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  • Member Spotlight: Volkert

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    Volkert has been known as one of the premier infrastructure engineering and construction management firms in the Southeast for almost a century, and today is also a recognized leader in the management of K-12 educational facility capital programs in Alabama.

    HISTORY: Volkert traces its roots back to 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has been headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, since 1946. It was there that an enterprising engineer named David G. Volkert acquired the firm and put his own stamp on it—a company dedicated to “serving clients with quality, innovation and honest value.” Volkert has had a part in some of the most significant infrastructure projects in the United States throughout the 20th century, from designing the longest continuous bridge over water (an achievement for which the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway still holds the world record) to planning much of the region’s interstate system. Today, Volkert is an employee-owned corporation, and every member of the company has a personal stake in its success. Volkert has more than 50 offices across the United States, including offices in Montgomery, Mobile (headquarters), Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Daphne and Gulf Shores.

    NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 1,127 (272 in Alabama; 31 in Montgomery)

    WHAT SETS VOLKERT APART? In the 21st century, Volkert has accelerated its growth to become a nationally active, award-winning professional services firm, broadening its focus to encompass both the natural and built environments. Through its accomplished history, Volkert has earned more than 60 major engineering awards, as well as several inductions into the Engineering Hall of Fame. Volkert is committed to providing clients with creative solutions for a sustainable environment, including improvements to infrastructure, the environment and natural resources. The firm strives to deliver the three principles of sustainability—environmental, social and economic—in its work and business operations. Volkert consistently ranks among the top 100 design firms in the nation.

    WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON FOR VOLKERT? Volkert was selected by the Montgomery Public Schools system to manage its capital improvement program. They will serve as an outside consultant and help determine whether facilities need to be added, updated, renovated, or built based on enrollment, educational, and demographic needs. Volkert was also recently selected as the owner’s representative for the Alabama Department of Transportation for the development of a four-lane divided highway from Thomasville to Tuscaloosa.
    7110 UNIVERSITY COURT / MONTGOMERY, AL 36117 / 334.260.3131
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