Hole Montes Named Among Top 500 Design Firms for 2006 by Engineering News Record

Naples, Florida, May 5, 2005 – Thomas M. Taylor, P.E., president of Hole Montes, Inc. announced today that for the second consecutive year Hole Montes has been named as one of the Top 500 Engineering Design Firms by Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine.

For more than 130 years, ENR has reported news and intelligence on the global engineering, architectural design, and construction markets, and the magazine remains the industry leader today.  The magazine is known and respected for its ability to deliver the weekly news and analysis readers need.  To be listed on its Top 500 Design Firms list is a defining achievement in the history of any design firm.

Headquartered in Naples, Florida with full service operation centers in Fort Myers and Venice, Hole Montes is a leading provider of transportation design; water, wastewater, and reclamation facility planning and design; utility planning and design; survey and mapping services; land planning; landscape architectural design; and construction engineering inspection for such clients as FDOT; Lee, Collier, Sarasota and Charlotte counties; as well as the cities of Naples, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Cape Coral, Sarasota, North Port and Venice.

“Though the ranking for ENR magazine’s 2006 Top 500 Design Firms list was based on the firm’s total revenue, it is essential to remember that the true measure of a design firm’s success is its ability to develop repeat clients,” said Taylor. “At Hole Montes, we take great pride in our work and strive for complete client satisfaction. Because of this philosophy we are able to achieve our goals for the retention of clients and in turn achieve the financial success that has allowed us to become one of the world’s leading design firms.”

Hole Montes has provided professional engineering planning and design services for such  projects  as  the  widening  of Alico Road, as well as such development projects as the Miromar Outlet Mall, Miromar Lakes and the International Design Center in South Fort Myers; improvements to Imperial Street and East Terry Street in Bonita Springs; the widening of Corkscrew Road, the extension of Sandy Lane, and the planning and design of the Coconut Point Mixed-Use Development in Estero; and an array of airport improvement projects for such facilities as Southwest Florida International Airport, Page Field, Naples Municipal Airport, Immokalee Regional Airport, and Marco Island Executive Airport.

For the past 40 years, Hole Montes has stood for excellence – excellent ideas, excellent execution, and excellent customer service. Each member of our 140 person staff is dedicated to developing strategic relationships with our clients leading to on-time, on-budget results or, in a word: success.

With more than 2,000 successful projects totaling more than $2-billion in construction establishing our reputation, it is clear that our commitment to quality engineering is working.  Our employees are dedicated to using their knowledge and experience to meet client needs and providing for the continued service and safety that the public expects. Our success in finding unique and effective solutions is based on our ability to integrate various disciplines of civil engineering to produce a unified project.