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One of the 2012 Best Companies to Work for in Texas


AUSTIN, Texas — Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company Inc. has once again been named as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas, featured in the February 2012 issue of Texas Monthly. Burns & McDonnell received this honor on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Best Companies to Work for in Texas awards ceremony in Austin.

Burns & McDonnell continues its upward trend, moving up one spot from last year's rankings to 19th in the large-sized employers category for 2012. There were a total of 100 companies who made the list of Best Companies to Work for in Texas, 30 of which fell into the large-sized employers category with 500 or more U.S. employees.

"We're so excited to once again receive the honor as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas," says John Lionberger, senior vice president and general manager of the Houston office of Burns & McDonnell. "It's amazing that during tough economic times we're continuing to grow. It's because our clients recognize the value of working directly with an owner."

With thriving offices in Houston, Dallas and Fort Worth, Burns & McDonnell was selected to be on this exclusive list of 100 based on its commendable workplace policies and practices, demographics and employee surveys.

"Burns & McDonnell continues to thrive because at the core is our employee-ownership model," says Leslie Duke, vice president and general manager of the Dallas and Fort Worth offices of Burns & McDonnell. "Going to work every day for a firm you own and believe in makes all the difference. It keeps our employee-owners happy and focused on making our clients successful."

This statewide awards program is a project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business, the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group. For more information on this program, visit

Burns & McDonnell has repeatedly been recognized as a top workplace nationally, regionally and locally. In January 2012, FORTUNE magazine named Burns & McDonnell to its annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Burns & McDonnell ranked 26th, moving up 24 spots since its 2009 debut on the list. For a list of Burns & McDonnell's recent top workplace awards, visit

About Burns & McDonnell

Founded in 1898, Burns & McDonnell is a 100 percent employee-owned, full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting services firm. Burns & McDonnell is currently the 20th largest AEC firm in the Engineering News-Record Top 500 ranking. The firm is among the leaders in many categories, including the No. 2 ranked firm in the transmission and distribution category. With the multi-disciplinary expertise of more than 3,300 professionals in more than 30 regional, national and international offices, Burns & McDonnell plans, designs, permits, constructs and manages facilities worldwide with one mission in mind — to make our clients successful.


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