Plymouth Engineering Firm One of Minnesota’s Largest Veteran-Owned Businesses
For more than two decades Plymouth-based Anderson Engineering has served developers, land owners, design firms and all levels of government. While architecture and engineering is its specialty, Veterans Day is especially important to the company.
Anderson Engineering is part of the federal Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses program. The veteran that owns Anderson Engineering is Roger Anderson. Employees will tell you that Anderson is a humble person who doesn’t say much about his story.
“I know he served in one of the armed forces and he served proudly,” explained Tim Johnson, the company’s business development director.
Johnson said the company employs more than 60 people and a handful of them are veterans who come with great skill sets.
“Their work ethic, they have a schedule, they got to get up in the morning, stick with a schedule. They have that regimen. They have that integrity. They have an attitude of service, that’s one that we look for,” Johnson said.
While some companies may be hesitant to hire veterans due to challenges and trauma, Johnson said veterans at Anderson have made incredible contributions.
Anderson Engineering also serves the VA and have designed national cemeteries including Fargo National Cemetery in North Dakota. The firm master-planned more than 5,800 grave sites within five-acres of undeveloped land at Fargo to meet the VA’s need for a 20-year supply of burial sites.
The company also designed the new national cemetery in Omaha, Neb. It also provided professional services at Eagle Point National Cemetery in Eagle Point, Oregon.
“We thank veterans for their contribution, they paved the way for us to have freedom, my boss in particular,” said Johnson. “We’re fortunate we have the freedom we do.”