At Design Group, our professionals are our greatest asset. We pride ourselves on maintaining a unique people-centric culture that allows our professionals to realize their full potential with a sense of fulfillment every day.
During the formative years of the firm, leadership worked interactively with a cross-section of Design Group professionals in order to capture and articulate the firm’s unique culture. The resulting document, Design Group's “Rules of the Culture”, was adopted and embraced. Although Design Group has grown much larger, these values remain unchanged to this day.
- Everyone is empowered to make an impact and our professionals are the foundation of our future.
- We seek to instill every professional with strong leadership and communication skills.
- We conduct ourselves to the highest standards of business ethics, integrity, and professionalism.
- Safety and client confidentiality are paramount.
A part of our unique culture, are the Recognition and Celebration events held throughout the year. We regularly recognize and celebrate the achievements of our professionals who are essential to the success of the firm. Our recognition efforts include:
The PRIDE Award, Professionals Recognizing Individuals who Demonstrate Excellence, is designed to recognize professionals who exemplify leadership within the firm or make outstanding contributions in client development through their direct or indirect efforts.
The Engineering Excellence Award recognizes outstanding engineering “producers” who deliver value and drive business results by their exceptional contributions toward engineering deliverables and demonstration of innovation, technical expertise, and leadership from within the project team.
The High Five Award provides the opportunity for professionals to recognize any individual who goes above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to help others succeed.
Design Group strives to be the kind of firm that enables our professionals to return home each day with a true sense of fulfillment—the kind of company that people enjoy working for, doing business with, investing in and having as part of their families and communities.
By sending our professionals home each night enriched by their experience with us rather than drained by it, we enable our team members to be better parents, better spouses, better friends and better members of the community. This belief is at the heart of Barry-Wehmiller’s Guiding Principles of Leadership, our vision document which has become the very foundation of our organization. It is based upon the conviction that communication, trust, celebration, respect and responsible freedom are important tenets of an ideal corporate culture. It’s what we mean when we say:
“We measure success by the way we touch the lives of people.”
Barry-Wehmiller’s ongoing journey of leadership, empowerment and continuous improvement contributes to a rich cultural environment in which people can realize their gifts, apply and develop their talents and feel a genuine sense of fulfillment for their contributions in pursuit of a common inspirational vision. Bob Chapman, Barry-Wehmiller’s Chairman and CEO, summed it up: “Providing exceptional engineering and consulting services and building outstanding capital equipment are Barry-Wehmiller’s value propositions but we have the most pride in something else we build: great people. Business organizations need to realize the enormous potential they have to make this world a better place by creating environments where people can develop and be recognized for their gifts and return home fulfilled.”