When the Great Recession hit, G2 Consulting Group adapted by integrating more technology into its business model. It was a successful strategy and the firm grew significantly in the years that followed. Today it’s using that same philosophy to keep growing.
The Troy-based construction firm specializes in environmental and geotechnical engineering services. (Think of it as doing the construction work that takes place below the ground, such as soil testing.) The addition of technology, such as remote monitoring of solar panels or sensors at the I-94/I-69 interchange that track vibration, has become an integral part of the company's work.
"We're just using more technology to get the data," says Noel Hargrave-Thomas, principal of G2 Consulting Group
The firm opened a satellite office in Ann Arbor last year and now has a staff of 46 employees and five interns. It has hired 10 people over the last year.
"We're looking to hire 10 more," Hargrave-Thomas says.
The driving force behind those new hires is revenue growth. G2 Consulting Group's revenue spiked 43 percent in 2014, which is up from 31 percent growth in 2013 and 20 percent growth the year before.
"We're on pace to continue that growth," Hargrave-Thomas says.
Source: Noel Hargrave-Thomas, principal of G2 Consulting Group
Writer: Jon Zemke
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