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UES Jumps to #36 on ENR’s Ranking of the Top 500 Design Firms

Fastest-Growing Engineering and Consulting Firm Sees Huge Growth in Revenue, Projects, and Size

Orlando, FL, May 9,2023

UES, a national leading engineering and consulting company, is proud to announce its ranking as #36 on Engineering News-Record’s just released 2023 Top 500 Design Firms. UES also ranked #13 in the General Building category and #24 on the Top 100 Pure Designers.

Each year, the list ranks the largest firms, both publicly and privately held, according to revenue for design-specific services performed in the previous year. UES has achieved consistent upward trajectory on the list: last year, the company shot up from #85 (2021) to #42 (2022).

“We are honored to make ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms again this year,” said UES CEO Dave Witsken. “Our jump in the rankings to #36 can be directly attributed to the hard work and dedication of our employees as well as the strategic vision of our leadership team over the past year.”

UES continues to be awarded and recognized for supporting exciting projects across the country. Recent projects include work with FedEx to expand their distribution network with a new 250,000-sf, tilt-up panel facility in Montgomery, AL; providing quality control and construction materials testing services to multiple project teams in support of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s (NTMWD) Bois d’Arc Lake project in Fannin County, TX; completing two solar farm builds, near Reno, NV, The Fish Springs Ranch Solar Energy Center and the Dodge Flat Solar Energy Center.

The UES team has also provided geotechnical data and engineering, exploration services, and site-specific seismic response analysis services to assist HDR Inc. and Fisher & Arnold for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in support of Ford Motor Company’s Blue Oval City. The facility is expected to be operational in 2025 and will be Ford’s largest and most advanced auto production complex.

The announcement comes during a period of continued growth at UES. The company has deployed an aggressive M&A and organic growth strategy, allowing the company to dramatically expand in the Southeast, Midwest, and West. UES also continues to strengthen the leadership team, with additional depth of talent and expertise to complement the leadership across the organization, led by CEO Dave Witsken, CFO Mike Dear and CHRO Sheila Norden who have enacted meaningful growth and impact in the first year of their UES tenure.

About UES

UES is a privately held, rapidly growing engineering and consulting firm with nearly six decades of experience in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections, and environmental consulting. With almost 3,400 professionals across nearly 80 branches in high-growth markets in the U.S., UES consults on projects of all sizes for public and private clients in industries ranging from transportation and healthcare to commercial, residential, and education. UES was named the Hot Firm of the Year by the Zweig Group for 2021 and 2022. For more information, please visit or follow UES on Social Media.

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