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DGR Engineering named a 2021 Iowa Top Workplaces Winner

September 14, 2021

For the fourth 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 employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“During this very challenging time, Top Workplaces has proven to be a beacon of light for organizations, as well as a sign of resiliency and strong business performance,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward. Top Workplaces draw on real-time insights into what works best for their organization, so they can make informed decisions that have a positive impact on their people and their business.”

“Having top quality staff members focused on serving our clients helped DGR Engineering to continue to thrive as we navigated the landscape brought about by the pandemic,” said Blair Metzger, President of DGR Engineering. “In turn, receiving the Top Workplace award again this year affirms that DGR Engineering is a great place to work, and continues to be the sort of firm that attracts and retains the best staff.  With both the company and our team members focused on satisfying clients, our company had another successful year.”

About Energage, LLC
Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 14 years of culture research and the results from 23 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.

Jesse Morris named South Dakota Engineering Society – Eastern Chapter Young Engineer of the Year

March 2, 2021

Congratulations to our very own Jesse Morris, right, on being named the SD Engineering Society (SDES) – Eastern Chapter’s Young Engineer of the Year! Jesse is a civil engineer in the Sioux Falls Office.

Jesse’s engineering achievements, as well as his volunteer service to various organizations, including his role for several years as South Dakota state coordinator with MATHCOUNTS earned him this recognition.

The award was established to recognize young SDES members who have made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and their communities during the early years of their careers. Jesse is pictured with Weston Philips, representing SDES – Eastern Chapter, who presented the award.

 

DGR Solutions Winter Newsletter

January 4, 2021

Read the first issue of 2021 Solutions newsletter here. Learn about the challenges involved with the Siouxland Expo site design in Sioux City in our feature story. Other stories include a road and utility update in Irene, where funding was a critical factor to its success; as well as a sewer system rehab project in Rembrandt. Learn which power pole is right for your project on page 8, and much more!

Read the newsletter here.

Employees Recognized with 20- and 30-Year Service Awards

December 22, 2020

Five DGR Engineering employees were presented with service awards recently. The awards would normally be given at the company’s fall gathering in October, which was canceled this year due to COVID-19. Awards were presented by Blair Metzger, DGR Engineering president.

30 Year Award – Dave Lamberton began work in DGR’s Rock Rapids Civil/Survey office in June of 1990 after earning his associate degree in Civil Engineering Technology at Southeast Tech. In the fall of 1990 Dave transferred to the new Sioux City Office.

30 Year Award – Brian Mastbergen started his employment with DGR’s Sioux City office in December of 1990 after earning his master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering at Iowa State University and spending several years with the Soil Conservation Service.

20 Year Award – Trent Bruce joined the firm’s Civil/Survey Department in May of 2000 after completing his education at South Dakota State University. Trent worked in DGR’s Rock Rapids office until 2011 when he transferred to the Sioux Falls office, where he currently serves as department head.

20 Year Award – Dennis Haselhoff began work with DGR in January, 2000 after working for MidAmerican Energy for nine years. A graduate of Iowa State University, he is an electrical engineer in the Electrical Power Department in Rock Rapids.

20 Year Award – Colin Johnsen is a CADD design Technician in the Water/Wastewater Department in Rock Rapids. After teaching elementary school for 12 years in a nearby community, he joined the DGR team in July of 2000.

DGR Engineering Named a 2020 Top Workplace Winner

September 15, 2020

For the third 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.

“In times of great change, it is more important than ever to maintain a connection among employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “When you give your employees a voice, you come together to navigate challenges and shape your path forward based on real-time insights into what works best for your organization. “

“For the third year in a row, our team members have affirmed 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 continue to fulfill our motto of providing “Trusted. Professional. Solutions.” by doing meaningful work for a great group of clients throughout the Upper Midwest.  In these times of uncertainty and change, we remain focused on being a company that attracts and retains high quality staff, and working with them to meet the challenges all of us are facing.”

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.