Posted by Sasha Ugi on Jan 28, 2013

Foresite Group, Inc. Celebrates Ten Years in Gwinnett County

Firm sees continued strong growth ahead

(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) January 28, 2013- Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development joined with civil engineering firm, Foresite Group, Inc., to celebrate the completion of the company’s tenth year of business. Gwinnett-based Foresite Group was launched by founders, Brant Aden, Erik Johnston and Brett Basquin in January 2003. Since its humble beginning, the company has grown into a nationally recognized enterprise, employing 70 professionals in five offices across the country. In addition to its Peachtree Corners headquarters location, the firm has offices in Florida, Alabama, Maryland, and Texas. Foresite Group continues to experience exponential growth, revealing plans to add five additional jobs within the next two months and anticipating an almost 20 percent growth rate over the next three to five years.

“For the past ten years, Foresite Group has assisted our company in various stages of the real estate development process, enabling us to complete more than sixty projects in which they were a key component,” stated Rick Carpenter, President of Glenridge Development. “Their persistent, diligent, determined effort, along with their commitment to their clients’ best interests, is as evident to me today as it was on day one ten years ago. We are blessed and fortunate to consider them a part of our team.”

In addition to serving national retailers across the United States, Foresite Group also works with the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation department, local and state transportation departments, and national telecommunications service providers, as well as clients in the structural and general land development sectors through a network of offices across the country.
“Prior to my experience with Foresite Group, I thought of civil engineering firms as not much more than a commodity, “ says John Graham, President of Core Property Capital. “After years of dragging those guys into many different markets, I can tell you our view has changed significantly. We consider Foresite Group our partner in projects because of their high level of service, professionalism and accuracy.”

Over the past ten years, Foresite Group has been both nationally and locally honored. CE News recognized the company in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012, on its Best Firms to Work For list. Foresite Group was also named a 2009 Pinnacle Small Business Award recipient by the Gwinnett Chamber. In 2007 and 2008, the company was recognized on The Zweig Letter’s Hot Firm List, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing consulting companies in the architectural and engineering industry.

“Our goal is to become a household name in the architectural and engineering industry. We believe we can achieve this by offering excellent service, cultivating relationships, and delivering on our promises, all with the support of the numerous resources available in Gwinnett County,” stated Brant Aden, Chief Executive Officer and founding principal of the firm.

Small businesses, such as Foresite Group, are a fundamental element to the County’s economic growth and vitality. Charged with developing support systems, events and networks to foster small business success, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development promotes the area’s numerous opportunities and resources available for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

“Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development provides a network of services to area small businesses and startups, from our recently launched Gwinnett Entrepreneur website and companion Resource Guide, to our annual Amazing Entrepreneur Small Business Plan Competition,” stated Mark Farmer, Director of Entrepreneurship for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett. “We congratulate Foresite Group on the success of its first ten years, an accomplishment that demonstrates the vibrant small business community thriving in Gwinnett County.”

An involved member of the Gwinnett community, Foresite Group employees work with volunteer organizations such as Adopt-A-Road, Norcross Schools Cluster, Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, Gwinnett Great Days of Service, the Eagle Scouts, and more.

To learn more about Foresite Group, please visit www.foresitegroupinc.com.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.