Back in the mid-1970s, David Evans was a 30-something engineer and surveyor with a comfortable career, but he noticed something amiss: There was no freedom. No vision. No fun.
So on April 1, 1976 — with a calculator, a door for a desk, a couple of great clients and high hopes — he started David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA). From the outset, he envisioned a different kind of company. He figured that if he gave people the freedom and support to pursue their ambitions, he would attract great people. And great people would do great work. Which would in turn attract more great clients.