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A Career at Ayres Associates
Kenneth Voigt - Employee at Ayres Associates"People ask me why I came out of retirement to work at Ayres. One thing that I noticed quite profoundly is it's a very family-like atmosphere. I also enjoy the chance to mentor the younger engineers, and there's a breadth of different types of projects to work on."
Christopher McMahon - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I enjoy working at Ayres Associates because of the family-friendly atmosphere and flexibility. My position offers me challenging types of work. I feel I make a difference in my community by designing local and statewide projects."
Ben Peotter - Employee at Ayres Associates"One of the most satisfying things about working at Ayres is building lifelong relationships with colleagues, regulatory staff, and clients. It is a family environment, where we work hard, have fun, and go out of our way to be good stewards to the environment and communities we live in."
David Pantzlaff - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I think the thing I've enjoyed the most about my career at Ayres Associates is getting to know a diverse clientele and being able to work with them to solve their problems, whether it's a technical engineering issue or simply navigating the agency approval process on their behalf."
Pete Haug - Employee at Ayres Associates
"At this stage in my life, I treasure flex time and less travel on weekends. I value opportunities to accept responsibility to design complex structures with public safety implications, interact with clients, teach classes to younger engineers, and participate in professional societies."
Richard Schoenthaler - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I think one of our greatest assets is the transparency of our actions and operations at all levels. There's also a willingness by the staff to really pitch in and see that the success of the company comes to the front. It's like a big family."
Zachary Nienow - Employee at Ayres Associates
"What I've really come to appreciate at Ayres is the level of leadership and decision-making that exists at all levels. When it comes to steering the ship, the VPs and managers do a great job of consulting with the appropriate discipline experts to reach a conclusion everyone can stand behind."
Kevin Kuhlow - Employee at Ayres Associates"Designing roundabouts to solve clients' complex intersection issues is very rewarding for me. While working on a project, I know that I'm offering an intersection control solution that will potentially save lives, as well as provide improved traffic operations."
Susan Vasey Leith - Employee at Ayres Associates"Despite being at Ayres for more than 23 years, it feels at times like I started just yesterday. I've been offered so many opportunities and love working here for more reasons than I can count. I've never had a day that I didn't want to come to work because of my job."
Hisham Sunna - Employee at Ayres Associates
"The camaraderie is great at Ayres, and there is a fun atmosphere even through intense project delivery work. I enjoy the variety of projects and pursuits. There are always unique challenges, and observing the creativity of my co-workers in handling them is always refreshing."
Ellen Faulkner - Employee at Ayres Associates
"At Ayres I feel a sincere, company-wide focus on building long-term relationships with our clients. These relationships are based on professional integrity, creativity, and a willingness to take the time to understand and address the complexities of each client's situation."
William deRosset - Employee at Ayres Associates"Ayres provides me an intellectually challenging and diverse project environment for water resources engineering. I've been part of teams extending the state of practice in bridge hydraulic design, scour analysis, scour countermeasure design, and river rehabilitation and restoration."
Keith Nikolay - Employee at Ayres Associates
"The part I like best about working at Ayres is the support you get on a day-to-day basis. Not only is there support from your counterparts at the project level to work through a difficult situation, but support from all company levels. It is like one big family."
John Hunt - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I've gotten to know people in most of the offices, and I really believe that caring is a distinctive hallmark of this company. Caring about each other, caring about clients as friends, and caring deeply about the effects of our projects on the communities we serve."
Adam Derringer - Employee at Ayres Associates
"Seeing Ayres from the outside, it was always apparent how well respected Ayres is in our industry, not only from a client/consultant perspective but also in the leadership and support they give to grassroots efforts and to the organizations to which they belong."
Brian Lambert - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I am proud to say I work at Ayres Associates. I enjoy the opportunities to work within the many different groups on unique and challenging projects. Ayres' strong reputation has been carried forth since I was a kid looking up to Ayres Associates."
Philip Bain Jr. - Employee at Ayres Associates
"With Ayres being an employee-owned company, there is a focus on both the employee's professional needs and life outside of work. Tools and resources are provided to allow the employee to grow and succeed, but an emphasis is also placed on life away from the office."
Eric Sorensen - Employee at Ayres Associates"I like the work atmosphere, as I enjoy the people that I work with. Everyone pulls together to help meet project deadlines and resolve any issues that arise. I like the fact that Ayres has built a very good reputation with our clients and within the communities where we are located."
Christopher Goodwin - Employee at Ayres Associates
"Ayres Associates allows me to balance my family life needs with my professional needs. I am afforded a flexible schedule where I can succeed both personally and professionally. These needs are supported and understood by upper management."
Jason Ingram - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I enjoy working for Ayres because of the opportunities and freedom I have been given. I have been allowed to grow and learn and adapt to my professional interests and personal life. I also find my job interesting as it is always changing with different challenges presenting themselves."
Jason Krueger - Employee at Ayres Associates
"Every day at Ayres is unique. When I pull into the parking lot each morning, I have no idea what is waiting for me inside this office. When there are challenges to work through, I know that there will always be a great team around me to lean on."
Jeffrey Steiner - Employee at Ayres Associates"Ayres offers a laid-back culture that allows for professional and personal development, and it provides employees the freedom to develop and implement creative solutions. It's great to work with other people that care about their company and are doing an excellent job for our clients."
Matthew Barr - Employee at Ayres Associates"I enjoy the people I work with and the fact that it is a more relaxed work environment than what I've seen or heard from at other companies. Ayres also seems to be a well-respected company with many clients."
Angela Goodwin - Employee at Ayres Associates"I enjoy working with my clients, who I know well, and I enjoy the challenge of working with different clients and understanding their individual needs. And, of course, I value the flexibility of my job that allows me the family time I desire."
Jamey Reid - Employee at Ayres Associates"I enjoy solving our clients' many challenges as they work toward reaching their project goals. I also enjoy working with our staff and seeing them mature and progress toward their career goals."
James Bakken - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I've worked at Ayres more years than I would like to admit. The best part of working here is the challenge of solving problems and collaborating with fellow workers to find the best solution for our clients. I feel like everyone's ideas, including mine, are valued and respected."
Raivo Balciunas - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I enjoy being an architect at Ayres Associates because I am able to work on some interesting projects that really make a difference in our communities, and I work with a great group of co-workers and clients."
Todd Mrochek - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I enjoy the flexibility that I have been afforded to be able to combine both office and field work, which makes my job more enjoyable and has given me the opportunity to use the most technically advanced land surveying equipment available."
Todd Rudolph - Employee at Ayres Associates"Working on dams provides me with challenging work since each dam has its own unique characteristics. I enjoy interacting with dam owners to not only help them with their project but also learn from them and their experiences in the operation of the dam."
Dan Sydow - Employee at Ayres Associates"Ayres is just a good place to work. The company values me and my efforts as a project manager to make projects and the company successful. Everyone is conscientious and committed toward a common goal. Projects challenge me professionally and push me to improve."
Richard Kleinmann - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I can relate to clients' needs, how they operate, and what their budget restrictions are. And I'm still a surveyor at heart and understand land surveyors' world."
Jamie Meyer - Employee at Ayres Associates
"The people who work here are smart, talented, dedicated employee owners who care about each other and their clients. Thanks to our leadership and due to the influence of our founder, I never have to worry that the ethics of the company will be in conflict with my own."
Kristy Treichel - Employee at Ayres Associates
"Ayres is a big company that has a lot of experience and knowledge available, while at the same time it feels like a small company, with close connections to our clients and fellow employees. It provides the best of both worlds! I enjoy the variety of projects I get to work on. It makes me excited to come to work each day."
Steven Hoecherl - Employee at Ayres Associates
"Among the very diverse technical and professional capabilities, our staff seems to have a common thread of just being 'good people.' You have a sense that people have your back."
Tim Howell - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I admire the talent and skill set of the Ayres staff and appreciate the family environment the company has created along with the 'do what's right' philosophy."
Ryan Beltrand - Employee at Ayres Associates
"I really enjoy working in the Ayres Associates survey group. The wide variety of projects keeps things interesting and challenging. Ayres provides its staff with the latest techniques and technologies, which allows us to be more efficient."
Jan Zander - Employee at Ayres Associates"I've worked with great people in multiple offices. We are Ayres Associates in company ownership, in how we interact with each other, and in the way we support our clients by striving to make a positive difference in our world."
Kimberly Ballweg - Employee at Ayres Associates
"Ayres is a project-manager-oriented company. To each PM, that can mean something different, but for me it puts the importance of clients, projects, and staffing in the hands of the project managers. That provides challenges, a lot of responsibility, but can be incredibly rewarding."
Travis Schroeder - Employee at Ayres Associates
"Ayres Associates has allowed me to expand my knowledge and develop as an architect and project manager. The company also provides opportunities to give back and is supportive in assisting you to provide growth to your community and causes that you support."