Our vision of enriching our communities’ quality of life through innovative, holistic, and cost effective solutions has provided rewarding careers for more than 550 Pond employees across the nation and around the world. This edition of Thrive! highlights how we plan, design and build infrastructure for local communities to grow, and for our nation to be strong.
It was 1996 and Pond was Armour, Cape & Pond. That March, Kevin Skinner was brought on as a “co-op”, a member of the firm’s cooperative education program, while earning his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech. In the years following his stint as a co-op, Kevin would go on to serve as Engineer I & II, Project Engineer, Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Director of Roadway Design, and most recently, Principal and Regional Office Manager of Pond’s Augusta, Georgia office.
Where is Your Career Path Leading You?
Deciding whether to join a well-established firm or an “up and coming” company or startup can be a difficult decision.
Bigger organizations offer in-house expertise, name recognition, and scale—all of which can elevate the careers of some, but not all. In contrast, startups are fast-paced, exciting, and collaborative. They can give you the chance to shape a product, company, or influence an industry. However, this typically comes at the steep personal price of slogging through long hours and sometimes less pay and benefits.
Compassion in Action
As we create the fabric of a community through our work, we see ways to help beyond our project scope. Pond is proud to be involved in the communities we serve through personal passion and corporate support. Pond’s “Compassion in Action” is how we touch the lives of those around us who are in need. Our four pillars of philanthropic pursuits define our spirit of giving.
Our Newest Park Project!
Pond provided design-build services for Pinnacle Park in Norcross, GA. The new park is situated next to an office complex and around a small lake that served as storm water retention. The City of Norcross acquired the site as part of their vision to bring more access to parks and green space throughout the community.