Same Commitment For over Three Decades
“to provide world-class engineering services to our customers with a dedication to professionalism, customer satisfaction, accuracy, timeliness and unparalleled value.”
Our Mission, Vision and Values
Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our clients, our team members and our community. Our Mission, Vision and Values have served as our backbone and have guided the way we have done business for the past three decades.
Provide world-class engineering services to our customers with a dedication to professionalism, customer satisfaction, accuracy, timeliness and unparalleled value.
Be recognized as the world-class engineering firm of choice by our customers, employees, and our community.
We will deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our talented and dedicated team members. We will empower our team, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably.
Together Everyone Achieves More by the sharing of ideas, skills and resources throughout our company.
Our ethics are simple: Promote honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and discretion within our organization.
We deliver value to our clients by providing timely and accurate products and services.
We take pride in being extremely diligent in attending to details.
We are committed to a culture of growth both as a company and as a team.
We are determined in our belief and commitment to the mission of our team.
We are committed to provide our employees a safe, stable work environment with equal opportunity for personal and professional growth.
GFA is committed to corporate social responsibility by promoting a culture among our employees which encourages sustainable practices, decisions, and recommendations and incorporates them into daily operations. It is our belief that sound environmental stewardship will benefit our communities, our employees, our clients and our company. We pride ourselves for looking both internally and externally for ways to incorporate sustainability into our business.
Our company’s sustainable practices incorporate programs to conserve natural resources and reduce environmental impact, while increasing employee awareness.
Service Vehicles and Carbon Footprint
Representing the largest carbon footprint across the Company, GFA has made a priority of reducing the environmental impact of the Company’s fleet of vehicles. Through a series of combined measures, we have reduced fleet gasoline consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Among the means that we use to maintain fleet efficiency are the uses of:
- GPS technology in more than half of our service vehicles—which allows us to monitor and reduce miles driven.
- An overall program of regular vehicle maintenance and replacement; vehicle-mix modification and continual fleet updating to stay current on safety and performance features.
- “Right-size” vehicles to actual need in order to help ensure a higher blend of smaller, more efficient vehicles. Examples include more fuel-efficient vehicles to use rather than larger trucks.
Resources, Recycling and Energy Conservation
GFA encourages recycling and energy conservation measures at all of its locations. Recycling includes office supplies and business waste. Conservation measures include lighting, and power systems, and investing in equipment to reduce energy use in our operations.
Because we are a service-based business that depends on written communications, paper represents a significant portion of GFA’s materials consumption and waste generated. To mitigate this use, we engage in a company-wide paper recycling program, and we encourage employees to avoid unnecessary paper consumption by a “think before you print” mentality.
We are seeing clients move away from hard copy reports and documents, with an increase in electronic submissions and online file sharing. Our paper reduction is supported by communications to raise employee awareness about decreased costs and waste minimization, because good management of resources makes good business sense.
The majority of reports and information that clients require can be accessed through GFA RePort and Metafield, our cloud-based reporting software. This allows for a significant reduction in the volume of printed documents we must produce on a regular basis.