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Terracon Recognized Among the 2021 Kansas City Best Places to Work

BPTW logoOLATHE, Kansas – Terracon is pleased to be recognized as an honoree of the 2021 Kansas City Best Places to Work, which is designated by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Terracon is one of five companies in the Kansas City Area recognized by the publication on September 3, 2021, as a Best Place to Work in the large category (251 – 500 employees) for creating exceptional workplaces their employees value highly.

“Terracon is honored to be named a Best Place to Work because it reflects that our employee-owners feel supported, engaged, and are making a difference with both our internal and external clients,” said John Prutsman, Terracon chief people officer. “We’re encouraged that our efforts have made Terracon a place where our employee-owners can thrive and grow in their careers.”

Award applicants were evaluated across five categories according to the number of local employees. Employees of companies in the region rated them as the highest on such values as fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings, and other amenities, as well as management practices. The top-ranking companies will be unveiled on November 3, 2021, in the Kansas City Business Journal.

About Terracon

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s 2021 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit terracon.com.

 About 2021 Kansas City Area Best Places to Work 

Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by the Kansas City Business Journal. The rankings were determined by surveys that went directly to employees who answered a series of questions. The survey was administered online by the employers and through a service provided by research partner Quantum Workplace. The rankings are numeric based on Quantum’s scoring process. By ranking companies and sharing best practices Quantum facilitates idea sharing and help other companies learn from the best.


Vic Donald Selected for Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award

Geoprofessional Business Association and American Society of Civil Engineers Bestow Joint Award 

Vic DonaldRESTON, Va. — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is pleased to announce Victor “Vic” Donald, P.E., M. ASCE, has been selected as the 2021 winner of the Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award for “his superior ethics, innovative spirit, and love of learning and leadership that has shaped and forever changed the engineering profession.” This annual award is bestowed on one professional engineer annually through a joint award between the Geoprofessional Business
Association (GBA) and ASCE.

As national director of the Geotechnical service line and a senior principal with Terracon, Donald has a long history as leader and ambassador for ethics in professional practice in the AEC industry, and has regularly shared his experience and insights through professional association programs.

“Vic Donald’s engineering career has been distinguished not only by his technical excellence, but by his personal and professional integrity. He embodies our company’s principles of business conduct and ethics, bringing a strong ethical commitment to his role as a Terracon leader, his work with our clients, and as a mentor to our young engineers and emerging leaders,” said Gayle Packer, Terracon chair, president, and CEO.

In 2005, GBA and the ASCE instituted the Professional Practice Ethics and Leadership Award to promote and recognize civil engineering leadership in professional practice and ethics. The Foundation for Professional Practice, also established by GBA and ASCE, donated the funds to support this annual award, which recognizes an engineer-leader for a specific accomplishment or for lifetime achievements that demonstrate superior ethics and leadership while participating in professional practice or service to the public.

Donald will be presented with an award and honorarium, and he will be recognized at GBA’s 2021 Fall Conference to be held October 21-23 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa. He will also be recognized at a future ASCE event.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 civil engineers worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE works to raise awareness of the need to maintain and modernize the nation’s infrastructure using sustainable and resilient practices, advocates for increasing and optimizing investment in infrastructure, and improve engineering knowledge and competency. For more information, visit asce.org and follow us on Twitter, @ASCETweets and @ASCEGovRel.

ABOUT TERRACON

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s 2021 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit terracon.com.


2021 ENR Rankings

2021 ENR rankings graphic

Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, is committed to growth and market presence expansion as evidenced in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) annual listings of The Top 500 Design Firms and Sourcebook rankings. We're honored to be ranked No. 24 in The Top 500 Design Firms, and proud to be the No. 1-ranked Asbestos and Lead Abatement firm for the ninth consecutive year.

  • ENR Top 500 Design Firms: 24
  • ENR Top 200 Environmental: 62
  • ENR Top 100 Pure Designers: 12
  • ENR Asbestos and Lead Abatement: 1
  • ENR Top 20 General Building: 10
  • Telecommunications: 20
  • Education: 17
  • Multi-Unit Residential: 7
  • Retail: 4
  • Commercial Offices: 10
  • Hotels, Motels, and Convention Centers: 10
  • Distribution Warehouses: 4
  • Transportation: 38
  • Airports: 23
  • Power: 25
  • Solar Power: 3
  • Wind Power: 10
  • Petroleum: 33
  • Transmission and Distribution: 20
  • Pipelines: 17
  • Refineries and Petrochemical Plants: 22
  • Water Supply: 43
  • Hazardous Waste: 14
  • Chemical and Soil Remediation: 16
  • Site Assessment and Compliance: 8
  • Industrial Process: 32
  • Manufacturing: 34
  • Towers and Antennae: 9
  • Chemical Plants: 17
  • Data Centers: 14
  • Government Offices: 18 

Southeast Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #7
  • Top Florida Design Firms #16
  • Top Georgia Design Firms #6
  • Top North Carolina Design Firms #12
  • Top South Carolina Design Firms #9
  • Top Alabama Design Firms #9
  • Top Tennessee Design Firms #8
  • General Building #36
  • Education/Research #9
  • Hazardous Waste #22
  • Industrial Process #10
  • Multi-Unit Residential #3

Southwest Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #13
  • General Building #29
  • Power #6
  • Hazardous Waste #20
  • Environmental & Geotechnical Firms #5

Colorado and Wyoming Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #10
  • Environmental & Geotechnical Firms: #5
  • Transportation #13
  • General Building #27
  • Hazardous Waste #24

California Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #36
  • General Building #38
  • Hazardous Waste #21
  • Power #13

Texas and Louisiana Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #8
  • Top Arkansas Design Firms #4
  • Top Louisiana Design Firms: #12
  • Top Mississippi Design Firms #6
  • Top Oklahoma Design Firms #5
  • Top Texas Design Firms #12

Northwest Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #16
  • Top Washington Design Firms #14
  • Transportation #17
  • Education #9

New England Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #41
  • General Building #26
  • Transportation #46
  • Hazardous Waste #10

MidAtlantic Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #29
  • Transportation #18
  • Hazardous Waste #33
  • General Building #15

New York Region Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #56
  • Power #35
  • Hazardous Waste #7
  • General Building #44

Terracon Wins ACG Middle Market Growth Award for Innovation

The Association for Corporate Growth Recognizes Terracon’s Stage1 Offering

CHICAGO — The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global network dedicated to driving growth in middle-market companies, has honored Terracon with its first-ever Innovation award for Stage1, a collaborative, fully online offering that streamlines site selection for clients.

Last fall, Middle Market Growth staff asked middle-market companies to apply for the awards by describing their achievements during the past year related to growth, innovation, job creation, and retention and workplace culture. The Innovation award, sponsored by Cambridge Global Payments, recognizes innovation in the middle market. Judges selected one winner and three finalists, all of whom introduced a new offering, or grew an existing one, that represents a notable innovation within the company’s industry.

“The awards applications showed the resilience of middle-market businesses as they overcame adversity, and the role they play in creating and preserving jobs. The hard work and creativity that it took to steer these companies through a global pandemic is remarkable, and a cause for celebration,” said Kathryn Mulligan, editor in chief, Middle Market Growth.

Introduced in 2018 and significantly enhanced in 2020, Stage1 allows customers to form an initial assessment of a site’s geotechnical and environmental site conditions and risks in just a few days, according to Terracon’s Geotechnical National Service Line Director, Victor Donald, P.E., who developed the idea to better use Terracon’s vast data resources. Stage1 streamlines the site selection process with information provided in three key areas: geotechnical, subsurface environmental, and natural resources, which includes cultural resources and historic places, wetlands and waters, and protected species.

“Now our customers can conduct remote, site-specific research without the cost, time and risk associated with intrusive exploration and investigations required by traditional processes,” Donald said. “With the initial assessment provided by Stage1, informed decisions and smart work plans can proceed.”

About ACG

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the premier association for the mergers and acquisitions dealmaking community. Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters worldwide. ACG’s global network comprises more than 100,000 middle-market professionals who invest, own, and advise growing companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. ACG reaches its audience through the award-winning publication Middle Market Growth, the official publication of the Association for Corporate Growth. For more information, click here.

About Terracon

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 5,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon ranks 24th on Engineering News-Record’s 2021 list of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, visit terracon.com. For more information about Stage1, visit: terracon.com/stage1


2020 ENR Rankings

Awards and Recognition posted 08.06.2020.

Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, has continued a pattern of growth and market presence expansion as evidenced in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) annual listings of The Top 500 Design Firms and Sourcebook rankings.

  • ENR Top 500 Design Firms: 22
  • ENR Top 200 Environmental Firms: 63
  • ENR Top 100 Pure Designers: 11
  • ENR Top 20 General Building: 12
  • ENR Top 150 Global Design Firms: 52
  • ENR Telecommunications: 25
  • Asbestos and Lead Abatement: 1
  • Education: 16
  • Multi-Unit Residential: 11
  • Retail: 8
  • Commercial Offices: 17
  • Hotels, Motels, and Convention Centers: 12
  • Distribution and Warehouses: 2
  • Transportation: 37
  • Highways: 25
  • Power: 25
  • Solar Power 4
  • Wind Power: 10
  • Transmission and Distribution: 19
  • Pipelines: 19
  • Petroleum: 41
  • Water Supply: 38
  • Hazardous Waste: 12
  • Chemical and Soil Remediation: 15
  • Site Assessment and Compliance: 7
  • Industrial Process: 34
  • Manufacturing: 29
  • Towers and Antennae: 8
  • Chemical Plants: 14
  • Data Centers: 12
  • Mining: 10
  • Solid Waste: 9

Southwest Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #13

Midwest Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #8
  • Top Indiana Design Firms #7
  • Top Iowa Design Firms #3
  • Top Kansas Design Firms #4
  • Top Kentucky Firms  #7
  • Top Minnesota Design Firms #8
  • Top Missouri Design Firms #12
  • Top Nebraska Firms  #4
  • Top Ohio Design Firms #10
  • Top Wisconsin Design Firms #17
  • Manufacturing  #9
  • Commercial #3
  • Transportation #19
  • Education #19

ENR Texas and Louisiana Ranking #9

  • Top Arkansas Design Firms  #5
  • Top Mississippi Design Firms #8
  • Top Oklahoma Design Firms #5
  • Power #6
  • Education/Research  #13
  • Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering Firms #2
  • Distribution and Warehouses #2
  • Hazardous Waste #3
  • Hospitality  #5
  • Commercial #12
  • Retail #4
  • Multi-Unit Residential #5
  • Healthcare  #10
  • Power #6

Southeast Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #8
  • Top Florida Design Firms #15
  • Top Georgia Design Firms #8
  • Top North Carolina Design Firms #8
  • Top South Carolina Design Firms #10
  • Top Alabama Design Firms #9
  • Top Tennessee Design Firms #9
  • Commercial #10

Intermountain Ranking

  • Top Design Firms  #11
  • Environmental and Geotechnical Firms #5
  • Retail #5

Colorado and Wyoming Ranking #8

  • Environmental and Geotechnical Firms #5
  • Multi-Unit Residential #6
  • Hazardous Waste #4
  • Retail #7
  • Power #7
  • Other Project Types #4