The Choice One Story

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 60 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.

Culture is a Choice

We want to redefine what you expect from a civil engineering firm. Here’s a glimpse of what teaming up with Choice One means:

 

    • Responsiveness
    • An enjoyable, comfortable relationship
    • Transparency and regular communication from your entire Choice One team throughout the project lifecycle
    • Personable, process–oriented project management
    • Value added through excellent work, attention to detail, and up front pricing

Behind the Green: Our Choice Mindsets

Kyle Siegrist: “When Wes looked away from his work as I walked by, I knew he was up to something.”
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Brian Schmidt: “Where's Waldo?” Project Manager Nick Selhorst attended the ODOT’s Ohio Transportation Engineers Conference back in October, and we
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Casey Reichert: “I’m just hanging out by myself today. Just me, Mary, and Joseph.” After the Sidney Choice One office
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  • Kyle Siegrist: “When Wes looked away from his work as I walked by, I knew he was up to something.”

    Wes Goubeaux is typically a quiet, focused person, so any sudden actions seem a deviation from his calm, tranquil demeanor. …

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  • Brian Schmidt: “Where’s Waldo?”

    Project Manager Nick Selhorst attended the ODOT’s Ohio Transportation Engineers Conference back in October, and we stumbled across this photo on ODOT’s Facebook page. Unlike a Where’s Waldo image, it shouldn’t take you long to find …

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  • Casey Reichert: “I’m just hanging out by myself today. Just me, Mary, and Joseph.”

    After the Sidney Choice One office completed it’s recent annual seat swap, Casey found herself “alone” in her new pod for a few days save …

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We’re Hiring!

If you want to enjoy your career, build lifelong relationships, and be part of a growing civil engineering firm that values its culture, you’ve come to the right place! At Choice One Engineering, our purpose statement is “to provide fulfilling lives for a lifetime.”