Who We Are
ACEC Virginia is the largest engineering firm association in the state and will help you Build Your Business whether you are a large engineering firm or a one-person shop. We are made up of more than 85 independent engineering firms representing more than 3,000 employees throughout Virginia.
Large or small, engineering firms often face the same business issues such as health insurance, government affairs, human resource needs, meeting PDH requirements, best business practices, and the need for laws conducive to maintaining a thriving engineering industry in Virginia. ACEC Virginia brings together engineering firms of all sizes to provide business support, networking and advocacy. Through ACEC Virginia membership, engineering firms are offered the opportunity to connect with others in their industry and tackle the issues that the engineering community faces together.
BUILD YOUR BUSINESS
ACEC Virginia advocates for a positive regulatory and business environment for consulting engineering firms by providing leadership, education, and programmatic support to expand and sustain their businesses.
MORE THAN 10x ROI
Our members put a dollar value on each of the services we offer. The total Return-on-Investment equals 10 times the cost of membership! Member benefits, as quantified by current members, amounts to over $50,000 for an average size firm, or over 10 times the cost of membership! A one person firm membership cost $375 with a sliding scale discount for larger firms as low as $40 per employee. The price of membership is quite a deal, one you can’t pass up!
BROAD RANGE OF SERVICES
Our services include:
- Education, career and professional development opportunities
- Professional recognition
- Engineering advocacy in the legislature and through ACEC Virginia’s PAC
- Networking opportunities
- Peer referrals
- Employee benefit packages
"There’s an old adage that you get out of something whatever you put into it. I think we can easily relate that to our careers. But it’s most applicable, I think, to those things we don’t get a direct, monetary reward for – volunteer organizations. Just showing up is one way to participate in professional organizations, but real participation requires effort – an effort that pays back in multiples of the effort expended."
Michael Matthews, PE
Hankins & Anderson