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

Named “Hot Firm” by Zweig Group

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 11, 2019 – SSOE, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, has again 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. This is the firm’s third consecutive year being recognized by Zweig Group as a “Hot Firm”. Firms are ranked by a score comprised of both dollar and percentage revenue growth rate over a three-year period. This ranking, established over 20 years ago, is the only list celebrating and honoring growth in the industry.

SSOE’s CEO, Bob Howell commented on the ranking saying, “While we attribute some of our financial performance success to aligning our culture with many of our strategic initiatives within SSOE, the efforts that we continue to pursue in regard to Lean Project Delivery (LPD) positions us well for future growth. With the extreme labor shortage within the industry, continued growth requires continuous efficiency improvements, which is why we’re focused on a shift to LPD. This strategy, guided by a Lean mindset, eliminates waste, compresses schedules, lowers cost, and improves satisfaction, allowing us to accomplish more with less.”

“It is important for us to celebrate growth and success in the AEC industry,” said Zweig Group CEO Chad Clinehens. “The Hot Firm List recognizes the firms achieving a real metric of business success: growth, which fuels job creation and builds the communities they serve. Every firm that makes this list has tremendous opportunities inside and outside the firm”.

The “Hot Firm” winners will be recognized at the 2019 Elevate AEC Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2 – 4, 2019. This annual conference connects global leaders, solves industry issues, presents next practices, and celebrates the most successful firms in the built environment. Previously known as the Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference, Zweig Group’s annual conference is the largest gathering of award-winning AEC firms, making it the industry’s most comprehensive business conference for leaders and aspiring leaders of AEC firms in the U.S.

The complete 2019 “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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