We are excited to announce the acquisition of Vision Engineering & Planning, a transportation planning and engineering DBE firm with offices in Columbia, MD and Atlanta, GA.
By: Joe Meads, P.E., Principal/Owner
2019 was an outstanding year, and I’m grateful for our excellent clients and great staff. The most important item of the year was adding Alicia Bailey, P.E., as a shareholder.
It was an award-winning year at Sain. Awards included:
Other highlights included:
In 2019, we continued to expand our work for municipalities, counties, and DOT’s with new projects in Auburn, Dothan, Opelika, Prattville, Huntsville, Birmingham, Hoover, Mountain Brook, and other cities/counties.
The Industrial Economic Development market continued to be a bright spot for us in 2019. This included work with Jefferson County Economic & Industrial Development Authority (JCEIDA), City of Prattville, Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, and design/build projects with Dunn Building, Hoar Construction, B.L. Harbert, Cooper, and D.F. Chase. Other great projects included the Redstone Gateway project in Huntsville with COPT, traffic consulting with BJCC and ALDOT related to the I-59/20 bridge project in downtown Birmingham, and the Protective Stadium in downtown Birmingham.
We were awarded several government projects in 2019, including the Chattanooga VA, the Birmingham VA, and the GSA Federal Courthouse in Anniston with B.L. Harbert.
We are continuing to grow and diversify our transportation planning and design services in Alabama and Tennessee with new project assignments from TDOT, ALDOT and municipalities.
While we are optimistic heading into 2020, some of the biggest challenges for our industry going forward are hiring/retaining great employees and the uncertainty of an election year. We recently completed key client interviews with many of our clients in preparation for this year. A few market observations are as follows:
We appreciate all of our friends and clients who have helped to make our business successful this past year and going forward. We wish all of you a healthy and prosperous 2020.