About / Community Involvement

In 2011, and for the second time, the Macon Chamber of Commerce named GEC the 2011 Small Business of The Year in the Professional Services category. Presenter Dan Forrester, President of State Bank and Trust said, "Our winner today is a mainstay in our community with the many charitable organizations that they sponsor. The list on their entry package took up a whole page...single spaced. This company promotes a family environment for all of their employees as it helps maintain balance in their lives,which promotes attendance and increases productivity. Also, on the 10th anniversary of the company, a 10-10-10 program was instituted. The employees were asked to donate 10 hours of service for a Habitat for Humanity Home and the company provided a donation of $10,000 to the home in Lynmore Estates."

GEC also received the Small Existing Business/Industry Award from the Macon Chamber of Commerce in 2005. At the Annual meeting, Presenter Steve Kruger (chair of the Macon Economic Development Commission) said, "Their professional staff are leaders in the community, donating their time, knowledge and resources to over 22 civic groups, professional affiliations and charitable organizations. The company's leadership sets the standard for involvement by encouraging its employees to not only get involved but also to serve in leadership roles."

GEC has a significant number of employees that participate in various professional and civic/community organization, as well as the local Chamber of Commerce. This is a very important aspect of GEC - which allows us to return thanks for allowing GEC to be successful in a profession and community that we love. Involvement in professional organizations not only keeps our staff professionals on top of new technology and new regulatory issues in our profession, but it also allows us to meet fellow professionals that we can possibly team with on projects. Our participation in community organizations enables us to be "part of the community", to learn abut upcoming projects or activities, and to develop relationships with other business/professionals who may need our services in the future.

The company and its personnel have been and are still involved in many professional, civic and community activities. These include such diverse organizations as:

  • Chamber of Commerce - Columbus, Macon, Laurens County, Phenix City, and Warner Robins.
  • Macon Chamber Board of Directors
  • Georgia College and State University Alumni Board of Directors
  • Macon Chamber Safety and Environmental Committee
  • Macon Economic Development Council
  • Leadership Macon, Columbus and Warner Robins
  • Leadership Georgia
  • Macon Downtown Council
  • American Heart Association
  • Tubman Museum
  • United Way
  • Junior League
  • MEDCEN Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • American Cancer Society
  • Bibb County Public Schools Apprentice Program
  • Mercer University Career Day & Internship Program
  • Mercer University National Engineering Advisory Board
  • Rotary International
  • Georgia Society of Professional Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Capital City Bank Community Board of Directors
  • Wesleyan College Board of Visitors
  • Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences - Executive Board
  • Georgia Onsite Wastewater Association
  • Georgia Geological Society
  • Consulting Engineers Council of Georgia
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • Georgia Economic Development Association
  • American Society of Testing Materials
  • Homebuilders Association of Macon
  • Homebuilders Association of Columbus
  • Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Association of General Contractors
  • American Concrete Institute
  • Georgia Water & Pollution Control Association
  • Solid Waste Association of North America

Contact GEC for more information about a company that is involved in the community.