G2 Consulting Group's work hasn't changed, but the way it does it most certainly has. As a result, the Troy-based construction firm has grown in recent years.
G2 Consulting Group specializes in environmental and geotechnical engineering services. Think of it as doing the construction work that takes place below the ground, like soil testing. This has meant generations of paperwork.
When the recession came about in 2008, the 20-year-old company used it as an opportunity to upgrade its technology, turning everything digital. Its field workers now use iPads to input information. There is an in-house project management database. All of the new technology helps streamline the firm’s workflow.
"The workflow is seamless," says Noel Hargrave-Thomas, co-founder & principal of G2 Consulting Group
. “Our work hasn’t changed but the way we do it has."
That set the stage for a couple of big years for the firm. G2 Consulting Group watched its revenue spike by 20 percent in 2012 and 31 percent last year. It has hired four people in the last year, including a couple of former interns. It now has 35 employees and is looking to add some more interns this summer.
G2 Consulting Group has also opened up an office in Ann Arbor, which will complement the one it already has in Chicago. The new Ann Arbor office currently employs six people and the firm is looking to add another two engineers there.
Source: Noel Hargrave-Thomas, co-founder & principal of G2 Consulting Group
Writer: Jon Zemke
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