MANKATO, Minn., May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ISG was recently recognized, again, as one of the country's leading design firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine's annual industry rankings moving up over 100 spots from last year, earning the position of #349. The Top 500 Design Firms list outlines the largest United States based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. ISG, a firm that recently celebrated its 44th anniversary and transitioned to 100% employee ownership through a new ESOP structure, is one of only a handful of firms to experience such a significant advancement on the industry leading 2017 list.
"Since 2012, firm growth and revenues have exceeded projections due to strategic initiatives, market focus, recognizing opportunities, and one firm mentality," states Lynn Bruns, ISG Executive Vice President. "Bundle that with an additional empowerment layer of having 100% of employees as owners, ISG's success can truly be attributed to our intentional and entrepreneurial culture that is focused on being different."
Through a 2016 acquisition, which is one of three strategic moves over the past five years, ISG now has eight offices in three states, as well as a considerable amount of work with clients outside of its Midwest footprint.
"It took us 42 years to make it onto the ENR Top 500 list, and it is definitely our goal to permanently reside there. We take pride in our rapid ascent from #488 to #452 and now #349, but it is more than that to us," notes Chad Surprenant, ISG President ÷ CEO. "Growth is a significant strategy for ISG, for we truly believe that our larger team provides us ever-increasing strength to serve our clients in greater depth, speed, and creativity," states Chad.
The 2017 ENR Top 500 Design Firms list can be found at http://www.enr.com/toplists/2017-Top-500-Design-Firms1
ISG has a rich history, which extends over 40 years, of building trusting relationships with clients, stakeholders, and the community. As a full service architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning firm that is 100% owned by employees, ISG fosters strong collaboration between all disciplines providing clients a diverse knowledge base, high level of creativity, and broad perspective. With 250+ professionals in eight offices throughout Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ISG serves numerous markets and clients nationwide. ISG's business philosophy is centered around building relationships and constantly striving to add value to services by seeking new and creative technologies, professionals, and ideas. ISG's flexibility makes it possible; focus and innovative solutions make it happen. ISG is recognized as a top design firm with industry accolades including PSMJ 2016 Circle of Excellence; Zweig Group's 2016 Best Firms to Work For and similar local designations; ENR Top 500 Design Firm; and is among the 100 fastest growing U.S. firms in Zweig Group's 2016 Hot Firms list. To learn more about ISG, visit www.is-grp.com.
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