Top Workplace for 7 Years

The JDI Group was named one of the region's top workplaces in the region, for the seventh year.

"JDI has dual-purposes, to serve clients, and to create an empowered atmosphere for employees. I want every employee to feel as though they can make decisions, be creative, and take on challenges," said architect and founder Tim Fry, AIA, NCARB. Fry and his partners founded JDI on the idea that employees would be supported, with mutual trust paramount. Now operating for more than 19 years, their strategy is working.

The JDI Group's growth is fueled by its employees. "As we grow in volume and size, it opens up additional opportunities for young designers to move to the next level of responsibility. We're always looking for ways to expand our technical skills and hone our craft," explained Fry.

"JDI's structure allows its people to make decisions, as if they were business owners themselves. This empowered culture lets people grow and thrive within their own personal careers," said Tom Worline, P.E., structural engineer and department manager.

This sentiment is echoed throughout the firm.

"This is where I want to work until I retire," said Jerry Brown, senior mechanical designer. "I enjoy my co-workers, teams, and the challenge of our projects."

Being named a top workplace is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC.

The Blade partnered with Energage to conduct the anonymous survey that uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, to name a few.