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By: Joe Meads, Principal/Owner 2017 was a tremendous year on many fronts for Sain Associates. The most important item for the year was adding Becky White and Vann Rutledge as shareholders. We also celebrated our 45th year of business in Birmingham as well as our 20th year for our Pulaski, TN location. Other highlights included:
Joe Meads, co/owner of Sain Associates recently attended the Economic Development Association of Alabama’s (EDAA) annual summer conference. Joe currently serves as chair of the EDAA Associates Advisory Council and served on the summer conference Planning Committee.
“Southern Business and Development” names Sain Associates one of the Top 3 Architecture/Engineering Firms in Alabama for economic development. This news is extremely exciting because Sain Associates is the only non-architectural civil engineering firm on the list. Members of the Southern Economic Development Roundtable (SEDR) were polled to come up with the best of 30 […]
As you may know, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released Alabama’s Infrastructure Report Card with the state receiving an overall grade of C-. These are not the kind of grades you want to see on your child’s report card, but it gives us a baseline for the future. While ASCE gave out their first national infrastructure report card in 1998, this was the first one done for the state of Alabama. For more than a year, numerous people worked to prepare Alabama’s Infrastructure Report Card by doing extensive research, compiling information and meeting with key people across the state.
For her first college essay, my daughter, Lindsey Meads, was asked to do a career exploration, and she decided to ask me a few questions. I wanted to share them here, because this advice applies to many of us, no matter where we are at this point in our career. It meant a lot to me that Lindsey chose me to help with her paper, and I found her closing paragraph touching.
For several years, we’ve spent time thinking about and studying what our dream client looks like. To us, this is a marketing strategy that helps us identify the best things about clients so we can search for more people just like them. We have several great, long-standing, very successful relationships with clients, and the more partnerships like this that we can build, the better.
As we mentioned in our last blog post, Looking Back at 2014, many of us feel like the economy is improving. This is great news, although things certainly are not booming yet. Unfortunately, the impression I’ve gotten from talking to those we work with in other states is that Alabama may be a little behind, but even here, we’ve seen improvement, and I think that will continue as we go through 2015.
While there may be some companies and bosses who choose to take a more hands off approach when it comes to being a part of their employees’ lives, that’s not our philosophy at Sain Associates.