R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc. Changes Name to R.A. Smith National, Inc.

National Survey & Engineering Division included in name change.

Brookfield, Wis. — Effective March 17, 2008, R.A. Smith & Associates, Inc. — civil engineering, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, GIS and 3D visualization consultants — Brookfield, Wis., and its National Survey & Engineering division has changed its name to R.A. Smith National, Inc.

The name change brings together R.A. Smith & Associates which serves state and local government, and its National Survey & Engineering division, which serves the land development industry nationwide, under one corporate name. The respective internal practice groups dedicated to serving public and private sectors remain the same.

Richard Smith, president of R.A. Smith National, said, “The name change preserves the legacy of the company’s heritage – namely, the core engineering and surveying services that date back to 1978 with R.A. Smith & Associates and 1929 with National Survey & Engineering, while better reflecting the company’s growing services and locations. While the two brands have served our company well since the acquisition of National Survey & Engineering in 1994, we believe one brand will be the most effective in positioning our company for the future. With the company celebrating its 30th year anniversary in 2008, we believe this is an opportune time to look forward to how we position our company and how we may best meet the needs of our clients.”

Smith added, “We have a strong commitment in Wisconsin and our national clientele continues to grow as well. We are active with projects in more than 20 states. Services added in recent years include landscape architecture, geographic information systems (GIS), 3D visualization, planning/economic development, traffic engineering and structural engineering.

About R.A. Smith National
R.A. Smith National, www.rasmithnational.com, is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm. It is one of Wisconsin’s largest civil engineering, planning, surveying, landscape architecture, geographic information system (GIS) and 3D visualization consulting firms with 243 total employees. The company is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis. with offices in Appleton, Oshkosh and Madison, Wis. and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa. R.A. Smith National serves state and local government and the land development industry.

Established in 1978 as R.A. Smith & Associates, the firm acquired National Survey & Engineering in 1994. National Survey & Engineering, founded in 1929, operated as a division of R.A. Smith & Associates until the R.A. Smith National brand was created in March 2008.

The company has been the recipient of several awards, the most recent of which include Milwaukee Magazine’s Best Employers to Work For in Southeastern Wisconsin in 2008, ranked No. 11 in the medium-size company category (101 to 499 employees). The firm previously was recognized for the same award in 2001, 2003 and 2005. The firm received The Business Journal’s Beyond the Paycheck award in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and its Top Milwaukee Workplaces 2007 award. Nationally, the firm was recognized by CE News’ Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For, for the last four consecutive years, in 2007 ranked No. 7 among medium-sized civil engineering firms nationwide.
R.A. Smith National’s mission is to design with vision, deliver excellence, and provide the most responsive service to our clients. The company is driven by core values that include accountability, client satisfaction, innovation, positive work environment, ethics and integrity, and community and professional involvement.