Architects, Engineers See ‘Positive Signs' in Private Sector, Growing College Enrollment

by Jan Cottingham  on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 12:00 am  

Also at the top of this year’s list is Cromwell Architects Engineers Inc., which traded places for the top spot with Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects, which slipped to No. 2 from No. 1 in 2012. Wittenberg Delony & Davidson Inc. Architects maintained its third place position.

Things are also improving for engineers. Garver LLC, by far the largest engineering firm in the state, added 29 staff members during the year. Three of those were registered engineers.

TME Inc. of Little Rock remained in second place, though it added five registered engineers. Janet Calhoun, managing principal for finance and marketing, said business for 2013 was looking up.

“Business has increased,” she said. “Now, in terms of overall revenue, 2012 was probably down compared with the previous year, but it looks like a lot of things are coming off hold now.” The firm is expecting a significant increase in business in 2013, Calhoun said.

Calhoun cited “a couple of really nice projects that are coming on line.” These include the $28 million “business village” at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a $40 million expansion and renovation of the outpatient treatment center there.



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