Business Achievement: Mid-size Firms ($50-500 million)


Gold Medal ► NV5 Global Inc. (Hollywood, Fla.), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, for growing more than 45% to $160.9 million in revenues through the nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared with $112.3 million for the same period in 2015. Net revenues through the third quarter were $130.4 million, an increase of 47%. Increases were due to organic growth (5%) from NV5’s existing platform, in addition to contributions from acquisitions in 2015 and 2016. NV5 expected full-year 2016 gross revenues, including the impact of acquisitions closed through October 31, 2016, to range from $225 million to $235 million, which would represent an increase to 51% from 2015 gross revenues of $155.9 million. In January 2017, NV5 announced it had exceeded its goal to reach $300 million in annual revenues entering 2017 and set a new goal of $600 million by 2020.

Silver Medal ► North Wind Group (Idaho Falls, Idaho), a provider of engineering, construction, environmental and technical services, for game-changing growthmore than doubling over the last three years from 2014 revenues of $72 million to 2016 revenues of $150 million. In 2016 North Wind Group grew to 820 employees, up from 234 in 2013, and expanded geographically, opening offices in Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Seattle. The firm also received industry recognition by moveding up 15 spots on the 2016 ENR Top 200 Environmental Firms list based on 2015 revenues. North Wind was founded in 1997 and since 2010 has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native Corporation. North Wind operates from 20 office locations throughout the country. North Wind started 2017 with a bang with the January acquisition of Idaho-based neighbor and competitor, bringing headcount to 1,100.

Bronze Medal ► Terracon (Olathe, Kansas), an employee-owned engineering consulting firm, for growth of 10% to $582 million and making five acquisitions in 2016. In November 2016, Terracon announced the purchase of Geotechnical Consulting & Testing Inc. (GC&T), headquartered in Woodbridge, Va. with a laboratory in Dulles. Formed in 1990, GC&T provides geotechnical and materials testing services for transportation and infrastructure, commercial, industrial, retail, residential, office, medical, and hospitality projects throughout the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Terracon retained all 52 GC&T employees. Also during the year, Terracon acquired Building Exterior Solutions, Mayes Testing Engineers Inc., ROC Geotechnical Consulting Engineers, and CHJ Consultants, Inc. Terracon has more than 4,000 employees in more than 130 offices and provides environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services in all 50 states.