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GMC climbs ENR’s 2023 Top Design Firms list

June 6, 2023 · Announcements

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) has moved up on ENR’s regional and national firm rankings for 2023!

GMC rose two spots to #16 on ENR Southeast’s Top Design Firms list, which ranks firms based on revenue in Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee and Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, the firm climbed 30 spots to #163 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms list, ranking firms based on revenue nationwide. In addition, GMC landed among the top 10 on ENR Southeast‘s sector-specific lists, including #1 Top Alabama Design Firms and #3 Top Education Design Firms.

Read the ENR Southeast Top Design Firms feature article to hear from GMC Jeffrey Brewer on what contributed to the firm’s success and other industry trends. 

Excerpted from ENR Southeast.

Design firms in the Southeast, which kept revenue steady through the COVID-19 outbreak, now appear to be breaking free from whatever tethers the pandemic still had on their operations, and, as firms look ahead, they see momentum picking up.

“The pandemic presented immense challenges, but it also provided an opportunity for many institutions to step back and strategically plan for the future,” says Jeffrey Brewer, CEO of Montgomery, Ala.-based Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC). “Many of these plans are becoming a reality and have transitioned into active design and construction projects.”

Passing the 500-employee and $100-million-in-revenue mark in 2022, GMC’s successful 2022 was due to a local feel and delivery of high-quality product, Brewer says, and a focus on its mission to “create opportunities for our people and the people we serve to build communities that thrive.”

He says leaders working to make communities more attractive are making significant investment in schools, health care, sports and recreation as well as commercial and mixed-use development. For GMC, the most active markets have been education, health care, sports, aviation and infrastructure, he says.

Read the full article.