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Best Week Ever

McAdams has received several accolades across the firm recently. Check out the message below, written by President and CEO, Mike Munn.

Do you remember the VH1 series Best Week Ever?

If you’re not familiar, this was a series that ran from 2005-2009 in which comedians and personalities commented on all things related to celebrities, entertainment and pop culture. At the end of every episode, the show named which celebrity, group of people or object had had “the Best Week Ever”. It was a fun and funny show.

As I prepared my message this week and reflect on the accolades and recognition we received between 9/15/07 and 9/22/17, I’m convinced that McAdams has had the Best Week Ever!

Below is a summary of all the awesome external accolades you all caused this company to receive last week:

  • First, on Friday 9/15/17, we learned that our Charlotte office is being recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as a Best Place to Work! Woo Hoo!! Congratulations to the entire Queen City McAdams Team for helping us win this recognition for the first time ever!
  • Next, on Tuesday 9/19/17, we learned that we are on the Triangle Business Journal’s Fast 50 list again, making us one of the top 50 high-growth firms of all types of businesses in the Triangle for 2017. This will be our fourth consecutive year to make this list! We will find out our ranking during the event in early November.

Then on Friday 9/22/17- what a day! We were racking up awards from the east coast to the west coast!

  • Below is a picture of the awesome group collecting our 2nd place award in the Large Company category at the TBJ’s Best Places to Work lunch event.


Later that night, our firm picked up the following accolades during the ZweigGroup’s Hot Firm conference in Seattle:

  • 2017 Hot Firm: Ranking 23rd of all A/E/C firms in the US and Canada for revenue growth!
  • 2017 Marketing Excellence Award (for our new website): Placing 5th for all A/E/C firms!
  • 2017 Best Firms to Work For: Placing 16th for all A/E/C firms in the Civil Engineering category!
  • And, a 2017 Trifecta Award recipient for receiving honors in all three of the categories above.

In addition to these company awards, I am particularly thrilled to share that John McAdams received the 2017 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award from ZweigGroup. This is the highest individual honor anyone can receive in our industry from ZweigGroup…and so very deserved!

A little more about John’s award- he was totally unaware that he was receiving the award, or that he had even been nominated! After learning that our nomination had been selected, I secretly worked with Zweig to surprise him the night of the event!

Take a look at the full press release by ZweigGroup here. And click here to see the full video introduction for the award!

What a wonderful man and wonderful leader! Thank you, John, for all that you’ve created here at McAdams and for being the courageous leader you are- to not only start this great company 38 years ago, but to help us continue to achieve new and greater heights today!

So, when you look back at last week, you can’t help but know that McAdams had the Best Week Ever… and I also know that the only way we could possibly receive these accolades is because we have THE BEST TEAM EVER! I want to thank each and every one of you for your commitment and your contributions to make this such a special company. I’m humbled and honored to be on your team!

Here’s to even BETTER weeks ahead!