1994: A year of Beanie Babies, Forrest Gump, and Al Gore’s Internet. But the most significant event (well, in our minds)? The founding of Choice One Engineering. Back in those days there were a few Average Joes (or perhaps Average Jeffs and Brians if you know the typical names that make up our roster) who thought there could be more to engineering than providing quality plans. They wanted to create a different experience for their clients. So these young engineers met in then president Tony Schroeder’s basement (lovingly dubbed “The Bat Cave’) and concocted a plan to take over the world. Well, at least the world of civil engineering and surveying in west-central Ohio. Their goal? To create a consulting engineering company that had fun, was uber-responsive, provided stability, and did great work. And Choice One Engineering was born.
Choice One Engineering now has two offices (disappointingly neither of them as… subterranean… as The Bat Cave), over 50 employees, and is just as (if not more!) fun, responsive, stable, and hard-working as it was in those early days. Over the years, our engineering and surveying services have grown and transformed via modern-day technology and business practices, but our core purpose has remained the same. We want to enjoy our work, be responsive to each other, and develop relationships with coworkers and clients who enjoy working with us because we share common goals and mindsets.
We want to redefine what you expect from a civil engineering firm. Here’s a glimpse of what teaming up with Choice One means:
“Yes, I do keep a chart of when I stand up and sit down at my adjustable desk.”
Why Kyle keeps track of the number of times he stands at his current adjustable-height desk is a murky,
“Today I’ll be reminding Jeff Puthoff he’s old.”
Each morning the Choice One crew meets on Zoom to quickly discuss what each of us is working on. It helps us to know where help is needed and keeps