Location: Wall Township, NJ
Industry: Professional services
DW Smith Associates, LLC specializes in consulting on project management, engineering, planning, surveying and landscape architecture. “Throughout my 28 years with the firm, I have developed an appreciation not only for our clients, but for the value that our company brings to the environment through our trademarked Greengineering philosophy,” says president Jennifer Nevins. Greengineering is an integrated approach to environmentally sensitive land development.
Fun Fact: “The partners and staff at DW Smith Associates choose one family in need of help every holiday season to sponsor.”
Civil engineering, land surveying and environmental services to private residential and commercial developers had been DW Smith Associates’ main focus since its inception in 1965. But the company reached a crossroads when it was faced with the economic recession and a lack of bank financing. In response, DW Smith Associates’ leadership developed a global strategy to improve the company’s business plan, one that included diversification into other service areas, such as utility, transportation, pipeline and community association.
“My role as president of DW Smith Associates and as a woman leader allows me to grow personally and professionally, and gives me the opportunity to help other women succeed in the business world,” says Nevins. “I make it a point to be accessible to every employee on a daily basis. I also meet with each employee two times per year to discuss their career path, strategies for success, training opportunities and goals for the future.”