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Mitchell Haselhoff, Rock Rapids, IA and Taylor Fauth, Leola, SD have been awarded 2019-2020 DGR Engineering Scholarships. Mitchell and Taylor have each received a cash award of $2,000 towards the 2019-2020 academic year in recognition of their academic accomplishments and expectation of achievement in the engineering profession.
Mitchell is the son of Dennis and Stacie Haselhoff and attends South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD. He is involved with FSAE Wild Hare Racing Club and SDSU Robotics. He has a 3.94 cumulative grade point average.
Taylor is the daughter of Jason and Pamela Fauth. She attends SDSU and serves as president of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is vice president of Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and vice president of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). She maintains a 3.96 cumulative grade point average.
The DGR Engineering scholarship is awarded annually to an applicant who has completed 45 semester credit hours by June 1 of the current year in an accredited undergraduate engineering or land surveying degree program within the United States and has a minimum 3.0 composite collegiate GPA. DGR Engineering has created this scholarship to promote and advance the engineering profession in this region.
For the second year in a row, DGR Engineering has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.
“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”
“We are happy that, for the second year in a row, we have confirmation from our employees that DGR Engineering is a great place to work,” said Blair Metzger, President of DGR Engineering. “The 130 employees of the company who live in the tri-state area live out every day our motto of providing “Trusted. Professional. Solutions.” by doing meaningful work for a great group of clients throughout the Upper Midwest. We continually strive to be an employer of choice for this region, and we are gratified that we are fulfilling that goal.”
“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”
About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United States
We commemorated Bruce Jennings’ 40th anniversary with DGR Engineering today. Bruce began his career in 1979 in the water department, and moved up the ranks from project manager to department head, and then served as president from 2003-2010. He continues in a part-time capacity today. Thank you for your dedication, Bruce!
DGR Engineering has once again been honored by PSMJ Resources as one of seventy-two exceptional architecture and engineering firms named into the Circle of Excellence. This is the sixth consecutive year that DGR Engineering has earned this award.
PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence is designed to highlight firms that are successfully managed and demonstrate outstanding achievements in areas such as productivity, business development, staff growth, staff turnover, and overhead management.
PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence honorees are chosen based on 13 business metrics important to the successful operation of an engineering business. Firms considered for this designation are evaluated by comparing the firms’ metrics against industry benchmarks developed through evaluation of data provided by participating firms.
“DGR Engineering has been selected for this honor six years in a row, illustrating a consistent pattern of operation during that time” says Blair Metzger, DGR Engineering President. “Receiving this honor is a result of being entrusted by our many loyal clients to provide solutions to their needs, along with the efforts of dedicated staff members who have made DGR Engineering the employer of choice in this region. Ultimately, our success relies on our ability to recruit and retain the types of talented employees that we’ve been able to assemble, who then are able to apply those talents on behalf of our valued clients.”
“Each year, the Circle of Excellence firms come from all corners of the A/E space. This diversity demonstrates that success isn’t defined by a specific firm size, location, or market niche,” says Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA, Founder and CEO of PSMJ Resources. “The top-performing firms just think and act differently from the rest of the pack to achieve extraordinary business performance.”
“The firms recognized in the Circle of Excellence set the standard for outstanding and sustainable business results,” says Stasiowski. “Some firms have been in this prestigious group year after year!”
Since PSMJ created the award in 2006, Circle of Excellence members have consistently represented all industry facets. “The key differentiator between PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence and other industry awards is that all firms in the A/E industry are eligible. Members are not rewarded for a single outcome, but on thirteen factors that drive the overall performance of a firm,” says Dave Burstein, P.E., Senior Principal at PSMJ. “This award recognizes those firms that are not only good at their practices but also at running their practices as businesses.”
For more than 40 years, PSMJ Resources, Inc. has been recognized as the leading publishing, executive education, and advisory group devoted completely to improving the business performance of A/E/C organizations worldwide. PSMJ’s sought-after expertise covers a range of critical business areas such as project management, financial management, human resources, business development, transition planning, and mergers and acquisitions.