The Zweig Letter Announces A/E Hot Firm List

By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff July 13, 2006

Management consulting and research firm Zweig White Information Services has identified the 100 fastest-growing U.S. architecture, engineering and environmental consulting firms for its annual ranking, The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List. This annual list features the design and environmental firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become industry leaders.

Environmental firm Compass Environmental, Inc. earned the number-one spot on the 2006 list. Compass and this year’s other Hot Firms will be recognized at a special reception at The Zweig Letter Hot Firm Celebration & Conference, to be held October 25-27, 2006, in San Francisco.

The list is based solely on gross revenue for both fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2005. Firms were ranked from first to last based on percentage growth and dollar growth. Dollar growth and percentage growth were weighted equally to give both small and large firms an opportunity to make the list. Each firm’s two rankings were added together, and the 100 firms with the lowest combined rankings comprise the list.

The top 10 firms on The Zweig Letter 2006 Hot Firm List are:

1. Compass Environmental, Inc., Chicago
2002 revenue: $20,198,165
2005 revenue: $97,533,000

2. ENGlobal Corporation, Houston
2002 revenue: $89,122,595
2005 revenue: $254,158,217

3. ENTACT, Grapevine, Texas
2002 revenue: $47,332,557
2005 revenue: $118,355,886

4. ITAC Engineers & Constructors, Chester, Va.
2002 revenue: $16,643,637
2005 revenue: $52,142,768

5. Arquitectonica, Miami, Fla.
2002 revenue: $23,718,186
2005 revenue: $64,096,000

6. Wood Rodgers, Inc., Sacramento, Calif.
2002 revenue: $20,718,120
2005 revenue: $59,386,858

7. NELSON, Philadelphia, Pa.
2002 revenue: $10,419,613
2005 revenue: $36,836,818

8. Fagen Engineering LLC, Granite Falls, Minn.
2002 revenue: $9,533,142
2005 revenue: $34,650,134

9. Atwell-Hicks, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.
2002 revenue: $26,186,264
2005 revenue: $59,757,740

10. Bury+Partners, Inc., Austin, Texas
2002 revenue: $17,498,682
2005 revenue: $40,794,424

The full list is available in the July 10, 2006 edition of The Zweig Letter .
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