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Top Environmental Firm in 2012 and 2013

Top Environmental Firm in 2012 and 2013

Over a period of 66 years (1945 to 2011), CH2M HILL has grown from the group of four employees (a major professor and three former students) into a major, worldwide organization of 28,400 employees and $6.4 billion in annual revenues. This growth was driven by: (1) Meeting certain growth prerequisites; (2) Having visionary, unselfish management; and (3) Having staff retention and recognition.

The CH2M HILL prerequisites were having:

  • A desire to grow
  • The policies that allowed growth
  • The technical skills necessary to grow
  • The financial strength necessary to grow
  • Positive, external market conditions

CH2M HILL has held onto the No. 1 ranking for Top Environmental Firm for the 8th consecutive year (since 2006). A summary of CH2M HILL’s ranking in the top 200 Environmental Firms, according to the Engineering News-Record issue dated August 12, 2013, are shown in the table below.

Topic 2013 Ranking USD($M) 2012 Ranking USD($M)
Top 200 Environmental Firms 1 4,296 1 4,113
Top 10 in Wastewater Treatment 1 1,031 1 1,024
Top 10 in Consulting Studies 2 1,559 2 1,481
Top 10 in Engineering Design 1 1,568 1 1,493
Top 20 working in Non-US Locations 1 1,791 1 1,526
Top 20 in Water Supply/Treatment 2 1,018 2 991
Top 10 in Nuclear Waste 3 1.053 5 1,016
Top 20 in Hazardous Waste 3 705 4 691
Top 10 in Environmental Science 5 258 6 243
Top 10 in Construction/Remediation 9 417 10 411
Top 10 in Air Pollution Control/Efficient Energy 5 232 4 148
Top 10 in CM/PM 2 752 2 726
Top 10 Firms by Type of Client (% of Environmental Revenue)        
Federal Clients 3 1,164 3 1,633
State/Local Clients 1 1,276 1 1,300
Private Clients 2 1,856 4 1,180