26 BUILD / October 2017 , rebuilding that relationship. From this experience, we implemented new policies and procedures related to negotiating scope and services. We believe this was our most successful project because the whole experience involved so many people; it was a great learning experience for everyone. As managers, we want every job to be well done and profitable, that’s our goal and our job. The technical aspects of completing this project was never an issue for our staff, but the magnitude of building that trust with the client was felt by everyone in the company. Having everyone’s eyes open to the importance of doing a job well, communicating, and building and maintaining relationships – the lessons learned are what made it successful! Speaking of success, to be a part of the American DBE Top 50 is really an honor as it’s great to be recognized for the successful growth of our company. Quigg Engineering Inc. takes pride in doing honest work for honest pay, so to get recognized means that we’ve done a good job of providing for our clients. Being professional and maintaining quality and integrity is extremely important to every member of our team, so to be part of the American DBE Top 50 reinforces our persistence to maintain that excellence. We are continually striving to expand our services and grow our staff, so hopefully this recognition will help us advertise and legitimize us as a well-developed, full service transportation engineering firm. Our industry is also relationship driven, so by being recognized this way, hopefully it will convince a new client to give us an opportunity as we try to expand our services and build new relationships. As technology is constantly evolving and improving, we are always trying to stay up on the latest technology and pay attention to the trends of the state’s we work for. By staying one step ahead, we make sure that our staff is familiar with the latest equipment, techniques and procedures to keep them at the leading edge of what our industry demands. Whether it’s surveying using LiDAR or doing 3D modelling, investing in the proper training and technology that allows staff to do their jobs well has been Quigg Engineering’s policy. Moving forward, we are always focusing on what the future may hold for us. Infrastructure needs are ever increasing, especially with our bridges. Projects will depend on state and federal funding sources, which vary, so we hope that our strong relationships and good work continue to aid us in pursuing new projects. We are strong in structures, freeway/roadway design, environmental studies, surveying and inspection; being that diverse as a DBE has helped us in securing work. Over the next 12 months, we hope to strengthen those areas through hiring qualified staff so that we can add more depth of experience to our company. Quigg Engineering Inc. will continue to grow and work on long term strategic marketing plans so that we are able to reach as many potential clients as possible. Eventually, we would like to grow and get to a point of successfully graduating the DBE program. It’s a great program that without it, we would not have been as successful. We believe graduating from it one day lines up with the spirit of the program and should be every DBE’s goal. Overall, we are proud of every project that we have been a part of, large or small. As a Joint Venture Partner on the I-294 Mile Long Bridge Project for the Illinois Tollway, a $400 million endeavour, Quigg Engineering Inc. was responsible for overall management and coordination for the survey, environmental studies, bridge inspection, and aided in structure and freeway design. Quigg Engineering Inc. was also a part of the Chicago to St. Louis High Speed Rail project, where we were responsible for survey, environmental studies, construction inspection, and complex crossing design.