJ
83   Westwood Professional Services Eden Prairie MN
84   Crawford Architects, LLC Kansas City MO
85   Hammontree & Associates, Limited North Canton OH
86   Aquaterra Environmental Solutions, Inc. Overland Park KS
87   Bowman Consulting Group Chantilly VA
88   Degenkolb Engineers San Francisco CA
89   Integral Consulting Inc. Seattle WA
90   Slater Hanifan Group Las Vegas NV
91   Cherokee Enterprises, Inc. Miami Lake FL
92   Shive-Hattery Group, Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA
93   Miyamoto International Sacramento CA
94   Apex Companies, LLC Rockville MD
95   Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. Fort Lauderdale FL
96   Hanson Professional Services, Inc. Springfield,  IL
97   Structural Integrity Associates, Inc. San Jose CA
98   Binkley & Barfield, Inc. Houston TX
99   All4 Inc. Kimberton PA
100   CME Associates, Inc. Woodstock CT


Rankings are based on a survey of industry firms conducted by Zweig Group, the publisher of The Zweig Letter, and the nation's leader in enhancing business performance for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms.

Firms are ranked according to their three-year growth rate in gross revenue, with 50% of the ranking based on percentage growth and 50% based on dollar growth. Only firms that were in business for the entirety of this three-year period and that were still in business as of January 1 of the award year are eligible.

The firm�s annual revenue must be greater than or equal to $1,000,000. After the initial ranking, the leading contenders are contacted for financial statements or income tax returns to validate the results of the ranking. Verification of revenue figures is required to qualify for the final ranking.


  • Zweig Group announces the results in a press release to national media outlets. Firms can also send press releases to their own local media outlets
  • Top-ranked firms will be profiled throughout the year in the pages of The Zweig Letter as well as in a special issue dedicated to the Hot Firm List
  • Hot Firm winner logos will be made available for placement on your firm's website
  • Delegations from firms that apply will receive a reduced attendee rate at The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference & Celebration


All firms that apply are notified about their status. The final ranking is announced and the winners are celebrated at The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference.


If you have additional questions or would like a PDF copy of the 2013 application, contact at events@zweiggroup.com or 479-582-5700.