LDG Climbs the Rankings of Largest Nationwide A&E, Retail Firms

Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Larson Design Group (LDG) has continued along a path of growth. This was recently recognized by Building Design + Construction, one of the industry’s most prestigious trade publications, in its annual Giants 400 report. BD+C has covered the A&E industry for more than 60 years and annually ranks the nation’s top firms in retail, nonresidential, multi-family, and other sectors. 

LDG remained in the Top 25 of Nationwide Retail Design Firms, moving up from #25 in 2019 to #23 in 2020, with $11.4 million in retail sector revenue – a sizeable increase from 2019’s $8 million. The continued expansion of a nationwide client base, a new office location in Phoenix, AZ, and addition of new staff and services all contributed to the upward trajectory of LDG’s ranking. 

“We are thankful for our successes in 2020 and appreciate the support of our clients and the commitment of our employees during this most challenging year,” said Rob Gehr, Vice President of Retail and Buildings. 

The company also rose from #92 in 2019 to #71 in 2020 in the Top 100 Nationwide Architecture & Engineering Firms – an impressive 21-spot climb only two years after debuting in the Top 100. LDG‘s ascension is thanks to $16.5 million in revenue, up from $9.7 last year. The prestigious ranking represents LDG’s successful implementation of its long-term strategic initiatives and robust growth in the Retail, Federal and Light Industrial markets. 

We are very excited to see continued growth in 2020. It is a true testament to the dedication of all LDG employee-owners and our commitment to serving our clients, said Dave Schaarsmith, Chief Operating Officer.   

Founded in 1986, Larson Design Group is an award-winning national architecture, engineering and consulting firm with 12 offices in five states and a vision to elevate client relationships, enrich the careers and lives of its employee-owners, and enhance the communities in which it operates. For more information, visit www.larsondesigngroup.com. 

The health and safety of our team members and clients is our top priorityClick here to read about LDG’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.