Awards and Recognition

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Property Risk Provider Presents Terracon with Technology Innovation Award

The awards were presented as part of the first-ever PRISM conference, held May 9-11, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines near Austin, Texas. The conference brought together over one hundred leaders in the property risk management industry to network and learn.

"EDR is proud to recognize and champion professionals and organizations that have inspired us, delivered innovations in challenging markets, and improved the industry as a whole." said Chris Aronson, CEO at EDR. "The excitement of the award recipients along with the extraordinary support from industry peers in attendance made the first-ever PRISM Awards a truly remarkable experience."

The awards were presented as follows:
Courage in Leadership – Mike Kulka, PM Environmental
Creativity in Marketing – Partner Engineering and Science Inc.
Going Green Initiative – CBRE Group
Technology Innovation – Terracon
Industry Influencer - Joe Derhake, Partner Engineering and Science Inc.
Community Service – CBRE Group

The ceremony concluded with the induction of Julie Kilgore, owner of Wasatch Environmental, to the Industry Hall of Fame. Kilgore, who was met with a standing ovation, has overseen the ASTM E50 committee and E1527 task group for nearly two decades in addition to leading her Utah-based company as its president. Said Kilgore upon receiving her award, "The moment I stumbled into this industry, I knew I wanted to be in this space, and I love what we do."

Mike Kulka, CEO of PM Environmental was recognized for building his Lansing, Michigan-based firm from a single truck to a diversified, 150-person firm. In response to receiving the award for Courage in Leadership Kulka noted, "Competing with a crowd of the best and the brightest leaders in the industry is truly humbling."

In his acceptance speech, Joe Derhake noted, "To be recognized amongst your peers is really a great honor... If I have had the chance to influence the industry, I've tried to get everybody to think about what we do and how the quality of work we produce helps the industry." Partner is an engineering, environmental, and energy consulting firm based in Torrance, California that serves the entire US as well as Mexico and Canada.

Speaking of efforts to improve and protect the physical environment, Charles Mulligan, Managing Director of the Assessment and Consulting Services Group at CBRE, a global commercial real estate services company headquartered in Los Angeles, California, said, "CBRE's corporate culture and our people are committed to bettering the communities in which we work and live. Our commitment to the environment is a significant component of our mission, our values and our vision."

On behalf of Terracon Consulting, recognized for its technology prowess in creating efficiencies with its TerraDOCS system, John Sallman remarked, "It's not just one or two people, it takes a collaborative effort of everybody at Terracon and working with companies like EDR to make these system improvements possible." Terracon is a multi-discipline engineering consulting firm based in Olathe, Kansas.

PRISM nominations were submitted for both company and individual awards earlier this spring, and were reviewed and judged by a third party consultant, the Zweig Group, a firm with an established history of running recognized awards programs for the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries. Nominations for the 2017 PRISM awards will open in late 2016 to any professional, firm or lending institution participating in the property risk management and due diligence space. Learn more about EDR's PRISM conference and award winners here.

Terracon Earns 32nd Ranking in the ENR List of the Top 500 Design Firms

Engineering News-Record (ENR) announced the 2016 Top 500 Design Firms list naming Terracon number 32. This is up from number 35 in 2015 and 2014. ENR provides the engineering and construction news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR reports on the top design firms, both architects and engineers, and the top construction companies as well as projects in the United States and around the world.

Laura Reinbold Named Trailblazer and Woman of Influence by Nashville Business Journal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Laura Reinbold, P.E., LEED AP, national account manager for Terracon, has been named a recipient of one of the Women of Influence Awards by the Nashville Business Journal. Awards were presented during a ceremony in Nashville on February 9.

Thirty-one women were recognized for standing out in their fields, bringing their businesses to the forefront, and helping others achieve success, according to Alison Nash, the Nashville Business Journal's associate editor. Reinbold is being recognized in the Trailblazer category for her dedication to connecting women with opportunities for leadership, for career, and for advancement within the architecture, engineering, and construction fields.

“This is certainly an honor for me,” Reinbold said. “I have been an active member of the Nashville community for many years and thoroughly enjoy working and living here. The Women of Influence awards are a wonderful way to recognize women who commit their talents and time to making this area an even better place to live.”

As national account manager and professional engineer, Reinbold directs client development in the Nashville region and nationally for Terracon. She has more than 30 years of experience in business development and corporate operations.

Reinbold’s numerous professional and community affiliations include: 2016-2017 president of the international Geoprofessional Business Association (GBA) where she became the first female board member and now president; appointment to the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners; membership chair for the president’s advisory council for the Nashville District Council of the Urban Land Institute; and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (Partnership 2020, leadership mission study groups, economic development committee, and chamber south leadership board).

In addition, she is active with the Tennessee State University advisory board to the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering; American Council of Engineering Companies (Tennessee Chapter); Rotary International (downtown Nashville chapter); and the Breakfast Club of Nashville.

Reinbold holds a bachelor of engineering in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University and is LEED accredited.

Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,500 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 130 offices in 42 states. Terracon currently ranks 35th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms.  For more information about Terracon, visit


Terracon Ranking Climbs in ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms 2015 List

Awards and RecognitionAugust 10, 2015

Again this year, Terracon is ranked among the top 200 environmental firms by Engineering News-Record(ENR). ENR annually divides business rankings, based on annual revenue at home and abroad, into specific market categories, which include environmental. In its 2015 list, ENR ranked Terracon #61, up from #69 in 2014. You can find the article and complete listings here.

Terracon Ranking Rises on ENR Top 150 Global Design Firms 2015 List

Awards and RecognitionAugust 10, 2015

Terracon once again was recognized in the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 150 Global Design Firms list. The company's ranking rose from 80 for 2014 to 71 for 2015. See the complete list here. ENR performs annual surveys of key segments, and ranking companies engaged in general contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture and environmental services, among other specialties. The rankings, based on annual revenue at home and abroad, are further divided into specific market categories.

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