2017 Fish Fry Recap

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017
2017 Fish Fry Recap

Many thanks to all who joined us on Friday, September 15 for our annual Client Fish Fry at the historic Cahaba Pumping Station.  We had a great time together and can’t wait ‘til next year!  

30 Year Milestone

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017
30 Year Milestone

Author: Jim Meads, P.E., President/CEO The era of employment for life is long over. Many people now migrate from job to job over their career in search of greater fulfillment and compensation. Society largely encourages this “job-hopping” to the extent that the average person changes jobs 10-15 times during his/her career. However, here at Sain we […]

ICSC RECon

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017
ICSC RECon

By: Joe Meads   I recently attended the 2017 annual ICSC RECon in Las Vegas, Nevada. With more than 37,000 attendees, RECon is the largest retail real estate convention in the world. RECon serves as a gathering place for professionals to network and make deals that will positively impact economic development in their area. I […]

Prattville Industrial Park Tenant

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017
Prattville Industrial Park Tenant

By: Jim and Joe Meads Sain Associates has been involved in Prattville South Industrial Park, owned by the city of Prattville, since the late 1990s as the park’s engineering firm. That means we’re often called in to come help answer questions that potential tenants may have regarding the park and the logistics of executing what […]

EDAA and ASCE Summer Conference Review

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016
EDAA and ASCE Summer Conference Review

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.

Sain’s Role in Releasing Alabama’s Infrastructure Report Card

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016
Sain’s Role in Releasing Alabama’s Infrastructure Report Card

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.

Sain Associates Brand Words: EXPERIENCED

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015
Sain Associates Brand Words: EXPERIENCED

Experienced — made skillful or wise from doing something, practiced, accomplished

Having a wide range of experience is obviously a good thing when it comes to a civil engineering firm, and it was important to us that this be included as one of our new brand words.

What I Wish I Had Known

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015
What I Wish I Had Known

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.

Design-Build for Site Engineering and More

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015
Design-Build for Site Engineering and More

Because design-build can come into play in various kinds of site engineering projects, we’ve mentioned it in previous blog posts, but until now we’ve never devoted an entire post to this topic. It’s an important one, especially since design-build is starting to come up more and more in transportation projects as well.

Attributes of a Dream Client

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015

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.