ZweigWhite, the nation’s leader in enhancing business performance for the A/E industry, has announced the 2010 winners for The Zweig Letter Hot Firm List. This annual list features the architecture, engineering, environmental, and multi-disciplinary firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen field.

Fentress Architects, international design, architecture and engineering consultancy firm from Denver, Colorado, took the top spot on the 2010 Hot Firm List. Fentress Architects and the other winners will be recognized during The Zweig Letter 2010 Hot Firm Conference and Awards Celebration on Oct. 27-28, 2010 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in the Washington, DC area.

The Hot Firm List measures firms by their revenue and earnings performance for the past three years in comparison to their peers. In recognition of the fact that revenue growth is not the sole measure of a successful firm, ZweigWhite made some changes to its grading system for the 2010 Hot Firm List. This year, grading was based on percentage change in gross revenue, dollar change in gross revenue, percentage change in pre-tax, pre-bonus profit; and dollar change in pre-tax, pre-bonus profit.

The top 10 firms on The Zweig Letter 2010 Hot Firm List are:

1. Fentress Architects
3. Trow Global
4. Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc.
5. Sovereign Consulting Inc.
6. Hankins and Anderson, Inc.
7. URS Corporation
8. Mead & Hunt, Inc
9. Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C.
10. Hill International, Inc.

The top firms by discipline are:

Fentress Architects
King + King Architects
Arrington Watkins Achitects, LLC

Architecture Engineering
Harrison French & Associates, LTD
EYP Architecture & Engineering

Construction Management
Hill International
Omega & Associates, Inc.

Consulting Engineering
Trow Global
URS Corporation
Tectonic Engineering & Surveying
Consultants P.C.

Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc.
Hankins and Anderson, Inc.

ENGlobal Corporation
Dennis Corporation
EMCOR Group, Inc.

The Cadmus Group, Inc.
Cornerstone Environmental Group

Shannon & Wilson, Inc.
Schnabel Engineering, Inc.

Interior Design
Kenneth Boroson Architects

Landscape Architecture
The LA Group Landscape Architecture and
Engineering, P.C.

A complete list of the 200 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting firms is published in the August 23, 2010 issue of The Zweig Letter. The 2010 Hot Firm List is also available online at

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