"Our commitment to the Cedar Valley extends beyond the work that we do on a daily basis. We strive improve the communities in which we work and live, by volunteering, sponsoring, and supporting organizations throughout the area. It's a great honor to be recognized by Grow Cedar Valley for ISG's commitment to the community," says Tim Verheyen, PE, ISG Principal and Waterloo Office Leader.
ISG's Waterloo team is active throughout the Cedar Valley, particularly with school districts and municipalities, to enhance community facilities and amenities. A recent example is our collaboration with the City of Waterloo and Mayor Hart to evaluate 30 City owned facilities. ISG collaborated with City staff to develop a plan for ongoing maintenance and major development projects intended to enhance the City's ability to support residents, visitors, and businesses.
"ISG strengthens community development throughout the Cedar Valley by completing multiple outstanding projects and building strong partnerships. The City of Waterloo extends a hearty congratulations to ISG as they receive this well-deserved recognition." – Mayor Hart, City of Waterloo
ISG continues to design projects that impact the Cedar Valley in a positive way. Recent efforts include a 500-lot residential subdivision in Cedar Falls, the redevelopment of the former Ramada Hotel into a Best Western in downtown Waterloo, improvements to the 5 Sullivan Brother Convention Center and numerous educational projects throughout the region, including the new Lowell Elementary School, which is currently under construction.
ISG's role in contributing to a thriving Cedar Valley extend outside of the firm's work in the region. Employee owners across the firm support educational programs in their local communities, including a partnership with Waterloo Career Development Center, partners in education with both Cedar Falls and Waterloo. ISG also visits Iowa schools, colleges, and universities to share real-world applications of STEAM education in the A/E industry. Additionally, these efforts have extended outside the classroom, as ISG is active participating and sponsoring golf charities, creative community events like ARTapalooza, and philanthropic non-profit organizations such as Cedar Valley United Way.
"We are all knit into the fabric of the Cedar Valley, not only because we live and work here, but also through many of the projects we are invested in, groups we volunteer with, and churches we worship at."- Nathan Compton, AIA, CDT, Project Manager
Community development requires enthusiastic participation of individuals teaming together to improve the places in which we work, live, and play. The Cedar Valley provides a generous opportunity for growth and ideas that will impact the region for years to come. In the last two years, ISG has attracted multiple team members from outside the region to join our team in efforts to participate in this growth. While we are very appreciative to be awarded the 2020 Business of the Year Award, ISG is just getting started – the best is yet to come!
About ISG ISG, a 100 percent ESOP firm, has a rich history, which extends over 47 years, of building trusting relationships with clients, stakeholders, and the community. As a full-service architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm with 300+ professionals in offices throughout Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and South Dakota, ISG provides exceptional services, strategies, and guidance to a wide range of markets nationwide. ISG fosters strong collaboration between all firm disciplines, providing clients a diverse knowledge base, high level of creativity, and broad perspective. In addition to award noted above, ISG was named among the 100 fastest growing firms, best places to work for, and market excellence leader in the United Statesby Zweig Group, recognized as a Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine, and has earned spots on numerous Top Workplace and project recognition lists. To learn more about ISG, visit ISGInc.com.
About Grow Cedar Valley Formerly known as the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance & Chamber, Grow Cedar Valley brings business and community together to grow opportunities for the Cedar Valley. By reducing obstacles to business growth through collaboration with regional economic partners, Grow Cedar Valley is an advocate for Cedar Valley business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.