Paul Meyer and Tom Blackburn:
Ed Henderson has told me about your continuing efforts to promote the benefits of belonging to ACEC. I have enjoyed many benefits during my 15 year membership, one of which is the opportunity to work with other ACEC member firms. I find that firms that belong to ACEC provide a higher quality of service than those firms that don’t. Firms that we have used as subconsultants have always done an excellent job for us and our clients. We have used member firms throughout the state and have never been disappointed.
I want to let you know of a current project where we reached out to another ACEC firm for help.
We recently were selected for a large project in Southern California, a place that is out of our normal service area. The project engineer for the client is a former TLA employee and he knew we would/will do a great job for him. The project is basically a hydrology and hydraulic study; however the client wants an extensive amount of mapping, which we don’t do. To meet that need, we used our ACEC directory and found a firm in the area. We are teaming with Hillwig-Goodrow, Inc. (Alan Hillwig, PLS). The subcontract portion of the work to Hillwig is $107,000; that will help Alan pay his ACEC dues for a long time.
Without an ACEC firm in the area, I don’t think I would have taken a chance using a firm I don’t know.
Terry Lowell, P.E.
TLA Engineering & Planning, Inc.
1528 Eureka Road, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661