Awards & Rankings

Awards & Rankings

As a firm, all Morrison-Maierle employee-owners strive to meet and exceed our Core Values, which are integrity, respect, commitment, and excellence. While obtaining awards and national rankings isn’t why we follow these values, we have been noticed and awarded throughout our industry throughout the years.  There are two awards and rankings that we’re honored to have attached to our name.

Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firm

ENR Top 500 Design Firm ListMorrison-Maierle was named to the 2017 Engineering News-Record ’s (ENR) list of Top 500 Design Firms in the country ranking at number 347. The Top 500 list, published annually, ranks U.S.-based designs firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue.

With offices in Montana, Wyoming, Washington, and Arizona, Morrison-Maierle is one of only a handful of northern Rockies-based design firms on the 2017 Top 500 list. Due to significant growth in Montana and Wyoming, Morrison-Maierle’s position improved by 16 places from 363 in 2016.

“Morrison-Maierle is honored to be included on this list of peer firms once again,” said Scott Murphy, President and CEO. “While inclusion on the list is not the end game for us, this distinction is one way we measure how well we are serving the infrastructure needs of the many communities we call home.”

There are more than 11,000 civil engineering companies in the U.S. with 66 in Montana alone. Morrison-Maierle was first listed on ENR’s Top 500 list in 1965 and has ranked consecutively in on ENR’s list for the past 28 years.

Best Firms to Work For

Best Firms to Work ForFor the third consecutive year, Morrison-Maierle was named as one of the “Best Firms To Work For” by professional services industry leader, The Zweig Group. The Zweig Group measures business success in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The firm placed 15th in the multi-discipline category in the Top 100 listing of firms that include architecture, civil engineering, multi-discipline engineering, and structural engineering. The firm’s 2017 ranking is up 15 places from last year’s 30th place finish. The Zweig Group’s “Best Firms to Work For” recognizes the top firms that are creating work places that inspire, motivate, and reward their employees both professionally and personally.

This year’s selection process included the evaluation and compilation of corporate-level and employee-level surveys. Areas of focus were culture, recruiting and retention, performance management and recognition, compensation, benefits, and professional development.

This is the fourth time Morrison-Maierle has been named to the Top 100 list. It was previously recognized in 2015, 2014, and 2008. The Zweig Group’s “Best Firms to Work For” list began in 2001.

ENR Mountain States Rankings

In 2017, Morrison-Maierle received the following rankings by ENR in the Mountain States region.

Colorado/Wyoming Region

Top Colorado/Wyoming Design Firms – 42 out of 60

Top Colorado/Wyoming Design Firms (civil engineering) – 20 out of 20

Top Colorado/Wyoming Design Firms (water supply) – 10 out of 15


Intermountain Region (Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah)

Top Intermountain Design Firms – 4 out of 35

Top Intermountain Design Firms (transportation) – 5 out of 15

Top Intermountain Design Firms (civil engineering) – 2 out of 15

Top Intermountain Design Firms (structural engineering) – 4 out of 10