Published on August 1st, 2013 | by UC&D Magazine0
UC&D 2013 Top Utah Engineering Firms
We are pleased to include our first-ever rankings of Utah’s Top Engineering Firms, based on revenues from 2012. We have included rankings of all engineers combined, as well as individual disciplines (civil, electrical, mechanical, structural). Firms are ranked according to revenues earned by Utah offices only. Large, international and national civil engineering firms were asked to only include revenue from their Utah-based offices. Firms choosing to not disclose revenues are ranked after revenue-disclosing firms by number of Utah employees. Every effort was made to contact firms and encourage their participation.
This year we received surveys from 19 firms, 12 of which are civil firms. We were hoping for greater participation, but realize firms are busy and may not have had time to give to this matter. URS, whose main Utah office is in Salt Lake City, reported the staggering number of $250 million, more than 90% of which came from federal contract work within the state, including Dugway Proving Grounds near Tooele (we checked three times with URS officials to verify the accuracy of that number). The majority of other civil firms ranked transportation as their top market, including Horrocks Engineers of Pleasant Grove ($20.4 million in 2012 revenue, 61% of which came from Transportation), Jones & DeMille Engineering of Richfield ($11.4 million; 59%), Raba Kistner of Orem ($11.06 million; 98%), Lochner of Salt Lake ($6.5 million; 100%), and Michael Baker Jr. of Midvale ($5.6 million; 68%). MWH Americas of Salt Lake ranked third overall with $16.2 million, with 60% of its work in Wastewater and 40% in Water.
Among non-civil firms, Salt Lake-based MEP firm Van Boerum & Frank Associates remained remarkably consistent with reported revenues of $10 million in 2012, the third consecutive year it earned within $200,000 of $10 million.
MEP firm Spectrum Engineers of Salt Lake had similar consistency with its revenues, reporting $8.22 million in 2012, slightly up from $7.91 million in 2011 and $7.98 million in 2010.
Civil firm Ensign Engineering of Sandy came in at $7.0 million from 2012 (nearly double its 2010 total of $3.8 million) and was the top non-transportation civil firm.
The top three structural engineering firms that reported revenues were Reaveley Engineers + Associates ($5.02 million), Dunn Asssociates ($3.7 million) and BHB Consulting Engineers ($3.18 million). Each of these firms has also displayed great consistency in revenues the past three years.
We encourage firms who did not submit surveys this year to consider our publication next season. Even if firms do not disclose revenues, we believe inclusion in our rankings allows our readers, including owners, architects and general contractors, to gain greater insight into Utah’s local engineering community.