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Company of the Year

Honorees of Company of the Year demonstrate engagement with the College of Engineering in the following ways:

  • Direct support for scholarships
  • Faculty support/faculty chairs
  • Hiring of K-State engineering students
  • Research support
  • Other areas of involvement - advisory council service, team sponsorship, etc.

The College of Engineering Company of the Year is selected annually with the distinction awarded based on exhibited commitment to engineering education, as well as high standards and quality performance in the engineering profession.

Established in 1974, the Company of the Year event is hosted and sponsored by the K-State Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. 

College of Engineering 2016 Company of the Year - Henderson Engineering

Henderson Engineers logoHenderson Engineers is about more than just buildings. They understand their work directly affects the people, experiences and potential found inside. Since 1970, Henderson's emphasis has been on technical excellence, client-centric relationships, and helping both people and projects reach their full potential.

Henderson is changing the industry by integrating the building design and construction process, allowing them to provide single-source design and service solutions for the life of a building, from initial design to remodeling to commissioning. In addition to its core mechanical, electrical and plumbing services, Henderson also offers the following engineering design services: refrigeration, architectural lighting, fire protection, code consulting, audio-visual, broadcast, security, technology, commissioning, engineer-led design-build and sustainability consulting.

“We’re engineering partners who design for the needs of the architect, the contractor and the people who will experience these spaces every day,” said Rich Smith, president and CEO. “That’s why more than 85% of our clients choose to work with us again.”

With more than 650 employees located throughout the country, including 150 Licensed Professional Engineers and 100 LEED® Accredited Professionals, Henderson strives to be a great place to work, and understands that happy employees promote happy clients. Benefits such as an on-site fitness center, flexible schedules, a casual work environment and paid time off to volunteer, contribute to Henderson being recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal as a Best Place to Work for the last seven consecutive years.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Henderson has offices in New York, Philadelphia, Orlando, Tampa, the Kansas City metro (Lenexa, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri), Bentonville, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. This nationwide footprint provides seamless project service wherever clients need them.

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