THE CONCRETE BRIDGE MAGAZINE

SUMMER 2009

ASPIRE is a quarterly magazine published by PCI in cooperation with the associations of the National Concrete Bridge Council. The editorial content focuses on the latest technology and key issues in the Concrete Bridge Industry.

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F O C U S Since its founding 33 years ago in Portland, Ore., David Evans and Associates Inc. (DEA) has focused on successfully serving an expanding array of client needs and ensuring employees share in that success. That two-pronged focus has allowed the company to grow quickly and diversify its talents, making it more of a partner with both its clients and its staff. DEA follows two key principles, says founder David F. Evans. "Our core purpose is to improve the quality of life while demonstrating stewardship of the built and natural environments," he says. That stewardship extends to working relationships, he adds. "Our founding philosophy has been to find outstanding professionals and give them the freedom and support to do what they do best." Their reward derives in part from ownership of the firm, based on an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which has been in place from early in the company's history. "Our success comes from having a well-rounded team with a lot of diverse expertise that everyone will listen to," Evans says. "That helps us create projects that will cost less money, provide higher quality, and meet all of the owners' needs." A holistic commitment to owners and staff drives David Evans and Associates' success DaviD Evans anD associatEs GoinG BEyonD EnGinEErinG by Craig A. Shutt 8 | ASPIRE , Summer 2009 ASPIRE_Summer09.indb 8 6/5/09 1:41:23 PM

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