An expanding workload from the midwest is driving growth for Harley Ellis Devereaux, allowing the architecture/ engineering firm to hire a dozen people over the last year.
"There is growth in the rest of the country but it's not as fast as the Midwest this year," says Michael Cooper, managing principal of Harley Ellis Devereaux
. "We're seeing growth everywhere but it seems nationally that the Midwest is leading."
The Southfield-based businesses revenue is up 15 percent over 2011. That has allowed the company to hire a dozen people and it has another half a dozen job openings right now. Cooper is "cautiously optimistic" about future growth and expects to keep hiring.
"We try to grow as quickly as we can but in a responsible manner," Cooper says.
Driving this growth is an increase in work from the corporate/commercial, K-12 education, higher education and health-care sectors, among others. "We anticipate there will be more opportunities and more growth," Cooper says.
Source: Michael Cooper, managing principal of Harley Ellis Devereaux
Writer: Jon Zemke