Cranston Engineering named the 2015 Georgia Engineering Employer of the Year for Small Companies

February 24th, 2015 | By Kenny Moore


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AUGUSTA, Feb. 18, 2015/The Georgia Society of Professional Engineers (GSPE) has chosen Cranston Engineering Group as the 2015 Georgia Engineering Employer of the Year for Small Companies. The award recognizes small businesses with exceptional contributions to the lives of members of both their community and their staff.  Cranston Engineering Group’s own employees nominated the firm for the honor.

Based in downtown Augusta, Cranston Engineering Group has been a leader in many endeavors for improving the City and the region. Currently, a major company focus is the community revitalization and redevelopment of the Laney-Walker Bethlehem community, spearheaded by David Simoneau, a project manager with the firm. “Cranston’s a great, innovative company to work for in this day and age.” says Mr. Simoneau. “They give you the opportunity to both grow professionally and to actively improve the places where you work and play. And we’re at this great balance of size, where we’re small enough to apply real personal attention by experienced professionals to individual projects, while still having the manpower to take on larger projects.”

Tom Robertson, president of Cranston Engineering Group, looks at it this way. “By providing our employees the chance to work on interesting projects and furnishing continued professional education, we can address all three of our company’s three core beliefs: our clients’ needs and expectations are paramount, our employees are our most valuable asset, and we must maintain the highest quality of work.”

The firm is also currently the lead designer for the restoration of the landmark Archibald Butt Memorial Bridge that leads into the Downtown Medical District, focusing on preserving and enhancing its historical value and appearance, strengthening its structural capability, and providing updated travel lanes and approaches.

“We are honored to receive this award on behalf of all of our employees, who work collaboratively every day with clients and complementary professionals to get things built,” continues Tom Robertson. “We consider our clients as parts of the team, and our design professionals work closely with everyone involved to ensure the client’s goals and expectations are met. Our greatest reward is in the large percentage of our business that comes from repeat clients and from new people they have referred to us.” GSPE will present the award at the Annual Engineers Week Awards Gala on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta.