PSMJ Resources Inc. Announces 2009 Circle of Excellence

Newton, MA—May 28, 2009—PSMJ Resources, Inc., the premier management consulting firm for the A/E/C (architecture/engineering/construction) industries, today published the 2009 PSMJ Circle of Excellence.

The PSMJ Circle of Excellence is determined by weighting each firm’s ranking in the overall PSMJ A/E Financial Performance Survey with respect to thirteen individual benchmarks. These benchmarks are indicative of performance in the various aspects of business operations, including cash flow, overhead control, business development, project performance, staff utilization, and overall profitability.

“The PSMJ Circle of Excellence is not determined by firm revenue, profitability, or sheer size – nor is it determined by any subjective criteria. The thirteen benchmarks that determine the PSMJ Circle of Excellence were chosen to reflect that the firms are well-managed, have a strong client base, and are led in a responsible and sustainable manner. PSMJ believes that clients prefer to work with well-run firms because they are more likely to provide superior service and value,” explains H.E. “Dan” Daniels, PSMJ’s survey editor.

The 2009 PSMJ Circle of Excellence reflects the performance of 44 participating design firms, 38 of which have agreed thus far to have their names published.

They are as follows:

Aillet Fenner Jolly & McClelland Inc
Architectural Engineering Consultants
Barr Engineering Company
Bassetti Architects
Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates Inc
Clark Nexsen
Desmone & Associates Architects
Dietz & Company Architects Inc
Eskew Dumez Ripple
Fentress Architects
Frisbie Architects Inc
GLHN Architects & Engineers, Inc
Greeley & Hansen LLC
Group 2 Architecture & Engineering
Hankins and Anderson Inc
John Portman & Associates Inc
Jones & DeMille Engineering
Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd
Larson Design Group (LDG)
Luckett & Farley Architects & Engineers
MTE Consultants Inc
P2S Engineering Inc
Phillips & Bacon Inc
Plunkett Raysich Architects
Powers Brown Architecture
Ready Engineering Corporation
Reynolds Smith and Hills Inc
Rivers & Associates Inc
Rowland & Broughton Architecture
Ruby + Associates Inc
Smith Carter Architects & Engineers Inc
SPEC Services Inc
Stanley Consultants Inc
Thomas Miller & Partners, LLC
Wardrop Engineering Inc
WHR-Watkins Hamilton Ross Architects Inc
Williams Blackstock Architects
Wright-Pierce Engineers

In addition to publishing the PSMJ Circle of Excellence, PSMJ Resources Inc. will hold its third conference highlighting the business practices of these outstanding firms in March 2010 and will feature as speakers the leaders in PSMJ Circle of Excellence firms.

CONTACT:

Bruce Lynch
Vice President, Publishing
PSMJ Resources, Inc.
10 Midland Ave.
Newton, MA 02458 USA
Email:blynch@psmj.com
Phone: 617-965-0055, x 150

Now in its 29th edition, the 2009 PSMJ A/E Financial Performance Survey includes data from 217 A/E firms in the United States and Canada. The Survey provides detailed data and analysis on operating profits, overhead rates, utilization, financial ratios, marketing costs and much more.
About PSMJ Resources, Inc.

For over 30 years, PSMJ Resources, Inc. has offered publications, educational programs, in-house training and management consulting services to A/E/C professionals worldwide. PSMJ Resources conducts more than 200 educational seminars and conferences annually, supported by major professional societies, including AIA and ACEC. Headquartered in Newton, MA, PSMJ Resources provides more than 150 titles in book and audio, and publishes three newsletters about A/E/C firm management. PSMJ Resources also produces the industry’s preeminent annual surveys on management salaries, financial performance, fees and pricing, and benchmarks for the design firm CEO. On the web: http://www.psmj.com

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