FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — ZweigWhite, publisher of CE News and Structural Engineer, announced the winners of the 2013 Best Firms To Work For Ranking. Since the Best Firms To Work For list began in 2001, hundreds of outstanding architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms have been recognized for their ability to inspire their teams to perform at the highest levels. These firms 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.

The winners were announced and celebrated at the Best Firms To Work For Conference at The Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago, on June 20-21, 2013.

The conference was a time for those in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental industry to acknowledge firms that have brought out the best in their people, and to share strategies, success stories, and industry news. Conference discussions and presentations focused on a variety of topics such as firm culture, open book management, training and development, and mentoring. A high point of the event was a festive awards reception that included cocktails, dinner and live music from a jazz ensemble.

Firms who applied for this prestigious ranking were evaluated comprehensively on firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development, and more — both from the management and staff’s perspectives. Awards were given in the categories of architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering, environmental, and multidiscipline.

The top winners are as follows:

1.Davis Bews Design Group, Inc. (Oldsmar, FL)
2.Huckabee (Ft. Worth, TX)
3.English + Associates Architects, Inc. (Houston, TX)

Civil Engineering
1.Affinis Corp. (Overland Park, KS)
2.Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc. (Waipahu, HI)
3.Foresite Group, Inc. (Norcross, GA)

Structural Engineering
1.Barrish Pelham & Associates, Inc. (Sacramento, CA)
2.ARW Engineers (Ogden, UT)
3.Huckabee (Ft. Worth, TX)

1.Comprehensive Environmental, Inc. (Marlborough, MA)
2.ALL4, Inc. (Kimberton, PA)
3.Barr Engineering Company (Minneapolis, MN)

1.Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc. (Waipahu, HI)
2.GATE, Inc. (Houston, TX)
3.Process Plus, LLC (Cincinnati, OH)

For a complete list, visit https://hotfirm.com/our-awards/best-firms-to-work-for/.