Happy New Year – Looking Forward to What A New Decade Holds for Tighe & Bond!
After a very rewarding and busy first year as President and CEO, I am looking forward to several exciting developments and initiatives as we enter 2020. We are proud of our growth record and for continually building our strong company culture as part of our strategic vision for Tighe & Bond. As we enter a new decade, I can see a bright future for Tighe & Bond as we continue to shape our vision of being the “choice employer, choice consultant, and choice investment” in our industry.
Commitment to Our Clients: Creativity and Experience Produce Results
At Tighe & Bond, we deliver innovative and full-service solutions to holistically address all our clients’ needs. We recognize that being in the same area as our clients allow our staff to easily be on-site and work shoulder to shoulder with the full project team, so we have made it part of the firm’s strategic plan to keep expanding our reach in the Northeast.
This strategy has led to Tighe & Bond experiencing office expansions and staffing growth in multiple locations, adding four offices in the past five years. In 2019, we saw the expansion of our offices in Rhinebeck, NY and Worcester, MA. Our presence in these areas allowed us to become a part of the community and work on a diverse set of projects for private clients and municipalities. This past year, we also established a new office in the heart of Portland to commit to better serve our clients throughout Maine.
Looking into 2020, the acquisition of Halvorson Design in Boston positions the firm to be in the backyard of our Eastern Massachusetts clients, in addition to our Westwood office, and continue to build on our concept-to-completion approach by expanding our landscape architecture and urban design services.
Supporting Our Employees and Our Communities
We strive to be a great place to work, a trusted advisor to our clients, and a firm where employee-owners willingly invest both their time and capital. Besides providing excellent services to our clients, we are equally committed to our people and our communities. Building on our current employee safety and health guidelines was a focus in 2019. We are proud of the progress made to make our safety and health guidelines even more accessible and streamlined for employee use.
We want to create a workplace that inspires, motivates and rewards employees. Tighe & Bond’s programs for employee development address training on the latest industry trends and underscores our commitment to the career trajectory of employees by providing in-depth leadership development. Encouragement and support of an employee’s desire to volunteer in the community are paramount and a practice that we have woven into the very fabric of what it means to work for Tighe & Bond. Our generous staff believes strongly in helping others and serving the communities in which they live and work. More than 250 organizations benefited from Tighe & Bond employees’ time and talents in 2019 through our “Make a Difference” service program. In 2020, we are working to expand upon all the good our organization has accomplished already.
Our Vision for Tighe & Bond’s Future
Our goal has always been to run an extraordinary client and employee focused organization, as well as an exceptional and high performing business. Our firm has been recognized multiple times by the Zweig Group as one of the best engineering firms to work for in the nation. For the second year in a row, our firm was also named a Circle of Excellence member by PSMJ Resources, Inc. as an industry leader in top-notch business practices and sustainable business results. In addition, Engineering News Record annually ranks Tighe & Bond among the top design and environmental engineering firms nationally. These awards underscore our commitment to both our employees and our business.
Tighe & Bond is committed to staying nimble and sensitive to industry trends and technology advances. This is essential to providing exceptional services to our clients and engaging the highest quality staff.
A Note of Appreciation
I would like to acknowledge and thank all our clients and business partners for their support and trust in our company, and in the individuals who serve them. I would also like to extend my deepest appreciation to Tighe & Bond’s exceptional staff. Thank you for always exemplifying our core values of integrity, excellence, reliability, commitment, and respect. Our success is due to both our clients and the commitment and talents of our dedicated staff. Together we make great things happen.
President and CEO