Betsy Larsen, Phil Fish, Brenda West and Andy Fickett at the Dane County Small Business Award Ceremony.
John Volker, Jon Augelli, Zach Williams and Brian Schmidt represented Fish and Associates at at the 20th Anniversary of the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Golf Outing.
2016 Dane County Small Business Award Winner
We are very proud to announce that Fish & Associates, Inc. has been recognized as a 2016 Dane County Small Business of the Year Award Winner.
We’re one of 10 companies that will be recognized at a breakfast award event on June 28th at the Sheraton Madison Hotel. We’re joining the likes of Potter Lawson, Supreme Structures, Inc., Adesys and SupraNet. This accomplishment is another example of the great things that we have going here at Fish and will build on the momentum that we’re generating with our public and private clients.
About the Dane County Small Business Awards (DCSBA)
Now in its 34th year the DCSBA celebrate small businesses and the contributions they make to our communities and economy.
Each year in June, they recognize ten Dane County businesses that have excelled at meeting the award criteria. The award is given to the business, including all of the employees, not just the owners. We recognize the owner(s) have the vision and take the risk, but it is the teamwork of all the employees that makes a successful company.
Award winning companies are honored at a breakfast program attended by on average 250 people. In addition to recognizing the companies for their achievements, the awards breakfast has a keynote speaker, panel discussion or other informative and entertaining program. During the awards presentation each winner will share a life or business success tip with the audience. Each winning company receives an award that they will proudly display for their employees and customers.
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Fish & Associates Welcomes Advisory Board Members
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Beth Prochaska, Executive Vice President at Potter Lawson, and Mr. John Griffin, Vice President of Commercial Banking at River Valley Bank, have joined our Board of Directors as Advisors. The experience and perspective that each of these individuals brings to our Board is significant in our continued growth and development as a consulting firm. We greatly appreciate the time, effort and contributions that Beth and John have already made and we look forward to working with them moving forward.
After More Than 10 Years with Fish & Associates, Inc.,
Rick Weiland Retires
Andy Fickett, President, shares:
“We gratefully thank Rick for his many contributions to Fish & Associates, Inc. over the years particularly during some challenging times. Serving as an Officer and Director of the company has had him front and center in many meaningful and important decisions that have helped the company grow and evolve. His efforts and commitments in these capacities did not go unnoticed as Phil Fish [Founder of Fish & Associates, Inc.] has said on numerous occasions that he could have never done it without Rick and that Rick’s knowledge and experience were instrumental in the success of the firm.
I would personally like to thank Rick for all the time that he spent with me as I transitioned into my current role by providing some history, perspective and background on the company. He was a great resource and someone that I relied on for guidance and support throughout his time here.”
Brenda West Promoted
We are proud to announce that Brenda West has been promoted to Corporate Treasurer of Fish & Associates, Inc. Brenda has been with the company for more than eight years advancing from Administrative Assistant to her current role as Corporate Accountant. Her knowledge and experience has helped to build our company’s reputation of reliability and integrity that we pride ourselves on. Congratulations on your achievement, Brenda!
Day of Giving
Fish & Associates, Inc., strongly believes in giving back to the communities in which we work and live. In support of this belief, we have implemented a “Day of Giving” policy, which allows employees to receive their normal compensation for one day per calendar year for volunteering for a charitable, nonprofit organization or community endeavor.
We will periodically post updates of where we’ve volunteered and how we’ve helped our communities on our LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/company/fish-&-associates-inc–
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Fish & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Andrew R. Fickett to President. Andy joined Fish & Associates, Inc. in June 2011 as a Vice President, coming on board with over 20 years’ experience in structural inspection and management. He takes over the day-to-day leadership reins at Fish & Associates, Inc., from Philip Fish, Founder | Chairman of the Board, as Mr. Fish begins his transition toward retirement.
“I am very excited to introduce Andy Fickett as President of Fish & Associates, Inc.,” says Phil. “Andy places a high priority on honesty, integrity, and providing clients with high quality work, all of which are quality initiatives at Fish & Associates, Inc. Andy brings a strong background of knowledge and experience to our firm along with his excellent leadership skills. His business values are a perfect match for our Company. It is a joy to have Andy on our team.”
As President, Andy will oversee operations, performance, and business development for the entire Company. In addition to his new and expanded leadership role, he plans to remain actively involved on a daily basis across each level of the Company, including consulting and contracting for Fish & Associates, Inc.
“I’m privileged to have the opportunity to build upon the foundation of a solid company that Phil has established since 2001 while providing opportunities for growth for Fish & Associates, Inc., as a Company and our employees as professionals,” Andy shares. “Phil has provided a great environment for his employees where we work hard but we have fun and place a high priority on our personal time.”
Andy holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management from Oklahoma State University. He has been a certified instructor with the National Highway Institute (NHI) since 2007 and recognized as an NHI Instructor of Excellence since 2009.
Fish & Associates, Inc. has been providing special inspections and nondestructive testing (NDT) services for buildings, stadiums and transportation and hydraulic structures since 2001. The Company has been involved in some highly significant projects over the years with private and governmental agencies. In recent years, staff with experience in transportation structures including design, inspection and rehabilitation has been added.