On July 31, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI), which has the goal of returning formerly contaminated lands to long-term sustainable and productive reuse for communities. The Monterey Park Market Place Shopping Center was one of the places recognized for the successful reuse accomplished. TAIT was honored to have been the Engineer of Record for this development and to have been able to commemorate with EPA for their 20th anniversary of the SRI.
Congratulations to Jerry Mercado, in our TAIT Norco office, for being selected to be on the American Institute of Architects (AIAIC) Board of Directors! The AIAIC has served as the leading voice for architecture professionals since 1857 and continues to be the most prominent membership organization for license architects, emerging professionals and allied partners. The mission of AIA is to serve as a resource for its members, allied professionals and the general public through advocacy, community, education and outreach.
Jason Morris, who recently received a promotion to Project Engineer at TAIT’s Santa Ana office, is one of our outstanding associates earning this spotlight to showcase some fun facts about his background and personality. We sat down and asked Jason some serious (and not so serious) questions about his professional career thus far and his unique interests and talents outside of the office: (more…)
TAIT’s Santa Ana office colleagues participated in the OC Marathon Corporate Challenge’s 5k and Half Marathon events. The company with the highest level of participation in each division won a special award for their office and was publically recognized by the OC Marathon in email and social media. Of all the mid-sized companies, TAIT placed 4th overall, which is pretty amazing! The TAIT team had a practice running schedule every week leading up to the event to help prepare those who participated.
The “Make Kindness Contagious” theme is now spreading beyond its origins from a child named Natasha in Anaheim by sticking to TAIT’s truck bumpers wherever they ride. After our kind CEO and former Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait’s kindness presentation to the company in February, our own compliance technician Adolfo Aguilar decided to spread kindness from our office to all over the roads of California! Adolfo suggested getting the kindness bumper sticker to place on TAIT service trucks, and we thought it was the perfect idea for all TAIT vehicles. (more…)
We did it again, thanks to our associates! TAIT & Associates ranked an exciting 12th place for a mid-size company in Orange County Register’s Top 140 Workplaces in Orange County for 2018. It's a big jump up from previous 2016 and 2017 wins, and we are honored to be featured among other top work places throughout the County once again. “It is truly because of all of the amazing people here at this company that we are able to share in this accomplishment,” Managing Director, Trevor Tait says of the award. “Without every associate contributing in a such a unique and meaningful way, we would not be able to accomplish things like this.” (more…)
Thankful to be on Engineering News-Record (ENR) California Top Design Firms list consistently, TAIT is excited to have jumped from last year’s 76th to this year’s 59th rank! This 2018 jump showcases our associates’ work ethic, talent, and the growth TAIT continues to achieve as a direct consequence. (more…)
In March 2018, TAIT & Associates’ Santa Ana office was happy to participate again in Anaheim Union High School District’s AIME Mentoring Program. Twelve students from Anaheim High School came to visit the office to hear about what we do and career advice from TAIT engineers and associates. Topics discussed included what a civil engineer is; the positive change civil engineers can make; the process of engineering from concept to construction; benefits of being a civil engineer; and having pride in your work. Many of the upperclassmen students are interested in engineering and were eager to hear how TAIT associates found their way to careers at TAIT within the engineering field.
TAIT kicked off the beginning of 2018 with our annual management meeting to come together, celebrate successes, and plan for the future. Managers and directors from across TAIT offices, spanning from California to Texas, met at the headquarters in Santa Ana and went on to the main event held at the Santa Ana Country Club. During the meeting, leaders talked about the values, culture and goals the company has both met and wants to continue growing in the coming years. A major theme was the way TAIT prides itself on having a “small company culture and big company expertise.” (more…)
TAIT’s environmental branch, TAIT Environmental Services, Inc., has again been awarded PG&E’s certificate of “Gold Shovel Standard" for demonstrating high standards of safe excavation practices around underground facilities. (more…)
TAIT is excited to announce our rank as one of the Orange County Register’s Top 140 Workplaces in Orange County for 2017! Having ranked in 2016 with so many admirable work places throughout the county, we are proud to be counted among them once again. We are especially thankful for our associates who continue to help make TAIT the best it can be. The Orange County Register’s ranking and overall results are showcased in the Top Workplaces special section, published in the Register on December 8, 2017.
TAIT Project Engineer Daniela Malott, PE, attended the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 History and Heritage Student Night, an iconic event that ASCE’s Orange County Branch holds every year. The gathering provides college students with an opportunity to meet engineering professionals and discuss their career vision and goals. “Sharing with students about the TAIT culture, what we do and how my career has been working for TAIT was an incredible and rewarding opportunity,” Daniela says of representing TAIT as a sponsor at the event. (more…)
The OC Register featured TAIT in a recent Oct 8th, 2017 article headlining our Top Work Place ranking, and we are thankful for this great spotlight. On the front page of its “Jobs” section, the newspaper spot details our efforts to provide an enriching work-life balance for our associates, who are the heart of our company. (more…)
This June of 2017 marked a special anniversary at TAIT & Associates – We celebrated Mr. Greg Stewart’s 40th year working at TAIT! Greg started at the company as a young man and has dedicated all these years to growing with TAIT in the Survey Department and beyond. (more…)
TAIT ranked number 15 on Orange County Business Journal’s 2017 list of top environmental consultants. The list is pulled from local billings of the largest environmental firms in Orange County and highlights growth increases. We thank the Orange County Business Journal for their recognition of our hard work and a successful year!