SIDNEY — Choice One Engineering celebrated their 22nd year in business in 2016 and again emerged as a leader in consulting Civil Engineering and Surveying. Choice One Engineering operates from three locations including Sidney, Ohio, Loveland, Ohio and Portland, Indiana, with licenses in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. They have expanded their client base to reach much of Western Ohio as well as communities in Eastern Indiana.
This year, as part of Choice One’s succession planning effort, project manager and engineer Matt Hoying took over as president for Tony Schroeder, who now acts as CEO.
“Matt will definitely excel in this position. He is extremely intelligent with a strong ability to lead. I see great things in the future for Choice One with Matt as their guide,” said Schroeder.
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Some notable local projects Choice One worked on this year were: the Newport Sewer System, the 30-inch Raw Water Transmission Main project in Sidney, Airstream Drive Improvements in Jackson Center, Edgewood Street Reconstruction in Botkins, and Main Street Traffic Signals in Fort Loramie.
With the addition of two new employees this year, Choice One now consists of 37 employees, two of which received their Professional Engineer’s license in 2016. Choice One’s Portland, Indiana, office celebrated its one year anniversary in September, as well.
Choice One was again blown away by the generosity of their Clients through the 16th annual Charity Cup held in March. Choice One clients and friends caught the fever as “Disco” was the theme of the night. The fundraising event’s beneficiary was the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association. Families of the organization were able to spend a day at Young’s Dairy Farm in August with the generous donations. With everyone’s kindness, $5,104 was raised on their behalf. Each year, the Choice One Charity Cup brings together clients, colleagues, and friends in a fun atmosphere that includes a team cornhole tournament. The winning team takes home the coveted traveling trophy as well as an award to donate to a charity of their choice.
Choice One employees exceeded their United Way donation goal again by donating an average of $790.79 per employee, making a total donation of $28,468.48 to the 2016 Shelby County United Way campaign. To thank the employees for their donation, the company went to Hickory River for lunch and then to LaserQuest in Centerville, where they worked in teams to escape a break-out room.
This year, Choice One also revealed a brand new look. A fresh new logo was designed that better represents the company culture and is more recognizable.
For the second year in a row, Choice One was awarded the No. 1 Best Civil Engineer Firm to Work For in the Nation by ZweigWhite, a leading industry publication and information source. Employees celebrated with water games in the front yard of the office that included a water balloon toss and water gun fight.
“The culture of Choice One empowers our employees to find success and satisfaction both working together as a Choice One team and coming together as a Choice One family. We value each other, our clients, and the communities we work in. We look forward to a successful 2017,” said Hoying.