How Engineer WGI Rose Up and Over Pandemic’s Challenges

WGI stayed in growth mode throughout the pandemic as it moved to expand its geographic footprint by furthering early steps at organic expansion.

If it’s possible that any industry firm was prepared for 2020’s pandemic-induced disruption, WGI could make a strong case.

WGI experienced one of the largest percentage gains in revenue of any participant in this year’s Top Design Firms ranking. The firm’s $71 million total for 2020 Southeast revenue represented a roughly 55% bump over the prior year’s $45.7 million.

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Virgin Trains/Brightline railway covering engineering work from West Palm Beach to Brevard County, Fla.

WGI‘s crisis-management team, created several years ago and comprised of human resources, legal and other staff, jumped to the forefront to help steady staff during the first weeks and months of 2020’s mayhem. It proved important.

We were all hit with so much uncertainty,” recalls CEO David Wantman. “All of a sudden there was a huge deadly crisis going on.”

Looking to the future, another Florida construction boom appears to be on the horizon, with numerous firms reporting a switch from pause to fast forward.

Read the full article by ENR Southeast and learn more about how ENR’s Southeast’s Design Firm of the Year overcame the pandemic. Contact our team of dedicated professionals today and let WGI put our experience and dedication to the test on your next project.

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