Volkert Ranks No. 87 Among Top 500 Design Firms, Highest in Company History
MOBILE, Alabama, May 1, 2018 – Volkert, Inc., a leading infrastructure engineering firm, placed 87th in a list of the nation’s top 500 design firms for 2018, according to a much-anticipated industry report recently published by Engineering News-Record (ENR). Moving up 7 spots from last year, Volkert placed the highest rank it has achieved since ENR began ranking in 1965.
The firm also ranked 62nd among the top 100 “pure design” firms (i.e. without construction), up 5 places from the previous year. Both rankings are based on reported revenues of $173.1 million in 2017.
“This ranking is a result of the hard work and dedication of all of our associates,” says Jerry Stump, Volkert’s president and CEO. “Their commitment to quality and client service has yielded remarkable growth year over year since 2011.
“The higher you go in these rankings, the more intense the competition is among some very good firms,” Stump continues. “For us to leap seven places in one year, within the Top 100, is truly a noteworthy achievement.”
Founded in 1925, Volkert has grown from a Southeastern transportation engineering firm to include a national and international client base in transportation, energy, water, and environmental markets. Today the company is active in 24 states and the District of Columbia, serving state and federal agencies, local and municipal governments, and private industry.
“Operational excellence is a hallmark of our culture,” comments David Allsbrook, chief operating officer. “Last year we exceeded 1,000 employees for the first time. For all of us, maintaining the safety of the public and our employees, while achieving the satisfaction of our clients, is our greatest priority. That focus is crucial to our success.”
Volkert’s staff includes civil, structural, traffic, environmental, electrical, and construction engineers, as well as program managers, real estate and GIS specialists, and landscape architects.