When searching for engineering firms, the most important question you can ask is: can they deliver the highest levels of quality and satisfaction? 

Choosing the right firm is a critical step that will significantly influence the outcomes of your project, from the ideas and solutions provided to the efficiency of your timeline and the long-term sustainability of your site. Unfortunately, with so many services out there, it’s hard to know where to turn, making finding the right firm for your project a significant challenge. Here are a few tips to help you make the right decision for your next project.

Pick a Company with Comprehensive Engineering Capabilities

Choosing an engineering firm with broad capabilities and services means they have the tools and resources to perform every aspect of your project, from initial design to construction through start-up and beyond. A firm that specializes in only one part of the project may not be able to provide the full range of services you need.

Can they accommodate your existing automation system? LEED Facilities? What about packaging? Look for a firm with a multi-disciplinary team that can bring the necessary elements together and manages the entire process under one roof. A company with EPC and automation capabilities can offer a single point of contact- saving you time and directly impacting the bottom line.  

Plus Group has three-in-one solutions, meaning we can design, build, and automate your facility under one roof, with a myriad of capabilities with one point of contact. 

Firm Expertise 

When bringing in an engineering team, you want to make sure the team understands the needs of the industry. Cost-effective problem solving and high-quality services can only be achieved with competence and technical experience in the proposed project type. The more experienced they are, the more likely they will be able to provide quality services.

Have they completed similar projects? How do they accommodate changes to project scope? Look for a professional firm with plenty of experience in various industries and products that can deliver results on time, within budget, and to client specification.

For over 25 years Plus Group has offered a range of solutions to our customer’s unique and complex project needs. We provide engineering and design, construction management, and control systems integration services to the Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Consumer Products, Automotive, and Metals Industries.

Excellent Customer Service 

Look for a company that strives to maintain and enhance that reputation with every project, regardless of size. When you have a problem, are they responsive? If so, you’re in good company. But if not, it’s time to make a change. You want to find someone you feel comfortable with and trust that they’ll give you the best possible service, with an approach that looks at the project from start to finish, minimizing re-work and holding to your budgetary needs.

It’s essential to choose your engineering firm carefully. The quality of their work will affect your business in the long run, so you must partner with a company that is genuinely committed to excellence. Ask if colleagues have recommendations, look at past works, talk to their Subject Matter Experts, and check out their customer testimonials. You want someone with the right blend of talent, skills, and experience to turn your vision into reality — someone who can recommend best practices that help ensure success on your project.

At Plus Group, our three sister companies work together seamlessly to provide full-service solutions while keeping safety and innovation at the forefront. We’re continuously pushing to expand our skills, knowledge, and service and are committed to being your “Firm of Choice.”

When we work with clients, our success is their success. We take pride in helping them achieve their goals and exceed their expectations, whether by providing project management expertise or delivering high-quality construction services. We understand the importance of things being done right the first time. That’s why we strive to provide superior customer service while helping you meet your goals with minimal disruption. In addition, we are committed to meeting our clients’ needs by offering solutions that deliver long-term value while maintaining professionalism throughout every project phase.

We hope these tips help you in selecting your next engineering firm. At Plus Group, “Our Process Revolves Around You”, a tagline we stand by.