Geo-Companies in ENR 2019 Top 500 Design Firms

Top 500 Design Firms - With a Geo Emphasis

Engineering News Record (ENR) has published their annual list of Top 500 Design Firms, and as is the tradition on GeoPrac, I have highlighted geo-companies that are involved in geotechnical engineering, geological consulting services, and related fields.  The list we provide is a bit subjective as only the specialized firms self-identify as geotechnical consulting companies. The remainder of the firms on the list are selected because I know that they have at least some presence in these disciplines.  I also include some of the major A&E firms that I know offer these services. But if I missed any firms from the Top 500 that should be included or there are some that should be removed, please let me know with a comment or email!

Geo-Companies in ENR 2019 Top 500 Design Firms

  • 1 – JACOBS, Dallas, Texas (No change from 2018)
  • 2 – AECOM, Los Angeles, Calif. (No change from 2018)
  • 5 – TETRA TECH INC., Pasadena, Calif. (-1)
  • 6 – WOOD, Houston, Texas (+1)
  • 7 – HDR, Omaha, Neb. (-1)
  • 8 – WSP USA, New York, N.Y. (+4)
  • 9 – STANTEC INC., Irvine, Calif. (-1)
  • 12 – BLACK & VEATCH, Overland Park, Kan. (-2)
  • 13 – ARCADIS NORTH AMERICA/CALLISONRTKL, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (No change from 2018)
  • 15 – INTERTEK-PSI, Arlington Heights, Ill. (-1)
  • 18 – SNC-LAVALIN INC., Bothell, Wash. (+13)
  • 19 – GOLDER ASSOCIATES CORP., Palm Beach, Fla. (-1)
  • 24 – TERRACON CONSULTANTS INC., Olathe, Kan. (No change from 2018)
  • 33 – MOTT MACDONALD, Iselin, N.J. (No change from 2018)
  • 35 – GANNETT FLEMING, Camp Hill, Pa. (+4)
  • 39 – ARUP, New York, N.Y. (+4)
  • 46 – FUGRO, Houston, Texas (+4)
  • 47 – GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS, Atlanta, Ga. (+6)
  • 61 – LANGAN, Parsippany, N.J. (+3)
  • 67 – KLEINFELDER, San Diego, Calif. (-7)
  • 72 – ECS, Chantilly, Va. (+3)
  • 93 – WOOLPERT INC., Dayton, Ohio (+2)
  • 95 – GEI CONSULTANTS INC., Woburn, Mass. (-3)
  • 97 – HALEY & ALDRICH INC., Burlington, Mass. (+6)
  • 98 – S&ME INC., Raleigh, N.C. (-4)
  • 117 – BRAUN INTERTEC, Bloomington, Minn. (+3)
  • 149 – PARTNER ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE INC., Torrance, Calif. (+17)
  • 186 – TECTONIC ENGINEERING & SURVEYING CONSULTANTS, Mountainville, N.Y. (-24)
  • 189 – RABA KISTNER INC., San Antonio, Texas (+45)
  • 200 – NINYO & MOORE GEOTECH. & ENVIRON. SCIENCES, San Diego, Calif. (+2)
  • 217 – GEOENGINEERS INC., Redmond, Wash. (+9)
  • 228 – SHANNON & WILSON INC., Seattle, Wash. (+11)
  • 229 – SCHNABEL ENGINEERING, Glen Allen, Va. (+26)
  • 276 – GEO-LOGIC ASSOCIATES INC., Ontario, Calif. (-12)
  • 278 – TWINING INC., Long Beach, Calif. (-26)
  • 282 – RMA GROUP, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (+22)
  • 295 – ALPHA TESTING INC., Dallas, Texas (-5)
  • 315 – TOLUNAY-WONG ENGINEERS INC., Houston, Texas (+14)
  • 354 – LEIGHTON GROUP INC., Irvine, Calif. (+20)
  • 361 – GEOCON, San Diego, Calif. (-12)
  • 397 – MUESER RUTLEDGE CONSULTING ENGINEERS, New York, N.Y. (-30)
  • 450 – GEOTECHNOLOGY INC., St. Louis, Mo. (-44)

SNC-Lavalin vaulted up 13 spots to crack the top 20, likely as a result of acquisitions. Recent news is that the company is embroiled in corruption charges and their share prices have dropped to a 10-year low so those gains may not hold for next year. Raba Kistner based in San Antonio is up a whopping 45 slots to 189 on the list.  Possible contributing factors to their rise include their acquisition of Timber Creek Environmental late in 2018 and the fact that they were in turn acquired by Construction Sciences, Pty, Ltd., an Australian engineering firm.

Other double-digit gains this year include Shannon and Wilson, Schnabel Engineering, RMA Group, Tolunay-Wong Engineers, and Leighton Group. Companies dropping 10 positions or more include Tectonic Engineering and Surveying, Geo-Logic Consultants, Twining Inc., Geocon of San Diego, Mueser Rutledge, and Geotechnology Inc.

Source: ENR 2019 Top 500 Design Firms Image: Jones Edmunds

[Disclaimer] Randy Post, the owner and President of GeoPrac.net, LLC, is also an employee of Golder Associates Inc.  All of the opinions and information expressed on this website are solely those of Mr. Post. [/Disclaimer]

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