By Leanne Wierenga on December 13, 2017
As we look back on another year, we take the time to reflect on how truly fortunate we are. As always, we’re thankful to work in vibrant cities and communities with our valued colleagues and teammates.
Throughout 2017 we’ve continued to feel the pressure of a challenging economic climate – as have many of our clients and friends. We know that great organizations treat difficult times as an opportunity to improve processes and invest in their people, and as we reflect on 2017, we firmly believe we’ve succeeded in this. We’ve been fortunate to welcome new team members and their families into our community, have contributed to some truly ground-breaking projects, spent thousands of hours on improving our work, and expanded our Edmonton office to move our entire team to a single floor. All that said, we know that it is not profit or projects awarded that mark us as fortunate, but the relationships and support we feel from our clients, our team and our families. We are truly blessed.
Charitable giving is an important part of our culture at Arrow, and we strive to give back to our communities throughout the year. Over the past 12 months, we’ve had the pleasure of sharing our good fortune with over 50 organizations. We traditionally choose to donate to charitable organizations instead of giving gifts over the holiday season, and this year we made a sizable donation to The Mustard Seed in Edmonton.
As we’ve turned the corner towards 2018, it seems as if the economy is moving towards a more stable state. With this hope in mind, we’re looking forward to connecting and working with you in the coming year. We offer you our humble thanks for your contributions to Arrow, and wish you and your loved ones peace, joy and prosperity this holiday season and in the year to come. Merry Christmas!
– Your team at Arrow
By Leanne Wierenga on November 14, 2017
Arrow is one of the country’s top employers according to the 19th annual Aon Best Employers in Canada study, released last week. This is the first year that Arrow has been named a leader in workplace excellence by Aon Best Employers.
“It is a privilege to have Arrow be recognized amongst such a prestigious group of companies for the first time,” said Greg Burghardt, Arrow’s President and CEO “as always, I am immensely thankful to our team for their hard work and dedication to Arrow’s culture.”
Arrow was part of a distinguished group of 31 large organizations (over 400 employees) and 32 small and medium-sized enterprises (between 50 and 399 employees) to be recognized by this year’s Aon’s study.
“The 2018 Aon Best Employers in Canada are selected based on their performance relative to data collected from over 734,000 employees and more than 500 companies of all sizes in Canada,” said Todd Mathers, Partner, Canada Talent Practice Leader, Aon Hewitt. “Congratulations to Arrow for showcasing employer excellence.”
What it takes to be an Aon Best Employer
The Aon Best Employers in Canada study is the country’s premier benchmark for assessing the quality and performance of workplace excellence using global standards based on more than 20 years of learnings and best practices from Aon studies conducted all over the world, relying on data collected in more than 150 markets from over 9,000 organizations in 68 industries, including over 734,000 employees and more than 500 companies of all sizes in Canada. Recognized organizations have achieved outstanding results among their Canadian counterparts for engaging employees, demonstrating effective leadership, building a performance culture and leveraging the strength of their employer brand.
By Leanne Wierenga, September 25, 2017
We are excited to announce that Arrow has been awarded the Canadian Business Excellence Award for the second year in the row, recognized amongst only 25 recipients across Canada. Organizations awarded this honor “clearly demonstrate a strategic approach to successfully improving business performance and achieving goals, with Arrow focusing on the following three key performance areas: Delighted Customers; Engaged Employees; and Innovation.”
“We take great pride in our team’s commitment towards our clients and their orientation towards constant improvement” says Greg Burghardt, Arrow’s CEO and President, “to be recognized amongst this group of fine Canadian businesses is immensely rewarding, and proof of our exceptional team and culture.”
About Excellence Canada
Excellence Canada’s mission is to help improve organizational performance and recognize excellence, with a vision to promote and enable excellence in every organization in Canada. Excellence Canada recognizes organizations that continually improve performance; are innovative, competitive, and customer focused; are healthy, inclusive, and sustainable; and that are economically, socially, and environmentally responsible.
About PwC Canada
PwC Canada helps organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. More than 6,500 partners and staff in offices across the country are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax, consulting and deals services. PwC Canada is a member of the PwC network of firms with more than 195,000 people in 157 countries.
The Canadian Business Excellence Awards is an annual awards program that recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations in the private sector, from coast-to-coast across Canada.
By Leanne Wierenga on September 15, 2017
Canadian Business and PROFIT magazine have ranked Arrow Engineering No. 496 amongst Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. A joint venture between Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the PROFIT 500 is published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com. The 29th annual PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth; this is the fourth consecutive year Arrow has been a part of the PROFIT 500 growth listing.
“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 editor and program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this prestigious group of companies for the fourth year running, especially given the tough business climate in Alberta” says CEO and President Greg Burghardt, “as always, I cite the hard work and dedication of our team, the quality of our work, and our loyal clients as the key ingredients to our success.”
About the PROFIT 500
For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.
About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.
By Leanne Wierenga on May 23, 2017
We are pleased to announce that for the third year in a row, Arrow has been named a top employer on ZweigWhite’s ‘Best firms to Work For’ list, placing 41st among some 100,000 eligible firms throughout North America. This prestigious list is comprised of a group of firms whose workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates and more, place them at the highest levels in comparison to their industry colleagues.
At Arrow, we are immensely proud of our culture; placing on the “Best Firms to Work For” list for three consecutive years – despite difficult economic conditions in Alberta – is an indicator of our stable, happy team. Arrow’s President & CEO, Greg Burghardt explains that “our culture is one of our most significant differentiators, and a big piece of what helps us to attract the brightest talent in the industry. Our clients consistently refer to us as exceptionally ‘easy to work with’, and I truly believe that our culture has played a huge part in creating that reputation.”
About Arrow Engineering
Arrow Engineering delivers integrated Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, and Civil engineering consulting services for the buildings industry, working throughout Western Canada and the North. With headquarters in Edmonton and a branch office in Saskatoon, over 65 team members work to deliver projects to clients across all sectors. Over the last decade, our team has become widely recognized for their collaborative, friendly approach to the design of efficient, functional projects.
Our flexible, people-first approach has helped us to achieve great success in over a decade of business. Through the delivery of nearly 5,000 projects and countless years of collective experience, the Arrow team has cultivated a significant knowledge base which helps us to deliver practical, yet innovative designs to project teams and building owners.
About ZweigWhite Best Firms to Work For
The ZweigWhite Best Firms to Work For list is evaluated on a variety of metrics, including firm culture, workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, professional development, and more – both from the management and staff’s perspectives. For more information, and a full list of award recipients, click here.