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Iowa Rural Water Association Fall Water/Wastewater Conference – August 31-September 1

August 31, 2021

DGR Engineering Welcomes Jennifer Miss

August 26, 2021

DGR Engineering Selected to 2021 PSMJ Circle of Excellence

August 20, 2021

DGR Engineering has once again been honored by PSMJ Resources as one of 66 exceptional architecture and engineering firms across the United States that have been named into the Circle of Excellence. This is the eighth year in a row 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 327 participating firms.

“DGR Engineering is honored to once again receive this recognition”, says Blair Metzger, DGR Engineering President. “While the past year has been challenging for everyone due to the pandemic, we are thankful that our many valued clients continued to pursue projects throughout this time period. Their demonstration of trust in DGR Engineering in the past year has allowed us to continue to thrive and grow. We are ever mindful of the great relationships we enjoy with our clients, which gives us the opportunity to do work that we enjoy doing.”

“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 13 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.”

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.

Minnesota Rural Water Association Water and Wastewater Technical Conference – August 24-26

August 20, 2021

Griesse, Jensen Awarded 2021-2022 DGR Engineering Scholarships

August 20, 2021

Kade Griesse of Rock Rapids, IA and Ethan Jensen of Sioux Falls, SD have been awarded 2021-2022 DGR Engineering Scholarships. They have each received a cash award of $2,000 towards the 2021-2022 academic year in recognition of their academic accomplishments and expectation of achievement in the engineering profession.

Kade is the son of Dave and Amy Griesse and attends South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD where he is majoring in Electrical Engineering. He is vice president of the Joint Engineering Council and was elected Facilities Manager for SDSU Robotics. He was named the Bradley D. Schultz Sophomore of the year for 2020-2021 school year and carries a 4.0 cumulative grade point average.

Ethan is the son of Aaron and Ann Jensen. Ethan is a Civil Engineering major and will be a junior this fall at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings, SD. Ethan maintains a 4.0 cumulative grade point average and is a Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering scholarship recipient.

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.

Photo ID: From left: Dave Griesse, Amy Griesse, scholarship recipient Kade Griesse, Miriam Martens and Justin Christensen, representing the DGR Engineering scholarship committee.

Photo ID: From left: Aaron Jensen, Anne Jensen, scholarship recipient Ethan Jensen, and Trent Bruce, representing the DGR Engineering scholarship committee.