Circle of Excellence: 2021 Best Practices Benchmark Summary 

Publisher: PSMJ Resources, Inc.

Date Published: 2021

Format: PDF


Congratulations to PSMJ's 2021 Circle of Excellence firms!

Adobe Associates, Inc.
Austin Brockenbrough & Associates, LLC
Bassetti Architects
Beck Engineering, Inc.
BGE, Inc.
BHMG Engineers, Inc.
Bollig Engineering
Bouthillette Parizeau (BPA)
Bowen Collins & Associates
Brown Engineers, LLC
Carpenter Marty Transportation
CAS Architects, Inc.
Commonwealth Engineers, Inc.
DGR Engineering
dk Engineering
EFK Moen
Ensign Engineering & Land Surveying Inc.
Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.
FFKR Architects
FINLEY Engineering Group
GEC Architecture
Glotman.Simpson Consulting Engineers
Great West Engineering, Inc.
H+O Structural Engineering
Harrington Group, Inc.
I. C. Thomasson Associates, Inc.
Interstate Engineering, Inc.
Jirsa Hedrick
Jorgensen Associates
Keller Associates, Inc.
Klohn Crippen Berger
Knutzen Engineering
Krueck Sexton Partners
KSA Engineers, Inc.
LPAS, Inc.
M+H Architects
Morris-Berg Architects, Inc.
O’Dell Engineering
Osborn Consulting Incorporated
Patterson & Dewar Engineers, Inc.
Pevida Highway Designers, LLC
Prime Engineering, Inc.
Reveer Group, LLC
Ritter Maher Architects
Robert Peccia and Associates, Inc.
Rodgers Consulting, Inc.
Royal Engineering
Sandman Structural Engineers
Schmidt Design Group
Shear Structural
Spectrum Engineering Corporation, an EN Engineering Company
Spicer Group
Studio E Architects
Summer Consultants, Inc.
The Watershed Company
VLK Architects
WT Infrastructure Solutions Inc.


COE 2021 Cover

Each year, PSMJ's A/E/C Circle of Excellence honors the highest performing firms in our annual A/E Financial Performance Benchmark Survey, based on a diverse set of 13 key metrics.

Rather than focus only on near-term growth rates or profit margins, which are not always the best indicators of solid financial and operating performance, the Circle of Excellence benchmark data is based on the top 20 percent of firms with the best multi-dimensional overall business performance.

Now you can get immediate access to the numbers these top-tier firms hit when you download the all-new 2021 Circle of Excellence Best Practices Benchmark
Summary Report!

If you want to set the bar high to increase profitability, attract top talent, position your firm as a more attractive buyer or seller in the M&A game, and start focusing on the metrics that really matter...your next level of success starts here!

Together, survey data on these 13 benchmarks revealed in this summary report encompass critical aspects of A/E/C  business operations including cash flow, overhead control, business development, project performance, staff utilization, and overall profitability.  In addition to the numbers, your Summary Report includes expert analysis, to help you weigh factors, examine your firm's data to make true apples-to-apples comparisons, and drive breakthrough decisions with lasting positive impact!  

2021 COE Comparison Results

An analysis of the benchmark results reported by the Circle of Excellence firms indicates superior performance across the board. Firms in this prestigious data set have...

  1. Higher direct labor multipliers generated from project operations
  2. Lower overhead rates
  3. Higher utilization of staff members on projects
  4. Faster invoice collection times for enhanced cash flow
  5. Higher growth rates in both staff size and gross revenues
  6. Lower turnover rates
  7. Higher profit margins
  8. Higher returns on overhead and working capital
  9. Higher net revenues earned for each staff member
  10. More backlog as a percentage of net revenues

Ready to start your firm on the road to achieving these best-in-class results?  You need the 2021 Circle of Excellence data at your side in your next Principals' Meeting!