Geo-companies in ENR’s 2016 Top 500 Design Firms

Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis

ENR’s annual top 500 design firms list is out. These rankings are based on revenue for design services in the previous calendar year. I was curious how the various firms that are strong in geotechnical / geological related services rank. I included firms that self-identified as geotechnical firms, as well as engineering firms that I know to have a strong geo emphasis. I’m sure there are some that I missed. I also included some of the major A&E firms that provide these types of services. I even included a few environmental firms. So in summary, it’s still a bit subjective on who is included. Without further ado, here is the list (along with their change in ranking relative to 2015):

  • 1 – AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif. (No change from 2015)
  • 3 – CH2M, Englewood, Colo. (+1)
  • 5 – AMEC FOSTER WHEELER, Tucker, Ga. (+1)
  • 7 – TETRA TECH INC., Pasadena, Calif. (No change from 2015)
  • 9 – HDR, Omaha, Neb. (No change from 2015)
  • 11 – WSP | PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF, New York, N.Y. (+5)
  • 12 – ARCADIS NORTH AMERICA/CALLISONRTKL, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (+1)
  • 15 – BLACK & VEATCH, Overland Park, Kan. (No change from 2015)
  • 18 – STANTEC INC., Irvine, Calif. (+1)
  • 19 – INTERTEK – PSI, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. (+34)
  • 22 – MWH GLOBAL, Broomfield, Colo. (-1)
  • 32 – TERRACON CONSULTANTS INC., Olathe, Kan. (+3)
  • 33 – FUGRO USA, Houston, Texas (-4)
  • 34 – HATCH MOTT MACDONALD, Iselin, NJ (+2)
  • 48 – KLEINFELDER, San Diego, Calif. (-5)
  • 49 – GANNETT FLEMING, Camp Hill, Pa. (No change from 2015)
  • 52 – ARUP, New York, N.Y. (+2)
  • 54 – GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS INC., Atlanta, Ga. (+3)
  • 58 – GOLDER ASSOCIATES INC., Atlanta, Ga. (No change from 2015)
  • 61 – LANGAN ENG’G, ENVIRO., SURVEYING & LANDS. ARCH., Parsippany, N.J. (+3)
  • 82 – S&ME INC., Charlotte, N.C. (+7)
  • 94 – GEI CONSULTANTS INC., Woburn, Mass. (-13)
  • 95 – SCS ENGINEERS, Long Beach, Calif. (-12)
  • 98 – BRAUN INTERTEC, Minneapolis, Minn. (-13)
  • 125 – HALEY & ALDRICH INC., Burlington, Mass. (-16)
  • 147 – SWCA ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS, Phoenix, Ariz. (+8)
  • 188 – GEOENGINEERS INC., Seattle, Wash (+7)
  • 211 – SCHNABEL ENGINEERING INC., Glen Allen, Va. (+8)
  • 216 – NINYO & MOORE GEOTECH. & ENVIRO. SCIENCES, San Diego, Calif. (-3)
  • 226 – SHANNON & WILSON INC., Seattle, Wash. (-33)
  • 233 – TWINING INC., Long Beach, Calif. (+51)
  • 237 – UNIVERSAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES, Orlando, Fla. (+39)
  • 238 – RABA KISTNER INC., San Antonio, Texas (-10)
  • 289 – FROEHLING & ROBERTSON INC., Richmond, Va. (+27)
  • 291 – TOLUNAY-WONG ENGINEERS INC., Houston, Texas (+36)
  • 326 – RMA GROUP, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (-18)
  • 334 – ALPHA TESTING INC., Dallas, Texas (No change from 2015)
  • 338 – LEIGHTON GROUP INC., Irvine, Calif. (+72)
  • 387 – GEOCON INC., San Diego, Calif. (-8)
  • 420 – NOVA ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL LLC, Kennesaw, Ga. (+31)
  • 435 – GEOTECHNOLOGY INC., St. Louis, Mo. (Not ranked in 2015)
  • 489 – EARTH SYSTEMS INC., San Luis Obispo, Calif. (No change from 2015)

[Source: For the entire list, check out ENR. You need to be a subscriber to view the actual revenue and other data for these firms.. Image: Jones Edmunds]