By Chris Anderson, President & CEO

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary at DJ&A, it’s an opportune moment to look back at our journey and take stock of how far we’ve come. From our humble beginnings in 1973, when we developed logging roads for the U.S. Forest Service, we’ve grown into a thriving company with a national presence and a diverse portfolio of projects serving federal, local, tribal, and private clients. 

Putting people first has been – and always will be – the foundation of our approach to business. We prioritize a workplace where everyone is welcome, engaged, and supported to grow professionally and personally. Our commitment to public service is another cornerstone of our success and a source of pride for our team members. We’ve built public infrastructure that benefits communities in our own backyard and beyond, and we’re constantly seeking new ways to make a positive impact.  

We’re especially proud of our recent growth. We’ve expanded from our original two partners to over 142 employees and six offices.  Along the way, we’ve embraced innovation and pivoted our capacities to meet the evolving needs of our clients – this year, we merged with Woodland Solutions Group, a pioneering geospatial software and services company to develop a new, powerful partnership in the asset management and geospatial space.  Our commitment to innovation has prepared us well for our next phase – one focused on taking on larger and more ambitious projects and diversifying our client base. 

Looking ahead to 2024, we’re committed to continuing to do what we do best: putting people first, maintaining our public emphasis, and delivering outstanding results for our clients and communities. We’re confident that with the strong foundation laid by those who came before us, and the dedication and talent of our team members, DJ&A is well-positioned for an even brighter future. 

As we close out 2023 and reflect upon our 50th year in business, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has contributed to our success, including our employees, clients, partners, and stakeholders. I’m excited about the prospects ahead and the next 50 years of DJ&A’s journey.