Aug 09, 2018 | Written by William Neuburger | Inspired Engineering, Social Mission

On the Road from Greed to Giving

Our firm’s culture has included an aspect of social responsibility since Dave Hallam started in 1981 and the successor leaders and staff have expanded it. When I joined in 2010, it was a foreign idea to me that a firm would donate company money and pay employees to do volunteer work.


May 31, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Social Mission, Culturally Different

“Hello Old Friend” – Hallam-ICS Alumni Evening

Hallam-ICS held our first alumni gathering recently, bringing together nearly 60 former and current Hallam-ICS employees for an evening.  It was a night filled with warm embraces, reminiscing, reconnecting and lots of laughter. 


May 01, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Social Mission, Culturally Different, Employee Ownership

Employee Owners of Vermont spend a Day in the Dirt!

In a recent blog, I shared the story of how a group of employee owned companies decided to work together to positively impact our communities.  Based upon the recommendation of Gardener’s Supply, we chose the Vermont Community Garden Network’s Day in the Dirt to be the first event where “Employee Owners of Vermont” would work side-by-side in community service.


Apr 24, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Social Mission, Culturally Different, Employee Ownership

Starting a Movement! Employee Owners of Vermont Impacting our Communities

In early January, I was sitting at my desk and decided to send out an email.  I love to run, and on several recent outings my brain kept coming back to the same question:  How can we bring local employee owned companies together to impact our communities?


Apr 20, 2018 | Written by Linda Kronoff | Culturally Different, Social Mission, zz Service Day Vermont

How to become an engineer

“Intellectually curious engineers never stop learning.”

By the time they enter high school many students have an idea of what they want to be when they grow up, which path to follow after school and what career choices might be of interest. Participating in high school career education events will give


Mar 30, 2018 | Written by Keith Flaherty | Culturally Different, Social Mission

Spectrum Sleep Out 2018 – Let it rain!

On March 29th, a team of six Hallam-ICS employees joined one hundred community members to sleep outside in Burlington, Vermont.  The annual Sleep Out is a major annual fundraiser for Spectrum Youth and Family Services.  A steady rain and temperatures in the low 40s brought out the rain gear, but the spirit of giving and support could not be dampened.  On their website, they describe the event as:

“Each year, adults and students join the Spectrum Sleep Out in solidarity with homeless young 


Feb 22, 2018 | Written by Courtney Allen | Culturally Different, Social Mission, MEP Engineering

Girl Scout to Engineer

The Hallam-ICS North Carolina office recently had the rare opportunity to teach young girls what it is like to be an engineer.  We hosted Brownie Troop 803 for a morning filled with mainly electrical safety tips, tricks, and of course play dough.  Let’s be honest, electrical is the most fun anyway.


Feb 06, 2018 | Written by Chris Font | Culturally Different, Social Mission, MEP Engineering

Krispy Kreme Challenge 2018

6:00 AM Saturday my alarm sings that familiar tune letting me know it is time to wake up. I take a look at my phone to see what the weather is like, 20°F, feels like 16°F – “perfect” I grumble to myself. As I roll out of bed I really begin to realize what is ahead of me.  People run outside year-round all over the country, some people would love 20°! 


Nov 27, 2017 | Written by Jordan King | Culturally Different, Social Mission, zz Service Day NC

Losing Our Marbles For NC Service Day

When we chose Marbles Kids Museum for our North Carolina Service day, I don’t think any of us realized we would be doing things like playing, coloring, or gluing things together. Although the Hallam-ICS Service Day represents a day of giving back to the community and helping kids, it really brought the kid out in us.


Nov 21, 2017 | Written by Robert Chase | Culturally Different, Social Mission, zz Service Day CT-MA

Hallam-ICS Service Day–MA/CT Office

The Hallam-ICS Service Day is a part of our company’s social mission and a way to be an active part of the communities in which we live and work. For 2017, the Massachusetts and Connecticut offices joined forces for a combined Service Day!