PSMJ Resources, Inc. Announces 2012’s Circle of Excellence Firms

NEWTON, Mass.--()--PSMJ Resources, Inc., the premier management consulting firm for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, is thrilled to announce this year’s members of the 2012 Circle of Excellence (COE). Congratulations to 49 exceptional firms that have risen to the top this year, despite economic adversity and drastic changes within the industry!

PSMJ’s exclusive Circle of Excellence is designed to highlight firms that are successfully managed, based on 13 key performance metrics that demonstrate outstanding achievements in profitability, overhead, cash flow, productivity, business development, staff growth, and turnover. The COE represents the top 20% of participants in PSMJ’s annual A/E Financial Performance Benchmark Survey.

“The diversity of these firms is proof that success isn’t necessarily defined by the size of a firm, their practice area, geographic location, or even the markets they serve, but instead by a strong commitment to solid business practices,” says Kate Allen, P.E., Director of PSMJ’s A/E/C Industry Surveys. “Our passion may be our practice, but in a tough economy top-notch business practices are critical for sustainability.”

PSMJ Resources, Inc. is proud to announce the members of the 2012 Circle of Excellence:

A/R/C Associates, Inc.
Anderson Perry & Associates, Inc.
Architectural Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Argus Consulting, Inc.
Array Healthcare Facilities Solutions
Atlantic Coast Consulting, Inc.
Barr Engineering Company
Bluestone Engineering
Brown Engineers, LLC
Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.
Cooperative Network Services, LLC
Design Engineers
Devenney Group Ltd., Architects
Environmental Standards, Inc.
FEH Associates Inc.
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
GBBN Architects, Inc.
GEC Architecture
Geosyntec Consultants
Great West Engineering, Inc.
Hart Design Group, Ltd
Ireland Architects
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.
Larson Design Group
Luckett & Farley
Niles Bolton Associates
Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
Patterson & Dewar Engineers, Inc.
Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Professional Engineering Associates, Inc.
Ready Engineering Corporation
RMF Engineering
Robinson Consultants Inc.
Rowland+Broughton Architecture and Urban Design
S&F Engineers, Inc.
Schmidt Design Group, Inc.
Sebesta Blomberg
SPEC Services, Inc.
Thomas, Miller & Partners, PLLC

The COE firms listed above have agreed to have their names published in association with PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence. Firm names are listed in alphabetical order.

“The design and construction industry has been hit particularly hard by the recent economic downturn and is starting to see signs of a slow recovery,” says Allen. “The firms recognized in the Circle of Excellence have thrived despite the recession, proving that success is possible, even in difficult times. In fact, some firms have been in the COE year after year!”

We look to these firms for both the basic and creative best practices in the business. PSMJ’s A/E/C Industry Summit will bring together some of the industry’s top leaders and most successful firms to share their experiences, look toward the massive changes impacting the design industry in 2013 and beyond, and to honor this year’s Circle of Excellence members. Located at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort, December 6–7, 2012, the cutting-edge conference is essential for firms looking to stand out as leaders among the crowd.

With data from nearly 250 A/E firms across the United States and Canada, the 2012 PSMJ A/E Financial Performance Benchmark Survey is the go-to industry resource for firms wanting to increase cash flow, lower overhead, and improve overall financial results. Now in its 32nd edition, the comprehensive report provides the most valuable research and insight available for making critical decisions that impact the success of a firm.

About PSMJ: For over 35 years, PSMJ Resources, Inc. has been recognized as the world’s leading authority, publisher, and consultant on the effective management of architecture, engineering, and construction firms. With offices in the United States as well as the United Kingdom and Australia, PSMJ offers over 150 titles in book, audio, and video format. In addition, the company publishes several monthly periodicals and delivers dozens of seminars, roundtables, conferences, webinars, and in-house training sessions every year for A/E professionals around the world. PSMJ’s sought-after consulting expertise covers a range of critical business areas such as strategic planning, project management, valuation, succession planning, and mergers & acquisitions.


PSMJ Resources, Inc.
Gregory C. Hart, 617-965-0055

Release Summary

PSMJ Resources announces the 2012 Circle of Excellence members. These firms in the architecture/engineering/construction industry are being recognized for their outstanding performance.


PSMJ Resources, Inc.
Gregory C. Hart, 617-965-0055