For Second Year CH2M HILL Achieves Top Ranking Among U.S. Environmental Firms

Jul 27, 2007, 01:00 ET from CH2M HILL

    DENVER, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CH2M HILL, a global
 full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, has been
 recognized for the second year as the top U.S. environmental firm in
 Engineering News-Record's (ENR) annual Top 200 Environmental Firms list.
     "This recognition affirms CH2M HILL as a worldwide industry leader in
 environmental services," said Gene Lupia, president of CH2M HILL's
 Environmental Services Business Group. "CH2M HILL has been touted for
 delivering full-spectrum environmental solutions around the globe,
 providing integrated services and state-of-the-art technologies on budget
 and on schedule."
     Recent environmental highlights for the firm include design build of a
 water treatment plant for Winter Park, Fla., that uses an innovative,
 ozone- treatment train on a confined one-acre lot; providing environmental
 consulting, site evaluation and pipeline installation for the new Jenkins
 Bricks manufacturing facility in St. Clair County, Ala., which will use
 landfill gas to satisfy 40 percent of the plant's initial energy needs;
 piloting a seawater desalination study for the Marin Municipal Water
 District in Marin County, Calif.; providing environmental restoration,
 conservation and planning services worldwide to the U.S. Air Force; and
 providing environmental consulting throughout Europe to a global chemical
     "For more than sixty years, CH2M HILL has been committed to delivering
 high-quality service to our clients while looking for the solutions that
 are in the best interest of our environment," said Tom Searle, president of
 CH2M HILL's Water Business Group. "This ranking is a testament to those
 core values."
     CH2M HILL's civil infrastructure, federal and industrial base has grown
 stronger each year, in part due to the firm's use of forward-thinking
 design- build delivery models.
     Additionally, CH2M HILL was also recognized as the nation's No. 1 firm
 in several subcategories, including design/engineering, site
 assessment/compliance, water, wastewater, nuclear waste and
 consulting/studies. The firm ranked as the No. 2 environmental firm working
 globally and was ranked in the top 10 in almost all other environmental
 fields, including construction/remediation, hazardous waste, water
 treatment/desalination and solid waste. The firm was also recently ranked
 the number one program management firm and received a top five ranking in
 the list of top design firms by ENR, an industry publication of the
 McGraw-Hill Companies.
     Headquartered in Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global
 leader in engineering, construction and operations for public and private
 clients. With $4.5 billion in revenue, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading
 program management, construction management for fee and design firm, as
 ranked by Engineering News-Record (2007). The firm's work is concentrated
 in the areas of transportation, water, energy, environment, communications,
 construction and industrial facilities. The firm has long been recognized
 as a most-admired company and leading employer by business media and
 professional associations worldwide. CH2M HILL has more than 19,000
 employees in regional offices around the world.