Louisville, Ky – Within weeks of one another, Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, Inc. was recognized with seven distinctive awards: Louisville Magazine 2010 Best of Louisville Employers, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011, PSMJ | Resources, Inc. Best AEC Employer Award 2011 Honorable Mention, Kentuckiana Masonry Institute Award 2011, a Cornerstone Award, Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers award for Outstanding Achievement in Construction 2011 and the Medical News MediStar Facility Design Award for 2011.
“We make every effort to be recognized as the region’s Employer of Choice. In that pursuit, we focus on attracting and retaining the best talent, which allows us to work on the best projects for the best clients, which allows us to provide the best culture, environment and rewards structure. It’s a continuous cycle. These awards demonstrate to us that we’re doing something right,” said Ed Jerdonek, Luckett & Farley’s President & CEO.
The most recent award was received on Wednesday at the Medical News MediStar awards banquet. Luckett & Farley was one of three finalists for the 2011 Facility Design Award for its design of the Baptist Crestwood Medical Center in Crestwood, Kentucky. The firm won the award for the third time in five years.
“Our healthcare design team was especially thrilled to win because we were competing against projects millions, even hundreds of millions, of dollars larger than ours. We’re also pleased for Baptist Hospital Northeast to receive the honor,” said Tom Hammer, Senior Project Manager and healthcare design leader at Luckett & Farley.
Before the MediStar award, the firm received noticed it had won the KMI Masonry Award for the newly constructed River City Bank located at the intersection of Bardstown Road and Taylorsville Road in Louisville. Before that, the firm received an award from the KSPE for Outstanding Achievement in Construction 2011 for the $65 million University of Louisville Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium Expansion. Earlier, Luckett & Farley received a Cornerstone Award for the Transit Authority of River City’s new Maintenance Annex in downtown Louisville, which is designed for LEED Gold certification.
The award frenzy began late December 2010 from Louisville Magazine. Only eight companies were recognized as 2010 Best of Louisville Employers. Luckett & Farley was the only Architecture and Engineering firm among the group.
Then, in January Luckett & Farley was notified it was on the list of Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2011 for a third consecutive year. In 2009 the firm was ranked 16th in the Commonwealth and 18th in 2010 among all small/medium businesses. Luckett & Farley again was the only design firm recognized for the award.
February brought news that the firm was runner-up in a national architecture, engineering and construction industry survey from PSMJ | Resources, Inc. announcing Luckett & Farley as Best AEC Employer 2011 Honorable Mention. It was the first time Luckett & Farley participated in the survey program. The award is based on “tying employee engagement to financial performance” and recognizes Luckett & Farley as “having highly engaged employees who contribute to the success of their firm.”
“We’ve been fortunate to weather the economic downturn with some success. I believe that success is due in large part to our strategic alignment with specific market sectors and a team of professionals who consistently deliver good work, which, in turn, gets us more good work,” said Jerdonek.