Regional Magazine Ranks McKim & Creed #1 Surveying Firm in Southeast

Raleigh, NC—Engineering News-Record Southeast magazine has ranked McKim & Creed, Inc. the #1 surveying and mapping firm in the southeastern United States.

The rankings were published on May 6 and are based on 2012 revenues generated by firms doing business in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. McKim & Creed’s surveying revenues were more than three times that of the second-ranked company.

“Whereas our award-winning engineering services in the water, wastewater and development markets are well known in the Southeast, our geomatics, or geospatial, services are very diverse in terms of technology, geography, markets and client type. When you have technology that very few others in this industry have, your opportunities broaden in every sense of the word,” says Tim Cawood, PLS, senior vice president with McKim & Creed and head of the company’s geomatics group. “Most recently we have invested in mobile and airborne LiDAR capabilities, have broadened our geographic presence west of the Mississippi, and have entered the electric utility and oil and gas markets in a significant way. It’s an exciting time in the geomatics world.”

ENR Southeast also ranked McKim & Creed the second largest engineering firm in North Carolina and the 11th largest within the Southeast, #2 among engineers providing services to power companies, #5 in the wastewater industry, and #6 among water supply engineers.

Nationally, ENR placed McKim & Creed #221 among the top 500 design firms in the United States. The national ranking was published on April 29.

McKim & Creed was established in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1978 as a two-person structural engineering firm. The company, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, now has 400 employees in offices throughout the South.

Since January 1 McKim & Creed has acquired two firms, Infratec Consultants in Atlanta and United Engineering Group with offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Asheville, North Carolina. The employee-owned McKim & Creed specializes in engineering, geomatics and planning, and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.