To celebrate 25 years of offering engineering, architectural, construction and environmental consulting services directly from its St. Louis metro office, Burns & McDonnell invited hometown Schlafly to park its beer truck outside the firm, so senior leaders could hand out a six-pack of beer to each of the office's nearly 200 employee-owners.
ST. LOUIS — To celebrate 25 years of offering engineering, architectural, construction and environmental consulting services directly from its St. Louis metro office, Burns & McDonnell invited hometown Schlafly to park its beer truck outside the firm, so senior leaders could hand out a six-pack of beer to each of the office's nearly 200 employee-owners. Leaders also provided bottles of locally produced Fitz's root beer to those who would prefer an alternative beverage choice.
"We wanted to create a memorable moment to personally say ‘cheers for 25 years' to each of our employee-owners in the St. Louis area," said Breck Washam, Vice President, Burns & McDonnell St. Louis office. "We are so grateful that clients and the community are joining us to recognize this important milestone. The county executive has even proclaimed September 19th as Burns & McDonnell Day in St. Louis County."
Ranked as a Top Workplace in the St. Louis metro, employee-owned Burns & McDonnell has worked on innovative projects that help enhance the lives of St. Louis area residents, with clients such as Boeing, Ameren, Monsanto, Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, BJC Healthcare and currently the Daniel Boone Bridge with the Missouri Department of Transportation.
"St. Louis is where we all call home, so we are passionate about projects that produce growth and advancement in our area, as well stepping up to lead in times of need," says Washam, who recalls when an EF-4 tornado heavily damaged Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in 2011. "We had engineers there as quickly as possible to make emergency repairs and were able to help restore the terminal to full service within just a few weeks."
Over the last 25 years, the St. Louis metro employee-owners have developed a culture of giving back to the community, with annual giving initiatives and recipients such as the United Way, Shriner's Children's Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, The St. Louis Crisis Nursery, and Edgewood Children's Home.
"I'm incredibly proud of the sense of civic responsibility that our employee-owners have for our community," says Washam. "I look forward to Burns & McDonnell being part of that continued growth and success in the St. Louis community for another 25 years."
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell provides engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services to clients throughout North America and abroad. Nearly 5,000 engineers, architects, scientists, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and other professionals work in more than 30 regional, national and international offices. Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is currently ranked No. 18 on the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms. For more information about Burns & McDonnell, visit www.burnsmcd.com.