Since 1980, Dudek has grown from a two-person, Southern California-focused engineering firm to a 600-person, national, multidisciplinary environmental and engineering firm. With projects in 44 states, Dudek is ranked as one of the Top 125 U.S. Environmental Firms (Engineering News-Record, 2020).
Frank Dudek, Chairman of the Board
“From my 41 years as founder and leader at Dudek, I have three basic takeaways. First, experiencing tremendous satisfaction in helping build a successful, sustainable, and growing consulting firm throughout California—and now well beyond. Second, achieving an early goal I set for myself: to assemble such a diverse and competent management and professional staff that it renders its founder non-essential to the continued success of the firm. And third, accomplishing this with a simple management philosophy: to provide unwavering trust and support, along with meaningful rewards and opportunity for ownership, with minimal bureaucracy.”
Joe Monaco, President and CEO
“I joined Dudek 20 years ago, mid-way through our firm’s journey thus far. What I remember most clearly from those early days is a feeling of opportunity—but also, that we had a lot of work ahead of us to reach our aspirational goals! I never would have imagined back then that we would have achieved so much today: a nationwide presence, successful ownership and leadership transitions, a robust corporate culture that reflects our strong core values, and financial growth to a record and milestone level of $100M in gross revenue.
Reflecting on my time here, my feeling of opportunity has only grown and now encompasses the retrospective and the prospective. We have seen great success by identifying and leveraging opportunities throughout the years. By doing so, we continue to create more and better opportunities to work on interesting projects, to develop our careers, to be an industry leader, and to have fun doing it.”