540 S. Saginaw St., Suite 200, Flint rowepsc.com

Founded: 1962
Number of employees: 235 total/117 in Genesee County

ROWE is a leading professional consulting firm, driving infrastructure and development projects for public, private, governmental, tribal, and not-for-profit clients. Its service specialties include civil engineering, surveying, aerial photography and mapping, landscape architecture, and community planning. It has seven Michigan offices and one in South Carolina.

The employee experience includes:

  • Ownership. After three or five years of service, any employee can apply to become an owner/shareholder of the 100% employee-owned firm
  • An emphasis on professional development. The company allots a minimum of 40 hours per year for technical and professional training and development
  • A supportive environment where, for example, the company has worked with an immigration attorney as it supports H-1B Visa applications for some of its professionals

Photos from left to right, clockwise: A Rowe employee on the job (photo provided by Rowe). Many employees start their career at Rowe with a job shadow or summer internship experience. The company is supporting the H-1B Visa applications for three young professionals (two pictured here). Each summer, Rowe hosts a three-month internship experience for students pursuing a career in engineering.