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R.A. Smith National Named 2014 Top Workplace by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

by Lindsie Nelson 9. June 2014 03:04

R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., is excited to announce that it has been selected as one of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Top Workplaces for the second consecutive year. The firm employs a staff of 160 with offices in Brookfield, Wis., Appleton, Wis., Orange County (Los Angeles), Calif., and Tarentum (Pittsburgh), Pa.

R.A. Smith National, Inc. is one of Wisconsin’s leading consulting engineering firms, providing multi-disciplinary services to government and the land development industry. Comprehensive services include civil engineering, surveying, construction services, structural design, ecological services, landscape architecture, irrigation design, wastewater, water resource engineering, geographic information systems (GIS), visualization and 3D laser scanning. 

Richard Smith, president, said, “We are honored to be recognized as a Top Workplace by The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. I know that we wouldn’t be where we are today without the outstanding effort put forth by our employees in understanding our clients’ needs and delivering exceptional results. It is truly the initiative of our employees that has made R.A. Smith National a success, and as such, a great place to work.”

Darline Hoffins, director of human resources, says, “At R.A. Smith National we recognize the importance of putting programs into place that help us to attract and retain the best talent the industry has to offer. Some of the benefits that we are pleased to offer our employees include a generous compensation and benefit package, health and wellness program, co-op and internship programs, diversity of work, opportunities for growth, employee cook-outs and more.”

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. 

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Sunday, June 8. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and



R.A. Smith National Adds Laura Nettesheim to Structural Division

by Lindsie Nelson 5. June 2014 06:40

R.A. Smith National – a multi-disciplined civil engineering and surveying firm – Brookfield, Wis., has hired Laura Nettesheim as an intern in the structural division. She will assist the structural team with drafting, modeling and design on various projects including bridges, retaining walls and buildings. 

Nettesheim recently graduated with her bachelor of science in structural civil engineering from the University of Maryland – College Park. She is currently pursuing a master of engineering degree in structural engineering from Purdue University. 

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