Merrick & Company
In 1955, Sears W. Merrick and Ed Lecuyer formed an engineering company in Colorado with a focus on providing high quality, responsive service. They recruited committed employees by offering opportunities for company ownership and growth. Incorporated as Merrick & Company in 1959, the employee-owned company has since become a professional services leader in the U.S. and beyond, and continues to remain a reflection of the founders’ vision and entrepreneurial spirit.
In the beginning, Merrick was primarily a civil engineering and surveying company, offering surveying and design services for electrical transmission and distribution projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region. In response to client demands for a broader range of services from a single source, the firm steadily expanded to embrace all of the traditional engineering disciplines as well as architecture.
By the late 1980s, the firm’s engineering and architectural capabilities were reflected in projects throughout the U.S. The existing range of technical services was expanded in the late 1980s to include geographical information services (GIS), process engineering, and material-handling equipment design and fabrication.
Since 1991, Merrick has been consistently ranked by Engineering News Record Magazine (ENR) as one of the Top 200 Design Firms in the United States. Today, the firm’s technical experts perform projects worldwide, primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America.
Corporate Mission, Vision & Values
“Through imagination, innovation, and collaboration, we create value for our clients, employee-owners, and society.”
In 2020, Merrick & Company will be a growing, employee-owned firm providing advisory, design, management, and operations solutions to meet energy, security, life sciences, infrastructure, and emerging challenges worldwide.
To achieve this vision, we will:
- Leverage the full, multi-disciplinary resources of the company.
- Perpetuate a great workplace culture.
- Continue to advance the firm’s leadership position and grow market share in core markets.
- Be flexible and entrepreneurial in order to take advantage of new and emerging markets.
- Have strategically located capabilities across the globe.
Merrick’s core values are Service, Integrity, and Excellence. Our employee-owners live these everyday in how they work together, stay true to their mission, and pursue the company’s vision. These core values represent the firm’s commitment to, and continuation of, the following principles which have evolved since the founding of the firm.
Service Clients come first—we exist to serve our clients’ needs. (c. Sears Merrick 1955)
Ethics We demonstrate qualities of Integrity, responsiveness, and professionalism.
Safety We take the appropriate measures to ensure a safe work environment for ourselves and our clients.
Solutions We are committed to technical excellence and innovative solutions to achieve our clients’ objectives.
Teamwork We are an organization of team players, each contributing by doing the work essential to our success and growth.
Productivity We perform work in the most cost-effective and productive manner to ensure the financial success of our clients and company.
Innovation We foster a positive atmosphere that encourages innovation and change.
Learning We provide an environment for people to learn and develop to their full potential.
Accountability We are constantly accountable, individually and collectively, to our commitments and our values.
Pride We take pride in our company’s accomplishments and endeavors.