SSOE Group Recognized as one of the Fastest-Growing Architectural, Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Consulting Firms in the U.S.

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 26, 2017 – SSOE Group (, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, has been ranked as a “Hot Firm” by management consulting and research firm Zweig Group. This ranking signifies that SSOE is one of the fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States.

Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List is determined by evaluating a firm’s percentage growth rate and dollar revenue growth rate, over the previous 3-year period. This ranking, established over 20 years ago, is the only list celebrating and honoring growth in the industry.

“SSOE attributes our success over the last 3 years to our focus on company culture”, said SSOE’s CEO, Bob Howell. “Aligning our culture with our strategic plan places the priority on clients, culture, collaboration, and employees. We see these items as the ‘leading indicators’ to our financial performance, which is a ‘lagging indicator’. To support our culture initiative, SSOE has held interactive ’All Hands on Deck’ sessions to focus on areas of our culture we’ve identified as the key to these priorities. While this ‘Hot Firm’ award recognizes the financial outcomes we’ve enjoyed, we know these financial results are driven by increased safety awareness, improved client satisfaction ratings and referrals, healthier collaboration between employees and clients, greater quality audit scores, better efficiencies, significant internal increases in innovation, and a dramatic increase in employee retention, to name a few”.

“Getting on the Hot Firm List is like winning an Oscar. It says you are the best at what you do—running an A/E/P or environmental consulting firm—in an industry made up of 100,000 companies,” said Mark Zweig, chairman and founder of Zweig Group.

The winners will be celebrated at the Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference, held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington on September 21 – 22, 2017. Awards will be presented at a black-tie ceremony on the evening of September 22.

The complete 2017 “Hot Firm” list can be viewed here:

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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