In this episode, the eighth episode in our Civil Engineering Entrepreneurs Series, I talk to Kevin Riggs, P.E., President & CEO at Cole Design Group, Inc. about growing a civil engineering company and developing your team. He also shares a very interesting story of how he went from an employee to owner of a large firm in just 60 days.
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In this episode, the seventh in our Civil Engineering Entrepreneurs (CEE) series, I talk to Bonnie Moss, P.E., President at MBCO Engineering, LLC, as part of our Civil Engineering Entrepreneurs series about growing your civil engineering firm and why being proactive offers a business a lot of advantages.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Bonnie Moss, P.E.:
- How has the experience of working for a public agency helped you in growing your (private consulting) company?
- Do you have a process for identifying who needs training or development to ensure you are consistently developing your people?
- Do you have specific metrics, measurables, or numbers that you are looking at regularly to monitor the health of your company?
- Trickling down to the people who work in the company, are they held accountable through key performance indicators?
- Does your company emphasize capturing core processes that can be practiced consistently throughout the company?
- How often do you have meetings in your company, and what do those meetings look like?
Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode About Growing Your Civil Engineering Firm:
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Tramone Smith, P.E., BCEE, MSCE from WGK in Mississippi, about his path to partnership in his firm. Tramone is a really unique professional in that he had one goal only in his career, which had absolutely nothing to do with partnership or ownership in the firm, but it ended up getting him there and helped him to rise above his expectations.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Tramone:
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, that is part of our Civil Engineering Entrepreneurs series, I talk to Rene Portieles II, P.E., the Chief Executive Officer of Epic Forensics & Engineering, Inc. about his journey of starting an engineering company and how today, they are building a vision-driven civil engineering company around one very important theme. Stick around until the end to hear some of the great advice Rene gives, not just to grow a company, but also to grow as an engineering professional.
- Tell us more about your family history, and history in contracting and how that has been valuable in what you are doing today?
- What is forensic engineering?
- What does a mission/vision statement mean to you in terms of growing a civil engineering firm, and how do you utilize it at Epic Forensics & Engineering?
- How do you share your mission/vision with the company?
- How big is Epic Forensics & Engineering?
- What are some of the typical problems you see in engineering firms when they are trying to grow or scale a company?
- How do you find, develop, and retain the right people in your firm?
- What advice can you give civil engineers out there who are trying to grow their companies?
Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode About Building a Vision-Driven Civil Engineering Company:
In this episode of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk to Peter Moore, P.E., LEED AP, ENV SP, F.ASCE, President of Chen Moore and Associates, and official nominee for worldwide ASCE President-Elect in 2021 about his experience over the years being a leader at a very fast-growing civil engineering company. The interesting part about his experience is that he became a part-owner at a very young age. He also discusses his vision as nominee for the ASCE President-Elect 2021.
Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Peter:
- How do you personally make sure you are working on the right things each day when leading a fast-growing civil engineering company?
- When you have a fast-growing civil engineering company, how do you identify and solve problems?
- How important is it to create and document core processes and practice them consistently across the company?
- How do you build your company culture and carry it through in the company?
- You are a nominee for the ASCE President-Elect in 2021. Can you share with us what your vision is as a nominee?
Here Are The Key Points Discussed in This Episode About Leading a Fast-Growing Civil Engineering Company:
In episode 88 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, I talk with Stephen Morse, PE, LEED AP from Grant Engineering about growing a civil engineering company from the ground up. Stephen talks about the process he went through in growing his company from starting out in his apartment to now having a growing office in New York City.
Here are some of the questions I ask Stephen:
- What made you decide to start your own civil engineering company?
- Tell us about your experience of hiring your first employee.
- What types of projects are you currently working on, and what is your involvement in those projects?
- How many employees does Grant Engineering have?
- Can you explain what the organization: “Engineers Without Borders” is?
- What would you say to a civil engineer that might consider starting their own civil engineering company?