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DGR Engineering receives Iowa Concrete Paving Association Award

February 13, 2019

We’re honored to be a part of the team that received this award from the Iowa Concrete Paving Association. It recognized the work on Phase 3 of the Sioux County Regional Airport project. This award is given to concrete paving projects with outstanding quality of workmanship, strength, design, complexity, etc. Thank you, ICPA and the contractor, Cedar Valley Corp.

DGR Engineering Announces Scholarship Opportunity

February 7, 2019

DGR Engineering announces procedures and application deadline for the DGR Engineering Scholarship
for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The DGR Engineering scholarship of $2,000 is awarded annually to an applicant who has completed 45 semester credit hours by June 1, 2019 in an accredited undergraduate engineering or land surveying degree program within the upper Midwest and has a minimum 3.0 composite collegiate GPA. Preference may be considered for those in an electrical, civil, environmental or agricultural engineering program. Deadline for application submittal is May 15, 2019.

Online application is available at dgr.com/2019-scholarship-application or click here for a PDF version. Award is made annually and will be announced 60 days after deadline.

DGR Engineering has created this scholarship for the purpose of promoting and advancing the engineering profession in this region. DGR Engineering was founded in Rock Rapids, Iowa in 1952 and provides civil, electrical, aviation, environmental, and water resources engineering and land surveying services to public and private clients from offices in Rock Rapids, Sioux City, and Ankeny, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 

DGR Engineering Named a 2018 Top Workplace

September 25, 2018

DGR Engineering (DGR) has been selected for a 2018 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 gratified that the employee survey confirms what we already believe…that DGR Engineering is a great place to work,” said Blair Metzger, CEO of DGR. “The leadership of the firm is committed to fostering its cultural values of ownership, opportunity, integrity, and discipline. Our staff members who live in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota embody our company’s values, and the company in turn gives its employees an opportunity to do meaningful work for a great group of clients throughout the Upper Midwest. This award confirms that our goal of being an employer of choice is being realized.”

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement that 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 (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) 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 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the U.S.

DGR Engineering Selected to 2018 PSMJ Circle of Excellence

September 25, 2018

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 fifth year in a row 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 thirteen business metrics important to the successful operation of an engineering business, including the following:

  • Low Staff Turnover– Staff has remained stable through the years, providing clients with long-term relationships and deep loyalty, leading to a better understanding of the organizations with whom DGR Engineering works.
  • Operating Overhead Rate– DGR Engineering’s effective and efficient practices keep overhead costs down, helping to keep cost under control for clients.
  • Labor Utilization– PSMJ also noted DGR Engineering’s exceptional efficiency at focusing on productive work for its clients.

“DGR Engineering is honored to have been selected for the Circle of Excellence for five years in a row,” 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”.

 “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!”

 About PSMJ: 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.

DGR Engineering one of eighteen firms named as PSMJ Platinum Award winners

September 25, 2018

PSMJ Resources, Inc. has recognized the eighteen firms that are Platinum Award winners, which have remained on the Circle of Excellence list for at least four of the past five years.

The Circle of Excellence is comprised of the top 20% of participants – across thirteen key performance indicators – in PSMJ’s 2018 A/E Financial Performance Benchmark Survey Report. Earlier this month, PSMJ Resources, Inc., announced the seventy-two exceptional architecture and engineering firms that made it onto the 2018 Circle of Excellence list.

PSMJ designed the Circle of Excellence to highlight the best-in-class architecture and engineering firms that demonstrate outstanding achievements in areas such as low staff turnover, operating overhead rate and labor utilization.

“The firms recognized in the Circle of Excellence set the standard for outstanding and sustainable business results,” says Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA, Founder and CEO of PSMJ Resources. “The Platinum Award winners go to the next level and continue to set the standard for the industry year after year.”

This is the fifth year in a row that DGR Engineering has been selected to the Circle of Excellence, and the second consecutive year being named a Platinum Award winner.

About PSMJ: 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.