CDG named 2020 Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record

CDG ranks on ENR Top 500 Design Firms List

CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s leading design firms by Engineering News-Record. ENR ranks engineering, architecture and environmental firms according to revenue for design services performed in the previous year. Earning spot No. 492 on this year’s ENR Top 500 Design Firms list, CDG is one of only six Alabama-based firms to be included.

CDG President & CEO Mark Pugh said the achievement is credited to the hard work and determination of everyone in the company.

“Our team demonstrates strong knowledge, leadership and enthusiasm in and out of the office every day,” Pugh said. “This work ethic and dedication has helped distinguish us as one of the country’s largest and most successful consulting firms. Recognition among this prestigious group is a great honor.”

One of CDG’s largest projects in 2019 was the design of a new wastewater treatment plant in Tallassee, Alabama. In addition to project design, the engineering firm also assisted the City of Tallassee in securing grants from the state Economic Development Administration and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

The addition of a modern treatment facility is essential to support growth, protect environmental resources and allow for future expansion. Currently in the design phase, the project is expected to create and retain jobs and stimulate private investment in the region.

“City of Tallassee officials understood the importance of the project and anticipated the need for an updated facility to support the growth of the region,” CDG Public Market Director Scott Trott said. “CDG partnered with city leaders to secure funds and develop a facility design that meets the current and future needs of this innovative city.”

CDG also worked substantially in the power industry in 2019, assisting energy companies with environmental monitoring and reporting. These contributions assisted power companies in providing clean and reliable electric services to residential and commercial customers across the Southeast.

“Our work in the utilities sector supports suppliers of critical services in our communities,” Chief Operating Officer Daniel Wells said. “As they work to deliver essential services such as electricity, water, sewage and natural gas, we provide the design and guidance necessary to minimize environmental impact.”

These projects contributed to another outstanding year for the engineering firm.

“2019 was another terrific year for our company. We are grateful to continue to serve as consultants designers, and guides for our clients,” Pugh said. “It’s an honor to continue to leave our fingerprints on the pages of progress across the Southeast.”