FOX Engineering Associates, Inc. Is a 2018 IOWA TOP WORKPLACE

Ames, IA FOX Engineering Associates, Inc. has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution, and connection.

Keith Hobson, president of FOX Engineering: “This award is confirmation for us that our employees are our greatest asset. We appreciate them. They are the reason we rise above the competition in helping cities provide clean water. We want to attract and retain the very best people, so we are careful with our choices. And we are careful to help them see they are part of something very important.”

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage, the third-party research partner that administered the survey. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement. Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement that organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

One of our signature projects, the Ames Water Treatment Plant went online in August 2017. This project required contributions from every FOX employee over the course of its ten-year schedule. Success!! It comes with teamwork.

The annual bus trip to project sites includes the entire company so that everyone has a chance to see and appreciate the work we do. Besides, it’s fun! This photo was taken In 2017 along the Iowa River in Iowa Falls.

FOX employee, Taylor Hopper, P.E., is shown front and center as he participates in Iowa Department of Natural Resources Project AWARE effort to clean up Iowa’s rivers; Taylor and other FOX employees have supported this effort for over a decade.

For many years, Lisa Packer from FOX has spearheaded FOX’s involvement with United Way; here you see the results of her recent food drive.

Here you see FOX hard at work planning for the future. This company-wide retreat provided foundation and direction for meeting the goal of delighting our clients.


FOX Engineering is an environmental engineering firm based in Ames, Iowa. We specialize in water and wastewater solutions for our diverse municipal and industrial clients. Our work varies in size and scope and can be found throughout the Midwest and beyond.