SSOE Group

Employee Appreciation Day

In honor of Employee Appreciation Day, observed on the first Friday in March, SSOE management is providing a celebratory lunch to employees across the U.S. and around the world. Their daily commitment to the success of our clients is critical to the success of SSOE—and they’re always rising to the occasion.

Every day our employees are doing fantastic things like:

  • Significantly shaping progress on two of the world’s largest manufacturing projects.
  • Eliminating food deserts through our pro bono work to design fresh food markets in underserved areas—supporting our healthcare client ProMedica’s efforts to eliminate the root causes of health issues.
  • Shaping the future of our industry and positioning SSOE for future success using collaborative project delivery.
  • Keeping students and patients safe through cutting-edge security and fire alarm systems and design.
  • Keeping each other safe by identifying hazards using safety observation cards, and taking responsibility for the safety of those around them. One of our longest clients, Ford, recognized SSOE for 1 million hours worked with no recordables on their Nanjing Test Center project.
  • Saving lives by helping our client, Henry Ford Health System, install the world’s first FDA approved commercially available linear accelerator (LINAC) based, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system that can image and treat cancer patients simultaneously.
  • Combating climate change: diverting more than 165,000 tons of construction waste—the equivalent of 23,548 Tyrannosaurus rex—from landfills since 2010.
  • Contributing to the success of military veterans through the Hiring Our Heroes program, which allows SSOE to provide civilian workforce experience for veterans transitioning out of the military.
  • Their hard work has also allowed SSOE to contribute to 112 charities in the past year, including a $10,000 matching fund donation to Family House—a unique homeless shelter that takes in entire families—helping 20 families secure stable, permanent housing by covering their security deposits, a common barrier to moving out of a shelter.

—and that’s just naming a few.

Over the past 5 years, our clients have consistently reported to us that our people are one of our greatest strengths and differentiators. The work our employees do matters and helps SSOE impact the world in amazing ways.

Employees: today, and every day, we thank you.




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  • United Way
  • Cumberland River Compact
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Family House
  • Colon Cancer Alliance
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Mexican Red Cross
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Huntsville-Madison County Rescue Squad
  • Metroparks Toledo
  • Children’s of Alabama
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Special Olympics
  • Mt. Pleasant High School
  • Family Service of Northwest Ohio
  • Autism Society Oakland County
  • The Ability Center of Greater Toledo
  • Junior Achievement
  • UMCOR: United Methodist
    Committee on Relief
  • The Milagro Center
  • Nourish Early Learning
  • Toledo Science Society
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • Hanoi’s Bee Research and
    Development Center
  • Michigan State University
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • American Red Cross
  • Syracuse University
  • All Hands Volunteers
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Economic Development
    Partnership of Alabama
  • American Heart Association
  • Toledo Public Schools Foundation
  • Northwest Community College
  • International Boxing Club
  • SCORE: Special Commission on
    Relief and Education
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Toledo School for the Arts
  • YMCA
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo
  • Michigan Blood
  • Beaumont Foundation
  • Young Life
  • Alliance High School
  • Shop with a Cop Program
  • Our Daily Bread Community Center
  • Tim Tebow Foundation
  • Licking County Humane Society
  • City of Toledo
  • Hospice of West Alabama
  • Blanchet House of Hospitality
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  • Send Our Kids To College
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    Home Care and Hospice
  • Owens Community College
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    of Science and Technology
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  • Pinson Elementary School
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  • Neighborhood Properties
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Technical Society of Toledo
  • Forest Hills Foundation for Education
  • Blessed Sacrament Knights
    of Columbus Council 13452
  • SeaGate Food Bank of Northwest Ohio
  • Veterans Matter
  • University of Toledo
  • Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Regional Growth Partnership
  • Toledo GROWS
  • Rogers High School
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
    of North Central Ohio
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  • St. Francis de Sales School
  • University of William and Mary
  • Rotary Club of Toledo
  • Oak Pointe Church Mission Trip
  • Grosse Pointe Lions Club
  • University of Detroit Mercy
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  • Leadership Toledo
  • Turner Construction Company Foundation
  • Marathon Classic
  • Toledo Christian Schools
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Toledo Northwest Ohio Food Bank
  • Alpha Xi Delta
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Toledo Zoo
  • Susan G. Komen
  • ProMedica





The Burell Group has joined SSOE!

Now, in addition to all the benefits you’re used to, you can also expect…

  • Additional resources in your backyard: SSOE has 35+ additional employees in Birmingham, Alabama and five other offices in the Southeast U.S.
  • A formalized commitment to your best interests: The Burell Group and SSOE have worked closely together on a number of healthcare projects in the Southeast U.S.
  • The Burell Group’s architectural expertise and extensive portfolio helps to expand SSOE’s architecture practice.
  • Through innovative approaches, technological advancements, and listening to their true needs, SSOE’s clients saw an average of 105% of their fee returned to them in project savings in the last 5 years.
  • The same Great Client Service you’ve always been used to: 98% of our clients surveyed would recommend SSOE to a colleague.

Employees can look forward to…

  • Employment at a “Great Workplace” recognized by Great Places to Work® and a “Top Engineering Firm” by the Birmingham Business Journal.
  • The advantages of our structured business approach and increased opportunities for career development, ownership, improved benefits, and profit sharing.
  • Increased diversity of projects and opportunities.

The Burell Group’s Project Experience includes…

  • Alabama Outpatient Surgery Center – Jasper, Alabama
  • AmSurg Joliet Surgery Center – Joilet, Illinois
  • Calera Family Eye Care – Calera, Alabama
  • Cedar Court Imaging – Carbondale, Illinois
  • Columbus Medical Office Building – Columbus, Mississippi
  • Crestwood Hospital Cardiac Catheter Lab – Huntsville, Alabama
  • Culpeper Regional Hospital Diagnostic Suite – Culpeper, Virginia
  • Edwards Lake Road Professional Office Building – Trussville, Alabama
  • Gadsden Endoscopy – Gadsden, Alabama
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital – Anderson, South Carolina
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital – Gadsden, Alabama
  • Imaging Center West – Bessemer, Alabama
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic of Alabama – Vestavia Hills, Alabama
  • Orthopedic Ambulatory Surgery Center of Columbus – Columbus, Mississippi
  • The Keller Outpatient Surgery Pavilion – Tuscumbia, Alabama
  • The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia – Bristol, Virginia
  • The Surgery Center at Jensen Beach – Jensen Beach, Florida
  • Vision First Eye Center – Birmingham, Alabama
  • VisionaryUSA.Com – Fairhope , Alabama

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Employee Appreciation Day

SSOE is celebrating Employee Appreciation Day with a pizza lunch in all of our offices today, March 3rd! Our employees do fantastic things every day and we’d like to take a moment to recognize a few of them:

  • They are saving patient lives by making it possible for Henry Ford Health System to install the first EDGE™ radiosurgery linear accelerator of its kind in North America, the second in the world, which accurately treats tumors—faster and more precisely.
  • Our employees enable high-tech clients to develop revolutionary technology that powers the cloud, data centers, and billions of smart, connected devices.
  • They are paving the way for the future of the automotive industry through our involvement in a number of autonomous vehicle research facilities and test tracks. They’re also helping one automotive client reinvent themselves: revitalizing a transmission manufacturing facility to allow for additional hybrid manufacturing and renovating an old building that would have otherwise been demolished, to provide a new, state-of-the-art office complex.
  • They participated in Alibaba’s journey to become the world’s largest online retailer in 2016.
  • By delivering sanitary designs to major food producers they are helping to safely feed the world.
  • Combating climate change through participation in our alternative transportation program, which has tracked enough saved miles to travel around the world 11.5 times! Our LEED® certified projects have saved more than 52 million gallons of water every year—enough to fill 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools and saving nearly 3.5 million megawatts of power every year.
  • Their hard work has also allowed SSOE to contribute to more than 85 charities in the past year—most recently to the victims of tornadoes in the Southeast U.S., which saw 31 tornadoes in one day—more than in all of January last year.

The work our employees do matters, they are helping SSOE impact the world in amazing ways.

Thank you to all our employees!



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