Management consulting and research firm ZweigWhite  has identified the best civil engineering, structural engineering, multidiscipline A/E services, environmental services, and architecture firms to work for  in its annual ranking of top industry firms. These outstanding employers were selected based on their commitment to provide a positive work environment and challenging and interesting work opportunities for their employees.
Winners were selected based on the results of a comprehensive survey of workplace practices and an independent survey of employees.
The top three firms in each category are listed below in alphabetical order. The final ranking of the top three in each discipline will be decided based on an intensive review by a panel of independent judges and announced together with the full list of winners at the 2009 Summit.
The top three 2009 Best Environmental Services Firms To Work For are:
Barr Engineering Company (Minneapolis, MN)
Freese and Nichols (Fort Worth, TX)
PRIZIM (Gaithersburg, MD)
The top three 2009 Best Civil Engineering Firms To Work For are:
Fehr & Peers (Walnut Creek, CA)
Transpo Group (Kirkland, WA)
Traffic Planning and Design, Inc. (Pottstown, PA)
The top three 2009 Best Structural Engineering Firms To Work For are:
Barrish Pelham & Associates, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)
KL&A, Inc. (Golden, CO)
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (Waltham, MA)
The top three 2009 Best Architecture Firms To Work For are:
JMZ Architects and Planners, P.C. (Glens Falls, NY)
TAYLOR (Newport Beach, CA)
TowerPinkster (Kalamazoo, MI)
The top three 2009 Best Multidiscipline A/E Services Firms to Work For are:
Gibson Applied Technology and Engineering, LLC (GATE, LLC) (Houston, TX)
Hankins and Anderson, Inc. (Glen Allen, VA)
Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (Nashville, TN)
The Best Environmental Services Firms To Work For was sponsored by Environmental Business Journal, the leading business newsletter for the environmental industry and by CE News, the leading business magazine for licensed civil engineers and land surveyors.
The Best Civil Engineering Firms To Work For was sponsored by CE News and The Best Structural Engineering Firms To Work For was sponsored by Structural Engineer.
A total of 119 firms, including 24 honorable mentions, will be recognized for their efforts to create outstanding workplace environments at the 2009 Best Firm to Work For Summit September 22-23 at the Embassy Suites in Chicago, IL.
About ZweigWhite: ZweigWhite is the nation's leading source of business management services for architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms. The ZweigWhite team consists of experts in strategic business planning, business valuation, ownership transition, human resources management, finance and administration, mergers and acquisitions, market research, marketing, project management and project delivery methods who collectively produce a comprehensive suite of products and services, including newsletters, industry reports, executive training, business conferences, and advisory services covering virtually every aspect of firm management. The firm is headquartered in Wayland, MA , with additional offices in, Chicago, IL and Washington, DC.
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