Firm Culture

PTA Engineering has four Core Values that are the foundation of the firm's culture and engineering services. These values reflect the strength and goodness of the human spirit, built by the firm's 65+ year history and embodied by its members.

PTA Engineering staff are Diligent, Professionally Affable, Accountable, and Growth-Oriented.


"It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is, 'What are you busy about?'" - Henry David Thoreau

Every aspect of our engineering services is approached diligently, with focused, detailed and persistent work effort. Our simple mission is the success of our project engagements.

Professionally Affable.

"I could say analogously that tolerance is the affable appreciation of qualities, views, and actions of other individuals which are foreign to one's own habits, beliefs, and tastes." - Albert Einstein

PTA human relationships have a common interest - the successful completion of a project. PTA teammates are expected to be approachable, considerate, respectful, empathetic and composed. Professionally Affable behavior promotes an open, positive culture that bridges all relationships.


"The price of greatness is responsibility." - Winston Churchill

PTA is driven to achieve great project results. Our engineering services are systematic and process-oriented that typically involve complex relationships and schedules. They require timely and accurate execution of our responsibilities. PTA teammates are required to be accountable to themselves; to their teammates; and to external project relationships. Accountability = Productive Teamwork!


"If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself; there you have remained. Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing" - Augustine of Hippo

PTA teammates are expected to seek growth; to be able to step outside their comfort zone and embrace change and the challenges of change; and support the growth of their PTA teammates. PTA affords the opportunity to change and grow for the benefit of the firm and the individual.