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Better Communities Collaborative Named A ‘2023 Best Firms To Work For’ Award Recipient


ATHENS, GA– Better Communities Collaborative announced today that its collective of affiliate firms, including W&A Engineering and GroundHawk, has been named a 2023 Best Firm To Work For Award recipient, recognizing BCC as one of North America’s very best firms leading the AEC industry in progressive workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development, and more.

This is the second consecutive year Better Communities Collaborative has been awarded this honor. Ranked both by firm size and discipline, BCC ranked 29th among firms with 100-199 employees and 46th among multidisciplinary firms.

“The Best Firms To Work For program is more than an awards program. It is a powerful and industry-specific benchmarking platform that provides a view of what the employee experience looks like in today’s top performing AEC firms,” said Zweig Group CEO Chad Clinehens.

Presented by Zweig Group, an industry leader in AEC firm management and the executive overseer of the only national “Best Firms To Work For” contest in the AEC industry, this award recognizes firms for their ability to inspire their teams to perform at the highest levels. The AEC firms selected were recognized for creating an environment where their people feel valued, can make a difference, and can see where their contributions fit into the overall mission and success of the firm.

“This award is incredible and a testament to the awesome employees that work for Better Communities Collaborative. It’s their initiative and enthusiasm for building better communities, no matter where they sit or what the project is, that is so powerful. I’m honored and humbled to be a part of this company and work beside these amazing people.”- Jon Williams, ASLA, PLA, President and CEO of Better Communities Collaborative.

The Better Communities Collaborative team is incredible honored to be recognized among the industry’s very best and look forward to using this achievement as renewed inspiration for our continued efforts to develop the most progressive workplace practiced, benefits, and opportunities for our growing team!

Click here to read the official press release from the Zweig Group and to view the full award list.


Better Communities Collaborative is a family of innovative businesses with the unified mission to work towards a better tomorrow. This common thread is woven into the fabric of our affiliate companies and is the “why” with which our teams approach every opportunity. With project experience in 46 states and counting, BCC affiliates provide a dynamic support and service network across a range of industry sectors. Our nearly 25 years of experience in engineering external partnerships, in addition to our collective dedication to collaboration and talent, ensures that we can find the best and most creative solutions to match the needs of our clients.