October 2017

22 BUILD / October 2017 , Building Trust Quigg Engineering Inc. is a DBE/WBE Transportation Engineering Consulting Firm that was founded in 2006 by Lori L. Quigg, PE and Rebecca L. Stocker. Recently, the company was selected as part of Build’s, American DBE Top 50. Taking time to profile the company was a spokesperson fromQuigg Engineering Inc., who discussed more about the successful firm, as well revealingmore about their innovative ways. Quigg Engineering Inc. is a DBE/WBE Transportation Engineering Consulting Firm that was founded in 2006 by Lori L. Quigg and Rebecca L. Stocker. It is headquartered in Springfield, Illinois with branch offices in Jacksonville, East Peoria, Joliet, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; Davenport, Iowa; and Lakeland, Florida. Quigg Engineering Inc. currently has 68 employees, including 22 licensed professionals. We have experience in Structural Design and NBIS Inspection, Construction Inspection of Highways, Railroads and Bridges, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Roadway/Freeway Design, Railroad and Airport Design, and Traffic Studies. Quigg Engineering Inc. hires professionals that have our same goals of taking pride in our work and wanting to satisfy our clients. Since opening our doors, we have worked with clients to provide professional, quality engineering and consulting services mixed with practical experience and common sense. Our experienced team of technicians, engineers, and surveyors emphasize technical details, accuracy, and an overall sense of professionalism in any task we undertake. We train our staff to follow specific QC/QA practices, however we do not micromanage; as this allows our employees to take ownership of their projects and have their abilities recognized, leading to more creative solutions. At Quigg Engineering Inc., our clients are very important to us. Understanding their goals and needs is the first step in providing the best outcome, which is all based on communication. From there, we determine the plan for achieving that success based on what the client wants. Some clients may want minimal involvement and to have the work completed with little interaction, whereas other clients, they want regular progress reports and the ability to review our progress at different intervals. Communication is the key to that success; understanding the client upfront and knowing what they need and how they need it allows us to have a successful project. In addition to providing professional services at reasonable rates, each employee takes pride in their work, but also in satisfying the client with exceptional service and quality. Here at Quigg Engineering Inc., we always want to be at the top of our game, and so we are continually striving to improve ourselves; that is not only in advancing in technology or in continuing education, but also in networking and marketing. We like to build lasting relationships so we work to maintain them. Also, we have a great deal of respect amongst our staff, which is seen by and appreciated by our clients. Being a part of the transportation industry is difficult, because infrastructure needs are ever increasing yet funding is ever decreasing. There are also fluctuations in staff which are difficult to manage; there is a gap between experienced engineers and young engineers, as well as a downturn in engineering students overall. We believe every company has to overcome challenges that make them stronger every day. Having the appropriate staff makes conquering the challenges easier; character is not measured by how people respond when things are going well, but instead by how they respond when things are not going well. Looking at the bigger picture, we have had our share of challenges, mostly related to growing pains, literally and figuratively, however we’ve found that people who take pride in their work, will always want to help solve problems and not create them. Finding staff that share those values of honesty, integrity, pride and respect is what strengthens our company overall as a whole. To date, our most successful project was a project that we received from a firm acquisition. It was a project that when we took it over, the client was ready to tell us to walk away from it since it was poorly designed. Not only did we have to convince the client that our Project Manager and our team will clean up the plans and do a better job, we also had the challenge of 1710BU01