Hanson Awards
Hanson Awards

At Hanson, we are proud to be a nationally recognized, award-winning consulting firm! We know that our awards and recognitions are a testament to our work, honoring talented employees, exceptional clients and fascinating projects.

2017 Awards & Recognitions

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Ahsapa Reconnects Emiquon to the Illinois River”

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, "Ahsapa Reconnects Emiquon to the Illinois River”

  • No. 11 in the large-company category, Best Companies to Work for in Florida, Best Companies Group and Florida Trend magazine

  • No. 17 in the medium-employer category, Best Places to Work in Illinois, Best Companies Group and The Daily Herald Business Ledger

  • No. 18 in the multidiscipline category, Best Firms to Work For, Zweig Group

  • No. 193 ranking on the Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR)

  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, American Society of Civil Engineers Central Illinois Section, Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois Herleman-Maywood Mississippi River crossing transmission line foundation and construction access designs

  • Public Works Project of the Year Award, transportation category ($5 million-$25 million), American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter, “Springfield Rail Improvements Project Carpenter Street Underpass”

  • Public Works Project of the Year Award, transportation category (less than $5 million), American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter, “Bowman Avenue Improvements”

2016 Awards & Recognitions

  • No. 10 in the large-company category, Best Companies to Work for in Florida, Best Companies Group and Florida Trend magazine

  • Outstanding Civic Involvement – Business Owner of the Year Award, Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

  • Best project over $150 million, Structural Engineers Association of Illinois, "Alaska's Tanana River Bridge"

  • No. 35 in the civil engineering category, Best Firms to Work For, Zweig Group

  • No. 18 in the medium-employer category, Best Places to Work in Illinois, Best Companies Group and The Daily Herald Business Ledger

  • No. 192 ranking on the Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR)

  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award of Merit, American Society of Civil Engineers, "Alaska’s Tanana River Bridge"

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, “Alaska’s Glenn Highway capacity improvements”

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, “CapX2020 Mississippi River T-Line Crossing"

  • National Silver Award in the environmental category, American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington, "Nason Creek Habitat Restoration"

  • Grand Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri, "CapX2020 Mississippi River T-Line Crossing"

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Alaska, "Alaska's Glenn Highway capacity improvements"

  • Project of the Year Award in the transportation category, Alaska Engineering Societies, "Alaska's Glenn Highway capacity improvements"

  • People's Choice Award, Alaska Engineering Societies, "Alaska's Glenn Highway capacity improvements"

  • Project Award in the transportation category ($5 million-$25 million), American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter, "Peoria, Illinois, TIGER II Downtown Warehouse District Complete Streets"

  • Project Award in the environment category (less than $5 million), American Public Works Association Illinois Chapter, "Springfield, Illinois, Sewer Garage Stormwater Project"

2015 Awards & Recognitions

  • Grand Award, Alaska Engineering Societies, “Alaska’s Tanana River Bridge”

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Alaska, “Alaska’s Tanana River Bridge”

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Camp Lincoln headquarters geothermal system”

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) western segment”

  • Merit Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana, “Sinkhole Repairs, Runway Rehabilitation in Indiana”

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, “Alaska’s Tanana River Bridge”

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, “Camp Lincoln headquarters geothermal system”

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, “Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) western segment”

  • No. 17 in the medium-employer category, Best Places to Work in Illinois, Best Companies Group and The Daily Herald Business Ledger

  • No. 22 in the large-company category, Best Companies to Work for in Florida, Best Companies Group and Florida Trend magazine

  • No. 21 in the multidiscipline category, Best Firms to Work For, Zweig Group

  • No. 177 ranking on the Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR)

 2014 Awards & Recognitions

  • Col. Frederick Mears Award of Excellence, Alaska Railroad Corp., Tanana River Bridge

  • International finalist, Bentley Systems Inc.’s Be Inspired Award, Innovation in Bridges category, “Alaska’s Northern Rail Extension: Tanana River Bridge”

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Revitalizing Rockford: Auburn and Main Roundabout”

  • Merit Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Springfield Rail Improvements Project Tier 2 EIS”

  • Merit Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana, “System of Innovation: The New Indiana 49 Interchange at Vale Park Road”

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, “Revitalizing Rockford: Auburn and Main Roundabout”

  • No. 2 in the large-company category, Best Companies to Work for in Florida, Best Companies Group and Florida Trend magazine

  • No. 12 in the medium-employer category, Best Places to Work in Illinois, Best Companies Group and The Daily Herald Business Ledger

  • No. 13 in the multidiscipline category, Best Firms to Work For, Zweig Group

  • No. 163 ranking on the Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR)

  • Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Outstanding Restoration, Landmarks Illinois, "Illinois State Capitol West Wing"

  • State Finalist Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana, “I-74 Mississippi River Crossing Corridor Management”

  • Zweig Letter Hot Firms List — naming the fastest-growing architecture, engineering and environmental firms, Zweig Group

 2013 Awards & Recognitions

  • International finalist, Bentley Systems Inc.'s Be Inspired Award, Innovation in Roads category, "Illinois Tollway Interstate 90 widening and reconstruction"

  • The Zweig Letter's Marketing Communications Award, third place in the special event marketing campaign category, holiday card

  • No. 153 ranking on the Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR)

  • Zweig Letter Hot Firms List – naming the fastest-growing architecture, engineering and environmental firms, ZweigWhite

  • No. 16 in the multidiscipline category, Best Firms to Work For, ZweigWhite

  • No. 18 in the large-employer category, Best Places to Work in Illinois, Best Companies Group and The Daily Herald Business Ledger

  • No. 29 in the large-company category, Best Companies to Work for in Florida, Best Companies Group and Florida Trend magazine

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, “Illinois High-Speed Rail Tier 1 EIS”

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Illinois High-Speed Rail Tier 1 EIS”

  • State Finalist Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana, “NPCA Plant Certification Program – Auditing”

  • Project of the Year Award, transportation category $10 million to $100 million, American Public Works Association (APWA) Illinois Chapter, “Don Moffitt Overpass on West Main Street,” Galesburg, Ill.

  • Project of the Year Award, transportation category $2 million to $10 million, American Public Works Association (APWA) Illinois Chapter, “Bridging Past and Present: Rebuilding the Allerton Park Bridge,” Monticello, Ill.

 2012 Awards & Recognitions

  • International finalist, Bentley Systems Inc.’s Be Inspired Award, Connecting Project Teams category, “I-74 Mississippi River Crossing Corridor Management”

  • Zweig Letter Hot Firms List – naming the fastest-growing architecture, engineering and environmental firms, ZweigWhite

  • No. 149 ranking on the Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR)

  • No. 16 in the large-company category, Best Places to Work in Illinois, The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce and the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago

  • Communicator Awards – Award of Excellence for Hanson's holiday card (print) and Award of Distinction for Hanson's Insight newsletter, International Academy of the Visual Arts

  • Special Achievement Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, "CWLP Spaulding Dam: Five gates and holding," CWLP's Spaulding Dam gate replacement, Springfield, Ill.

  • Special Achievement Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, "Coffeen Power Plant Water Supply Project," Ameren Energy Resources' Coffeen Power Plant, Coffeen, Ill.

2011 Awards & Recognitions

  • Zweig Letter Hot Firms List – naming the fastest-growing architecture, engineering and environmental firms, ZweigWhite

  • No. 22 in the large-company category, Florida’s Best Companies To Work For, Florida Trend magazine

  • Diamond Lifetime Award, Greater Springfield, Ill., Chamber of Commerce, for 25 years or more of business success

  • Recipient, 2011 Secretary of Defense's Freedom Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

  • Project of the Year Award, American Public Works Association (APWA) Illinois Chapter, MacArthur extension project, Springfield, Ill. 

  • No. 169 ranking on the Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR)

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, “New Rail Bridge Keeps Lock Project on Track," U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District's P&L Railway Relocation  

  • National Recognition Award, American Council of Engineering Companies, "Rebuilding an Interchange on a Postage Stamp," Illinois Tollway's Cherry Valley Interchange 

  • Merit Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana, Integrated Public Safety Commission's Project Hoosier SAFE-T 

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, "Rebuilding an Interchange on a Postage Stamp," Illinois Tollway's Cherry Valley Interchange 

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “New Rail Bridge Keeps Lock Project on Track," U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District's P&L Railway Relocation

  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Central Illinois Section, CWLP Spaulding Dam rehabilitation, City of Springfield, Ill. 

2010 Awards & Recognitions

  • RINOS award, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Rock Island District's New Orleans Support (RINOS) Office, for Hanson's support of the greater New Orleans-area Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS) mission  

  • Outstanding Business Partner, School District of Palm Beach County, Fla.

  • Zweig Letter Hot Firms List – naming the fastest-growing architecture, engineering and environmental firms, ZweigWhite

  • Top Design Firm, Midwest Construction magazine

  • Most Outstanding LEED NC project, U.S. Green Building Council's South Florida chapter, Suffolk Construction Co.'s southeast regional headquarters, West Palm Beach, Fla.  

  • No. 27 in the large-company category, Florida’s Best Companies To Work For, Florida Trend magazine

  • Third place, corporate website category, ZweigWhite’s 2010 Marketing Excellence Awards program

  • National finalist, 2010 Secretary of Defense's Freedom Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

  • No. 174 ranking on the Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News Record (ENR)

  • National semifinalist, 2010 Secretary of Defense's Freedom Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri, BNSF Memphis Intermodal Facility, Memphis, Tenn.

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Sustainability Paves Way for Runway 2-20" for Lewis University Airport, Romeoville, Ill. 

  • Pro Bono Publico Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, "Illinois Livable and Sustainable Transportation (I-LAST) Rating System and Guide"

  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award, American Society of Civil Engineers' Central Illinois Section, "Capitol Avenue Streetscape Reconstruction," City of Springfield, Ill.

 2009 Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Coal-Fired Project of 2009, Power Engineering magazine, City Water, Light and Power's Dallman 4, Springfield, Ill.

  • Judges Award and Best Green Building of 2009, Southeast Construction magazine, Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, West Palm Beach, Fla.  

  • Plant of the Year, Power magazine, City Water, Light and Power's Dallman 4, Springfield, Ill.

  • Top 10 Bridges of 2009, Roads & Bridges magazine, No. 4 – Cherry Valley Interchange Project, Cherry Valley, Ill.

  • Top Design Firm, Midwest Construction magazine

  • Zweig Letter Hot Firms List – naming the fastest-growing architecture, engineering and environmental firms, ZweigWhite

  • Top 50 Best Employers for Workers 50+, AARP

  • First Place Award, Business Gardens category, Springfield in Bloom competition

  • Company that Cares Award, United Way of Central Indiana

  • Airport Project of the Year, Florida Department of Transportation, Martin County Airport's noise abatement project

  • Project of the Year Award ($2 million - $10 million structures category), American Public Works Association – Illinois Chapter, Lancaster Road bridge replacement

  • No. 204 ranking on the Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News Record (ENR)

  • Fit Friendly Company (platinum level), American Heart Association

  • Pro Patria award, Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

  • Best Places to Work in Central Illinois, Springfield Business Journal

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Union Station – Restoring a Timeless Treasure”

  • Special Achievement Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Decatur Airport – Parallel Taxiway G”

2008 Awards & Recognitions

  • Zweig Letter Hot Firms List – naming the fastest-growing architecture, engineering and environmental firms, ZweigWhite

  • Top 50 Best Employers for Workers 50+, AARP

  • Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News Record (ENR)

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Life in the Fast Lane:  Reconstruction of the South Tri-State Tollway”

  • Above and Beyond award, Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

  • 2008 Public Works Project of the Year, American Public Works Association’s Chicago Metropolitan Chapter, Fairfield and Gilmer Interchange Improvement

2007 Awards & Recognitions

  • Top Design Firm, Midwest Construction

  • Zweig Letter Hot Firms List – naming the fastest-growing architecture, engineering and environmental firms, ZweigWhite

  • Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News Record (ENR)

  • Outstanding Engineering Achievement, Illinois Engineering Council, “Engineering a Future for Lincoln’s Past” (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum)

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, “Engineering a Future for Lincoln’s Past”

  • Transportation Achievement Award, Institute of Transportation Engineers, South Tri-State Tollway in southern Cook County, Ill.

  • Midwest Construction’s Best of 2007, Midwest Construction, South Tri-State Tollway

2006 Awards & Recognitions

  • Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News Record (ENR)

  • Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri, “Compton Avenue”

  • Outstanding Civil Engineering Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, “Neutrinos at the Main Injector” (Fermi Lab)

2005 Awards & Recognitions

  • Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News Record (ENR)

  • Engineering Excellence Merit Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois, Stanford Avenue

  • Award of Honor, American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri, I-255 Rehabilitation

  • Award of Honor, American Council of Engineering Companies of Missouri, Automated Weather Observation Systems

  • Preservation Award, Los Angeles Conservancy, Infomart-Los Angeles at Terminal Annex