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DGR Engineering was featured on the front page of the February 21 edition of the Lyon County Reporteras part of Engineers Week 2018. Read the full story in the e-edition at http://www.lyoncountyreporter.com/pages/e-edition/
Grant Metzger, Rock Rapids, IA has been awarded the 2017-2018 DGR Engineering Scholarship.
Grant is the son of Jerome and Jana Metzger and attends South Dakota State University,
Brookings, SD. He has received a cash award of $2,000 towards the 2017-2018 academic
year in recognition of his academic accomplishments and expectation of achievement
in the engineering profession.
Grant serves as SDSU IEEE Treasurer, co-chaired Engineers Week, co-chaired the Spring Engineering
Career Fair, volunteered at the Brookings Boys and Girls Club, and served as a career development
ambassador. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the SDSU Honors College
and has a 4.0 cumulative grade point average.
The DGR Engineering scholarship is awarded annually to an applicant who has completed 30 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 for the purpose of promoting and advancing
the engineering profession in this region.
Pictured are Miriam Perryman, DGR engineer; Grant Metzger, and Sam Johnson, DGR engineer.
U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley visited DGR Engineering in Rock Rapids as part of his every county tour of Iowa. He was given an introduction to DGR’s work and held a Q&A with employees. Iowa State Representative John Wills was also in attendance.
DGR Engineering was honored to host U.S. Senator Joni Ernst as she continued her 99-county tour of Iowa this week. She took time to learn about our business and answered questions from DGR employees while in Rock Rapids.
DGR Engineering has again been recognized by PSMJ Resources, Inc.as a member of the Circle of Excellence. This is the fourth year in a row DGR Engineering has earned this honor. Seventy-three exceptional architecture and engineering firms made it onto the exclusive list this year.
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:PSMJ Resources, the premier management consulting firm for the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, annually selects firms for this honor. PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence is designed to highlight firms that are successfully managed and demonstrate outstanding achievements in areas such asproductivity, business development, staff growth, staff turnover, and overhead management.
- Low Staff Turnover– Staff has remained stable through the years, providing its 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 four 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”.
“The Circle of Excellence is consistently made up of a diverse set of firms that come from all corners of the architectural and engineering space. This is hard proof 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 than 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!”