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August, 2017

HGA included on Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for four Consecutive Years.

Today, we learned that HGA is again ranked on the 2017 Inc. Magazine 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking system of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small to mid-size businesses. This year’s list was very competitive and we’re extremely proud to be included for four consecutive years.

 

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July, 2017

HGA Ranks 30 Among ENR’s Top 50 Program Management Firms for 2017

Recognized for uncompromising professionalism and performance, Hunt, Guillot and Associates (HGA) has ranked number 30 among the nation’s Top 50 Program Management Firms by Engineering News Record, one of the industry’s leading professional publications. We also rank 275 in the Top 500 Design Firms in the nation.

 

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July, 2017

HGA Ranks 275 Among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms for 2017

Hunt Guillot & Associates (HGA) is proud to announce that the firm has been named one of the Top 500 Design Firms in the nation for 2017 by ENR Magazine (Engineering News Record). HGA ranked number 275 out of the 500 companies on the annual ENR list of Top Design Firms.

 

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June, 2017

HGA makes Zweig Group’s Hot Firm list

Market research firm Zweig Group, a leader in benchmarking within the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries, named Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC to their 2017 Hot Firm List, an annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing firms in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting industries. For the third year in a row HGA has been recognized among the fastest-growing companies in the A-E industry.

 

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May, 2017

HGA named a “Best Firms to Work for”

Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC is excited to announce that the firm has been selected as one of Zweig Group's prestigious “The Best Firms to Work For” competition in North America.

 

This list recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, and multidiscipline firms in the United States and Canada based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates and much more.

 

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September, 2016

HGA ranked in 2016's Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies list

Inc. Magazine has once again published its annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America, with HGA making an especially strong showing at number 2,983. An expansion of the Inc. 500 list, the Inc. 5000 monitors and ranks companies according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period.

 

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July, 2016

Our Core Values

HGA has cultivated an award-winning approach to multi-discipline engineering and project management.

 

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July, 2016

HGA ranked in top 10 for Zweig Group's 'Hot Firm' list

Following one of our strongest years to date, Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC, has been award the No. 8 spot on the 2016 Zweig Group Hot Firm List. According to Zweig Group, The Hot Firm List "recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. These firms have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.

 

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June, 2016

What kind of workers should you hire for a project?

The right people deployed in the right places can get a job done more quickly, efficiently and safely.

 

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June, 2016

HGA given high marks in Engineering News Record Texas & Louisiana Ranking

Engineering News Record has listed local engineering firm in two separate rankings of the Top Design Firms of 2016. Hunt, Guillot & Associates was given high marks and ranked competitively among design firms operating in Texas and Louisiana.

 

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June, 2016

A View from Above: Surveying and Inspecting via Drones

When it comes to surveying, inspecting, mapping and other engineering planning steps, the ability to mitigate human risk and project costs is key.

 

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May, 2016

Engineering New Record Awards HGA

HGA is proud to annouce that it has once again ranked on the Engineering News Record 2016 Top 500 Design Firms. Climbing an impressive 49 spots since 2015, HGA is ranked No. 193. ENR ranks companies according to revenue for design services performed each year.

 

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May, 2016

HGA Involved in LNG Project

HGA is proud to be a part of the NextDecade RioGrande LNG project. HGA provided engineering, survey, & ROW services for the FERC application on the 130 plus mile large diameter pipeline including the compression required for the gas supply to the LNG facility.

 

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February, 2016

Louisiana Tech University Receives Gift from HGA

HGA has gifted $200,000 to The College of Engineering and Science (COES) at Louisiana Tech University to support its campaign to build a new Integrated Engineering and Science Education Building.

 

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December, 2015

Zweig Group Awards HGA

HGA has been ranked No. 38 on the Zweig Group Hot Firm List and No. 51 in the Zweig Group Best Place to Work category.

 

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December, 2015

HGA Ranked in ENR Top Design Firms

Climbing 23 spots from 2014, HGA was ranked No. 242 in the 105 Engineering News Record Top 500 Firms.

 

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March, 2015

Anadarko Pipeline Project in West Texas

HGA has been awarded work for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, a long-term client and one of the largest independent exploration and production companies in the world. HGA will be providing Anadarko with full-range Pipeline Services to assist with a multi-year property development for the company’s expanding operations in West Texas.

 

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March, 2015

DCS Upgrade and Re-Instrumentation Projects

Rubicon, LLC has been a primary client of HGA Baton Rouge – Brookline for over 30 years. Founded in 1965, Rubicon is located in Geismar, Louisiana – just south of Baton Rouge. The Rubicon plant produces polymeric and high-grade pure Methylene Diphenyl di-Isocyanate (MDI), which is commonly used in a wide variety of markets, including adhesives, automotive-related items, construction, electronics, and sporting equipment. The Geismar plant location is the largest North American producer of its kind.

 

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March, 2015

Handling Natural Gas Liquids

The term “Natural Gas Liquids” is used frequently, but what are they and how do they differ from dry gas in both value and handling considerations?

 

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March, 2015

Strong Start for HGA in 2015

“We finished 2014 on a great note and 2015 is off to a strong start,” commented Trott Hunt regarding the health and performance of HGA. The company is forecasting over $100 million in revenue in 2015.

 

HGA is headquartered in Ruston, LA, and has fourteen locations throughout Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, and Dubai, UAE, and a staff of over 400 employees. Having completed over 2,900 projects in over 30 states, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East, HGA is recognized as a leader in the project management and engineering community. Established in 1997, HGA supplies a full-range of engineering, program management, and staffing services for public and private sector clients.

 

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December, 2014

Providing Hazard Mitigation Services to Louisiana

In early 2012, HGA began evaluating our grant management support services to our clients who are recovering from Hurricane’s Katrina/Rita and Gustav/Ike. Since 2007, our focus has been providing support to long term disaster recovery programs supported by Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. The main effort being project management support to the State of Louisiana’s $1.4 billion infrastructure program; composed of 434 projects covering 31 parishes ("counties") and 300 communities. Additionally, we are providing project management and consulting services for 73 projects for eight parishes (“counties”) affected by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, totaling approximately $123M in CDBG-DR infrastructure projects.

 

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December, 2014

HGA-Staffing Provides Chemtura with P&ID Walk Down Team

HGA is providing Chemtura, a global specialty chemicals company, a P&ID walk down team for their plants in El Dorado, Arkansas.

 

Initially, HGA was engaged to verify the accuracy of the plant P&IDs. “We recognized the needs of the client and saw the vast amount of work that was ahead of them,” commented Chris Wyatt, Staffing General Manager. HGA Staffing acknowledged the technical personnel that were needed to perform extensive Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) for all three sites in the area. Chris continued: “This developed into a joint-effort project with Chemtura. We used their team as the foundation and added project managers, engineers, engineering technicians, drafters, and designers.”

 

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December, 2014

Employee Highlight: “The Safety Guy”
Tony Stark

“I got to see things from several points of view,” commented Tony. “What we as managers think may be important to the individual operating the piece of equipment may not be important when you look at it from their perspective. And in the end, the one operating the piece of equipment is the one that ultimately makes the money for the company - so you need to be fair and right with them.  Treat everyone with respect and they will usually do their best for you.”

 

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December, 2014

HGA Exceeds 1-Million Man Hours without Injury

“The more growth a company has, the more susceptible a company can be to an injury,” commented Trott Hunt, HGA President. “HGA has grown 12% in man-hours over the past year, and with that growth, we needed additional emphasis on safety as a top priority.”

Our safety motto: ‘Safety is no Accident. It’s a Culture’ has been a direct influence to the last recordable injury (to-date): January 31st, 2013. “We would not have been as successful without the support from the Management group at HGA and especially from those in the field demonstrating safety initiatives to others,” commented Tony Stark, HGA Safety Manager.

 

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October, 2014

HGA Acquires Baton Rouge Engineering Consulting Firm

HGA – a global professional services firm based in Ruston, LA – announced earlier today that it has acquired Baton Rouge-based R&D Consulting. The transaction closed on Friday, September 26.


R&D Consulting was founded in 1976 as D.J. Farrow and Associates. Its current owners – Robert Hollinger and David Eccles – purchased the Company in 1996 and changed the name to R&D Consulting. The company is a 30-person engineering consulting firm serving the Gulf Coast petrochemical and fertilizer industries.

 

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October, 2014

Wood Pellet and Ship Loading Facility (Project Spotlight)

HGA provided the client, a top-ranked contractor, with civil and mechanical engineering design services for a wood pellet storage and ship loading facility in South Louisiana. HGA provided foundation and building drawings - along with providing drawings for Army Corps of Engineers.

 

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October, 2014

HGA Expands into New York

HGA’s Program Management team has opened three offices in New York to support the disaster recovery needs of the area. The offices have been strategically established to support the distinct regions—Upstate, New York City, and Long Island. Locations include Albany, Manhattan, and Farmingdale.

 

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October, 2014

HGA - Ranked on Inc.5000 List

HGA has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 List for the second year in a row. The Inc. 5000 list ranks the top fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. in twenty-five industries.

Coming in this year at No. 3555, HGA also ranked No. 48 for engineering firms and No. 3 for Louisiana companies. Engineering was the sixth fastest growing industry and had an impressive 154% growth rate in 2013.

 

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