“ACEC is proving to be worth way more than we pay in dues. The communication, both local and from National, is an incredible resource to me, more so than any other organization I belong to.”

--John Howorth, P.E., Principal Engineer, 3J Consulting, Inc. 
(member firm since 2010)

"I joined ACEC as a small business because of the wide range of benefits provided such as group health insurance, training on risk management and contracts, and the many opportunities for exposure to teaming partners and clients. We continue to be involved with ACEC due to the on-going value to our firm and the profession. We find the proactive legislative efforts on behalf of the A&E industry at both the state and national level to be critical to our business. We value the relevant training and educational opportunities and continue to strengthen relationships with other ACEC member firms."

--Tim Blackwood, P.E., GE, CEG, President/Principal Engineer, Pali Consulting, Inc.
(member firm since 2006) 

“Our firm strongly supports ACEC Oregon for the benefits it provides our business and for the training opportunities it affords our staff. We appreciate the efforts of the Legislative Committee in pushing business-friendly legislation such as Qualifications-Based Selection and eliminating "Duty to Defend" provisions from public contracts. 

ACEC Oregon also supports the PNCE Trust (Pacific Northwest Consulting Engineers Health and Welfare Trust) which negotiates favorable rates for high-quality health care insurance for ACEC members. We've found ACEC Oregon to be a valuable, long-term business partner and look forward to continuing to work with the organization to advance the interests of the local consulting engineering industry.”

--Gerry Heslin, P.E., President, Cornforth Consultants, Inc.
​(member firm since 1984)

"Our firm has been a member of ACEC for more than 50 years. One of the reasons we have been such long-time members is our opinion concerning the firms that are members. I have found them to be, in my opinion, among the best firms in the United States for quality, ethics and professionalism, not to mention being technically respected as well, and I value an association with them.”

"Because there is some expense associated with being a member, we have taken advantage of the business insurance and the 401K retirement plan available through the national organization and the health insurance available through the local organization. We also participate in the Coalitions program through CASE (Coalition of American Structural Engineers) which provides great support in business practices and risk management. We have found the products across the board to be exceptional and we save money compared to other programs. I encourage all firms who value the quality of the firms with which they associate to become active members of ACEC.”

--David Aronson, P.E., S.E., Principal, Kramer-Gehlen & Associates, Inc.
(member firm since 1973)