One of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2011
One of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2011
One of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas 2011
01/26/2011 1 minute read

For the third consecutive year, Burns & McDonnell ranks among one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas, moving up to 20th in the large employer category.

DALLAS, FORT WORTH, HOUSTON — Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc. has once again been named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas, featured in the February 2011 edition of Texas Monthly. Burns & McDonnell is receiving this honor on Thurs., Jan. 27, at the Best Companies to Work for in Texas awards ceremony in Austin. The firm's growth in Texas to 215 employee-owners has elevated Burns & McDonnell to the large-sized employer category, where it ranks 20th — up three spots from its medium companies category ranking in 2010 and up nine from its 2009 ranking.

In 2011, Burns & McDonnell celebrates 25 years of being 100 percent employee owned.

"Being an employee-owned company truly makes Burns & McDonnell a great place to work," says John Lionberger, vice president and manager of the Houston office of Burns & McDonnell. "We are very fortunate to be growing in this economy, and it's the hard work and dedication of all Burns & McDonnell employee-owners who make this possible."

With thriving offices in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth, Burns & McDonnell was selected to be on this exclusive list of 100 based on its commendable workplace policies and practices, demographics and employee surveys.

"Working for Burns & McDonnell was the best business decision I've ever made," says Leslie Duke, associate vice president and manager of the Dallas and Fort Worth offices of Burns & McDonnell. "It's the entrepreneurial, employee-ownership mindset that drives everyone at Burns & McDonnell to do his or her best and collaborate for the success of our clients. Working in this team-oriented atmosphere is rewarding."

This statewide awards program is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business, the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. For more information on this program, visit

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell provides engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services to clients worldwide. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned by its more than 3,000 professionals and ranks in the top 1 percent in safety, the top 5 percent (#22) of Engineering News-Record's 2010 Top 500 Design Firms, and is an industry leader in several categories. Following an independent survey of A/E/C clients, Professional Services Management Journal honored Burns & McDonnell with its Premier Award for Client Satisfaction.

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