Fehr Graham recognized as top Midwest design firm

Fehr Graham Cedar Rapids
Fehr Graham's office in Cedar Rapids. CREDIT FEHR GRAHAM

Fehr Graham, a leading Midwest engineering and environmental firm, has been recognized for the first time on the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest Top Design Firm list, landing in the No. 60 position.

The list highlights the largest Midwestern-based design firms, ranking them based on design-specific revenue.

While Fehr Graham has consistently appeared on the ENR Top 500 Design Firms List, this marks the firm’s first recognition within the Midwest-specific category, underscores Fehr Graham’s expanding influence.

In a release, Fehr Graham president Mick Gronewold said he’s proud of the firm’s continuous recognition.

“Our team’s commitment to solving our clients’ challenges is at the heart of everything we do,” Mr. Gronewold said. “Being listed on the ENR Midwest Top Design Firms shows our technical proficiency and the meaningful impact we have on the communities we serve.”

Founded in Freeport, Illinois, on Sept. 15, 1973, by Al Fehr and Joe Graham, the firm has grown from an office with five employees to 15 offices across three states with 250 employees. In Iowa, Fehr Graham maintains offices in Cedar Rapids, Manchester and West Union.

Growth has come organically and by acquisition. On April 1, Fehr Graham acquired Midwest Engineering Associates, and in May 2023, Fehr Graham joined Trilon Group.

ENR conducts annual surveys and ranks companies within general contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture and environmental services based on annual revenue.

These rankings are categorized into specific markets.

Fehr Graham partners with private and public clients on projects ranging from water and wastewater treatment facilities to roads, bridges and highways. The firm also designs stormwater solutions, sanitary sewer collection systems, water distribution, production and storage facilities, parking lots, residential and commercial developments, parks and more.