Top Company 2020: Construction & Engineering
These three companies are shaking up the world of construction and engineering
In its 33rd year, ColoradoBiz‘s Top Company honors the Colorado companies that have drive, determination, a vision and a plan and are ultimately making the state a better place to live and work. These three companies – one winner and two finalists – represent the 2020 Top Companies in Construction/Engineering.
Weifield Group Contracting, a national leader in electrical construction, combines professional expertise with cutting-edge technology to create some of the world’s most energy-efficient buildings. More than 70% of the general contractors in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas rely on Weifield’s services to provide a quality project on time and in budget.
Weifield’s culture is based on its core company values: community; people; advancing process; and trusting relationships. The company provides ongoing paid training and development to spark career growth, bonus opportunities and employee cash awards to reward quality work, and monthly fun events for employees and their families.
Teamwork is what makes Weifield work so well, CEO Seth Anderson says. And it’s what will help it weather current challenges. “When I see people willing to give up their positions in the company to keep others working, the innovation our team created to protect employees on our job sites, how quickly we reacted to the changing world, and many of our people donating to the less fortunate in the company,” he says, “I know this company will be able to endure the test of time.”
Weifield incorporates charitable efforts into its business, with a focus on women and children, veterans and the disabled. The company offers apprenticeships to graduates of Denver’s Stout Street Foundation program, Peer 1, and other Denver rehab and therapeutic communities.
Employee-owned Burns & McDonnell coined the term “MacCulture” to describe what makes the engineering firm a great place to work. It starts with eight guiding principles: Safety Is First; We Are All Employee-Owners; Client Service Drives Our Success; What We Do Matters; We Boldly Go; One Burns & McDonnell; We Make This Place Great; and We Invest For A Better World. With 7,600 employees in 55 offices worldwide, the 122-year-old engineering firm’s recipe for success is clearly working: It made Fortune’s 2020 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.
To help during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burns & McDonnell Foundation has donated $1.5 million to the United Way COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund; $70,000 goes directly toward response and recovery efforts in Colorado.
The company received the 2019 Champion of Hope award from Mile High United Way for its philanthropic investment in Colorado, which included raising more than $160,000 for Colorado-based charitable organizations throughout the year and volunteering for more than 250 hours.
Award-winning Ammex Masonry is literally building Colorado, with projects ranging from town halls to restaurants and everything in between. A two-time ColoradoBiz Best Company to Work For, Ammex works to overcome the industry’s skilled labor shortage by promoting the trade to young people and encouraging participation in the apprenticeship programs. The company ensures its employees are the best in the business through continuing education and safety training. An employee appreciation program helps the company maintain its excellent employee retention rate.
Ammex Masonry focuses its philanthropic efforts on organizations that support first responders and children, including Colorado Wounded Veterans, Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity and the Commerce City Police Explorer program, among others.