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R&M Consultants Overview

Anchorage, AK
51 to 200 employees
1969
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1969, R&M CONSULTANTS, INC. (R&M) is an entirely Alaska-based, employee-owned professional services consulting firm. Originally founded as a sole proprietorship offering geotechnical engineering, R&M has grown to a ... Read more

Mission: Providing innovative professional solutions - for Alaskan, by Alaskans - through uncompromised quality and world class expertise.

Company Updates

  • We love supporting our community and were excited to be able to donate 174 lbs of food to The Children's Lunchbox! This great organization partners with eight Title 1 elementary schools in Anchorage to provide 3,200 students with a bag of food to take home every weekend when they don’t have access to free school breakfast and lunch. Visit their website to see how you can get involved.

    The Children's Lunchbox - Bean's Cafe

    First, through our "After School Meal Program" we provide meals to local community after school programs serving children. These meals are prepared and delivered to these partner sites, so that kids can have meals and snacks after school.

  • R&M was ranked #29 nationally in Zweig Group's 2017 Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For list. This represents R&M’s seventh year on the list. Each year Zweig Group recognizes the creation of outstanding workplaces at the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture/planning and multi-discipline firms through the Best Firms To Work For Award. Firms are selected based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates and much more, evaluated through comprehensive employee surveys and corporate evaluations. Based on the survey results, R&M’s employees feel the firm has a culture of support and collaboration, is focused on quality and integrity, is a fun workplace and has great benefits. One respondent wrote, “Our firm routinely cares about its employees but has also shown great compassion for employees and families who are affected by tragedy and illness. We have a high standard of performance internally and we show that to our clients on a daily basis.”

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R&M Consultants – Why Work With Us?


R&M is well known for our commitment to excellence. We seek out employees who share our commitment to innovation and quality in all we do. We believe in taking care of our employees, maintaining a work environment that respects family values. We support the personal and professional accomplishments of our people and reward their contributions to our success. In return, our employees take care of our clients and proactively strive to understand their needs and exceed their expectations. R&M places a high value on teamwork and integrity - we believe that all professions offered within R&M are equal and we know that we are all much stronger together than we could ever be alone.

Unlike many others in our industry, R&M pays our employees for every hour they work. If you are field staff, this means time-and-a-half. If you are an in-the-office professional, this means straight time, but actual cash money, not banked leave time.

Our employee benefits package includes comprehensive medical coverage, dental insurance, vision insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, between 16 and 26 days of personal leave (depending on tenure), 8 paid holidays per year, and participation in the company's 401(k) Retirement Plan. In addition, annual bonuses and profit sharing are paid to employees at the discretion of the company's Board of Directors. R&M pays 100% of health insurance premiums for our employees. After you have been employed by R&M for three years, we pay 100% of the premiums for your family as well.

The management team at R&M frequently surveys our employees to make sure we have a clear understanding of the things they value. R&M has worked hard to build a culture that reflects our core values:

  • Our Clients. We listen to our clients and proactively strive to understand their needs and their expectations.
  • Excellence. We are committed to innovation and quality in all we do. We are always learning and improving.
  • Teamwork. By communicating well, mentoring our younger talent and empowering our staff, we work together to succeed.
  • Integrity. We honor our agreements and do what is in the best interest of all affected parties.
  • Our Employees. We maintain a work environment that respects family values. We support the personal and professional accomplishments of our people, and reward their contributions to our success. 

R&M is committed to ensuring our clients are completely satisfied with the quality of the products, services and support they receive on an ongoing basis. We are dedicated to doing everything we can to make every project successful and the experience of working with R&M a positive one.

R&M recognizes that by empowering our employees, treating them with respect and providing a workplace that fosters collaboration, creativity and teamwork, our employees will show the desired level of commitment to quality, client service and excellence that keep our clients returning to R&M.

With a significant presence in Alaska, R&M clearly recognizes our responsibility to give back to the communities in which we live and work. Over the past several years, R&M has focused our community involvement efforts, prioritizing our efforts to benefit local organizations.

The firm and its employees are involved in a variety of charitable and volunteer organizations year-round. As a firm, R&M has made the commitment to participate in one significant community event per quarter. Recent activities the firm has participated in include:

  • CANstruction - an A/E community-led benefit for the Food Bank of Alaska, where teams design and build structures entirely out of cans, which are then donated to the Food Bank.
  • An annual golf tournament thatbenefits a local group each year, such as Bean's Cafe, Big Brothers Big Sisters Alaska, Breast Cancer Focus, Parks for All, Healthy Futures, Children's Lunchbox and the Erin K. Johnson Memorial Fund. Since 2010, R&M has raised more than $31,000 for local charities through our golf tournament.
  • 100 Miles in May - an R&M-founded community wellness initiative that rolls a fun fitness competition among local firms into a fundraiser for Healthy Futures. Since 2013, more than $60,000 has been raised to benefit Healthy Futures through 100 Miles in May.
  • Toys for Tots
  • United Way Day of Caring Food Drive
  • Assembly of "beanie boxes" to benefit Anchorage's homeless during the holiday season.
  • A holiday drive for Covenant House Alaska.
  • Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family
  • 50 Bikes for 50 Kids

R&M also participates in the Alaska Departemtn of Transportation & Public Facilties' Adopt-a-Highway Program, and is responsible for cleaning up trash on the section of the Seward Highway between Huffman Road and O'Malley Road. 

R&M gives cash donations to a variety of organizations - prioritizing our annual contributions for local sports groups and organizations that are industry-related and/or our employees or clients are involved with on an individual basis. R&M staff members also give generously of their time and money to many local organizations.

R&M is dedicated to recruiting the best and brightest professional, technical and administrative staff. R&M is committed to maintaining a work environment that respects and supports the personal values and professional accomplishments of our our people. R&M offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefit package, and a dynamic, supportive work environment.

R&M was ranked #29 on Zweig Group's 2017 Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For list. This represents R&M's seventh year on the list. Firms are selected based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates and much more. Based on the survey results, R&M employees feel the firm has a culture of support and collaboration, is focused on quality and integrity, is a fun workplace and has great benefits. One respondent wrote, "Our firm routinely cares about its employees and has also shown great compassion for employees and families who are affected by tragedy and illness. We have a high standard of performance internally and we show that to our clients on a daily basis."

R&M's management team works hard to create an environment where employees can grow personally and professionally. We recognize that they are the source of creativity and innovation that fuels our growth and success. We continually seek ways to show our commitment to our people, from challenging projects and creative solutions, to firm sponsorship and active community involvement initiatives. Being recognized as "one of the best" confirms our investment we make in our people, our clients and our community.

R&M has carried out a successful intern program for many years. R&M recognizes that on-the-job experience can play an important role in advancing the careers of our future professionals. Internships are an excellent way for R&M to give back – they help students get their careers started and enhance the profession as a whole. Likewise, we understand the value our firm gets from interns through their creativity, energy and curiosity. R&M offers internship opportunities in all disciplines we provide, and focus our intern recruiting efforts on students majoring in those disciplines.

Through our internship program, R&M hopes to create relationships that last well beyond the internship. Many former R&M interns are now permanent employees at R&M or even members of client organizations.

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    Pros

    Had a wide range of experience from desk work to site visit. Lively work environment.

    Cons

    Had limited resources and staff members.

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R&M Consultants photo of: R&Mers waiting in line for free coffee on BTW Day.
R&M Consultants photo of: Coastal Trail mile market at the South Westchester Lagoon Bridge
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R&M Consultants photo of: 50th Anniversary Party
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R&M Consultants Awards & Accolades

  • Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For, Zweig Group, 2017
  • Best Geotechnical Engineering Firms to Work For, Zweig Group, 2017
  • Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For, Zweig Group, 2016
  • Employer of the Year, International Right of Way Association, Arctic Trails Chapter 71, 2015
  • ENR Top 500 Design Firms, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2017
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