The Zweig Letter 2012 Hot Firm List rankings announced

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Oct. 26, 2012) – In an event to remember, final rankings of The Zweig Letter 2012 Hot Firm List were announced at The Zweig Letter Hot Firm black tie dinner and awards ceremony, which featured a gourmet dinner, exciting award presentation, music and dancing.

Just as in 2011, Cardno USA, Inc. topped the ranking, followed again by exp Global Inc. Surveying and Mapping, Inc., No. 20 in 2011, completes the 2012 top three. (See complete list below.)

The awards ceremony closed the two-day The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Conference – the most anticipated event in the A/E industry, held yearly. The event has been held every October since 2000 at exciting locations throughout the U.S.

The 2012 conference was held at the elegant St. Regis Hotel and Resort in Aspen, Col. CEOs, owners, presidents, principals and other leaders from the top design and environmental firms, along with entrepreneurs, authors and business experts, came to the event to share industry news, compare strategies for success, learn from their peers, and leave with renewed inspiration for another successful year.

The Zweig Letter 2012 Hot Firm List recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. These firms have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.

Rankings are based on a survey of firms conducted by Zweig Group. For 2012, firms were ranked according to their three-year growth rate in gross revenue for fiscal years 2008 and 2011, with 50 percent of the ranking based on percentage growth and 50 percent based on dollar growth. Only firms that had revenue of $1,000,000 or more in 2008 , were in business for the entirety of the three-year period and that were still in business as of Jan. 1, 2011 were eligible.

THE ZWEIG LETTER 2012 Hot Firm List
Rank   Firm Name Headquarters State or Province
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

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