SIDNEY — In many ways, 2018 was a year of growth for Choice One Engineering, located locally in Sidney. Over the course of the year, Choice One hired four new employees, bringing the companywide total to 44. Three engineers achieved their professional licenses, bringing the company’s total to 16 professional engineers and three professional surveyors. The year also brought a growth in services at Choice One, as landscape architecture was added to Choice One’s existing services of civil engineering and surveying.
“We have worked hard at Choice One to provide our employees with great benefits,” said President Matt Hoying, “but we’ve also worked hard together to create a culture of purpose, enjoyment, and helpfulness that will impact not just our clients, but our families and communities as well.”
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At the 18th annual Sidney Charity Cup, clients and friends flew into action raising money for the event’s beneficiary, the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association. The theme for the night was “Top Gun,” and Choice One’s clients accepted the challenge of raising enough money for families of the organization to spend a day at Young’s Jersey Dairy. Attendees of the event did not “lose that lovin’ feeling” after that: they went above the call of duty and contributed to sending 12 care packages to U.S. soldiers serving our country around the world. With everyone’s generosity, $7,500.00 was raised that night!
Choice One also hosted its 2nd annual Loveland Charity Cup. The beneficiary, Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, is the only diaper bank serving the Greater Cincinnati area to help fill the diaper need gap. Because of the generosity of Choice One clients, $8,610.00 was raised, which equaled 66,230 diapers to help 1,325 families! With the help of Choice One’s client and friends, 88% of Sweet Cheeks’s distribution for one month was fulfilled.
Employees of the Choice One team donated $36,280.12 to the 2018 Shelby County United Way campaign in 2018—an average of $884.88 per employee! Employees are also given paid community service hours and $100 each to donate to a charity of their choice. In 2018, over 54 charities received donations, and 143 service hours were recorded by Choice One employees.
In 2018, Choice One Engineering received several regional and national honors. The company was named one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Miami Valley by the Dayton Business Journal, and was named the sixth largest engineering firm in the Miami Valley by the same publication. Choice One was also awarded second place civil engineering firm in the ZweigWhite “Best Firms to Work For” nationwide competition, and second place small company at the Dayton Business Journal’s regional “Best Places to Work” event.
Local projects of note completed or continuing development in 2018 include the following: Birt Street Improvements in Greenville, Ream Street Water Main Replacement in Ada, Russell Road Reconstruction and 30-inch Raw Water Transmission Main in Sidney, Pratt Paper Facility Site Plan, Leon Pratt Drive, and County Road 25A Reconstruction in Wapakoneta, Liberty Street Reconstruction in Russia, Stillwater Crossing Mixed Use Development in West Milton, Airstream Drive Traffic Signal in Jackson Center, Miami-Erie Canal Towpath Improvements in New Bremen, State Route 703 Improvements in Mercer County and the Magic Tunnel Car Wash Site Plan in Sidney.
We value the communities we work in, the relationships we build, and the culture we’ve created at Choice One. We can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for us.