Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. is proud to be a part of the Lehigh Valley CANstruction initiative for the fourth year in a row, organized locally by The American Institute of Architects, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter (AIA-EPA) and the Construction Specifications Institute, Allentown Chapter (CSI). The food used in these can-structures are donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. This year’s theme was the “aCANemy Awards” and we chose to build a Moana display that had 8,940 cans alone. We're proud to announce that Team ISETT CAN! won 3 out of 5 of the awards this year; best original design, best use of labels and structural ingenuity-second year in a row! Thank you everyone who participated this year!
Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. is proud to be a part of the Lehigh Valley CANstruction initiative, organized locally by The American Institute of Architects, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter (AIA-EPA) and the Construction Specifications Institute, Allentown Chapter (CSI). The food used in these can-structures are donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. This year's, Team Isett Can! - with the help of our sponsors - used 5,625 cans and 63 bags of rice for their "Comic-CAN" inspired structure. We are proud to report that we won the Structural Ingenuity Award!
We're so grateful to have been a part of this volunteer challenge and to have been not only the Medium Company Winner, but the People's Choice as well. This was our second year back at the The Salvation Army, Lehigh Valley's Hospitality House shelter in Allentown. We were able to add to the gardens built last year as well as add a pergola, seating and additional landscaping. Special thanks to our sponsors Dan Schantz Greenhouse and Cut Flower Outlet; Dries Do it Center; our Isett volunteers and Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley.
Through the generosity of all of the associates that donated and the company match of those donations, we raised a total of $977 dollars which gave us the top medium sized company award and possibly also the top donation amount among all companies. In addition, as each attendee entered the event, they were given one token to be used in voting for the top project – the People’s Choice Award, which we also won!
However, the real big winner was the Volunteer Center itself and all the people and organizations they support. Through the sponsorships, the silent auction and the voting, it seems to have been a record year, raising about $40,000.
Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. was named “Business of the Year” in the 101+ employee category at a celebration organized by Lehigh Valley Business and attended by over 350 business people. The evening event was held December 5th at University Center, DeSales University, an Isett civil and structural project.
“Criteria for the award includes all aspects of our business, from profitability and growth, to community service and workplace environment,” said President Kevin Campbell, PE, LEED AP, in an email to associates. “Companies from throughout the Lehigh Valley and Berks County are eligible for the award. We are honored to be recognized.”
In 2016, the publication named Isett Corporate Citizen of the Year. The award recognized Isett’s community involvement; benefits provided to the community; community affiliations; and demonstration of sustained commitment to employees.
Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. is multi-discipline, employee-owned engineering firm headquartered in Allentown with other Pennsylvania offices in Phoenixville, Doylestown, Hazleton, Stroudsburg and Wilkes-Barre.
Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. is a "unicorn" according to Robert York, publisher of The Morning Call. Our firm is among only a handful of Lehigh Valley companies to be recognized as a Top Workplace six times—which is every year since the implementation of the awards program.
According to York, “Only your people can get you the Top Workplace award.” The recognition is based on anonymous employee surveys that are analyzed by Energage, a specialist in workplace improvement research. The celebration—organized by The Morning Call—took place at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem on Thursday, March 15.
Isett was among the Top 10 in the Small Employers group. We take particular pride in receiving special recognition for Work/Life Flexibility for the third time in the history of the program.
We congratulate our clients, professional associates and project owners who were also recognized as Top Workplaces:
• ATAS International Inc.
• Bennett Automotive Group
• Buckeye Partners LP
• Community Services for Children
• Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba
• Howard Hanna The Frederick Group
• Jerdon Construction Services LLC
• Krause Toyota
• Liquid Interactive
• Moravian College
• Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, PA
• Parkland School District
• Paxos Restaurants
• Stitch Fix
• Uline Shipping Supplies