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The JDI Group named one of the region’s top workplaces in 2021

The Toledo Blade has named The JDI Group a top workplace in 2021 for the seventh time. The Blade partnered with Energage, LLC to conduct the anonymous survey that uses employee feedback to measure fifteen drivers of engagement that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, to name a few.

“JDI has dual-purposes, to serve clients and to create an empowering atmosphere for employees,” said architect and founder Tim Fry, AIA, NCARB. “I want team members to feel as though they can make decisions, be creative, and take on challenges.”

Fry and his partners founded JDI on the idea that employees would be supported, with mutual trust paramount. Now operating for more than nineteen years, their strategy is working. And employees are fueling the company’s growth.

“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,” explains Tom Worline, P.E., structural engineer and department manager at JDI. “This empowered culture lets people grow and thrive within their careers.”

That’s a sentiment 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.”