Business Achievement: Large Firms


Gold Medal ► Tetra Tech (Pasadena, Calif.) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016 and grew gross revenue more than 12% to $2.6 billion; backlog increased 25% to a record $2.4 billion. Performance was driven by broad-based contract wins, including growth in U.S. federal, state and local, and international development markets. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 alone, Tetra Tech added more than $1 billion in contract capacity with the U.S. Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers, Navy, and Agency for International Development, bringing the company’s total contract capacity to more than $14 billion. With the acquisition of Coffey in January 2016, Tetra Tech added the Australian and UK Aid agencies as first-time clients and greatly expanded its presence in Australia and Asia Pacific. In March 2016, Tetra Tech advanced its smart water strategy with the acquisition INDUS Corporation, a technology firm focused on water data analytics.

Silver Medal ► TRC Companies Inc. (Lowell, Mass.) for growing net revenues by 14% in fiscal year 2016 to $465.1 million from $408 million, and gross revenues to $621 million from $546 million. TRC’s Energy segment expanded 8% to $183 million and Infrastructure grew 19% to $83 million, making up for a 4% decline in Environmental to $290 million, which was hard hit by the downturn in oil & gas. In December 2015, TRC completed the largest acquisition in its history, the Professional Services business segment of Willbros Group, in a $130 million transaction. Through an integration process in early 2016, Willbros Professional Services became the its own Pipelines Services operating segment within the TRC portfolio and positioned TRC as a leading provider of end-to-end solutions in both the power and oil & gas markets. This “transformational acquisition” continues to have significant impact, driving revenue growth of over 20% in Q1 of the 2017 fiscal year compared to the same period a year prior.

Bronze Medal ► AECOM (Los Angeles, Calif.) for revenue of $4.28 billion for its environmental services practice in 2016, and total revenue of $17.4 billion in fiscal year 2016. AECOM grew its environmental practice significantly with the milestone acquisition of URS in late 2014 moving AECOM to the top of EBJ’s list of environmental consulting & engineering firms for the first time in 2015 and adding strength in hazardous waste and government nuclear markets, taking federal revenue from 9% in 2014 to 40% in 2016. AECOM ranks as one of the world’s largest engineering and construction firms with more than 87,000 employees and was #1 on ENR’s 2016 list of Top 200 Environmental Firms. AECOM holds a 4.1% share in global environmental consulting & engineering market as defined by EBJ, the #1 position in environmental C&E industry in the U.S. with 8.3% of the market, and #1 in remediation services practice globally with a 6.4% share.