ANCHORAGE, Alaska – USKH Inc. (USKH) is the sixth highest rated Multidiscipline Architecture/Engineering (A&E) Firm to Work For in the country.
Awards were announced Thursday, June 20, at the Best Firms to Work For conference in Chicago, sponsored by ZweigWhite. Rankings were made based on the results of a comprehensive survey of workplace practices and an independent survey of employees.
“Providing a great work environment for our employees is more than just a tactic to improve morale, or a means to aid recruiting and retention,” says Timothy J. Vig, P.E., USKH’s president and CEO. “It’s a fact that employees who are engaged in their work and enjoy their workplace deliver superior service to our clients. And in a service business such as USKH’s, that’s what really matters.”
To qualify for the Multidiscipline award, firms provide a minimum of two disciplines. USKH, an employee-owned firm that has been in business for more than 40 years, offers architecture; civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and environmental engineering; planning; landscape architecture; and surveying.
According to ZweigWhite: “The most successful firms have great teams because they bring out the very BEST in their people. And the BEST people want to work for the most successful firms. These firms inspire their teams to perform at the highest levels by creating an environment where their people feel valued, where they feel like they make a difference and where they can clearly see their contribution to the overall mission and success of the firm. The annual Best Firms to Work For Ranking recognizes the firms with these qualities.”
USKH was the highest-ranked Alaska-based firm in any of five categories (multidiscipline, architecture, civil engineering, structural engineering and environmental).