Thursday, April 26, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska (April 26, 2018) – Olsson Associates reached a significant milestone when Engineering News-Record revealed it was ranked among the top 100 Design firms in the United States for the first time in company history. Olsson is ranked 98th on ENR’s 2018 Top 500 Design Firms national list.
In 2017, Olsson was listed No. 106 on the ENR list, and made a substantial jump to crack the top 100. ENR ranks companies based on revenue for design services performed during the previous year.
“It’s an honor to be ranked among the top 100 largest design firms in the nation, and it affirms that our strategy for growth, which is based on continually adding value to our clients, is the right one,” said Brad Strittmatter, Chairman and CEO of Olsson. “We reached the top 100 because we’ve invested in our people who in turn are invested in our clients by providing quality service in everything they do.”
Olsson has nearly quadrupled in size during the last two decades. In 2000, the firm had 271 employees that completed 973 projects. Today, Olsson employs more than 1,100 people, and the number of projects it completed soared to nearly 6,600 in 2017.
As the firm grew in numbers, so did its geographic footprint. Olsson now has 28 offices located in eight states (Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Arizona), and worked in 34 states in 2017.
“We’ve made a great deal of progress in a relatively short period of time, and many of our employees are now getting the opportunity to work on projects we once only dreamed of doing,” said Ryan Beckman, president of Olsson. “And while we’re thrilled to have finally cracked ENR’s top 100, we’re committed to working hard to keep our momentum going.”
Olsson debuted in 1996 on ENR’s top design firms’ list at No. 495 and has been included on the list every year since.
Olsson Associates offers comprehensive design and consulting services in infrastructure, environmental, field services and facilities. For more information, go to www.olssonassociates.com.