PSMJ Resources, Inc. Announces 2013’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 2013 Circle
of Excellence. Congratulations to 54 exceptional firms that have risen to the top this year!

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 Circle of Excellence
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 today’s economy top‐notch business practices are critical for

PSMJ Resources, Inc. is proud to announce the members of the 2013 Circle of Excellence:
A/R/C Associates, Inc.                                                       LMN Architects
Allied Engineering Services, Inc.                                   LSC Design Inc.
Argus Consulting, Inc.                                                        moore engineering, inc.
Arrow Engineering Inc.                                                      Niles Bolton Associates, Inc.
BAM Architecture Studio                                                  NK Architects
Baylis Architects                                                                   OBEC Consulting Engineers, Inc.
BB&E Consulting Engineers and Professionals         Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
Brown Engineers, LLC                                                        Penfield & Smith Engineers, Inc.
BWBR                                                                                         Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects
Chappell Engineering Associates, LLC                        Powers Brown Architecture
Design Engineers                                                                  Process Plus, LLC
Diekema Hamann Architects, Inc.                               R.A. Smith National, Inc.
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple APC                                             Randall-Paulson Architects, Incorporated
Freese and Nichols, Inc.                                                   Ready Engineering Corporation
GEC Architecture                                                                 Robinson Consultants Inc.
Great West Engineering, Inc                                            Rodgers Consulting Inc.
Greeley and Hansen LLC                                                   rowland+broughton
Grounded Engineering Services, LLC                          RTM & Associates
GUY Engineering Services, Inc.                          Sherwood Design Engineers
HBT Architects, LLP                                                           SPEC Services, Inc.
Hyde Engineering + Consulting, Inc.                          Studio Meng Strazzara, Inc.
I&S Group, Inc.                                                                    Thomas, Miller & Partners, PLLC
INSIGHT Structures                                                           USKH Inc.
JKR Partners, LLC                                                               Weber Thompson
Jones & DeMille Engineering Inc.                                 Williams Blackstock Architects, PC
KLJ                                                                                             Wright-Pierce
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.

The 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 firms recognized in the Circle of Excellence stand out among their peers, proving that outstanding
business results are possible in today’s economy,” says Allen. “Some firms have been in this prestigious
group 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 and honor this year’s Circle of Excellence members. Located at the Four Seasons
Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, on December 5–6, 2013, this year’s cutting‐edge conference focuses on getting
Back to Growth for 2014, and is essential for any firm looking to stand out as a leader among the crowd.

With data from 269 A/E firms across the United States and Canada, the 2013 PSMJ A/E Financial
Performance Benchmark Survey Report is the go‐to industry resource for firms wanting to increase cash
flow, lower overhead, and improve overall financial results. Now in its 33rd 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